Inverters are the heart of a solar PV system. Without this magical device, we could not use the electricity generated by the sun. Every solar system we install at StraightUp Solar includes the essential inverter, so you can start reaping the benefits from day one. Contact us today for a free custom solar assessment!

How DO
Solar Inverters Work?

Inverters flip the direct current (DC) electricity generated from the solar panels into alternating (AC) electricity to power your home. They are in direct communication with your home’s electrical panel and the solar modules at all times. If the system ever malfunctions, your inverter will alert you.

Types Of
Solar Inverters

Among the numerous types available, the two most common inverters are string inverters and microinverters.



The inverter size depends on how much energy your solar PV system will produce for your house. Our Project Developers will design a system with the correct inverter size to capture the maximum power generated from your system cost-effectively.

When an inverter is too small, your energy production might be cut off or clipped - even on sunny days. Inverters too large for a home may have greater capacity than what your house needs.

Battery Storage

StraightUp Solar sells Enphase Energy and SolarEdge inverters, but we also service those from various other manufacturers. Typically, companies pair inverters with their brand's battery storage or EV charging stations.

On the other hand, some brands can couple with another manufacturer’s product in addition to their own. Whatever the combination may be, you can trust our team of solar professionals to provide, install, and maintain your inverter package.


Inverters typically have 10-12 year manufacturer warranties with extensions up to 25 years. StraightUp Solar offers a 10-year workmanship guarantee in addition to the manufacturer's warranty, so you can be confident that your entire solar array works for you.

Your Project Developer can assist you with determining the inverter combination and warranty that’s best for you.

Do Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

All solar PV systems installed by StraightUp Solar are grid-connected. In the case of a power outage, the inverter begins a process called “anti-islanding.” The inverter rapidly shuts off the entire system (unless you have solar battery storage) to protect excess electricity from entering the grid during repairs.

StraightUp Solar carries Enphase iQ8 inverters with a “sunshine backup” capability. During daylight hours, the inverters can safely provide electricity to your home, even if the power is down. Although still disconnected from the grid, the inverters can maintain electrical circulation inside your electric panel.

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StraightUp Solar is a turn-key solar company that has provided design-to-build solar solutions for homes and businesses since 2006. We've got you covered if you're seeking a complete solar system, battery storage, EV charging station, or smart panels. Driven by our CLEARE values, we ensure your project meets expectations in an environmentally conscious manner. Request a solar quote today to get started.

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