Re: Grid Tie Solar or Wind Turbine with Backup Generator
Another option is to just put your critical loads on a sub-panel that you need to power in an outage. Then, put your generator transfer switch between the main panel and the sub-panel. If the power goes out, your alt energy equipment will fall out of spec and shut down. Your auto transfer switch will kick in, and power your sub-panel and your critical loads.
In a normal situation, your solar will backfeed into your main panel. The sub panel will get its power via its connection to the main panel. (and your alt energy system) Any excess would be sent to the grid like normal.
Xantrex XW6048, XW-MPPT-60 SCC, Midnite E-Panel, 36 SunXtender PVX-890T @ 801ah, Briggs Elite 8kw, Midnite PV Combiner, 12 Sharp 224s / 2.6kw , Bogart Tri-Metric Meter, 2 EKM Meters (On AC1 and Load)