Say goodbye to bulky inverters taking up precious space on your house. The SunPower difference offers built-in microinverters.
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of your solar panels once you have them installed. Solar panels are only one part of the marvel of solar energy. The brains behind the solar panels themselves come from a device called an inverter. Inverters play an incredibly important role in a solar energy system because these convert the electricity your solar panels create into a form that is useable by everything in your home, from appliances to electronics and more.
Central inverters have been the standard for many years in the solar industry, but this type of inverter is bulky, and rather unsightly when affixed to a home. Usually located near the electric panel or somewhere on the outside of the home, these can take away from your solar investment at the expense of your home’s curb appeal.
This is why SunPower is different. When you choose SunPower for your home, you’re not only getting the most optimal power through Maxeon cell technology, you’re also benefiting from microinverter technology.
SunPower’s built-in microinverters are not placed on your home, but rather are hidden directly behind each panel, optimizing power conversion right at the source. The benefits are twofold; this allows for enhanced system efficiency and reliability, and it completely eliminates the need for unsightly external inverters.
Thanks to SunPower’s microinverter technology, every solar panel in your array performs at its maximum potential. In other words, one solar panel alone cannot drag down the performance of the entire solar system, as opposed to central inverters that optimize for the weakest link.
Think about it this way: if one solar panel in a string was suffering from shade, the performance of every solar panel connected to that same central inverter would suffer. This is not the case with a SunPower microinverter system.
With SunPower’s built-in microinverters, your solar system has much greater potential to shine in a multitude of situations, all while delivering higher overall energy yields.
Want to learn more about built-in microinverters and the SunPower difference? Talk to us today about going solar.