How Do Micro Inverters Work?
Micro inverters simplify solar array design and installation, as a single micro inverter is used for each module - typically mounted with or alongside the module
This allows each module to have an individual AC output, thereby improving efficiency.
The outputs of all micro inverters are then connected in parallel, meaning that no larger, central string inverter is needed.
The terms ‘Single Phase Inverters’ and ‘Three Phase String Inverters’ actually relate to how the solar array is connected. It refers to the process when the modules are connected in series (a string). Quoted by some as the future of solar inverters, micro inverters work on a modular level. One micro inverter is assigned per module, so even if one module/inverter fails, the remaining modules will still be able to perform. This is opposed to the ‘Christmas tree effect’, which is when the entire system is limited to the output of the lowest-producing panel, when one panel drops in production.
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Micro Inverters Mean More Flexibility
Although they can make your installation more costly, micro inverters give you more flexibility as they enable each solar module to perform to its maximum potential. Reduced output from one module due to shade, for instance, will not reduce the entire system output, as typically found in a string set up.
See our micro inverter diagram below for a detailed explanation on exactly how the system works.