A solar inverter is an essential component of a solar power system. Its main function is to convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used to power household appliances, businesses, or fed into the electrical grid.
To determine the kilowatt (kW) capacity of an solar inverter needed to run a 2-ton air conditioner, we need to convert the tonnage into its equivalent power rating in kilowatts.
1 ton of air conditioner is equal to approximately 3.516 kilowatts. Therefore, a 2-ton air conditioner would require:
2 tons * 3.516 kW/ton = 7.032 kW
So, a 2-ton air conditioner would require an inverter with a capacity of approximately 7.032 kW to run efficiently.
How many kilowatts of solar panel to be needed for 7-kilowatt inverter?
On average, a solar panel has a capacity of around 250 to 400 watts (0.25 to 0.4 kW). Let's assume a conservative estimate of 250 watts per panel for our calculation.
To find the number of solar panels required, divide the inverter capacity by the capacity of each panel:
7 kW / 0.25 kW = 28 solar panels
So, you would need approximately 28 solar panels, assuming each panel has a capacity of 250 watts, to match a 7-KW inverter.
It's important to note that this is a rough estimate and actual requirements may vary based on factors such as panel efficiency, local sunlight conditions, shading, and energy consumption patterns. It is advisable to consult with our engineer for detailed assessment and provide more accurate recommendations for your specific situation.