Our Inverter Brands
Elcon Solar Pty Ltd only provide Solar Inverters from the industries most trusted manufacturers. As a result, we can confidently recommend and provide you with a top quality Solar Inverter for your home or business. The quality and efficiency of your inverter determines the amount of power generated; and ultimately, the extent to which you maximise the return on your investment. All our inverters are approved by the Clean Energy Council, come with extendable warranties and use the latest transformer-less technology to achieve maximum efficiencies of over 97%.
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What are Solar Inverters?
A solar inverter, or PV inverter, converts the variable direct current output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network. It is a critical component in a photovoltaic system, allowing the use of ordinary commercial appliances. Solar inverters have special functions adapted for use with photovoltaic arrays, including maximum power point tracking and anti-islanding protection. Your decision of Inverter is the most significant choice you make when purchasing a solar system. Your panels will produce the amount of watts they have been rated at eg: 270W produces 270 watts or 330W will produce 330 watts, however it is how efficiently and reliably the inverter changes those watts from direct current DC into alternating current AC, the power which you use run your appliances, lights and other equipment in your home. Below is a basic diagram of a grid connection system;
Solar Inverters are classified into four broad types.
Stand-alone inverters, used in isolated systems where the inverter draws its DC energy from batteries charged by photovoltaic arrays. Many stand-alone inverters also incorporate integral battery chargers to replenish the battery from an AC source, when available. Normally these do not interface in any way with the utility grid, and as such, are not required to have anti-islanding protection.
Grid-tie inverters, which match phase with a utility-supplied sine wave. Grid-tie inverters are designed to shut down automatically upon loss of utility supply, for safety reasons. They do not provide backup power during utility outages.
Battery backup inverters, are special inverters which are designed to draw energy from a battery, manage the battery charge via an onboard charger, and export excess energy to the utility grid. These inverters are capable of supplying AC energy to selected loads during a utility outage, and are required to have anti-islanding protection.
Intelligent hybrid inverters, manage photovoltaic array, battery storage and utility grid, which are all coupled directly to the unit. These modern all-in-one systems are usually highly versatile and can be used for grid-tie, stand-alone or backup applications but their primary function is self-consumption with the use of storage.
Elcon Solar uses the following labels below. Click the inverter brand to be taken to the link with more information, product brochures and videos;