I am wondering if anyone has ever tried using a microinverter with an off-grid system. Would the microinverter try to pump all of the power from my batteries into the AC devices I connect?


  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,185 ✭✭✭✭
    Microinverters require an existing current to sync up to or they will not produce any current. So they have pretty much no use off grid.
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Prosine 1800 and Exeltech 1100, 660 ah 24v ForkLift battery. Off grid for @16 of last 17 years. Assorted other systems, and to many panels in the closet to not do more...lol
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,530 admin
    I am not sure I understand your question... A micro "Grid Tied" (GT) inverter? Or some other type of off grid micro inverter?

    If a GT inverter--They require a working 120/240 VAC 60 Hz source (or Euro power equivalent) voltage source to provide stable AC power. A GT Micro inverter cannot generate/regulate AC power on its own.

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 5,193 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a client installing one of these. It works offgrid but I too may be missing the point here.
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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