Tag Archives: Inverter

Efficient Inverters to Hit US Market in 2012

As we’ve discussed in the past on this blog, there are a number of ways in which the US solar market is changing- declining panel prices, volatile state SREC markets, and innovative incentive programs are just a few examples. However,a recent announcement from REFU Solar Electronics, or REFUsol, a German manufacturer that specializes in solar inverter technology, […]

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Solar Quotes in AC or DC Watts?

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When you receive a solar quote from an installer it will be broken down to a dollar per watt ($/watt) price. The question is, is the quoted price in Direct Current (DC) or Alternating Current (AC) watts? First of all let’s talk about the difference between the two. DC electricity flows in one direction and is the […]

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Is A Micro-Inverter Right For You

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Micro-inverters are all the buzz in residential solar right now.  This post will help you understand the pros and cons of traditional inverters vs. micro-inverters. As mentioned on our Solar 101 Technology page, solar panels produce a direct current (DC) which needs to be inverted into an alternating current (AC) before it is able to be […]

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