Renewable energy

Managing conditions

An inverter converts Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC), and for solar inverters, this is typically from a solar panel to a residential or commercial electricity network. A primary function of a solar inverter is to manage and maximise power from the solar cells under various environmental conditions, for example, direct sunlight or overcast climates.

Ario inverter
Figure 1: MEtaPower inverter

The MEtaPower is a three-phase inverter than can accommodate 400-1500V solar input. The electronics are enclosed within an IP65 housing, which shields workings from water and other unwanted ingress. Thermal management is discreet and, rather than making use of fans which consume power and require maintenance, a heat-sink arrangement manages temperatures spikes and fluctuations. Four ergonomic corner handles assist installation of the device onto a wall mounting bracket.

Ario inverter app
Figure 2: MEtaPower app

The inverter makes use of an innovative Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm to efficiently harvest optimal energy from energy sources. The product is internet enabled, which allows users to configure setup and carry out remote diagnostics using a desktop or mobile application.