Call LG Solar Direct 1300 152 179 Find a Specialist

Search FAQs

Looking for Something? Search Here.

Are micro inverters better than string inverters for my solar system?

Micro inverter better than string inverter when there is shading

Micro inverters and string inverters both have their strengths and weaknesses. Micro inverters will be a better option in situations where the panels will be affected by shading or when panels need to be facing different directions on the roof.

String inverters, as a cheaper solution, will in most cases be the best option when there are no shading issues and several panels can be installed facing the same direction on the same roof surface

Strings of panels traditionally could be compromised in a shady environment as one panel shaded would reduce the output of all panels connected on the same string. High quality panels have bypass diode so an individual cell that is affected by a leaf, or bird dropping will not affect the overall performance of the panel or the other panels on the same string. An LG panel is also isolated into three sections so that shading on one section will not reduce the remaining sections of the panel. LG panels also produce more solar power per cell - up to 320W compared to 260W. With a higher amperage they can be configured in small strings, reducing the impact of partial shading.

Solar Questions?

Talk to an LG Solar Specialist.
For free advice call 1300 152 179

Call LG Solar Direct

New LG Solar Guide

Written by experts with over
20 years of solar experience.

Receive your FREE copy today.

Download the LG Solar Guide