Inverters are designed to convert DC electricity to AC electricity for many different applications, not just solar PV. Micro-Inverters are designed to convert the DC electricity from one , two or four solar modules to AC electricity. This can have several advantages when it comes to a solar PV system, while providing module level monitoring.
Micro-inverters are a relatively new technology compared to the modules and other components. Enphase launched the first commercially successful micro inverter in 2008 and APSystems followed closely behind with their first micro inverter. Together these brands control a large part of the global market share and are the only micro inverter brands we trust.