How to install a solar inverter?

When you have obtained the all components of your solar panel system, what you have to do next is to install. Of course, different solar systems require different components. If you do not know what do you need for your solar energy system, please go to the article What are the differences between on-grid, off-grid and hybrid solar systems? 

Because the solar inverter is the most important and complex part, which shoulders the responsibility of converting DC power into AC power, this article mainly introduces the installation and maintenance of solar inverter, as a reference for installers and users. Here is the guide.

Where should a solar inverter be installed?

In the article “How to choose the best solar inverters for home?”, I have suggested Luxpower solar inverters. Next, I will take the luxpower solar inverter as an example to introduce in detail.

Taking into account the safety issues, performance, and lifespan of the solar inverter, selecting an optimal installation location is highly recommended. For solar inverters to work better, there is no regulation but some suggestions and requirements.

    ●    Location and Position

Choosing a proper location is crucial in solar inverter installation. It is best to avoid direct sunlight, rain, and snow, so that not only ensures safety but also prolongs the service life of the inverter When installing, no matter indoors and outdoors. In view of efficiency, an environment with good ventilation and low temperature can improve the working efficiency of the inverter. For better setup and maintenance, it should be considered position ease of access, please see the solar inverter installation diagram below.

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Of course, the inverter should be installed vertically on the wall, or lean back on the plane with a limited titled angle. Please refer to the below figure.

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    ●    Suggestions and Requirements

For people planning solar for homes, you may consider the following points while choosing a suitable place for inverter installation, please see the chart.

No. Points
1 The wall for mounting should be strong enough to bear the weight of the inverter during the system's service time period.
2 The wall for mounting should be suitable with the dimension of the inverter during the system's service time period.
3 Please make sure the wall thickness is over 70mm.
4 The install should not be accessible to children for safety consideration.
5 The ambient temperature is required to be within -25℃~60℃.
6 To ensure the heat dispassion efficiency and inverter lifespan, do not install the inverter enclosed.
7 The structure of the wall where the inverter mounted should not be flammable or make sure the inverter is not surrounded
by flammable or corrosion materials and is away from the gas.
8 Do not install the inverter in the living area.
9 Do not install the inverter near the TV antenna or other antenna or antenna cables.
10 Make sure there are enough space in the location for easy access to the inverter, relevant connection points and
switches in future operation and maintenance.
11 The height of installation should be reasonable to make sure of easy operation and view the display of the inverter.
12 The height of the installation should be larger than 1m.
13 In order to prevent any electric shocks or other injuries, please make sure there are no electricity, plumbing or
pipeline in the wall was selected to drilling holes for installation.

How do I connect my solar inverter to my house?

In the installation, you need to use some tools and materials to a successful installation.

1.Tools

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No. Tool Name Remarks
1 Mark Pen Mark the screwing position
2 Spanner  
3 PV Connector Uninstall Tool To uninstall the PV connector
4 Screw Driver  
5 Wire Crimpers To assemble the PV connectors
6 Crimping Modular Plier To assemble the RJ45 Line
7 Wire Cutter  
8 Electric Drill  
9 Hammer  
10 Line Tester To test the RJ45 Line

 

2.Safty gear
23.Video

How much does it cost to have an inverter install?

About the cost of installation, you can read the page How does a solar inverter cost?. But it depends on the local installer in reality.

How to maintain the inverter?

Once you have paid the installation cost, there are not many costs associated with maintaining them.

  • 1. Correct installation. Poor installation can increase maintenance costs.
  • 2. Standard use and avoid overload at any time.
  • 3. Clean up regularly, dust and cobwebs.
  • 4. Check monthly/quarterly/yearly according to the detailed requirements of each segment.
  •    1) Check the inverter every 6 months or 1 year to verify if there are damages on cables, accessories, terminals, and the inverter itself.
  •    2) Check the inverter every 6 months to verify if the operating parameter is normal and there is no abnormal heating or noise from the inverter.
  •    3) Check the inverter every 6 months to confirm there is nothing that covers the inverter heat sink, if there is, shut-down the inverter and clear the heat sink.

Can I connect the inverter directly to my solar panel?

The answer is Yes. But how to connect the solar panels? You will find the solution.

If you want to know more about installation, please contact us at info@luxpowertek.com.

 

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Post time: Feb-26-2021
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