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Inverter: solar and wind

Setting up a renewable energy generation system in your home can be costly. Quite a popular option among home renewable energy enthusiasts is to sell some of the excess electricity they generate back to the grid, helping to pay back the cost of their renewable energy generation system and potentially make a profit! Doing this yourself requires the installation of an electrical inverter to convert the power generated by your home renewable energy generators into electricity compatible with the grid. Inverter selection can be confusing at times with many options on the market and different compatibility between certain systems creating issues and headaches. These could range from how to connect your inverter to which sources of renewables are compatible with your system.

To navigate this tricky problem, TESUP thought it would be helpful to publish a run down of some of the most important points when purchasing or considering an inverter, which inverters on the market are compatible with TESUP turbines and useful information. To start, let's go over what an inverter does. Your plugs at home and the grid at large generally uses AC power to operate. This means the electricity forms a wave shape. If you store electricity in batteries, however, the power is DC which means the electricity stays constant and takes a line form instead.

For the AC grid connection type, a single-phase inverter should be used.

To export electricity to the grid, the electricity must be in an AC form. Therefore any electricity you generate at home, be that through wind turbines or solar panels, and then store in a battery must be converted from the storage DC form to the grid compatible AC form to be sold to the grid. This is what an inverter does, it converts the DC electricity into grid compatible AC electricity at the correct grid frequency. So now we know what an inverter does, are inverters universal and can they be used for different energy sources?

It is a common practice to integrate multiple renewable energy generators, in other words: the hybrid systems. This usually takes the form of using both solar panels