At Renewable Energy Design Group (RED Group) we have relationships with multiple distributors and many manufacturers for solar components, including inverters. We’re able to source the product that makes the most sense for your project. We seek to work with the best companies that provide the highest quality components that make the most sense for your solar project’s unique needs. One product we often use is SolarEdge inverters.
In today’s blog we discuss why we trust SolarEdge for inverters. Stay tuned for next month’s blog on Generac inverters.
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What is an Inverter?
First, it’s important to understand that there are two types of electric currents involved with solar energy:
- Alternating Current (AC) and
- Direct Current (DC)
Each represents 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.
Are There Different Types of Inverters?
Yes, 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 SolarEdge Inverters?
Now that you understand the function of inverters, we want to share more about SolarEdge Inverters. As mentioned earlier, this is one of the major inverter manufactures we use and trust. Benefits of SolarEdge Inverters include:
- Utilize HD-Wave technology
- Won the 2016 Intersolar Award and the 2018 Edison Award
- Built-in DC safety switch
- Integrated rapid shutdown
- Features a standard 12-year warranty extendable to 20 or 25 years
- Simpler system due to its Maximum Power Point Tracking
- Cost effective
- Fixed string voltage
- Large kW range: 3kW to 11.4kW
- Small, lightweight, and easy to install
- All inverters are UL1741 SA certified, for CPUC Rule 21 grid compliance
- Highly reliable due to lower heat dissipation
All these advantages add up to inverters that withstand the energy input and output for many years in your PV system.
Additionally, we value that SolarEdge has been in business since 2006. This company not only has a longstanding history of developing DC optimized inverter solutions, but continues to stay on-top of the latest solar energy trends and inverter developments.
RED Group Works with The Most Reliable Manufacturers for All Our PV Installations
Are you ready to invest in clean, renewable solar energy? Call us today at 877-432-0857 to discuss your distinct solar energy needs. Then, we will provide you with a free solar energy quote that is customized specifically for your home or business.