Category: Solar Inverter

Overcoming DC Optimization Challenges

Solar Inverter

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 […]

What an Inverter Does for Solar

Solar Inverter

Last Updated: March 2, 2021 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 […]

How the Automatic Shut Off Switch Works

Solar Inverter

Last Updated: April 29, 2021 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 […]

String Inverters Versus Microinverters: What’s the Difference?

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Last Updated: Aug.17,2020 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 […]

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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