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Microinverters

Microinverters are small power inverters designed to be mounted on the individual panels of a photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system, in contrast to conventional, centralized inverters that are larger and designed to handle the output of many PV panels. The primary function of the inverter is to convert the DC output of the PV panel to AC electricity that can interface with the electric system of a building and allow interconnection to the electric utility grid.

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