A solar inverter, also known as a PV inverter, is a type of power inverter that transforms a photovoltaic solar panel’s variable direct current (DC) output into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be used by a local, off-grid electrical network or fed into a commercial electrical grid.

One of the most crucial components of a solar energy system is an inverter.

An inverter that mixes solar and battery power is called a hybrid inverter. This is a very cost-effective method for enabling load shifting or energy self-use. It enables the battery-based storage of solar or off-peak energy for use during peak hours.