- March 11, 2021
- Posted by: I-Tech Electrical
- Category: Micro Inverters, Services, Solar Installations
Most people would say, what’s Micro Inverters?
Let’s say a normal Grid Connect Solar system is designed of a string of panels in series connected to an inverter that converts DC (Direct Current) into AC (Alternating Current) Energy that we use at home.
A solar micro-inverter, or simply a micro inverter, is a plug-and-play device used in photovoltaics designed to replace the big inverter that gets mounted on a wall. Every module (DC) is converted individually into (AC) Electricity. With every panel connected in parallel, they will operate independently from each other.
Micro Inverters make them reliable and very power efficient. Furthermore, they include communication hardware and software that enables customers to monitor each panel performance. This allows the solar system to be optimized in every way.
If you are a person who has problems with shading in your house, this will be the best solar system to install on your premises. Micro-inverters have several advantages over conventional inverters. The main advantage is that they electrically isolate the panels from one another, so small amounts of shading, debris, or snow lines on anyone’s solar module, or even a complete module failure, do not disproportionately reduce the output the entire array.
These are some benefit of Micro Inverters for customers:
- Greater reliability.
- Greater safety.
- Longer warranty periods. Typically, micro-inverters have a 25-year warranty opposed to 5 years for string inverters.
- Maximum power harvesting from a micro-inverter array.
- Monitoring and maintenance are also easier as many micro-inverter producers provide apps or websites to monitor their units’ power output.
- While micro-inverters generally have a lower efficiency than string inverters, the overall efficiency is increased since every inverter/panel unit acts independently.
- The lower impact from partial shading: Trees, buildings, poles, wires, antennas, or rooftop structures.
- Easily expanded with different or newer panels.