Solar Inverters Cape Town
Solar inverters control the flow of current in a PV system. It takes DC current (direct current) and converts it into AC current (alternating current). Once the conversion has been done, the electricity is ready to be used for your household appliances.
Solar inverters Cape Town are solely responsible for more operational functions than any other PV system component. These duties have continued to grow as systems get smarter and increase interaction with the utility grid. So what exactly does a solar inverter do?
- Convert DC to AC power
- Maximize power output
- Interface with the grid
- Report on power production
- Ensure safe system operation
Types of Solar Inverters Cape Town
There is a range of different types of solar inverters available. To start with, we can break it down into two categories. The two types produce the different quality AC power output.
- Pure Sinewave
- Modified Sinewave
We recommend sticking with the pure sinewave inverters as they produce a much higher quality power output. As well as much quieter to run. With the modified sinewave inverter there is a distinct hum that runs through your appliance.
PWM vs MPPT Charge Controllers
PWM controllers – a switch that connects a solar array to a battery. The result is that the voltage of the array will be pulled down to near that of the battery.
MPPT controllers – more sophisticated and about 25% more efficient than the PWM as it will adjust its input voltage to harvest the maximum power from the solar array and then transform this power to supply the varying voltage requirement, of the battery plus load.
How Do Solar Inverters Work?
Choosing a Solar Inverter
Controlling Maximum Power Output
Solar inverters are responsible for continually tracking your solar array’s voltage to figure out the maximum power at which your solar panels operate, ensuring the system produces the most and cleanest power at all times.
While off-grid inverters typically rely on cheaper modified sine wave technology, grid-tied home solar inverters create a more pure sine wave of AC electricity, to ensure your sensitive home appliances function smoothly and efficiently.
Solar Inverter Installers Cape Town
Our solar inverter installers cover a wide area across the West Coast of Cape Town. We can help you build a solar inverter system that suits your needs and your budget. We build affordable, cost-effective residential and commercial systems.
We Install Inverters In The Following Areas:
Langebaan – Vredenburg – Saldanha – Hopefield – St Helena Bay – Velddrif – Jacobs Bay – Moorreesburg – Yzerfontein – Cape Town