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What You Should Know About Solar Power Inverters

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Solar Power Inverters are devices that convert direct current (DC) power from a solar panel into alternating current (AC). The most common solar power inverter is the passive solar power inverter. A passive solar power inverter works on the same principal as the windmill inverter. It uses a turbine, which spins and is moved by the sun’s rays. AC power is then converted into DC power.

An Overview

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Solar Power Inverters can also be called solar cells. There are two types of solar power inverters: active and passive. The passive solar power inverters are the ones that convert AC power directly into DC power. They use accumulators to store the energy produced by the panels and when it is time to use the energy, the accumulated energy is suddenly used in a manner similar to how an accumulator charges a battery.

Active solar power inverters can automatically and continuously change the state of their DC servos and the state of their AC servos. This allows them to be able to seamlessly switch between DC power and AC power. The biggest advantage of the automatic capability of the devices is that you do not have to manually control the state of your solar panels and your appliances; the device will automatically switch the state of its appliances to match the current needs of your solar system. So if you are using solar system to charge various electrical appliances, then the device will charge the appliances while the system is not in operation.

Types Of Solar Power Inverters

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There are two types of solar power inverters: the Stand-alone and the Grid Connected Inverter. Stand-alone inverters are basically the more traditional type of devices and they are still widely being used despite the increasing popularity of the grid connected inverters. The main reason why many people still prefer the stand-alone devices is because they require an upfront cost for their installation. The most affordable option is to simply hire a contractor to install the devices for you; this option is also the cheapest option. As long as you are capable of finding a contractor that has enough experience in installing residential renewable energy systems, you can get the work done at a reasonable cost.

If you prefer grid connected solar power inverters, you will still need an installer. You can choose to have a contractor install the device on your own, but the initial investment is a bit higher than the Stand-alone solar power inverters. The initial cost can be covered within just one year, depending on how complex and extensive your solar system is. Even though grid connected inverters are less expensive than the Stand-alone devices, they require frequent maintenance and repair because of the frequent disconnection of the devices by the solar system’s owner.

Take Some Precautions

In order to make the most out of solar power inverters, it is important that the devices are installed in the right manner. The most important thing that must be considered when selecting a solar-powered system is the location of the device. Different solar systems have different energy requirements; the best choice will be the solar-powered system with the lowest energy requirements. For example, the string solar power inverters require a minimum of 1800 watts of electricity to function properly.

Solar inverters are generally divided into two types, direct and alternating. The DC powered inverter is the most common type and it converts direct current (DC) energy into alternating current (AC). This means that the DC energy is converted into the AC energy and vice versa. This method ensures that the AC electricity does not become lower than the DC electricity. These types of inverters are commonly used in remote areas that require an uninterrupted power supply.


The switching and safety features on these systems can help to extend the life of the solar energy systems. Switching or shutting off the system when the batteries are fully charged, is one of the most important safety features that are provided by the solar power optimizers. The solar energy converter should also come with a back-up battery. Most of these systems include at least two back-ups, one for the normal operation and one for emergency usage. Other safety features that are commonly included in solar energy converters are over current sensors, over temperature sensors, overload protection and thermal shutdown.

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