Need for Solar Power Inverters
The power grid and almost every equipment that uses electricity uses alternating current (AC) while solar modules – either individually or when connected together – generate Direct Current (DC). Therefore it is extremely important to switch the DC power being generated from solar power with an inverter into useable AC power. Thus a solar inverter actually “inverts” DC to AC to operate all types of common electrical loads from lights and fans to air-conditioners and heavy machinery without interruption.
Components of Solar Inverter
There are two major components of a solar power inverter:
On the AC side, these solar inverters supply electricity in sinusoidal form. On the DC side, the power output of a module varies as a function of the voltage in a way that power generation can be optimized by varying the solar system Voltage to find the ‘Maximum Power Point’. Sunipod solar inverters therefore incorporate optimized ‘Maximum Power Point Tracking’ (MPPT). It ensures optimal energy transfer from the solar PV system using MPPT technique which maximizes the amount of current going into the load from the solar array. An under optimized solar MPPT algorithm can seriously affect the amount of solar electricity generated from your solar power solution.