What are the purpose of residential inverters?
Inverters are devices that convert direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity. They are a key component in a solar power system, as they take the DC power generated by the solar panels and convert it into the AC power that is used by most household appliances and devices. There are several types of inverters, including string inverters, microinverters, and power optimizers, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. String inverters are the most common and are typically used in residential and small commercial systems. Microinverters are connected to individual solar panels, while power optimizers are connected to the solar panel strings. Each of these types has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice for a particular system will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the project.