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, https://www.sma-sunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Breaker-Image-1.png, /wp-content/themes/enfold-child/images/SMA-LOGO-Color_s-1.png, Construction continues at largest Sunny Tripower site. From [2011] on you add up the numbers of the breakers closest to each inverter, with no additional accumulation of size rounding as you go upstream. what starts to get confusing is figuring the main PV breaker size for multiple single phase inverters when its a three phase service – it seems there are times when 2 inverters will have a higher amperage output than three inverters which are balanced and breakers landed on all three phase equally.