How to select a solar hybrid inverter

How to select a hybrid inverter
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Do you know that the energy received by the solar panels is in pure DC form, whereas almost all the home appliances work on AC (Alternating current)? Then you might be wondering about how we are using solar electricity to run our home appliances? Thinking about which complicated theory goes behind this concept? Here, at Solnce Energy, we focus to simplify the complex technical concepts just for you in order to make you, your own technical guru who exactly knows what to buy? Why to buy? where to buy? And, How to buy?

So to begin with, The hybrid solar inverter is that magical tool that receives energy from the solar panels in the form of DC and then converts DC energy into the type of energy your home appliances need. So in this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about solar hybrid inverters.

Let's start with the concept of the solar hybrid inverter, Like the name, “hybrid” gives us an idea that a hybrid solar inverter combines two or more systems together. You can say that it is a combination of a solar power system with a

battery-based inverter to form a single setup. In most simple words, the conventional inverter requires a new inverter for batteries. whereas, a solar panel system with a hybrid inverter does not need a different inverter for batteries. Hybrid inverters do an advanced job and work with batteries to store excess power as well.

How many types of hybrid inverters?

Furthermore, hybrid inverters are of 3 types.

  • Basic hybrid inverter for solar storage
  • Hybrid inverter for solar storage and backup power
  • Battery energy storage systems (BESS)

So now you know what a solar hybrid inverter is and its type. Now let's focus on the parameters that you should consider while choosing an inverter brand.

The following are the technical parameters to be considered while selecting the type of inverter and its type. Here you can read the simplified non-technical terms of each parameter so that you can grasp the concept easily.

  • Power rating
  • Efficiency
  • Protection
  • Manufacturer’s warranty
  • Cost

Power rating:

Solar inverters are used for various purposes at your home, workplace place and anywhere in between where you can think of solar electricity. Power rating ranges from anything between

50-50000 watts. If you are thinking of buying a solar inverter for your home, then you can work with less than 11000 watts. Standard solar inverters come with a power rating of 50-5000 watts. So while buying an inverter, do look at the power rating to suit your needs.


You can safely say that Solar inverter efficiency directly affects the efficiency of your entire solar system. The power generated by your solar panels will go through your inverter first, as the pure DC cannot be used in the home appliances. So every percent of efficiency is important to improve the performance of your solar system. To calculate the percentage efficiency, divide the output power by the input power of the solar inverter. Getting 100% efficiency is not possible because there is going to be some kind of heat lost in the process. Try to choose the inverter where the efficiency rate is not so far away from 100%.

Manufacturer’s warranty:

Just like a solar panel warranty, a solar inverter also comes with a manufacturer warranty. Different companies give different warranty years on the inverter. Reputed brands provide good years of warranty, so before settling for anyone brand, do research amongst different brands.

The end aim is to select the best inverter, with years of warranty that comes under your budget area, from the brand that is trustworthy.


When we talk about any electrical appliances, the threat of damage counts in without saying. Every electric appliance is constantly under the threat of some kind of damage if proper parameters are not fulfilled. So select a solar inverter that protects the components due to lightning surges, DC reverse polarity protection, overload, and type of such threads.

After going through all the parameters mentioned above, the last checkpoint is the costing. Lucky in India we have many brands to choose from, these options will help you to select a brand that fits you and your budget. Brands like Sungrow, Growatt, Solaryaan, Luminous are reputed brands with strong market presences. These data and names have been given on the basis of the research. To get more benefit, do your own hand on research to understand the kind of brands available in the market according to your needs

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