What is a solar inverter?

Answer A solar inverter converts DC (direct current) voltage from a solar panel or battery to the household standard AC (alternating current) voltage which is used to power most household electronics and ... Read More »

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Do you need a power inverter for solar panels?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that solar power is collected as direct current and must be converted to alternating current for commercial use. This is the function of a power i... Read More »

How to Wire a Solar Panel to a Battery to an Inverter?

A solar panel uses the photoelectric effect to convert the sun's energy to electricity. This electricity is generated at a voltage characteristic of the panel and is transmitted as direct current t... Read More »

How to Build a Remote Switch for a Power Inverter Using the Plug End on the End of the Inverter?

A remote switch is a wired switch that can be located a specific distance away from the device it is controlling. Connecting a remote switch to a power inverter would allow you to be able to contro... Read More »

When solar flares increase solar wind from the corona, what do they cause in the earth's atmosphere?

When solar flares occur -- bursts of solar energy emerging as wind -- the earth's magnetic field is affected by the solar wind. Particles in the wind interact with oxygen and nitrogen in the earth'... Read More »