Thinking about some upgrades next year and was wondering how easy/feasible it is to add a standard 3kw inverter to my existing setup.
Currently I am running with this:
Solis 6kw Hybrid + 5kwh battery + 7kwp of panels S facing
Next year I might replace the 3kw panels from the front house string with 4kwp panels and move the old panels to the back of the house, N facing, for a total of 11kwp.
The new standard 3kw inverter would be for these N facing panels.
A few questions:
Should be no issue mixing inverters, they are designed just to work with the grid.
To be sure you could set an export limit on your hybrid and that would be enough.
Yeah that's what I thought.
My existing setup is in the attic I assume I don't need to run any extra cables to the consumer unit since I already have the cables from the hybrid going there? Power and cat6 for the CT.
Yeah and you wouldn't even need a ct for the new inverter, as the "dominate" one is your hybrid anyway
I'm thinking something similar.
I've a 3kw standard inverter with panels facing west.
Considering doing a ground mounted array and getting a 6kw hybrid.
Chatting to SAAS soon about them putting in a few panels East facing and the hyrid. I know the cost from midsummer so know what to expect price wise.
It might take the hassle out of it for me when I put in my DIY array and can wire them into the hybrid.
I take it that if I do this the max number of strings in 2 and I can't just swap out the standard inverter and have 3 strings.