I have solar panels that will supply about 200 watts. (They are rated for 400 watts.)
I have a load that needs about 150 watts, 120 Volt AC, off grid, and only when the sun shines.
The 12 volt solar panels have an open circuit voltage about 17 Volt.
All the 12V inverters have an input range 10 to 15 volt, and 17 volt is an overvoltage.
I don't want to use a battery because I don't need to store the power. I don't want to invest in one, batteries don't last long.
How can I overcome the mismatch of the panel output voltage and inverter input requirement?
How can I do it inexpensively and without losses? (Like voltage regulator, or DC to DC converter.)
Grid tie inverters have larger input voltage range, but I don't want to connect to a grid.