All the solar energy generated by solar panels passes through solar inverters so its important to have one that performs the job well and delivers the output as expected.
As licenced and accredited solar installers in Ballarat, here are a few questions you need to be asking before deciding which solar inverter will work best for your solar power system.
The solar power inverter exports the unused energy to the grid (if its grid connected) or into a home battery storage (if your solar power system has one).
Some solar inverters also help you monitor the performance of your solar system, displaying the amount of energy your system has produced.
A solar inverter transforms direct current (DC) power absorbed by the solar panels into usable alternate current (AC), which can then be used to power up your home and run appliances.
Since solar inverters are unarguably the most complex part of your solar system and probably the first ones to breakdown as well, it’s important to choose the right solar power inverter.
Here are a few things to consider:
According to Clean Energy Council, the size of your solar inverter measured in terms of the
output capacity, should be 75% of the solar panel array capacity.
If you are wondering how much do solar inverters cost, you wouldn’t be surprised to know that the prices somewhat vary according to the type of inverter in question.
Depending upon the size and the brand as well as the number of solar panels present in your solar power system, solar inverter prices are between $1000 – $2000 for string and microinverters, to $3000 or more for hybrid and battery inverters.
While solar panels last for 25 years, inverters on the other hand don’t last for more than 15 years, so expect a replacement during the life-time of your solar power system.
Solar inverters from all good brands should last at least 5 years but will most likely won’t cause a problem for 10 years or more.
Warranties differ with the brand, for example, SolarEdge inverter provides a 5-year warranty while Fronius offers 5-year warranty plus a free 5-year warranty when registered online.
When installing solar inverter for your home solar power system, it’s more about the size than the number of inverters needed.
Ideally, solar panel capacity should not be more than 30% greater than the inverter capacity. So, for a 6.5kW worth of solar panels a 5kW solar inverter should work just fine.
Solar panel rebates will maintain their current value of up to $1,850 plus the option of an interest-free loan until 30 June 2021, so now is a great time to avail the VIC rebate for your solar PV system.
Are you contemplating getting a solar PV installation done for your home or office? Are you wondering if going solar is the right decision for you? Are you thinking about the cost of upgrading your current solar power system to a new one by adding new solar panels and solar inverter to the mix?
Fret no more. As accredited solar installers in Ballarat, we can help you out with all those questions and deliver a solar power system that is just right for your property and your needs.
Feel free to get in touch with us today for a detailed solar assessment.