The inverter or converter is the electronic device required for almost all distributed generation (DG) sources. It provides AC power at a useable voltage and frequency for connection to the utilities' electric power grid or to provide power for off-grid loads. In general, it converts the output of photovoltaic panels, fuel cells, wind turbines, microturbines and other rotating machines to an appropriate AC voltage and frequency for direct domestic and industrial use. A converter is a device that accepts AC or DC power and converts it to another form of AC or DC power for direct use by a load or accumulation in an energy storage system. Learn more.
Engine generator products are electricity-producing assemblies typically located at or near the point of use. They are typically installed so that back-up power is available to the user in the event of a utility grid failure. These systems are considered to employ the most reliable power producing technologies ever used in stand-alone and distributed systems. Learn more.