Are you in the market for a product to meet the demands of your power needs? Here we explain the basics of SMA inverters and how they work with your solar system as well as give you a few tips to keep in mind before making your purchase.
What is an SMA solar inverter?
An SMA inverter is a device that takes all that stored DC electricity from your solar panels and feeds it into your system as useable AC current.
So who needs one of these products?
If you are working with larger scale motors or heavy loads and collecting solar energy which you need to convert into power, than the best option for you is this product.
Is solar power for commercial or residential use?
The answer is both. Whilst more commonly used as a more powerful and economical form of electricity to power large scale commercial motors that work under heavy loads, solar power also has many uses in residential situations as well.
What type of use would I have for this product in a residential setting?
Solar power has a wide range of uses around the average home. It powers larger sized motors that run a lot of hours and can be placed under heavy loads. If you are collecting solar at your home then you should consider or may even require a SMA inverter to provide power for your air-conditioning system, your pool and spa heater, a charger for your electric vehicle or some bigger scale hobbyist tools or machinery.
Do you want to maximize how much power you are sending back into the grid?
Even with your house or workspace fully powered up, chances are if you have an SMA inverter you will be producing enough power to send back into the grid meaning your product will be working for you.
Are you having problems with tripping or overloads at your home or place of business?
Then you definitely need to consider switching to solar power and getting yourself an SMA inverter. Spreading the product’s capacity across the three phases puts less pressure on your solar, puts more power back into the grid, and will put an end to your voltage issues. This means cooler homes, warmer pools, and less down time at your place of business.
Are SMA inverters more expensive than other similar products?
Yes, of course they are. But probably by not as much as you think. On average the additional cost of this product is only $300 to $500 more than other similar products. This is just a fraction of the cost of your solar setup and for just this slight extra cost your will have a far greater range of power options available to your home or business whilst running a system that is much friendlier to both the grid and your own system.
Do SMA inverters come with the same range of options as others?
They sure do. Whether you are looking for reduced noise emissions, Wi-Fi connectivity, or connecting to a particular monitoring portal, there is a range of SMA inverters to suit your individual needs.
So whether you are looking to get off the grid, or looking for an environmentally friendly and economically sound solution for your business power needs, harnessing solar power and converting it into your home or workplace with an SMA inverter is the right solution for you.