A never ending battle in the solar industry is being waged over what is the best solution for converting solar power into usable power in the home. Enphase vs SolarEdge seems to be the modern version of classic childhood arguments of Nintendo vs Sega, Batman vs Superman and Windows vs Apple. For those who are new to the idea of solar power installed on a home or business, solar panels produce electricity in the form of direct current (DC), typically around 30 volts per panel. To make the electricity usable in the home, an inverter that converts the electricity from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) with 240 volts is installed. There are three schools of thought on how the inverter and solar panels should be installed- traditional string inverters, microinverters and DC power optimizers. Today we are going to explore some of the differences between microinverters and power optimizers, specifically product from Enphase and SolarEdge.
Solar power is now easier and more affordable than ever to install on your home or business. Here’s a quick overview of how solar works: