Our Inverters Are The Best And They're All Heart!
Got DC? Need AC? Then, inverters are just what you need, dear reader! We'll not go into great detail about the fact that solar panels produce DC (direct current) whilst most appliances run off AC (alternating current) power - for more detailed information on this and many other energy-related topics, please visit our Energy Education Center.
Suffice to say, if you've got solar panels, and you want to run AC appliances from the power they produce, you'll need one of these.
If We Gave Our Heart To You...
...It would be in the form of one of these nifty little numbers, of course! Because that is the heart (and some might even say the soul!) of just about all but the smallest solar power systems.
In a nutshell, it is an electronic device that converts direct current DC power from batteries or solar modules into alternating current AC power to operate lights, appliances or anything that normally operates on power supplied by the utility grid. Inverters come in many varieties, sizes and qualities and offer various features that specialize them for particular applications.
But, there's more to it than that, even.
Ask Us Why
And we'll tell you what you want to know. And that is that there are different types for both on-grid and off-grid uses. But, fear not, because we're here to help you decide just exactly which one is right for you.
So, sit back, relax and take a look through what we have and we'll give you all the details you need to make a well-informed decision. And, if that's not enough, don't hesitate to contact us and we'll smooth that furrowed brow of yours.
And Here They Are
We'll cover them in 2 sections - on-grid and off-grid. And then break them down by manufacturer. Ready? Dig in!
On-grid (or grid-tie, or utility intertie) inverters convert DC power from PV modules into AC power to be fed into the utility grid (here in Northern California, that would be PG & E). Even within on-grid models there are different types - for further details, please visit our Energy Education Center.
Return from Inverters to All-You-Need-Is-Solar
Enphase is best known for its innovative Micro-Inverter system, which is the first commercially available system of its kind for residential and commercial solar PV applications.
We carry the following model(s):