String Inverter Advantages and Disadvantages

​String Inverters convert the power from the entire array.

Advantages

  • ​Trusted technology having been around for years
  • Very efficient in converting AC to DC
  • Slightly lower cost than micro-inverters
  • Ease of maintenance and trouble shooting
  • Integration of multiple components
  • Warranties for up to 15 years


Disadvantages

  • ​Inverter failure causes entire system to shut off
  • Expanding system can be more difficult
  • ​Shading affects entire array