Originally Posted by John David
What's your opinion on one master inverter vs an inverter on each solar panel?
If that question was directed to me and about inverters on house I set mine up with micro inverters on each panel.
After a certain array size the cost is more than one master inverter but the advantages I liked. Convert to AC at each panel so just AC runs to house. With one master inverter you have panels set up in series strings.
Any shade on any one panel and the whole string shuts down. You have to deal with large DC currents down to where your inverter is.
If one panel on mine is shaded it just shuts down and all the other panels keep producing. If an inverter goes bad I only lose that panel output till get replaced.