Solar Inverter

#1. How to calculate solar panels, batteries, and inverters?
To calculate the size of your solar system, first, you need to figure out, your daily peak power consumption, In the process of selecting a solar system, an Inverter is selected first, buy a solar inverter that needs your daily peak power consumption. After that, Battery is selected, in the off-grid solar system, the Number of batteries that will be connected is fixed. Lastly, a Solar panel up to the capacity of the inverter should be connected.

#2. What is the price of a solar panel with an inverter and battery?
An off-grid solar system consists of solar panels, a solar inverter, and a solar battery. At Loom solar, the price of the solar system starts from INR 19,000 and it depends on the capacity of the solar inverter, higher the capacity of the inverter, the higher will be the price.

#3. How to connect the solar panel to the battery and inverter?
You may need the help of a professional installer to install solar panels on your rooftop. Once the panels are installed on the mounting structure, connect it with a solar inverter (positive to positive). Next, connect the batteries to the inverter taking care of the terminals. Once all connections are established, power on your inverter to check the load. It is advisable to do installations in front of an electrician to avoid unnecessary accidents.

#3. How to charge an inverter battery without electricity?
Power from solar panels cannot be directly used to charge the batteries as the current is variable. Hence a solar charge controller is used to control the current we receive from solar panels and eventually charge the batteries. Batteries can be charged from the power of the sun and keep supplying charge to the inverters, simultaneously.

#4. How does a solar power inverter work?
A solar power inverter is a hybrid inverter that charges the lead-acid battery from Grid and Solar both. There are two types of charge controllers inbuilt in solar power inverter having a grid charger and solar charger. It is like a conventional inverter but uses energy from the sun. Solar energy is converted into electrical energy and is stored in batteries. The inverter then inverts this direct current from the batteries into alternating current.

#5. How and where to buy a solar inverter for home?
It is easy to buy solar inverters for homes online if you know what you are looking for. There are few websites offering online shopping options for inverters. You can avail of significant discounts and easy returns when buying online from reliable sellers. Otherwise, you can visit physical stores and take the advice of sales experts and buy the product.

#6. How to make a solar inverter from a normal inverter?
Any normal inverter can also be converted into a solar inverter with the help of solar conversion kits. The main difference between a solar inverter and a normal inverter is the presence of a solar charge controller and some switching circuits in a solar inverter. Su-Kam Solarcon conversion device, Tata Solar Sunjeevni, and Luminous Solar Retrofit Solution are leading conversion kits available in the Indian market.

#7. How to install a solar inverter?
After you have bought a solar system and installed solar panels, batteries and a charge controller, you will need to connect your solar inverter with your batteries. To do that you need to connect the positive and negative terminals of the battery and inverter together i.e. positive to positive of battery and inverter and vice versa.

#8. Can I connect the inverter directly to the solar panel?
Since the power from the sun is always fluctuating and not constant, it is not advisable to connect the inverter directly to the panels. Instead, we can use a device called the solar charge controller to control the flow of current into the inverter/ battery. Nowadays, inverters with inbuilt solar charge controllers are also available in the market, but they are expensive.

#9. How much does an inverter cost in India?
If you are planning to buy an inverter for your home, then there are two types of inverter: Non-Solar Inverter and Solar Inverter. A non-solar inverter is also known as a Normal Inverter and its starting range is 650VA – 1800VA and Its price range is Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 9,500 depends on brands, performance, and warranty. The second type of inverter is Solar Inverter. The benefit of buying a solar inverter is that the battery can charge grid power as well as solar power both. Its starting range is 1100VA – 2250VA available in the market and its average cost is Rs. Rs. 6,500 to Rs. 9,500. If you want to buy a high capacity inverter for running a home water pump, air conditioner, deep freezer, medical appliances, you can choose a 3kW to 10kW MPPT solar inverter and Its price range is Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 2,00,000.

#10. Which are the best solar inverter brands available in India?
Loom Solar is one of the best solar inverter brands available in the Indian market.

#11. What are some important features to consider when buying a solar inverter?
Before purchasing a solar inverter, you must ensure that you consider features and specifications such as the inverter technology, type, capacity, max. wattages of solar panel support, load capacity, and IoT Based to ensure you purchase a variant that meets all your requirements.

#12. How much is the price range of solar inverter?
The solar inverter price ranges from ₹ 7,000 to ₹ 1,50,000.

#13. Can I purchase a solar inverter on EMI?
Yes, a majority of solar inverter brands offer financing options like EMI & Loan.

Solar Battery

#1. What is the life of solar battery?
The life of a solar battery is 3 years to 5 years whereas normal battery's life is 2 years to 3 years.