How to find your solar panel inverter

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So, you may have heard from a previous electrician that your solar panel inverter is either broken or needs replacing. However, when you have the problem again you look for this inverter and can not find it. Don’t worry! In this blog post, we will cover what an inverter is, why it is so important and finally where you can find it.

What is a solar panel inverter?

An inverter is one of, if not the most, important pieces of equipment in a solar energy system. It’s a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity, which is what a solar panel generates, to alternating current (AC) electricity, which the electrical grid uses.

If this breaks, the appliances that are dependant on your solar panels to run will stop working.

Why is it important?

The inverter will convert all of the electricity from your solar panels into AC electricity for use on your property.

Modern appliances rely on alternating current or AC electricity. But the electricity from your solar panels comes out as direct current (DC) power. To make this solar energy used within your home or business, you need an inverter to convert DC electricity to AC power in real-time.

If your inverter were to break, then you will not be able to convert any of your DC power to useable energy. This will lead to your solar panels producing nothing that can be used

Where can i find it?

When your panels produce energy, it all gets sent to a single inverter, which is usually located on the side of your home, in a garage, or in your basement. This often differs from person to person but usually, it is in one of these places. If you still cannot locate your inverter then calling a professional to give it a check through would be the next correct move.

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