Lana Draz

Track C: Alternative and Renewable Energy
Fri/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Solar Design Engineer
Synaptic Solar
The Power of Micro Inverters

This presentation explores the power of micro inverters in solar power systems. Micro inverters are small inverters that are attached to each solar panel, converting DC power to AC power. They allow each solar panel to operate independently, so the performance of one panel does not affect the rest of the system. This can improve overall performance and increase efficiency by up to 25%. Additionally, micro inverters offer greater flexibility, easier system expansion and reconfiguration, and enhanced monitoring capabilities. While micro inverters may have a higher upfront cost compared to traditional inverters, they can result in a higher return on investment over time. This presentation also includes a case study comparing micro inverters to traditional inverters, which found that a micro inverter system had a 7% higher energy output and a lower levelized cost of energy over a 25-year period. As solar power systems become more common, micro inverters are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners and businesses alike.

As a Solar Design Engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Power Engineering, I am passionate about creating sustainable and efficient systems as a renewable engineer. I am driven by my desire to make a positive impact on the environment and constantly seek out innovative solutions to energy challenges.

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