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We've All Heard About Solar Panels... But What the Heck is a Microinverter?

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, June 7 2011 under: Enphase, microinverters, Solar Homes, Solar Technology, inverter

Enphase Energy, a leading maker of microinverters, yesterday announced the launch of what is being billed as the company's "most efficient and power technology to date."

This may lead some of you to ask, What the heck is a microinverter?

Luckily for everyone involved, GetSolar's very own Annie Lindseth has already has a concise explanation:

Solar panels need (micro)inverters to convert the electricity they produce to a type that can be used at home. Solar photovoltaic panels produce DC (direct) electrical current, and household appliances use AC (alternating) electrical current.

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What Does an Inverter Do for My Solar Energy System?

Before installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at your home or business, it's important to know as much as you can about how the system actually works. This way, when you get solar home energy quotes, you'll know exactly what they're talking about and won't drown in a sea of foreign vocabulary.

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