Solar Inverter is the brain of the solar system which acts like the engine of the car. The objective is to convert the DC electricity from solar panels into AC electricity. Finally, this electricity is used in your house to reduce your electricity bills and if any excess energy is sold to your electricity company or stored in the battery for your night consumption or to charge your Electric vehicle.
Therefore, it is very crucial to choose a solar inverter that is reliable, safe, secure and offers the best performance for your money.
Opera Solar Energy is a local Australian solar company based in Sydney, NSW with the vision of providing sustainable and affordable solar energy solutions to home and business owners.
With a firm commitment to sustainability and renewable energy solutions, we offer the best-in-class solar inverters that ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency.
Our extensive range of products combines cutting-edge technology with reliability, allowing homes and businesses to harness the power of the sun effectively. From compact residential inverters to high-capacity commercial solutions, we offer a diverse selection to meet the unique needs of every customer. With a dedicated focus on customer satisfaction, our team of experts provides exceptional support and guidance, ensuring seamless installation and long-term functionality of their solar inverters.
Solar inverters play an important role in your PV system. Their role is to convert the DC electricity generated by solar panels into AC electricity suitable for use in homes, businesses, or the grid. Therefore, you should avoid buying very cheap and unreliable inverters. You should also check if it complies with Australian Standard (AS4777). You can check the list on Clean Energy Council’s approved products list.
All solar inverters that are sold in Australia should be on this list. But, if you don’t find the one that you are buying, then simply avoid it!!!!!! Another factor to consider getting the solar rebate is the products should be on this list or else you miss the rebate.
The solar inverters come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Usually, it is the size of briefcase unlike microinverters which is smaller in size. They are located near your meter box and should always be located in the shade for durability and best performance. However, if you think, the inverter will be exposed directly to sunlight, then it is advisable to have a shade cover or canopy for it.
Opera Solar Energy is a leading provider of top-quality solar inverters in Australia, catering to both residential and commercial sectors.
We are a New Energy Tech Approved Seller, and we only associate with CEC- accredited solar installers who have more than 2 decades of experience in solar installation residential and commercial projects. We focus on quality installation and ensure each system is installed with utmost importance and attention to detail. We don’t compromise on our service and for us the customer service is the topmost priority.
String inverters are the most common and popular in the residential category by Australians. Often, there is only one single inverter; however, depending on the solar system size and consumer requirements, there can be 2 string inverters. They function in a series of 6-12 solar panels which is called a series string. They are wall-mounted next to your meter box but sometimes it can have a different location depending on the installation.
Microinverters are tiny solar inverters about the size of a paper book. They are installed behind each solar panel and deliver more energy especially if there is shading and obstruction.
There are significant differences between string inverters and microinverters; however, the major difference is the full advantage of the production of the individual panel. Each panel will provide the maximum output maximising your savings over the long term.
Optimiser- based systems provide similar performance benefits like microinverters; however, there is a slight difference in technology. This system requires a string inverter and an optimiser beneath each solar panel optimising each panel output under different conditions.
Hybrid inverters are power conversion devices that combine the functions of a solar inverter and a battery inverter into a single unit. They are designed to work with both solar panels and energy storage systems, allowing for greater flexibility and efficiency in managing and utilizing renewable energy. They communicate with the battery using a technique called “DC Coupling” and its electronics coordinate the charging and discharging of the battery.
Enphase is the leading NASDAQ-listed energy technology company in microinverter based in California. It designs and manufactures energy hub solutions ranging from solar generation, home energy storage and web-based monitoring. They invest heavily in R&D leading to innovations in their products and services to the customers. They are the leaders in microinverters and were the first company to commercialise the microinverter on a massive scale.
SolarEdge is an Israel-based provider of power optimizers, solar inverters, and monitoring systems for photovoltaic arrays. These products aim to increase energy output through module-level MPPT. It has now offices in the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Israel. The SolarEdge inverters with HD-Wave technology are one of the unique technologies making them apart from conventional solar inverters.
Founded in 1997 by University Professor Cao Renxian, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters with the largest dedicated R&D team in the industry and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial & industrial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions, NEV driving solutions, EV charging solutions and renewable hydrogen production systems. With a strong 26-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power over 150 countries worldwide.
SMA is manufacturer of market leading premium solar and battery inverter solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale segments, for both on and off-grid systems. SMA was established in Germany in 1981, and with a global footprint of 18 countries across 4 continents, has led the industry since. We began operations in Australia in 2007 and with over half a million products already installed across Australia, has more products installed and more experience than any competitor.