Would you like to have solar power during a power outage without batteries?
If you said “yes” you’re not alone. Most people assume that having solar power on your home will automatically provide you with power in the event of a power outage. Unless you have battery storage this is not the case. Almost all grid-tied systems have no storage capability and automatically shut down in the event of a power outage. Because grid-tied solar power systems put excess power on the grid, we wouldn’t want them to do so while utility workers are busy restoring service.
SMA has just introduced their new line of transformer inverters in the US. These inverters are capable of providing solar power to a dedicated outlet (at least while your system is producing) during a power outage. Learn more here.
People with grid-tied systems have been asking for a solar-powered solution for a power outage without the need for batteries. Kudos to SMA for developing these inverters.