Type of solar panel inverter
There are six main solar inverters but we’ll be focusing on the three most common varieties here.
Read our ‘What Is A Solar Inverter’ blog if you would like a little more information on the different inverter types. Or reach out to experienced professionals and qualified assessors at Solar System.
Efficiency is a common factor when considering solar components as it’s a reliable marker of functionality. In the context of solar panel inverters, efficiency refers to how much electricity is successfully converted from DC to AC.
Solar inverters vs the Australian climate
Is your chosen solar panel inverter weatherproof? Is it able to withstand the, at times, harsh Australian conditions? These are important questions to answer as solar inverters are typically installed on external walls. Weatherproof or weather-resistant inverters provide more installation flexibility and protect the functionality of your entire solar system.
With how strong the Australian sun is, it’s usually not a good idea to install inverters in direct sunlight. This can result in damage to the inverter and may even void the warranty.
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is Australia’s peak body for the Australian renewable energy industry. The CEC is a membership-based organisation that works with leading clean energy businesses, retailers, and installers.
Check to see if a potential solar panel inverter has been approved by the Clean Energy Council. Qualifying products are designated as being compliant with Australian standards and being suitable for the Australian climate.
Smart home technologies are becoming increasingly commonplace, so why not look for an inverter with smart monitoring? Many inverters feature monitoring systems that track the performance of your solar system. As all electricity needs to pass through the inverter, it’s the ideal way to assess the ‘health’ of your setup.
Inverters with smart monitoring can connect to your home router via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, with logged information available online.
For assistance in choosing the best solar inverter, book a free no-obligation assessment today with Solar System, a CEC-Approved Solar Retailer.