inverter

Definitions

Computing

Construction

  • Power conditioning equipment for photovoltaic systems used to convert DC power from photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, water turbines, fuel cells, or batteries to AC power. A rotary inverter is a DC motor driving an AC generator. More common are static inverters, which use power transistors to achieve the conversion electronically.
http://www.dictionarycentral.com/definition/inverter.html