Step towards Decentralized Energy Systems: A Grid-tie Smart Solar InverterAuthor(s): Abdul Haseeb, Karan Bhatia, Humayoon Shahid, Bhawani Shankar, Faizan Bari, Bhunesh Harani, Ali Asghar Memon
Energy crisis, the adverse effect of conventional energy sources and line losses are the major problems the world facing nowadays. These factors not only influence our economy and health but also have an equal impact on many other social factors. In this paper, the methods to overcome these crises by using clean energy sources have been discussed. As it is evident that clean energy sources are a pollution-free form of energy and have minimal effect on the environment, so it is better to use clean energy sources instead of conventional energy sources. Solar energy, being one of the cleanest forms of energy is recommended among all other clean energy sources. Furthermore, to exploit and use solar energy, the hardware model of the ‘smart solar inverter’ is proposed in this research work which works using the net metering technique. By employing this model, not only can the customers consume power independently, but surplus energy can be provided to the grid as well. Lastly, marketing techniques through the proposed model are suggested that make the clean energy entrepreneurship possible on both small and large scales.