The solar inverters, also known as PV inverters, are a significant component of the solar solution because the output of the solar solution depends on it. The solar modules generate Direct Current (DC) & home appliances need Alternating Current (AC) to run. Hence, it is impossible to run home appliances on solar power without a solar inverter, be it small appliances or large ones, because the solar inverter converts the variable direct current into a utility frequency alternating current (AC).
Investing in solar is a big and long-term investment, whether it is buying a complete solar solution or just a solar inverter. So before purchasing the solar inverter, the consumer must know about some factors and technology on which the inverter’s cost, efficiency, and many more things depend.
The first factor is the type of solar inverters which are available in the market. At present, there are three types of inverters available in the market: On-Grid solar inverters, Off-Grid solar inverters & Hybrid solar inverters. The consumer should choose the solar inverter as per their solar solution.
Now, if we talk about the second factor, it is the technology of the solar inverters. Currently, there are two types of technology available: Solar String Inverters & Solar Microinverters. Microinverters are the latest technology in the solar inverter. These solar inverters are more expensive than string inverters. Here you know detailed information about how string inverters are different from microinverters.
Also Read : Are Microinverters Better Than String Inverters for My Solar System?
Sometime back, the charger controller was a separate unit, but now it is inbuilt in the solar inverter. So the solar inverters are available with the two types of the charger controller: PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking).
MPPT solar inverter charge controllers are more efficient in comparison to PWM inverter charge controllers. That’s why the MPPT inverter controller technology is more expensive than PWM solar controller.
Presently, there are lots of solar manufacturer brands available in the market. In this blog, we will know about the world’s top five solar inverter manufacturers who also have a presence in the Indian market.
List of top five solar inverter manufacturers: