A solar inverter (or PV inverter) is a type of electrical converter which converts the variable direct current output (DC) of a PV solar panel into alternating current (AC) that can be used by devices on a local electrical network.
Inverters are a crucial part of any solar installation, and it is extremely important to get the right inverter for the specific installation. Selecting the right inverter can be very challenging – as it is an extremely technical aspect.
Inverters can be classified into many different categories (Grid-Tie, Off-Grid, Hybrid, Pure Sine Wave, Modified Sine Wave, Bi-Directional, etc.). You will undoubtedly find the same inverters in multiple categories.