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Microinverters are mounted directly behind each solar panel, turning the DC electricity from each solar panel into usable AC electricity.
Because each this conversion is happening at the modular level, you're maximizing the potential output of your system. If one solar panel is shaded by a tree, it won't affect the output of any other solar panels because there is no single point of failure.
Microinverters also eliminate potentially hazardous high voltage DC wiring and make your solar system much easier to expand.
Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is a technology used in microinverters that optimizes the electricity output by responding to the varying levels of light every couple of minutes.
Every microinverter also has its own IP address so it can be monitored remotely with web-based software.
• Easy design, installation, & scalability
• Optimized for shading
• Remote monitoring capability
• More expensive
• Relatively new technology
When would I use microinverters?
Example: You’re designing a 2.5kW grid-tied system for your home. At this point, you’re not sure whether you’ll want to expand the system later on.
Without a large roof space to fit the entire solar array, the system will have to be segmented into 3 smaller arrays on different parts of the roof and on top of the garage.
There is also large oak tree next to the home, which will occasionally cover part of one array
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