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What is a solar inverter and how does it work?

A solar inverter is an electronic device that converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power appliances and equipment in homes and businesses.

A solar inverter is connected to the solar panels and to the electrical grid. When the solar panels generate electricity, the inverter converts the DC electricity into AC electricity and sends it to the electrical grid. If the solar panels generate more electricity than is being used, the excess is sent back to the grid and credited to the homeowner or business owner. If the system is not generating enough electricity, the inverter will draw the required amount of electricity from the grid.

The solar inverter is a crucial component in a solar panel system, as it helps to ensure that the electricity generated by the panels is compatible with the electrical grid and can be used to power appliances and equipment.


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