Solar inverter also known as PV(Photovoltaic) inverter. It converts the direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into alternating current (AC). Solar inverters can be classified in 3 types Stand-alone inverters, Grid-tie inverters, and Battery backup inverters. Stand-alone inverters are the most popular solar inverters used for home purpose.
There are 3 major reasons why solar inverters are not so popular in India. Firstly, about 90% of India’s urban population resides in apartments. Solar inverters run on Solar panels which are required to be fixed on the terrace. It is not possible to fix solar panels on an apartments terrace as the society would not grant permission. You are very fortunate if you are able to convince them to do so.
Secondly, the government has granted nominal subsidy but still the solar panels continue to be expensive. Finally, government does not offer subsidy on the inverter battery and this makes it a bad deal. If you have plans to generate solar power, go solar independent and get rid off the grid power. In true sense this is going to be an absolute expensive affair. For a 2 bed room house to generate 700 Watts power it might approximately cost you Rs 70,000/-.
Luminous inverters and Home UPS are market leaders in India. Luminous Power Technologies Limited was founded in 1988. It has 5000+ employees, 8 manufacturing plants, 28 sales office locations, and more than 55,000 channel partners. Luminous offers a wide range of inverters and wide range of inverter batteries. Luminous offers range of inverters which include 400VA to 100KVA. It is winner of “Consumer Superbrand” award in the inverter and inverter battery category for the year 2011-2012. Also has won Rashtriya Udyog Ratna Quality award for the year 2012 and 2014.Few of the popular solar inverter brands are Luminous, Microtek, APC, Sukam, V-Guard, Mahindra, Genus, and Arise. Luminous continues to be the best selling inverter brand in India. The credit goes to the sales team and there nationwide after sales network. Few of the popular inverter batteries are Exide, Amaron, Luminous, Microtek, Digi Power, Okaya, Sukam, V-Guard, Lucas, and Base.
Microtek International Pvt. Ltd., is India’s largest power products manufacturer having products like Line Interactive UPS, Online UPS, Digital Inverters, Sinve Wave Inverters/UPS EB/UPS E²/UPS 24×7. Microtek inverters have received worldwide acceptance because of its quality & reliability and are exported to many countries. Microtek has complete range of Digital and Sinewave Inverters, UPS EB, UPS E² and UPS 24×7 from 400VA to 10KVA. Microtek also has world class range of Online UPS from 1KVA to 50KVA.
Exide has launched high end DSP based Pure SINE WAVE Home UPS. It has set up its Home UPS system manufacturing facility at Roorkee. It manufactures Square Wave, Modified Square Wave, and Pure Sine Wave inverters. Exide was founded in 1880, it continues to remain the most popular battery brand in India.
Amaron inverters are part of Amara Raja Batteries Limited. Amara Raja is a USD 565 million group with innovative engineering and design. Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL) has collaborated with Johnson Controls inc, USA. It is the largest manufacturer of standby Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VLRA) batteries in India. Amaron’s next generation battery lasted longer than its competitors. It is the only battery that contains the patented Silven X alloy.
Su-Kam was founded in the year 1988 by Kunwer Sachdev. He is popularly known as the “Inverter man of India”. It manufactured India’s first “Sine Wave Inverter”that eliminated the irritating humming sound. Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. Is a company led and managed by a group of innovative think tanks. It has bagged the National Quality Excellence Award in 2014. Kunwer Sachdev has been awarded Global Achievers award in 2014.