Hybrid Inverter Feature Comaprison & Selection Guide by AM Solar

 

Use this guide to assist you in choosing the right inverter for your solar requirements ~ now and future.

Not all inverters are the same, so please carefully compare the features of one inverter vs. the other.

 

AM Solar Inverter Technologies, include:

 

Select the system that best suits your    

Budget | Technology | Capacity | Future 

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Terms Used



  • All-in-One: The inverter has a built in Solar input. It does not require an external Charge Controller or Grid-Tie (GT) Inverter.

  • Grid Support: Ability of the inverter to send excess solar power to the load if the Batts are fully charged.

  • Enhanced Grid Support: Ability of the inverter to do Grid Support and blend a percentage of battery energy with the excess solar energy to the load, while completing a full charge cycle of the batts.

  • Priority Grid Support: Ability of the inverter to do Grid Support and blend a percentage of battery energy with the excess solar energy to the load without completing a full cycle. Also known a Self-Consumption Mode.

  • Peak / Load Shaving: The ability of the inverter to use battery power to supplement grid power when a peak is detected (with RTC).

  • Stackable: The ability to add additional Inverters in parallel to increase inverter output.  Note: The Stack Limits (max output).

  • Sell to Grid: Exports excess/available DC power to the grid (Nett-Metering).

  • 3-Phase: The ability of the inverter to be configured into a 3-Phase output (usually 1x inverter per phase   or   multi-inverters per phase).

  • AC-Couple: The inverter can work in an Off-Grid configuration with a GT inverter connected on the AC output to supply the load and batts (at 95% - 98% efficiency). Typically for Day-Time Loads.

  • RTC Programming: The inverter programming can be configured using the Real Time Clock (RTC). For Advanced Programming functions.

  • Load Control DB (iSense): The ability for the inverter to control contactors (iSense) on a DB Board. To disconnect non-priority loads on loss of AC in.

  • Gen Start: The inverter can send a signal to a 2-wire or a 3-wire standby generator to Start/Stop. For backup AC battery charging & load supply.

  • Home Automation Ready: The inverter has the ability to communicate on common Home Automation protocols. Can pass performance data and control.

  • Ext Relay: The inverter has external relays which can control various external devices (via programming configurations) e.g. ext. fans, load control, generator start/stop, etc.

  • Li-ion Ready: The inverter has the ability to interface to a Lithium Ion Battery type.

 

 

Watch the Videos on each Hybrid Inverter by AM Solar

 

Use this guide to assist you in choosing the right inverter for your solar requirements ~ now and future.

 

SMA's Sunny Island (SI) Hybrid Inverters



The Sunny Island and Sunny Central battery inverters enable the integration of storage systems into stand-alone systems as well as into transmission and distribution grids.


For a self-sufficient power supply, an optimum integration of renewable energies and the stabilizing of utility grids. 

 

Schneider Electric's New Conext XW+ Hybrid Inverter



Schneider Electric’s Conext XW+ is the next generation of the highly successful Conext XW hybrid inverter.

Featuring higher power ratings, Conext XW+ also has better battery management, including support for lithium-ion technology. Its superior BOS integration further simplifies installation. It can be used for both DC- and AC-coupled systems and is suitable for large hybrid applications up to 102kW.  

 

Ingeteam's 1Play Hybrid Inverters "All-in-One"



The INGECON SUN STORAGE 1Play battery inverter generates an off-grid AC network and manages the power achieving an optimum balance between production, storage and consumption.

To do so, it controls all the time the energy flow between the grid and the batteries.

 

Featuring an advanced battery management technology, it ensures the maximum life of the storage system, by controlling constantly the battery temperature using a three-wire PT100 sensor.

In case of need, it connects and controls an auxiliary generator.

 

Imeon's SMART Hybrid Inverter "All-in-One"



IMEON 3.6 is the ideal solution for all solar energy systems (Smart-Grid / Back-up / Off-Grid / On-grid). IMEON 3.6 manages different sources of energy (Solar, Batteries, Grid) and thanks to its integrated microprocessor, IMEON orients energy according to the production conditions and the consumption needs for most optimal performance.

 

IMEON 3.6 adapts to all installation types/ self-consumption with or without storage, isolated sites or grid-tied sites, selling the totality of the solar production or only the solar surplus, uninterrupted power supply (UPS / Back-up).

 

POWER.SURE range
Voltronic's Axpert Range of Hybrid Inverters "All-in-One"



This is a multi-function inverter/charger, combining functions of inverter, solar charger and battery charger to offer uninterruptible power support with portable size.

 

Its comprehensive LCD display offers user-configurable and easy-accessible button operation such as battery charging current, AC/solar charger priority, and acceptable input voltage based on different applications.

 

 

Download the Docs: 

Inverter Feature Comparison Guide:

Power.SURE Selection Guide:

Design Your Own PV System:

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