An inverter forms the heart of a solar system. The inverter plays an intricate role in the managment of the power balance of a solar system.
Solar solutions comes in two overarching architectures, namely AC-coupled and DC-coupled.
Depending on the above, the inverter capabilities and role the inverter plays varies slightly
In AC-coupled systems, there are two distinct inverters present in any system. The PV-Inverter or sometimes called String inverter, is responsible for the conversion of the DC (Direct Current) power from the solar modules to AC (Alternating Current). This is all it does. The only other responsibility is to regulate its power output in line with external signals in order to manage the power balance in a system.
The Battery Inverter is a two-way inverter with mutiple roles. In grid-integrated systems, it can be the gateway through which powere is allowed to flow into the system or leave the system. In this rolae as gatekeeper, it can control aspects such as the maximum load on the expternal grid making it possible to be integrated into weak power systems while bringing reliability to the consumer. When integrated with batteries, thi inverter can be used to manage peak loads on the utility grid, further enhancing economic capability where the consumer is penalised for maximum demand from utility companies..
In off-grid systems, the same inverter will be responsible for the management of the power balance in the system through the management of energy flow to the battery. It is also reposnsible for battery protection and communication.
Reputable brands integrate with external systems and almost all of the inverters have some kind of reporting mechanism through external network communication.
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