Micro-Inverter Advantages and Disadvantages


​Micro-Inverters convert the power from one, two or four modules.


Advantages

  • ​Shading only affects the modules being shaded
  • Systems can be sized one module at a time
  • ​Modules can be installed at different angles and orientation
  • High voltage DC circuits are eliminated
  • ​Inverter failure doesn't result in total system shutdown
  • Module level system monitoring is available


Disadvantages

  • ​Replacing an inverter can be difficult if its in the middle of the array
  • ​Operating temperatures under the module can shorten life span
  • ​Data monitoring service may require a contract