Microinverters are a plug-and-play device used in photovoltaics that converts direct current (DC) generated by solar PV panels into alternating Current (AC), and are typically installed beneath the surface of the solar panels, on the racking system. Microinverters are equipped with rapid shutdown capability. Microinverters and power optimizers are the best solution for installations where one or more panels may be intermittently shaded, or on a roof mount where PV panels are mounted on both the east and west facing roof surfaces.