Should We Make Solar Panels Bigger?

The benefits of solar energy compared to other energy sources have been established in several studies, but with the reduced price and technological innovations super sizing the components has become more practical and beneficial. There was a time when the inverter dimensions were tied to the panel capacity, but now it’s possible to increase the number of panels without buying a larger inverter.

The Benefits of Supersizing

There are different kinds of solar panels but their common enemy is excessive heat, as it cuts down on efficiency. For instance, intense heat will cause a 5kW panel array to deliver just 4kW, leaving the inverter with room for additional solar panels. By installing more panels you’ll be able to maximize the system’s potential and under different conditions. With more solar panels installed any adverse effects caused by heat will be limited, so whatever the cost of adding solar panels may be, it will be compensated for in the long run.

No Negative Effects on Inverters

As long as quality inverters are installed there need not be worries about a blow up. According to SMA, adding panels will not cause inverter damage because the unit won’t convert to anything beyond its capacity. Aside from that, inverter fans are also available in case you are still worried about excessive heat. In other words, the panels and inverter won’t come under stress.

If you decide to upgrade or add more solar panels to your solar inverter, you’ll need to conduct some research or get in touch with an expert since the installation process, not to mention the components, vary. But even though the systems differ there’s no question that supersizing your system will bring extra benefits even during those hot summer days. Not only will you get maximum output from your inverter but you’ll get more value from your investment.

The Author

Robbii is a social media guru with proven experience in planning, website management, strategy development, implementation and analysis in digital marketing tactics, SEO, Social Media, and email campaigns. As the social media marketing manager at Australian Solar Quotes, Robbii keeps our renewable energy brand strong while creating awareness of our solar energy solutions. Her marketing accomplishments include shaping ASQ’s social media presence, generating engaging content to educate customers and prospects, and tactfully repurposing content throughout the Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter platforms. Robbii’s social media background in solar energy compliments ASQ’s mission, technology and culture.

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