A solar inverter is one of the most important parts of a solar panel, but it is often the part that average consumers know very little about. In simple terms, it is how your solar panel harvests the energy that the sun gives you on a regular basis. It is essentially the brain of your entire solar power grid. In this article, we are going to teach you what a solar inverter does and how it works in conjunction with Enphase technology to produce and maintain the solar energy for your home.

Four Unique Things That A Solar Inverter Does For Your Solar Panels

Converts Energy

This is perhaps the most important thing that a solar inverter does when it comes to the solar power that it is providing. When a bright sunny day is occurring, the panels use this sunlight with the help of photovoltaic cells. Those cells then are converted into DC energy. None of the electricity in our houses use the natural DC energy, so it then is converted into AC energy by the inverter. This AC energy is then used by your household to power all of your electric needs!

Reports On Power Production

Power production is essential to monitor when it comes to solar panels. The solar inverter need’s to be able to know when they are receiving enough energy from the sun in order to power your house. If not, the solar inverter needs to know if it needs to borrow from the power grid itself so that you don’t have any interruptions to your house. It can also let you know if you have any extra power left to hold into your batteries so that you are still using solar even when it is cloudy. This works in tandem with the Enphase tech to allow you to completely monitor every single system on your grid.

Maximize Your Output

Your inverter is constantly trying to figure out how and where it could harvest more energy and expel that into the backup batteries or into your own home’s energy. This allows for there to be zero interruptions to your power grid.

Ensure Safety Of The Entire System

Your grid is very valuable; after all, it is being used to power your entire house. Since it is doing so, it needs to be running as efficiently and safely as it can. If the system detects any issue at all, it will try to isolate the issue, so that you don’t have to worry about being reliant on the normal power grid for longer than you have to.  

Enphase Technology

Next, we will be taking a look at Enphase and why it is the best tech to use in your solar panel installation. Enphase is a tried and tested system that helps you use solar power efficiently and effectively. This integrates with your solar panels as both an inverter and an energy storage battery. Here at Gardner Energy, we have faith that if you have used basic inverter technology before, this will change the way that you look at solar technology, and if you haven’t used it before, well you are jumping in at the perfect time. Now we will take a look at the differences between Enphase and a normal inverter.

The Grid System

This is one of the biggest selling points behind Enphase’s Ensemble Tech. Normal inverters are completely tied into the actual energy grid and cannot act independently of it at all. That means that if the grid system goes down, your home will as well. This seems counterintuitive considering you are using natural energy for your home, so Enphase spent ten years perfecting the technology to allow the system to remain independent.

How this works is that when the grid goes down, the Ensemble tech taps into your battery system and allows the system to run independently on the grid for the time being. This means that if the rest of the city loses power, you will be able to still maintain it. Then, once the grid comes back on, Ensemble immediately integrates back with the grid system in less than a blink of an eye. That means you never have to worry about being without the power that you need.

A Single App

With the inverter technology that isn’t from Enphase, you often get a very barebones system. It will tell you your energy input and give you error codes, but that is about it. That means you are left without knowing what is truly going on with your system. What the Enphase app does is allow you to see your energy input and output, view how long your system would allow off the grid, show you exactly which solar panels are down, and allow you to customize your energy system as much or as little as you want. This means that it takes the hassle out of solar energy!

These two things will allow you to be happier with your Solar powered system overall because it all becomes much more user-friendly. This means that you can move into the future with a renewable resource that you can trust!

Contact Us Today!

Here at Gardner Energy, we love all things solar. We want to help you figure out the right solar-powered system for your needs and help you get the renewable energy that is clean and effective. For all your repair needs, you should contact us, your local solar panel installation experts, here in Salt Lake City.