The 10 Best Solar Power Inverters
This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you want to go off the grid completely or simply save some money on your household bills, you'll need a reliable inverter to transform the direct current from your solar panels into an alternating current for your home’s electrical appliances and devices. Here we rank the best on quality, capacity, and price. Note that this type of equipment should be set up only by a licensed electrician. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best solar power inverter on Amazon.
March 24, 2019:
Several of the inverters that made our list are designed specifically for grid-tie solar systems, meaning they connect directly to your solar panels to convert the DC current retrieved from them into AC current, to deliver power to your home. We included four highly-reputable choices for this job: the efficient SolarEdge Single-Phase, the streamlined Fronius Galvo, the versatile SMA Sunny Boy, and the mini APS YC500A. As these are the most sophisticated component of your solar setup (and the most likely to have issues), 1.) Don’t skimp, and 2.) It almost goes unsaid that a licensed installer needs to set them up, along with all related equipment. In addition to these, we included inverters that hook up to a 12-volt battery (which can be charged through sources like your solar array) to convert the current from DC to AC form and run your appliances. They typically offer a couple of AC outlets and USB ports. These can be highly portable and are therefore convenient for road trips, RV life, camping, etc. Note that they can be used off the grid and are a godsend if and when you lose power. Before you purchase one, be sure to check the wattages of the devices you plan to run, to make sure it can accommodate them. The Aims Pure Sine can provide up to an impressive 6,000 watts of power and is priced accordingly. If instead you only require one with middle-of-the-road or lower capacity, look to the Giandel and Bestek models featured here, respectively.