What is a smart solar inverter?
Like traditional inverters, smart inverters convert the DC output of solar panels into the AC that can be used for normal day-to-day life. In addition, It has equipped with sophisticated software to provide stable and reliable energy. Smart inverters go beyond the basic function to provide grid support functions, such as voltage regulation, frequency support, and ride-through capabilities and monitoring.
Usage of smart solar inverter
The development of smart solar inverters may increase the size of the solar market in a big way. Smart inverters can handle voltage and frequency regulation, as well as communications and control functionality. Smart inverters convey performance data to the system owner. Moreover, it has the capability to quickly diagnose and address any operational or maintenance issues.
Advantages of smart solar inverter
Smart inverters keep the grid more stable and reliable, so they will increase the power quality for all customers. Smart inverters have 2-way communication with the grid. Traditional inverters may shut down in case of voltage or frequency fluctuations. Smart inverters can ride through voltage fluctuations by switching to standby mode. In addition, advanced capabilities such as voltage and frequency sensors allow smart inverters to detect grid abnormalities and send feedback to utility operators. Since these inverters respond dynamically to fluctuations in the electricity network, they help to stabilise the grid and provide a safe and reliable energy flow to the customers.
As well as these advantages, there is a main disadvantage regarding security that can affect the communication and monitoring improvements. Mainly, privacy issues can spring up with these developments.
More improvement is coming in future
Using more sophisticated software infrastructure, these smart inverters can also be controlled and monitored remotely. Furthermore, by improving these functions further for smart inverters, it will help the world energy demand by getting the maximum usage of the renewable resources with the highest efficiency.