The power inverter or solar panel inverter is the heart of a renewable energy system. It converts the DC power generated from solar power, wind or micro-hydro source, or coming from your storage batteries, and turns it into usable AC power for use in your home or business. We carry true sine wave solar power inverters for grid tie, off-grid, stand-alone and commercial applications, from industry leading manufacturers. The output of a pure sine wave solar power inverter is identical or even slightly better than utility power, providing the clean, high-quality electricity necessary to protect your appliances and electronics and keep them functioning properly throughout their useful life.
Stand-alone Inverters convert DC power stored in batteries to AC power that can be used as needed. Selecting an inverter for your power system based on the maximum load you will be powering, the maximum surge required, output voltage required, input battery voltage and optional features needed. High quality stand-alone inverters are available in sizes from 100 watts, for powering notebook computers and fax machines from your car, to 500,000 watts, for powering a commercial operation.
Intertie Inverters change DC power into AC power to be fed into the utility grid. A power system with this type of inverter uses the utility company as a storage battery. When the sun is shining, your electricity comes from the PV array, via the inverter. If the PV array is making more power than you are using, the excess is sold to the utility (power company) through an electric meter.
Trace Engineering Company produces a line of sine wave inverters called the SW line that can operate as a stand-alone inverter and as an intertie inverter at the same time. In a typical installation, the Trace SW inverter is connected to a battery bank, the utility power lines, a standby generator and the house load center. When batteries are in a charged condition, the SW inverter supplies AC power to the house from the batteries. If the batteries become discharged, the inverter supplies the house loads from the utility lines, while charging the batteries.
Our latest hybrid inverters come with an integrated battery management system. We ensure the high quality inverter with a robust convection cooling system offer long lasting solar power systems. Don’t fall for other Low quality inverters which often unfortunately fail in the Australian climate. We have been supplying quality solar energy products, service and advice for many years.