The Solar inverter is the heart of the solar system. It is a sophisticated piece of electrical equipment that is responsible for:
- Conversion of DC current (produced by the solar panels) to AC current which can be used within your home or exported to the grid.
- Controlling the voltage of the system to extract the maximum power available (referred to as maximum power point tracking).
- Reporting on the solar system’s performance (either on screen, via bluetooth or via the internet)
There are now many solar inverter manufacturers on the market but only a very limited number stand out:
Here are some of the recommended manufacturers;
Unquestionably the world’s leader in solar inverters in terms of volume and quality. Fully designed and manufactured in Germany, SMA sets the benchmark for solar inverters in the residential, commercial and utility solar markets. Infinite Energy is one of Australia’s largest installers of SMA Sunny Boy inverters.
Austrian inverter manufacturer Fronius has been developing and innovating power electronics since 1945. Fronius is an expert in controlling and monitoring energy across three divisions: Welding, Battery Charging Systems and Solar Electronics. With operations spanning the globe Fronius serves the Australian market through a subsidiary in Melbourne which includes a local warehouse, technical support, a repair centre as well as a sales organization. Global experience combined with strong local support thus ensure premium quality and reliability.
Manufactured in Italy and the USA, Power One Aurora are the second largest solar inverter manufacturer in the world. Infinite Energy offers both the “PVI” and the brand new “UNO” range of inverters. These models offer residential customers unrivaled design flexibility plus innovative reporting and communication options.
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