The Inverter is a critical part of any off-the-grid electric system. It converts DC into AC, enabling the power from solar panels, batteries and fuel cell to run normal house loads. We have an Outback 3600 watt unit.

Since inverters are well-documented elsewhere, we will not go into detail. From our point of view, it was part of the solid well-established “off-the-grid” base on which we built our hydrogen project.

The inverter.
Our inverter came in a unit including a DC panel (on right) and an AC panel (on left). These are great units, giving lots of room for wires and allowing an orderly installation. The grey boxes beneath the inverter contain remote operation and monitoring gear. To the right of the DC panel are two charge controllers (see PV Array).