Every home solar power system uses an inverter to convert the variable direct current (DC) output created by a solar panel, into a usable alternating current (AC) that can be used as a home electricity source, or be fed back into the grid.
Maximising can help you get more out of your home solar power set up, by increasing ratios between the inverter and the array. This guide will help give you a summary on how to achieve this and improve your systems efficiency!
There are several factors that can reduce the electricity production from your solar panels. This includes: dust, shade, seasonal changes and temperatures, location of panel installation and in some instances, the age / degradation of the panels. This means, for example, that a 5kW system will not always produce 5kW of power. Solar panels are tested in a climate controlled environment, and the kW rating indicates maximum production rates.
When the AC power is converted via your inverter to DC, there is also some loss of power. In order to maximise your solar power array, the best option would be to have solar panels that are of a higher kW than your inverter. This will maximise the output of the inverter, while compensating for the loss of electricity production from factors as mentioned above.
EnergyOptions has a team of informed specialist who can help you assess and update your system in order to maximise efficiency. Contact us now for the best advice and deals!