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Smart Solar Inverter Adelaide

Smart Solar Inverters are required to dynamically work with the grid to increase its resilience, reliability, safety and security.

Smart inverters allow for better performance, monitoring, and fault identification and diagnoses for homeowners with solar panels.

Like traditional inverters, smart inverters convert the direct current output of solar panels into the alternating current that can be used by consumers in their homes and businesses. Smart inverters go beyond this basic function to provide grid support functions, such as voltage regulation, frequency support and ride through capabilities.

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Accreditation with the Clean Energy Council recognises solar electricians who have undertaken the necessary training to service, repair, engineer and install solar systems, solar inverters, and home battery systems on Adelaide homes & offices.

CEC-accredited service, repair, installer, and designer solar electricians strive beyond industry best practice standards, producing systems that are safe, reliable, and meet customer expectations and requirements.

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What is a Smart Inverter?

The term “smart inverter” has become a buzzword in the industry, but what does it really mean? For an inverter to be considered smart, it must have a digital architecture, bidirectional communications capability and robust software infrastructure. The system begins with reliable, rugged and efficient silicon-centric hardware, which can be controlled by a scalable software platform incorporating a sophisticated performance monitoring capability. A smart solar power inverters must be adaptive and able to send and receive messages quickly, as well as share granular data with the owner, utility and other stakeholders. 

Such systems allow installers and service technicians to diagnose operational and maintenance issues — including predicting possible inverter or module problems — and remotely upgrade certain parameters in moments. These intelligent-power-electronics devices must also include stout application-programming-interface (API) functionality that provides fleet owners and other partners a way to tie in their own software to create powerful enterprise-level tools. 

Why are Smart Inverters so important?

“Smart inverters” for solar panel systems are a more sophisticated version of power electronics that can make autonomous decisions to keep the grid stable and reliable as more distributed energy resources come online. Instead of just feeding power into the grid, smart inverters are capable of having two-way communication with it. Thanks to advanced software, smart inverters can perform specific grid-supportive functionalities related to voltage, frequency, communications and controls.

Inverters without these smarts simply shut down after sensing any grid disturbance — a voltage or frequency fluctuation — even if that fluctuation was small and inconsequential.

The key to a stable grid is consistent voltage and frequency. Too many tripping inverters on the grid can cause instabilities like voltage fluctuations that lead to blackouts or brownouts. An everyday example of the effects of voltage fluctuation is when you turn on a high-voltage appliance, like a vacuum, and the lights in your home flicker.

To avoid harmful voltage fluctuations to the grid due to solar power, smart inverters can ride-through small disturbances (for example, voltage changes), meaning they can switch into standby mode and observe how long the disturbance takes place, then turn off only if the disturbance lasts too long.

Along with communicating with the grid, smart solar power inverters also communicate with the different parts of an individual array. Smart inverters use data communication to comply with Rule 21 rapid shutdown requirements. The communication between the inverter and the rest of the system along the DC power lines allows fire personnel to easily de-energize a home’s solar system in case of an emergency.

Smart inverters would allow Australia’s Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to make more accurate predictions of grid fluctuations. This is vital, as a rapidly growing pool of behind-the-meter rooftop solar sources places strain on reliability as their combined input fluctuates.

Software is Key to Smarts

Enphase is one inverter company that has worked to evolve quickly when it comes to smart inverter technology. Co-founder Raghu Belur said the team realized that inverters can’t just be “a dumb box that sits attached to the grid. You have to think about integration. And the only way to get to integration is by having an inverter that’s software-defined.”

Solar Service, Check and Clean Adelaide

Full Solar Service, Check & Clean Inspection

For only $165, we offer a total solar system maintenance and system checks package. The inspection entails:

  • Provide you with a full solar system inspection, with a detailed report after completion. Sharpe Group will quote you for any additional service work required (if applicable on findings).
  • Our solar inspection involves a 50 point check.
  • Problems will not fixed during check – but we will advise you of any problems and then provide quote to rectify any problems found.
  • Solar Inspection is a fixed quote and can take up to 2 hours to complete. The Average inspection takes 30mins – 60mins.

A huge range of Solar Inverters & Solar Panels brands Serviced, Repaired & Installed

Our team can assist you with the servicing and repairs of all kinds and brands of solar inverter and solar panels along with the supplying and installation of new ones too.

Solar Inverters Service & Repairs

ABB
Aero Sharp
Afore
APS
Bosch Solar Energy
Clenergy
CMS Group
Conergy
Delta
EATON
Effekta
Enphase
Ever Solar
FoxESS
Fronius
Goodwe
Growatt
Huawei
JFY Tech
Kaco
KLNE
Latronics
Macsolar
Omnik
Power One
Samil Power
Schneider Electric
Sharp
SMA
Solar Edge
SolarBridge
Solax Power
Solis
Sungrow
Sunna Inverters
Sunny Roo
Xantrex
Zever Solar

Solar Panels Service & Repairs

Canadian Solar
HT SAAE
Hyundai Solar
JA Solar
Jinko Solar
LG
Longi Solar
QCells
REC
Risen Solar Technology
Seraphim Solar System
Solar Edge
Sunpower
Suntech
tindoSolar
Trina Solar
Winaico

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With over 40 years of experience Sharpe Services delivers you with the best advice and services in Adelaide. Work with our team for reliable, quality and professional services for your solar system requirements. You can trust Sharpe Services for reliable advice and services from accredited Solar Technicians Adelaide who strive to be the best in what they do. Find a solar technician in Adelaide with Sharpe Services which is closer in distance and can be with you as soon as possible.

It is important to get hold of a Solar Electrician technician when in doubt of a solar system issue. Call Sharpe Services on 131 750 or fill in our online booking form for guidance until support arrives.

Accredited Solar Electricians with the best tools and equipment

We only employ fully trained Solar Electricians Techs and we are a member of the Clean Energy Council. Our solar techs drive fully-stocked service vehicles with the full range of common stock items and repair equipment. Our solar electricians specialise in all home and office solar systems ready to fix, repair or replace your solar panels or your solar inverter.

Service Within the Hour

When life throws you a Solar PV System emergency, call Sharpe Services on 131 750, our certified solar electricians can be there Within the Hour. With 30+ fully equipped vans located across Adelaide, we’re ready to fix, repair or replace solar inverters, solar burnouts, isolator switch issues, broken panels or whatever your Solar Panel System or Battery Storage has to throw at you.

Friendly Local Solar Techs

Our Local Solar Electricians are genuinely friendly people who care. They do the job properly, are informative and clean up before they leave, all with a smile on their face. 

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Lifetime guarantee

Sharpe Solar Services are industry leaders. Our Solar Electricians are accredited, insured and trusted advisors when it comes to your all your solar requirements. With the best-certified tradesman backed by the top lifetime Guarantee, which fully covers all labour beyond the industry standard 1-year.

Sharpe Services

With over 40 years in the industry and 30+ vans located across Adelaide, we’re here for the long run. We employ fully trained & licenced techs who are Solar Electricians, A/C Techs, Plumbers, GasFitters, Electricians and Wifi/Data Cablers, and we ensure that they receive continuous training to keep them up to current regulations and standards, ensuring you receive only the best.