What is an inverter? What does it do and how is it used?

The panels produce direct current that the inverter converts to 230 V alternate current. When the inverter is connected to an electrical board / fuse board, all the produced solar energy is directly available to all electrical appliances in the household. If solar power is produced more than needed, the excess power is automatically fed to the mains network. And should the power requirement of the household appliances exceed the output of the panels, the required amount of electricity is automatically taken from the mains.