Category: Inverters & Monitoring

Microinverters and Central Inverters: Key Differences

Inverters & Monitoring

An inverter switches the direct current (DC) generated by the solar panel into an alternating current (AC). The inverter then sends the AC to the house, allowing it to power your lights, fridge, air conditioner, and more. Power generated from solar doesn’t work without an inverter because the outlets in our homes use AC. The […]

3 Main Types of Inverters: Function and Ideal Solar Application

Inverters & Monitoring

When looking for a solar inverter, there are three inverter waveform options. These include sine wave, otherwise known as a pure or true wave, modified sine wave and square wave. Most experts recommend using a pure sine wave for solar applications. Discover why in this blog post. This post goes over each waveform so you […]

Overcoming DC Optimization Challenges

Inverters & Monitoring

Solar panels produce direct current (DC) electricity from the sun, but homes in the United States don’t run on DC; they run on alternating current (AC). To power a home, DC needs to invert to AC power. The inverter is the part of the solar equipment that completes this function. Why String Inverters Need Optimization If […]

How-To Guide for Neurio Solar Monitoring: PWRview

Inverters & Monitoring

The PWRview app has replaced the Neurio app, and although the setup looks a little different, the structure is the same.  Monitoring energy consumption and production gives residential solar customers control over their energy, which is one reason why there are many monitoring options on the market. Some of these technologies integrate into the inverter […]

What an Inverter Does for Solar

Inverters & Monitoring

While solar panels get a lot of attention, other elements go into a solar array. An inverter is one of these components. A solar inverter switches the solar power generated by the solar panels to a usable current so you can power your home. What Is a Solar Inverter? A solar inverter is a piece […]

How the Automatic Shut Off Switch Works

Inverters & Monitoring

When people think of installing solar, they envision complete independence from the grid. However, this setup usually is the exception of solar installations, not the rule. Since solar arrays can’t store energy, other options need exploring. Battery backup has become commonplace in solar homes, but for many, whole-home energy storage isn’t a financial option. Most […]

5 Common SMA Inverter Monitoring Concerns

Inverters & Monitoring

Monitoring your solar array creates greater energy consumption awareness. As with all technology, however, sometimes issues arise. With this guide, you can avoid unnecessary frustration. 1. Why You Need an Internet Connection Although you don’t need the internet for your solar array to produce an electric current, you do need the internet if you want […]

String Inverters Versus Microinverters: Here’s the Difference

Inverters & Monitoring

Micro and string inverters are easily confused. Learning the key differences between these two common inverter types can help homeowners determine which inverter and therefore solar company is best for them. How Inverters Work Before we dive into the difference between inverter types, let’s cover their basic functions. All inverters convert direct electrical current generated […]

SMA Monitoring System Setup

Inverters & Monitoring

How to Connect/Reconnect Your SMA Inverter to Your Modem/Router *This will allow you to restore or partially set up your SMA monitoring if connecting for the first time. If you are setting this up for the first time, call us at (801) 783-3310 once completed and we will register your account. 1. Get on a […]

5 Solar Inverter Steps You Need To Know for SMA

Inverters & Monitoring

Understanding Your Home’s SMA Solar Inverter The invereter is the large gray and black box installed on or inside your home. This device turns your solar power’s DC (direct current) electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity, which matches that of the grid’s. In this picture you can also see the rapid shutdown switch and solar […]

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