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What is a Solar Inverter and How Does it Work?

Inverters play a crucial role in any solar energy system, whether it’s a small residential system or an entire utility power plant. They are often considered to be the brains of a project. An inverter’s basic function is to “invert” the direct current (DC) output of your array into alternating current (AC). AC is the standard used by all commercial appliances, which is why many view inverters as the “gateway” between the photovoltaic (PV) system and the energy off-taker. Solar inverters have special functions adapted for use with photovoltaic arrays, including maximum power point tracking (MPPT) to get the maximum possible power from the PV array.

Inverters have advanced significantly to ensure optimal performance, and now provide a number of other capabilities and services such as data monitoring, advanced utility controls, and system design engineering. Inverter manufacturers also provide post-installation services to maintain energy production and high performance, including operations and maintenance services and a quick mean time to repair (MTTR). 

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Powerful Technology at the Heart of the Enphase System

Solar panels may be on top, but it’s the inverter that does all the real work. Choosing an inverter technology is the most critical decision you’ll make when going solar. Enphase Microinverters offer the most advanced inverter technology on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence.

Enphase’s seventh-generation microinverters are powered by our unique software-defined architecture, offering an efficient design with a single hardware SKU worldwide. The IQ 7 Micro series produces 4% more power, and is 19% lighter and 17% smaller than the IQ 6 series.

The IQ 7 continues to offer the same ease of installation with revolutionary 2-wire cabling. It also leverages semiconductor integration for higher reliability and better economies of scale. 

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HD-Wave Technology: A New Era for PV Inverters

SolarEdge’s latest generation of single phase inverters are designed using a novel power conversion technology that is based on a distributed switching and powerful DSP processing. The inverter is able to synthesize a clean sine wave that leads to a dramatic reduction in the magnetics and heavy cooling elements. The result is an even smaller and lighter inverter for simplified shipping and storing, and easy one-person installation. The record-breaking 99% efficiency allows more energy production for an improved ROI.

The SolarEdge single phase inverter with HD-Wave technology breaks the mold of traditional solar inverters. Winner of the prestigious 2016 Intersolar Award and the renowned 2018 Edison Award, the single phase inverter is specifically designed to work with SolarEdge power optimizers. It comes with a built-in DC safety switch, integrated rapid shutdown, and features a standard 12-year warranty extendable to 20 or 25 years.

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SolarEdge’s Innovative Inverter Topology

Because Maximum Power Point Tracking and voltage management are handled separately for each solar module by the SolarEdge power optimizer, the single phase inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Consequently, it is a simpler, more cost effective, more reliable solar inverter. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times independent of string length and temperature.

In addition to its functionality as a DC-optimized PV inverter, the single phase inverter also manages battery and system energy as part of SolarEdge’s StorEdge solution.

Easy Inverter Commissioning with Inverter SetApp

SolarEdge single phase inverters now have a smart new commissioning method. Inverter commissioning is done directly through a smartphone using the intuitive SetApp mobile application. Take your inverter commissioning to the next level.

FINAL SIGN OFF & PUNCH LIST

When we complete your home solar project, we provide you with a thorough summary and encourage you to review the work, offer feedback, and ask questions.

Our Complete Solar Process

1. FREE CONSULTATION

Our team will put together a custom solar quote based on your home’s architecture and energy needs. It will include all of your options and project your energy savings for years to come. We’ll answer any questions you may have and prepare a blueprint for your solar energy system.

2. CUSTOMIZE YOUR SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

Shortly after your solar consultation, one of our skilled surveyors will visit to take a closer look at your home's roof and take some measurements in order to adjust and personalize your solar panel installation to perfectly meet the expectations of your home.

3. SIGN YOUR AGREEMENT

Your solar agreement will secure your solar energy cost for the next 20 to 30 years. This can depend on what solar option you decide to go with. We also make sure that the most important details of your solar agreement are right on the front page.

4. FAST AND PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION

Our solar installation partners in your area will begin on a day that is convenient for you. We will take care of the array layout, permitting process, and the site inspections. The only thing you have to do is simply sit back and watch it all come together.

5. TURN THE POWER ON

This is the final and most exciting step of the solar process. Once the utility company gives us the approval, you get to flip the switch to start generating clean and affordable solar energy.

6. SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE SAVINGS

Now your solar power system is connected and operational. You can enjoy the savings your solar energy system will bring for years to come. Our Customer Service will be available should you have additional questions or concerns.