An inverter transforms the D.C power absorbed by your solar panels into usable A.C power for your home. It also monitors the performance of your solar panel system.
A good way of understanding the solar inverter industry is by comparing it with the automobile industry. Just as car manufacturers like Ford or BMW release different models of car, so to an inverter manufacturer releases different models of inverters. Like Ford has its Focus, Ranger, and Transit van so to an inverter manufacturer will have its 3kW, 5kW, and 7kW models. The only difference is that you cant drive your inverter down the road…not yet anyway
When it comes to inverters, there are a lot of manufacturers out there. On top of that, there are many combinations of panels and inverters you can use.
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