Choosing an Inverter

Getting Started

When choosing an inverter for a solar system, there are several factors to consider:

  • Type
  • Efficiency
  • Size
  • Brand reputation
  • Cost

1 – Type

There are three main types of inverters: string inverters, microinverters, and power optimizers. String inverters are the most common and affordable type, while microinverters and power optimizers offer more flexibility and improved performance.

2 – Efficiency

The efficiency of an inverter refers to how well it converts the DC power produced by the solar panels into AC power that can be used in your home or business. Look for an inverter with a high efficiency rating.

3 – Size

The size of the inverter will depend on the size of your solar system. Make sure to choose an inverter that is appropriately sized for your system.

4 – Brand reputation

Look for well-established brands with a good reputation for producing high-quality inverters.

5 – Cost

The cost of inverters can vary widely, so it's important to compare prices to get the best value for your money.

The finale: last tidbits on choosing an inverter

It's important to consult with a solar professional to determine the right inverter for your specific needs and location. They can also help you determine whether a string, micro, or optimizer inverter is the best choice for your solar system.