We are proud to be official sellers and installers of Enphase microinverters, the most innovative, safest, and efficient solar panel inverters on the market.
What is an inverter and why is it important?
Solar panels may get the credit but it’s the inverter that does all the work in a home solar system.
Tucked behind each solar panel, microinverters are responsible for converting the DC current produced by your solar panels into AC current your home appliances can use.
With such an important role in safety, efficiency, and reliability, solar inverters are an essential part of any solar PV system.
The difference between DC and AC power
DC stands for Direct Current, and is a form of electricity which has a constant flow and magnitude.
It’s used in smaller devices like phones, laptops and other electronic devices, but anything requiring more power makes it dangerous.
AC stands for Alternating Current because unlike DC, it changes its polarity and magnitude periodically and continuously with respect to time.
AC power is used in larger applications and appliances like freezers, dishwashers, and washing machines.
DC is the “raw” form of electricity, and this is what your solar panels create directly from the sun.
It’s no use to your washing machine which runs on AC, so it must be converted before it enters your home.
This is usually done by an inverter which sits on your wall, but Enphase have created a microinverter that does the job in a more efficient way.
Why Enphase microinverters are a step above
Unlike traditional DC solar power inverters, Enphase microinverters provide a complete AC solution that uses no high-voltage DC, ensuring a safer home solar platform for your home.
Instead of having one big inverter on the side of your home, these microinverters sit behind each individual solar panel, immediately converting from DC to AC.
This means there is no single point of failure, whereas in traditional inverter systems, if the inverter stops working, the whole system goes down.
If an Enphase microinverter stops working, the rest of your system will continue to function with minimal disruption.
More power, more efficiency, more savings with Enphase microinverters
In the same way a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a single inverter means that the system’s output is only as strong as its weakest panel.
This means that if one panel is damaged or covered with debris, then the entire system suffers, and you don’t produce as much electricity.
With Enphase, because each panel has its own inverter, one going down doesn’t affect the others – they are all independent electricity generators, making the overall system more efficient!
Industry leaders in solar inverters
Enphase are pioneers of microinverter technology, offering the most advanced systems on the planet.
These microinverters undergo the most rigorous product testing of any manufacturer, including a highly refined design and testing process which results in higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched artificial intelligence.
Alongside every Enphase microinverter system is an incredible web application to help you track your energy production, monitor your system’s health, and share your data with family and friends.
With Enphase MyEnlighten you can check your system’s status at-a-glance without scrolling and still dive into the specific details of health and performance.
One tap takes you to energy production graphs and overviews of your energy consumption and storage with a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Why we choose Enphase microinverters
Choosing the right inverter technology for your system is one of the most critical decisions to make when going solar, which is why we recommend Enphase.
There is a reason why Enphase has dominated the market share globally, creating some of the most efficient and cost-effective microinverters in the world.
Their simple design is easy to install and manage, and can significantly boost your home electricity production.
Unlike traditional solar systems, if one solar panel drops in efficiency, the rest just simply get on with it.
By choosing Enphase you’d be assured that you’ve made the right choice.
We are official Enphase Preferred Installers, and we would be happy to help you if you would like to upgrade to a microinverter system.
Contact us today if you would like to know more about solar panel systems, microinverters, or anything else we can help you with.
Our professional engineers will be happy to have an informal chat about what’s best for you and your home.
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