What is a Solar Inverter?
A solar inverter is the part of a solar system that converts power from the solar panels (DC electricity) into usable electricity (AC electricity) for your home. It’s the heart of the system and needs to be chosen wisely to maximise energy efficiency and savings.
About Solar Edge:
Solar Edge is an inverter company founded in Israel, 2006. They are best known for creating the innovative ‘DC optimiser’ which attached to each solar panel to allow for individual monitoring and optimisation.
Pros of a Solar Edge Solar Inverter:
- 12 year warranty with the option to extend
- High reliability due to low heat dissipation
- DC optimisers
- Wi-Fi connectivity through SolarEdge Set App
Cons of a Solar Edge Solar Inverter:
- Some performance issues can occur due to design restrictions
- Installation is more complex due to individual optimisers
- Can be noisy
The Importance of Choosing the Right Solar Inverter:
Installing the correct inverter for your home, budget & lifestyle is crucial to maximising energy production and reducing your electricity bills.
Brands of inverters vary greatly in quality, features and efficiency so it’s important to do research through reading reviews, speaking to CEC accredited installers and comparing quotes.
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