String Inverter Vs. Micro Inverter Vs. Hybrid Inverter
With the ever increasing cost of electricity having an alternative source like solar panels will definitely help you avoid some of these inflated costs.
One of the most critical devices in a solar grid is the inverter. A photovoltaic (PV) inverter converts direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The conversion to a utility frequency is necessary if you need to use the PV output current to power up household electronics or sell the excess production to the commercial grid.
The other reason why an inverter is necessary for a PV system is that it plays the critical role of balance of system (BOP). BOP is simply the balance between DC power generating output and the AC input side. It’s up to the inverter to ensure that the supply never exceeds the demand and vice versa. There are three categories of inverters each with its own unique functions.