Hybrid and UPS Systems
A Hybrid Solar Energy System usually refers to a solar pv and battery storage with mains grid backup. Hybrid systems are becoming increasingly popular, as battery prices continue to drop and feed in tariffs decline.
There are many types of hybrid inverters, which generally convert solar direct current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC) while being able to intelligently charge and discharge power from the batteries when required. Many Hybrid Inverters have the ability to charge batteries from the grid, which can be useful for UPS systems, as well as using off peak power for use at peak periods.
With the advancement of quality low cost Lithium Battery Technology, most of our Hybrid systems are installed with Lithium Battery banks which are more compact and offer greater cycle life than conventional lead acid type batteries.
Hybrid System Upgrade
Most Installed Solar Power Systems, can be Upgraded to include batteries for a Hybrid Solution. In most cases, the existing grid connect inverter is replaced entirely with a solar hybrid inverter, coupled with a battery bank, however, a quality grid inverter can be coupled with an inverter charger to create a hybrid power system.
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
A Hybrid System can be effectively used as an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) providing power security in case of main grid failure. These Hybrid Systems require fully charged batteries in case of power outage and can be installed without a solar power system, using the main grid as the source of battery charging. UPS systems, both solar and mains grid connected are effectively used in commercial applications.
Hybrid PowerSystems also play an important roll in solar system stability by storing excess solar generation into battery banks for use at night. A well designed solar battery hybrid system will increase savings and create greater power security and independence. Read More