How to Configure Solar + Storage Systems Using Schneider Electric Products?

by | Sep 28, 2020 | Blog posts, Installation Tips

We have exciting updates to our Installer Handbook. One of them is the configuration information for solar + storage systems using Schneider Electric’s products. Our XW and SW series of storage inverters are great options for solar + storage systems, providing ultimate backup power. Please download the latest Installer Handbook for your region!

AC- and DC-Coupled systems using XW series storage inverters

The XW series inverters paired with MPPT charge controllers will provide ultimate backup performance while keeping flexible configurations. Our solutions are suitable for both AC-Coupling and DC-Coupling.

AC-Coupling

AC-Coupling is a great option if your customer’s goal is retrofitting the existing PV system with a storage solution, or the loads coincide with PV generation. Our XW series inverters are compatible with third-party inverters and microinverters.

DC-Coupling

Prioritize storage of solar energy for later use with DC-Coupling. DC-Coupling is also suitable for prolonged blackouts. If the battery inverter shuts down due to discharged battery and no PV, the system automatically recovers through DC charging when PV returns).

The below image is an example of DC-Coupling configuration.

Example system configurations for each system size

The below table shows example ordering information for some typical configurations (UL models). Other configurations are also possible such as adding additional MPPT charge controllers. Please refer to each product’s specifications and manuals for more information.

DC-Coupled systems using SW hybrid inverter/charger

Proven hybrid inverter solution

The SW inverter paired with MPPT charge controllers is perfect for off-grid, backup power and self-consumption applications for small home systems.

For expanded off-grid capacity, SW can be integrated with generators. It’s also self-consumption ready, able to prioritize solar consumption over the grid while maintaining zero grid export. The SW works with the grid to avoid peak utility charges and support the grid when utility supply is limited.

Example SW system configuration

The below table shows example ordering information for a typical configuration (UL models). Please refer to each product’s specifications and manuals for more information.

For more information about the Installer Handbooks, please visit this post. Hope it helps you design your next solar and storage system!

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