If you have solar panels installed on your home, there are things you can do with the help of your local solar company to maximize their efficiency. The inverter is a crucial component of your home solar system – it converts the energy your solar panels produce into energy that can be fed into your home’s electrical systems, and inverters are thought of as the “brains” of a solar system.
The efficiency of your inverter will directly impact the efficiency of your solar panels, and if you want your solar panels to produce as much energy as possible, you can use a technique called maximizing that ensures you get the most out of your solar system.
What is maximizing and how does it work?
Maximizing is when you install more solar panels than your inverter can convert at its maximum capacity. To understand maximizing, you must first understand that each inverter comes with a maximum output capacity. For example, if you install 12 solar panels on your roof, ideally you’ll need an inverter that has the capacity to convert the amount of energy that these 12 solar panels can produce.
However, solar panels don’t operate at 100% efficiency all the time due to uncontrollable factors like cloud cover, rain, snow, humidity levels, and shade or debris on your panels, and also due to their positioning on your roof. So if you have 12 solar panels on your roof, it is safe to assume they won’t be producing the maximum output possible and you can install an inverter that’s built to handle fewer than 12 solar panels, “maximizing” the amount of work it will do and extracting as much energy as possible.
Investing in solar installation for your home
If you’re curious about maximizing your inverter, or you want to know if it’s possible with your current solar system, contact your local solar company and they can conduct an assessment. Some people are hesitant to upgrade or replace components of their home solar systems, but when your solar panels are functioning at maximum capacity, you’ll have plenty of completely clean energy that powers your entire house.
Solar panels already save you money every month, and when you maximize your inverter you can save even more money on your existing energy costs. For more information about Greenhouse Solar, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us today. Discover why we’re the preferred solar company for so many people in and around Morris County, NJ. We look forward to hearing from you.