At Renewable Energy Design Group (RED Group) we are proud of the strong relationships we have with multiple distributors and solar component manufacturers, including inverters. This means we can source the best and highest quality products that work well for each unique project. One product we often use is Generac inverters.
In today’s blog we discuss why we trust Generac for inverters. Be sure to check out last month’s blog on SolarEdge inverters.
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What is an Inverter?
If you are new to solar energy, then it’s important to understand what an inverter is and its role in the solar energy system.
First off, there are two types of electric currents involved with solar energy:
- Alternating Current (AC) and
- Direct Current (DC)
Both AC and DC represent the current flow of energy in your system. DC always flows in the same direction, whereas AC changes direction periodically within its loop.
Solar energy is converted by solar panels into DC electricity. Since your homes and businesses need AC for electrical use (that is what most US household outlets are), then an inverter simply converts DC to AC power.
Second, it’s important to also know that RED Group installs two different types of inverters. Those are:
- Micro-inverters and
- Centralized inverters
A centralized inverter is used when there are no obstruction issues with panels. Micro-inverters allow each panel to operate interdependently of each other to help maximize production if there are shading or obstruction issues affecting individual panels.
Why Generac Inverters?
Now that we described the importance of inverters in solar energy systems, we want to share more about Generac Inverters.
Some business elements we appreciate about Generac include:
- Long-standing history (company was founded in 1959)
- Committed to sustainability
- Leading designer and manufacturer in the industry
- Offers 24/7 customer support 365 days a year
Additionally, Generac’s generators are “preferred by 7 out of every 10 homeowners who invest in home backup power.” This high number is a testament to the company’s goal in providing only the highest quality in the industry.
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If you are interested in investing renewable solar energy for your home or business call us at 877-432-0857. We are happy to discuss your distinctive solar energy needs, answer any of your solar energy questions, and provide you with a free, customized solar energy quote.