Category: Solar Inverter

What an Inverter Does for Solar

Solar Inverter

Solar panels get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only aspect of a solar array. There are several off-the-panel factors that go into solar. One of these is the inverter. A solar inverter is key because it allows the solar power to reach the home. What is a Solar Inverter? A solar inverter […]

How the Automatic Shut Off Switch Works

Solar Inverter

When people think of installing solar, they envision complete independence from the grid. However, this is usually the exception of solar installation,s not the rule. Since solar arrays themselves aren’t able to store energy, other options need exploring. Battery backup would be ideal, but for many, whole-home energy storage isn’t a financial option.  This is […]

String Inverters vs. Microinverters: What’s the Difference?

Facts About Solar Energy, How Do Solar Panels Create Electricity?, How Solar Panels Work, Solar Inverter

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 […]

5 Solar Inverter Steps You Need to Know for SMA

Solar Inverter

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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