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Solar power inverter

Solar power energy is a very popular source of energy and is gaining more popularity. The fact that it is the most refined form of energy and the cleanest form of energy generation techniques has made the solar energy worth getting. Every government wants to have more solar power energy generating plants in the country and more people want to have solar power energy running their household items. Solar power energy is not only restricted to the roads and the gardens today instead it has a much wider meaning and has more uses. It is widely used in some homes across the United States. When it was first invented it used to cost a lot to have solar power generation systems and this was the only fact that solar powered energy generation techniques and tools did not become popular.

Then in early 90’s the researchers and engineers felt the need to have more solar power generating techniques which would cost less and therefore be available to maximum number of people. The key focus was and still is to provide these energy generating techniques to the average individuals of any country. Though it costs more then a simple energy generation techniques but this is only one time expenditure since you normally don’t have to pay the monthly electricity bills. But in some countries like United States there is big solar energy generation’s plants which provide electricity to thousands of homes and therefore those people have to pay the monthly electricity bills.

The key point to note is that the energy or electricity produced by the solar technique is direct current and it has to be converted into the alternating current using the solar power inverters. A solar power inverter is basically an inverter which converts the incoming direct current to outgoing alternating current using simple mechanism. Once it has been turned into a direct current only then it can be used in our homes. There are many different types of solar power inverters used today. A normal solar power inverter will probably look something like this:

This is a provat 12V power inverter.

This type of inverter is usually used in mobile homes and caravans. But they cost a lot. There are usually two types of power inverters;
* Modified sine wave inverter (MSW) these are the cheaper ones and they produce electricity which is not of high quality and can therefore cause damage to some appliance.
* True sine wave inverter (TSW) these are the more powerful ones and produce cleaner electricity then even the normal electricity.

January 24, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Solar Power

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