The ground-breaking X-Hybrid is a 3kw inverter that can also store surplus energy in batteries for later use. It is important to understand that this is a hybrid solar PV inverter and battery storage controller. This means it needs to be sized just like a regular inverter would be and, if it is being retrofitted, will replace the existing inverter. This 3kW model just has a single MPPT tracker so will not work on split-roof systems unfortunately.
The Hybrid ‘E’ version also has optional EPS (Emergency Power Supply) functionality, allowing the end user to make use of their stored energy in the event of a power outage. The E version Hybrid battery storage inverter is installed with a changeover switch that gives the end user complete control. When grid power is lost, the inverter goes into EPS mode ready for the customer to swtich over once they have prioritised which essential devices and appliances they wish to power. This manual control is essential as it ensures that non-essential heavy load devices can be switched off ensuring that users get the most of the stored energy at a time when they need it most.
The ‘E’ series can also work as a completely off-grid system.
The SolaX X-Hybrid inverter can be supplied with a number of battery storage options including Li-ion and Lead Acid