Grid-interactive or Grid/Hybrid renewable energy systems with more sophisticated inverter/chargers and battery storage capabilities can provide off-grid performance when grid power is unstable, expensive, or even down altogether due to outages or emergencies. But those benefits were out of reach to owners of more common grid-tied systems with simple inverters, which must disconnect when the utility grid is not present for safety reasons—until now. Growing interest in having the best of both worlds— combining grid-tied savings with off-grid independence—is behind the adoption of AC-Coupling, which enables an existing grid-tied inverter system to “couple” as another energy source to a second grid-interactive inverter (with connected battery storage) and share their combined energy while providing battery back-up security and flexibility.
1 x Outback Radian GS8048A 8kW, 48V 120/240VAC Inverter/Charger (MPN: OUTGS8048A)
1 x Outback Power PreWired GSLC 175A Disconnects, AC Coupled, 120/240VAC (MPN: OUTGSLC175-AC)
1 x Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller (MPN: OUTMATE3S)
1 x Outback FW-MB3 Mate 3 Side Mounting Bracket (MPN: OUTFW-MB3)
1 x Outback Power 2 Shelf Integrated Battery Rack for 48V Systems (MPN: OUTIBR-2-48-175)
8 x Outback Power EnergyCell 200GH, 12V 191AH AGM Battery (MPN: OUTEC-200GH)
2 x Battery to Inverter Cables, 2/0 AWG 10Ft (120″), Red/Black Pair (MPN: ALTBC-2/0-120RB)