What is a Microinverter?
A solar micro-inverter, or simply microinverter, is a plug-and-play device used in photovoltaics, that converts direct current generated by a single solar module to alternating current
How does it work?
Solar panels may be on top, but it's the inverter that does all the real work. Choosing an inverter technology is the most critical decision you'll make when going solar. We work with Microinverters offer the most advanced inverter technology on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence.
Why should I get Microinverters instead of the standard solar inverter?
Maybe your roof isn’t shaded, so you think microinverters aren't for you. Well, think again.
First, every system experiences some shading at some point during the day -- and Enphase tolerates shading better than others. Second, shading is only a part of the story. Think dirt, leaves, scratches, snow….
Third, even if you keep your panels spotlessly clean, wear and tear won’t happen uniformly, and temperature differences occur naturally. No matter what, you’ll deal with panels operating at different levels of efficiency (an occurrence known as module mismatch). And if you’ve got microinverters, you’ll maximize your production in spite of it.
To sum it all up, micro-inverters are definitely a value-add, but are only recommended if you have panels facing multiple orientations or you have shading issues.