Micro inverters are small inverters installed on each solar panel in a solar energy system.
Unlike traditional solar systems that use a single central inverter, micro-inverters allow each panel to operate independently, optimising the performance of your solar array.
If you have a solar energy system or are considering installing one, micro inverters offer several advantages that make them a worthwhile investment. Here are a few reasons you may prefer installing micro inverters:
Micro inverters enable individual panels to operate independently. This means that if one panel is shaded or underperforming, it won’t affect the entire system’s performance. This shade management feature ensures you get the maximum energy output from your solar array, even in less-than-optimal conditions.
With micro inverters, you can easily monitor the performance of each individual panel. This detailed insight lets you promptly identify any issues and take appropriate action, ensuring your solar system operates efficiently.
Micro inverters offer greater flexibility and scalability than traditional string inverters. You can easily expand your solar array by adding more panels with micro inverters without worrying about the limitations of string inverters.
Investing in micro inverters for your solar system offers a range of benefits, including:
Micro inverters contribute to a higher overall energy yield by allowing each panel to perform optimally, regardless of shading or performance variations.
With micro inverters, the system operates at a lower voltage, reducing the risk of electrical hazards and improving the safety of your solar installation.
The individualised design of micro inverters ensures that if one panel fails, the rest of the system continues to operate seamlessly. This redundancy feature enhances the reliability and longevity of your solar energy system.
Micro-inverters provide real-time data on the performance of each panel, allowing you to monitor your energy production and consumption, optimise your energy usage, and save on utility bills.
At Prime Time Solar, we use Enphase micro-inverters, a leading brand in the industry. Enphase micro-inverters are known for their exceptional performance, reliability, and innovation.
They are designed to maximise the power output of each solar panel, providing reliable and efficient energy conversion.
If you have any questions or want further information, our knowledgeable team at Prime Time Solar is ready to assist you. Contact us today for a free quote and survey to get you started on your solar-powered journey.
A micro inverter is a small, separate inverter installed on each solar panel, whereas a string inverter is a single inverter that connects to multiple panels. The main difference is that micro inverters optimise the performance of each panel individually, while string inverters operate in a series, where the performance of one panel can affect the entire string. You can read more about the different types of inverters here.
Retrofitting an existing solar system with micro inverters is possible but can be more complex and expensive than installing them on a new system. It requires removing the current inverter and installing micro inverters on each panel. It’s best to consult with our experts at Prime Time Solar to determine if retrofitting is a suitable option for your specific solar system.
Micro inverters offer panel-level monitoring, which means you can monitor the performance of each individual panel. This allows you to identify any underperforming panels or potential issues promptly. Also, micro inverters are designed to be low-maintenance, requiring less maintenance than string inverters.
Micro inverters may have a higher upfront cost compared to string inverters, primarily due to the need for multiple inverters in a micro inverter system. However, other factors, such as the increased energy production and system reliability offered by micro inverters, can offset this initial cost difference.
Yes, one of the advantages of micro inverters is their scalability. You can easily expand your solar array by adding more panels with micro inverters. This flexibility allows you to adjust your system size according to your energy needs.
If you have further questions or need more information about micro inverters and their benefits, our knowledgeable team at Prime Time Solar is ready to assist you. Contact us today for a personalised consultation.
"*" indicates required fields
plus many more...
Enquire before 29th February
Prime Time can tailor a PV Solar solution to your meet green energy requirements. First start with a PV Solar Panel package and then choose to enhance it with optional Battery Storage and/or an EV Charging Point.
We will install a number of Solar Panels onto your roof, they converts FREE energy from the sun into electricity that can be used within your home or commercial property.
Add battery packs to your system to store energy generated from the sun for use through out the day and night.
Add an Electric Vehicle Charging point to charge your car with electricity generated from your solar panels.
Herne Bay, Kent
Thank you everyone at Prime Time Solar for such excellent and very knowledgeable service throughout the whole process of the Solar Panels, from the quote to commissioning the system on installation. I have never received such service like this from any company before, well done and keep up the good work.
The installation was completed within a day and the App setup for us on our phone and time was taken to explain everything to us about the system. very reassuring.
After installation I received an email with a link to their website portal this enabled me to download all the relevant paperwork, from this I was able to sign up to an energy company to sell my excess solar power, shop around as prices vary from 2p kWh to 15p kWh.
I can highly recommend this company to anyone considering having solar panels installed. It’s not very often I say this but I am impressed with this company.
Having had some poor experiences with other companies I was lucky to find Prime Time Solar. Special thanks to Nathan and Conor. Thanks again everyone.
Very professional and reliable service was provided to me with all the work completed in high quality. Peter was flexible in creating PV/ Solar panel unit, meeting to our needs and specifications, the price was competitive as well.
Connor, did a brilliant work in completing the installation. I highly recommend their service with no hesitation. I wish them all the very best.
Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire
The team were great to speak to and gave honest advise. The quote was accurate and I didn't have any unprecedented costs. The team were as tidy as possible on the day and were prompt with their timekeeping and communicated throughout the process.
It was a competitive quotation and the work was completed satisfactorily. The reason I gave them a 5star review is that they were the only company (out of 7 quotations) that listened to what I wanted and provided me with as near a match as possible.
The whole installation process was completed and signed off with some very helpful guys doing the work. It turned out that I had room for one more solar panel than was originally planned for and they had no problem in accommodating the change of order.
Also, I raised a slight problem (as I saw it) with two of the panels and their fixings, but I did a bit of DIY and fixed that without any hassle making the changes, or from the engineer- who had the option of objecting, but didn't - and congratulated me on the DIY fix.
I like employing people who listen to common-sense alternatives and don't put obstacles in the way of changing things for the better. I would definitely recommend the solar panel section of this company. I cannot comment on the boiler side, except to say that all contacts were initially made through them, and I found them to be both friendly and helpful.
Simply, Solar Panels are an environmentally friendly way to produce energy for your home or office. Once installed onto the roof of your property the Solar Photovoltaic panels turn daylight into electricity, which can be used to power appliances, lighting and even hot water inside your property.
At Prime Time Solar we can offer a turnkey solution for your energy saving requirements, to our in-house energy saving experts down to our experienced, professional Installation teams, ensuring a smooth process and good experience throughout. Your satisfaction is our priority.
The price of Electricity and Gas is rising monthly so there has never been a better time to install Solar Panels on your property! As soon as your installation is complete you will start generating your own electricity for free!
If you are interested in more information, please give us a call and we can assess your properties compatibility with the solar products. Following on from this we can send you a qualified surveyor who will carry out an assessment on your property and will be able to give you a quotation.
So if you are interested in saving money on your energy bills and generating your own electricity, then do not hesitate to speak to one of our renewable energy experts today.
"*" indicates required fields