We are not using an inverter with our holiday home, but many solar applications do require an inverter to switch up the voltage to grid-level AC current.
An inverter for stand-alone systems is a different piece of equipment to a grid-tie solar inverter. With a grid-tie inverter, your power is feeding into the grid and must work in conjunction with the grid. The inverter connects directly to your solar panels and switches off when the solar panels no longer produce enough energy.
With a stand-alone system, your power is entirely separate from the grid. The inverter connects to your battery bank and switches off when the battery bank is running low on charge. There are three things to consider when purchasing an inverter:
Battery bank voltage

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