In the market you will find many numbers of companies that provide solar components, and for each solar professional, you can take advice from, his certain recommended products, and each solar professional will provide very convincing reasons standing behind his choice. So which opinion you can trust, and which product is really the best?
We need to calculate how much energy our loads will need per day, and this can be done simply by knowing the wattage of each device and how many hours it works per day, multiply the wattage per each device by its run time and add all the wattage hours for all device, so can get total energy required for your home per day. Due to losses & inefficiencies, we recommend to multiply total watt hour by 1.5 factor.
Before implementing any type of solar systems projects, whether it is On Grid or Off Grid solar system, we need to calculate the return on investment of such project, and to be more specific, we need to calculate how much money we will harvest? In other word, how long does it take for the solar system project to pay for itself (payback period)? And what is the extra money we can get after the solar system project returned the expenditures we paid for it.
There are 8 tips to consider when selecting the proper off grid solar inverter, let us see as following.
1. The off grid solar inverter output voltage and frequency. This will base on your load requirements and usually its same as your country standard supply voltage/frequency.
2. Installing off grid solar inverter or hybrid inverter. Most of off grid solar inverters and hybrid solar inverters have AC backup supply connection, so the inverter bypass to use it for feeding your loads in case of sun absence and batteries discharged. Moreover, you can use this AC backup supply to charge the batteries through internal solar inverter batteries charger.
In order to install photovoltaic solar system in your building, you need to choose in between 2 main solar system types: On Grid and Off Grid. Which one will be the most technically suitable and cost effective as well? As an one-top online shop, inverter.com provides full range of solar inverter products to customers worldwide. On grid inverters, off grid inverters, micro inverters could be found in our shop.
Grid tie system is a solar system incorporates solar panels, grid tie solar inverter and other components to convert sun light into usable AC electricity while your house/premises remain hooked up to the electric utility, consequently your house still be fed with electricity even after the sun light disappears at the night (from the electric utility), and at the day time, the solar system will take the responsibility!
In order to buy the correct pump, you need to know what flow rate and total head you will need.
Generally speaking, when the pump output pressure increases, the pump head increases, and when the pump output flow increases, the head will decrease. That is why some few pumps manufacturers use the pressure term instead of head to characterize the pump specs, but the head is still more useful and clearer term to assist you in the pump job evaluation.
In a certain application, if you need to pump a liquid for 40 ft, this means that you need to select a centrifugal pump with at least 40ft total head plus the friction losses, so it is better to select a bit little higher head to substitute for the friction to get required flow.
Pump head will not be affected by pumped liquid type as long as the liquid viscosity is low like water, so the head achieved by the pump will be almost the same.
If the solar system is confirmed to be expanded in the future, micro inverters are a good choice. It is easy to continue adding a new unit to the micro inverters. The cost of adding another complete unit to a standard inverter is higher. When the panel faces multiple directions or there is a shading problem, choosing a micro inverter is definitely a value-added product.
The more the sun shines, the more DC electricity the solar panels can produce, and the more AC energy we can get. When the AC power is larger than our loads requirements, the excess electricity will send back to the electric power grid allowing other neighbors customers to use this clean solar energy. But if the AC power generated from the solar grid tie system is less than our loads requirements, then our loads will pull extra power required to run properly from the electric power grid. The 2 cases will be done automatically via the brain of the solar system which is the inverter, without any other interventions.
In string solar inverter, there will be a number of solar panels connected to each other in series, usually a number 6-10 solar panel, and generating what we called string. This string positive and negative terminals “DC” will be connected to the string inverter input side. As the panels will be connected in series, the overall string DC voltage will be high (typically 200-850V) and the circulating current will be low (equal to one solar panel rated current).
Solar inverter is the brain of the solar system, although its basic role is to convert DC electricity comes from solar panels to usable AC electricity, now it takes the responsibility to monitor and control the whole solar system and provides important technical info required for solar system operation and maintenance crews to fix system errors, in addition to that it takes responsibility to manage batteries system incase of its presence in the solar system.
Solar inverter is the heart of the solar plant, it represents the main equipment that converts DC output from solar panels to AC electricity required to run all our appliances/machines/equipment. In addition, it takes the responsibility of monitoring and controlling the PV array system.
Usually at the beginning of the day, solar inverter AC output power is low, then it increases gradually with the increasing of the sun light reaching its max at noon time (2-3pm), then it reduces gradually and reaches its lowest value at the end of the day with the sun light absence. So, it’s like a bell curve.
What is the power inverter typical inputs?
Of course, it is DC supply voltage, but with different values, it may be small like 12V DC, 24V DC, 48V DC, or medium like 200V DC, 450V or high like hundreds of thousands of voltages. In all cases the DC supply must be stable and capable of supplying requested power demand to the AC load in addition to some very small power loss (inefficacies).
The car inverter is a small device that can convert 12V or 24V DC power into 110V or 220V AC power. The 12V/24V DC power is from the car battery. Though a car inverter, the car power will be converted to AC power and powered for household appliances.
The power of a general laptop is about 60W ~ 70W. So for common user, buying a 150W continues power car inverter is completely enough. Because most family cars have the power of 12VDC and ＜20A current, that is to say, it allows the maximum of about 230 watts appliances. And even some older cars only allow current of 10A. So we cannot blindly seek high power car inverter. Currently connect 12V inverter with power 150W or less to car for electrical appliances use is the best choice.
Power Inverter FAQ
-Wednesday, January 29, 2020
1. Power inverter how it works?
Power inverter is a device that can directly convert DC power to AC power. It can be used for car/RV/truck/house. The DC power is from the car battery or home battery. The AC power converted by power inverter can be directly used for charging the phone/laptop/iPad or powering electric fan/refrigerator in the car.
2. How to calculate the power of power inverter according to my car battery?
If the specification of the battery is DC 12 volt/ 120 Ah, the output power of the battery is: 12v * 120 Ah = 1440 watts. That means, the battery can provide a maximum power of 1440 watts for a power inverter. So the power selection of power inverter should be lower than 1440W. The 1000W 12V DC to 110V AC power inverter is a good choice.
What is PWM Power Inverter?
-Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Simply put, the power inverter is a kind of electronic device converting low-voltage (12/24/48 volts) DC into 110V/ 120V/ 220V/ 240V AC power. It is named so because we usually transform AC into DC, but the role of inverter does the opposite. The power inverter mainly adopts the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control technology, which can suppress or eliminate low-order harmonics. Coupled with the use of self-shutdown devices, the switching frequency is greatly increased, and the output waveform can be very close to a sine wave.
The solar inverter in the practical application of optimization applications, you first need to make sure that people buy an inverter is relatively high quality. Only good quality products in order to be respected by the market and is recognized by consumers. We will introduce about how manufacturers realize quality control of the solar inverter.
Power inverters and converters are both electrical devices to play a role of electrical power conversion in our life. The power inverter is actually to convert direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC). The converter is a process of changing an electrical power source to another required one, such as a voltage converter. Both are frequently applied to the circuit elements in the circuit, but there are still some similarities and differences between the power inverter and the converter.
For large solar array you can use multiple string inverters and connect all together with one AC output for your loads. By using grid tie string inverters such way, you can make use of different tilt and azimuth angles that can be applied even for each sting, so getting maximum yield. In addition, increasing the solar array reliability as for example the shadow in one string panel will not affect the efficiency of other strings.