The Brains Behind The Beauty Of Your Solar Power System
Jun 24, 2021
Solar panels get all the attention due to their good looks, but it’s the inverters that hold all the brains behind your system.
Solar panels generate an electric current by collecting photons from sunlight to excite electrons, pushing them into a circuit. The inverter then converts the electric field from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) so that the electricity is compatible with your appliances and the electric grid.
Besides this basic function, residential inverters these days perform a few additional functions. Recent innovations allow inverters to maximize electricity generation in complex sunlight installations. And now, inverters can even tell you how each individual solar panel is performing.