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Grid-Tied Solar Inverters with Battery Backup

Secure power for your home during grid outages by retrofitting your grid-tied system with backup power using proven Schneider Electric’s solutions.
Solar solution for:
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Benefits

  • Retrofit seamlessly with installed PV inverters
  • Complete reliability with industry leading solution
  • Seamless switchover to keep your power on during outage

Solutions

During grid outages PV Inverter production cannot occur, so a home with a PV inverter system installed will not have power during an outage. However for homes that have a PV Inverter system installed and are already selling power to the grid, it is still possible to retrofit backup power using Conext™ XW ProXW+ or SW inverter chargers. In a FIT program either Conext™ XW Pro, XW+ or SW is added behind PV inverter to provide backup, no change to PV inverter FIT wiring is required. However backup power is limited to the capacity of the battery bank and the solar system cannot be used to charge the batteries while the grid is down. In a NET metered program the Conext™ XW Pro or XW+ inverter charger is added in front of PV inverter to provide backup power. The PV inverter is rewired from the grid connection to critical load subpanel and AC Couple is on AC Output port. Conext™ solutions includes:

  • Seamless switchover
  • Powerful load starting
  • Fast efficient ChargePower technology
  • Scalable battery reserve
  • CouplingPower – AC couple with PV power

To learn more about the solution, contact your local Schneider Electric Solar representative.


Bill of Materials

The XW series inverters give flexibility of configuring in either AC-Coupled or DC-Coupled systems. 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. 

For more information about system configurations, please download our Installer Handbook for your region.