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How much do hybrid solar inverters cost?

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Hybrid Solar Inverter cost depends on the brand, size, and features of the inverter. They usually range anywhere from R5k to R30k for an average-sized installation. However, as the size of the installation grows, the cost will also drastically increase.

The price of a hybrid inverter also depends on the functionality of the inverter, some inverters allow you to view your power usage through an app while other inverters only show your power usage through an interactive screen on the inverter itself. Some inverters don’t even have a digital display.

Browse our collection of hybrid solar inverters that we have for sale

What is a hybrid solar inverter?

A hybrid solar inverter is a single device that combines a solar inverter and a battery inverter to manage power from solar panels, batteries, and the utility grid simultaneously. It is designed to intelligently control the flow of electricity from multiple power sources.

The hybrid solar inverter will first use the available solar power, if the household/business power demand exceeds the solar power the hybrid inverter will supplement it with power from the main utility grid.

If the solar power exceeds the power demand (more power is generated from solar than actual power being used) the hybrid inverter will use the excess power to charge your battery storage system.

How do hybrid solar inverters work?

A hybrid inverter is a device that converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by a solar panel into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used by household appliances. A hybrid solar inverter can also store excess solar energy in a battery storage system, much like a grid-tied inverter. This stored AC power can then be converted back into DC power from the batteries to power the load when needed.

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What size hybrid inverter do I need?

The size of the hybrid solar inverter depends on your power requirements. Each solar inverter has its own set of unique capabilities. Remember, the fancier & bigger the inverter the bigger the price tag.

If you’re looking for a reliable, high-quality inverter, then you need to consider what kind of load you’ll be running. You should also take note of how much power you will use at any given time. This will help you determine whether you need a standard inverter or a more powerful model to handle your power usage.

The size of your inverter is entirely determined by what you need to power. You can figure it out by adding the combined power needs of each device in your home. Remember to distinguish between necessities and low- and high-load household appliances such as stoves, pumps, geysers, and kettles.

You can compare the backup power system’s capacity to the total amount of power required for everything you want to continue running while load shedding is in effect.

Example: You want to power a computer with a 17″ monitor, some lights, and a radio.

Computer300 Watts
2 – 60 Watt Lights120 Watts
Radio10 Watts
Total Need430 Watts per hour or 0,43kw per hour
Example of how to calculate your power needs

Based on the above calculation, a 1KW/1000W Hybrid inverter will be more than enough to power your appliances.

If you need to convert amps to kilowatts you can make use of the following amp-to-kilowatts calculator

How many hybrid inverters do I need?

Most households only require 1 hybrid solar inverter while offices may require more than one inverter, this once again comes down to your power requirements. Many inverters can be connected in parallel. This means that two inverters, e.g. two 5kw inverters in parallel will operate as if it was one inverter of 10kw.

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Example of two 5kw inverters connected in parallel.

Can a hybrid solar inverter function without batteries?

If you’re wondering if a solar inverter can run without batteries, the short answer is yes it can! If you choose to install a hybrid solution that uses solar energy to convert Solar energy into AC power using your Hybrid inverter.  This only works when you have sufficient Sun and if you have Solar panels that generate sufficient solar power.

Many people think that solar inverters only work with batteries, but that’s not the case. In fact, there are two types of solar inverters- those that work with batteries and those that don’t.

A hybrid solar inverter is a great option for people who want the benefits of solar power but don’t want to install a battery bank. Hybrid solar inverters can last for years without a battery, making them a great option for people who live in areas where electricity is reliable or for people who only want to use solar panels to supplement their current energy use.

If you want to take full advantage of solar power we recommend that you make use of solar batteries to store the excess power. Browse our selection of solar batteries for sale

Cheap vs More Expensive Solar Inverters

Have you ever wondered why some inverters cost much more than others of the same power?

Cheap parts tend to fail early and degrade rapidly. We frequently observe this with less expensive brands; the parts will function for a few months before completely ceasing to function, rendering the inverter useless.

Our inverters use dependable, high-quality parts that have undergone testing and are duty-cycle rated to meet or exceed our standards. To make sure they can withstand the loads, heat, and cycles applied to them, they run at thousands of cycles for weeks on end. Overrating components to handle the frequent use and abuse by human hands is another crucial factor.

Conclusion

Based on all the information mentioned above the price of a hybrid solar inverter entirely depends on your power requirements. If you use more than 5KW per hour a 2 or 3-KW solar inverter will not be strong enough to supply enough energy for your needs, meaning you will be required to upgrade or make use of a larger inverter that is also more expensive.

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