The battery inverter is a marvellous piece of equipment – it manages your off grid system so that you can get on with your life!
Basically, the battery inverter is the gateway that directs power from the other 3 components (solar system, the batteries and the back-up power) to your house. It is the ‘fat controller’ of your off grid system.
Battery inverters come in different sizes and like solar panels, they are measured in kilowatts (kW) as opposed to the batteries that are measured in kilowatt hours (kWhs). The more appliances you want to run in your house at one time, the bigger the battery inverter you will need. Call us on 0403 943 757 to find out what size battery inverter would work best for you.
Living with Your Off Grid Battery Inverter
You can think of the battery inverter in the same way that you would think of the normal electricity grid that you have chosen to disconnect from. This ‘mini-grid’ is the brains of the stand-alone power system. It has two critical functions:
- delivering you constant AC power
- managing the rest of your off grid components
While a lot of detail and clever technology goes into the design and commissioning of the battery inverter, the main thing is that it is programmed correctly. If it has been, the battery inverter will manage your stand-alone power system for you.
It is important to get a quality battery inverter with a good interactive display. The battery inverter is the best place to measure how your system is reacting to your lifestyle.
A Frequently Asked Question: How big should my battery inverter be?