SolarBright supply and install high quality solar inverters from leading brands including Solar Edge, SMA, Enphase, Fronius, Goodwe, and SolaX.
The inverter is the “brain” of your solar system and converts Direct Current (DC) electricity produced by your solar panels into 240 volt Alternating Current (AC) electricity used in your home. Any excess power produced and not consumed is directed by the inverter to charge a solar battery or to feed back to the grid for a feed in tariff.
Most inverters came with a standard 5 year warranty. For our standard residential solar system packages we offer the SolaX 5kW X-1Boost with a 10 year warranty and it comes Wi-Fi and an app to allow monitoring of power production. Most inverters for residential solar systems are string inverters, and support 2 strings of solar panels.
Most inverters are weather proof to IP65 and are typically mounted an external wall near your meter box.
When designing a commercial solar system we choose an inverters that best suits your needs. For the commercial solar systems we design and install we recommend selected inverters and will design the system with several inverters in the system. This design means that if there is an issue with an inverter it will only affect the panels attached to that inverter and not the whole array of panels.
HOW DOES A SOLAR INVERTER WORK?
The inverter is an electrical device that is the “brain” of your solar system. The solar inverter performs two important functions:
- Your solar panels produce Direct Current (DC) electricity. Your home uses 240 volt Alternating Current (AC) electricity. The main function of the inverter is to convert the DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity you can use in the home.
- The inverter acts as a “traffic cop” and directs the AC electricity where needed. The priority is to supply the demand in the home, then direct excess power to charge a solar battery (if you have one) and once the battery is full, the inverter feeds excess power to the grid. If you don’t have a battery excess power not consumed in the home is fed into the grid so you get your feed in tariff.