A power inverter, or inverter, is an electronic device or
circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The
inverter is a component of each renewable generating project evaluated for
interconnection requests. Receipt of an Approval to Install notification in the
interconnection application process is validation the inverter specifications
were reviewed and accepted.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Standard 1547 provides the criteria and requirements for interconnecting small
generator equipment to the grid. Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Standard 1741
sets the requirements for the inverters and charge controllers used in
photovoltaic (PV) systems.
to access lists of acceptable inverters and for additional information such as
eligibility and performance test results for inverters from the State of
California, California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities