Let’s start with the fact that Solar inverters are among the most efficient machines built by man, giving up to 97% efficiency in the best inverter and under ideal weather conditions. When we say efficiency we mean, the solar inverter’s capacity to convert all the energy it receives from the sunlight into the alternating current it supplies to the devices it is connected to. The amount lost is mainly due to converting the direct current received from the solar panel into the alternating current supplied.
The solar inverter can be referred to as the system’s brain as it has ‘Maximum power point tracking ability,‘ which is a feature of genius. It is basically a sensory system that can detect when the battery is connected. The inverter itself is full storage capacity and then breaks the circuit stopping any more from the photovoltaic solar panel. This is an essential protective feature of the solar inverter because it helps prevent an acute decrease in efficiency and protects from any physical mishap.
Grid-connected solar inverters are large scale solar systems where All the panels supply DC to the grid where the main inverter structure would convert all the DC into AC and supply residential and office buildings. Though a little pricey to install, this system will give huge returns in the long term due to its high efficiency and eco-friendly nature. These solar power plants can last for more than 40 years, after which some machinery might need to be replaced. This becomes important when you know that ‘One hour of total sunlight hitting the earth is equivalent to one year’s worth of energy for the planet.’ It is the cheapest energy source as there are no costs to obtain the raw material. For example, you need coal mines to dig up coal.
Many people are under the impression that Solar energy is not a viable source because it is weather dependent, i.e., it will be useless on cloudy days or winter. As a matter of fact, ‘Solar energy does not need direct sunlight but only the warm temperature generated by sunlight.’ You do not particularly feel cold on cloudy days, you can take cloudy days in the summer as well, but the solar inverter will work just as well.
For you enthusiastic and nature-loving homeowners, here are a few facts helping the cause of solar energy:
- According to surveys done in the USA, most homeowners have found positive returns on investment within 10 years of installation.
- Solar panels are fast and easy to set up.
- In 30 years, your home’s typical isolated solar system can reduce CO2 levels by 100 tons.
- The average solar panel has a 25- year warranty, and the attached solar inverter has at least 2 years of warranty.
- Solar energy is cheaper than fossil fuels.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and buy a solar inverter to save both your money and the environment!