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Hybrid inverter is a new generation of inverter exclusively for solar applications using renewable energy for home consumption, notably for solar photovoltaic installations.

An ordinary solar inverter’s main job is to convert DC power generated from the array into usable AC power. Hybrid inverters go a step further. The function of a Hybrid inverter is allowing selection and orientation of renewable energy, energy from the grid and energy storage based on consumption. This type of system solves issues renewable energy alterability and untrustworthy grid structures.

This system also allows choosing whether electricity from photovoltaic panels should be stored or consumed through an internal intelligent apparatus control unit. This is possible through a technique that adds different energy sources (on-grid) and the administration of stored electricity in the battery (off grid technology). Hybrid inverters consequently operate on grid (grid-tie) as well as off-grid, hybrid (both on-grid and off-grid at the same time) and Backup in case of a black out.