Benefits of the Sol-Ark 12K Inverter in a grid-interactive system.

There are an endless number of options when it comes to configuring your solar power system, which is excellent! But it can make decisions a bit more challenging. In this video, James, our sales manager and application engineer, talks about why he installed the Sol-Ark 12K Inverter on his home as part of his grid-tied battery backup installation as a grid-interactive system.

What are the benefits of a grid-tied with battery backup or grid interactive application?

With a grid-tied battery backup, or grid interactive installation, you can be completely independent of the grid, essentially using the grid as an emergency backup, using the grid only as needed to fill gaps in solar production or battery storage, similar to a backup generator.

This reduces dependency, lowers utility costs, and protects you from grid outages due to severe weather, fires, or other events that could cause the grid to go down.

How do I know what size inverter I need?

Using a load calculator is an excellent place to start. You can use this one that is on our website. Once you have determined your peak load demand, along with how much energy you intend to consume per day, our sales engineers can help you identify which inverter is best for your application. With the Sol-Ark 12K or 15K, you can also expand your system if you increase the size of your home or need more power in the future.

Wait, what does an inverter do again?

The inverter is the main component in the system in addition to the solar panels and battery bank. The inverter manages power flow from all connected sources (solar, batteries, grid, and even a backup generator in some cases) and decides how to best utilize whatever source is available at any given time.

Will your sales engineers be annoyed by my questions? I’m new to this…

Not at all! We work with everyone from the complete beginner to other electrical engineers installing their systems. We have been around for over 40 years, working with people like you who want to make changes but aren’t sure where to start. Give us a call, 800-383-0195, chat with us online, or shoot us an email we’re here to help!

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