Industry White Paper

Optimizing Residential Solar Energy Systems for Efficiency, Reliability, and Cost

December 26, 2022 by onsemi
Topics Covered
  • Overview of Residential Solar System
  • DC−DC Boost Converter
  • DC−AC Inverter
  • Bidirectional DC−DC Converter
  • High−Efficiency Solar Inverters
  • The Silicon Carbide Advantage
  • Solar Inverter System Design

White Paper Overview

With California mandating solar for all new residential homes, it is no surprise the solar market is expected to grow substantially over the next decade. The photovoltaic inverter market is expected to reach 1 terawatt of capacity and a market value of $54 billion from 2021-2025. Additionally, the percentage of residential and commercial solar systems paired with energy storage systems is expected to increase to 29% by 2025. onsemi offers a broad portfolio of high-power silicon and SiC devices for residential, commercial, and utility solar systems over a wide range of power levels. This white paper discusses an overview of residential solar and key technologies to enable those systems.