Do I need a Power Inverter?
Actually, no. This is the only component of a solar energy system that is not absolutely required. However, if you don't use one, you will not have 120 volts AC and will have use battery power alone. This might be acceptable in a small RV or cabin, but most people want to use normal AC appliances.
Want to DIY your own panel?
See our partner's "how to diy" tutorial video.