Looking for small hybrid inverter offgrid/gridtie
I'm building my second solar set up. First one was 1.2kw gridtie with micro inverters. Now for my second in another location. I'm building a cabin, its a little isolated but there is a utility pole about 300ft away. The place will see little usage, mostly weekend use only. I really want to postpone tying into the utility company and paying fees for the privilege for a few more years. I already have a nice and quiet honda 5400 genny, but prefer things more quiet with less fuel. My cabin is dried in but not wired yet. Last weekend I purchased 6x 123watt 12volt sharp panels for $75 each. Now its time to get started. Loads will be mostly led lighting, small 12volt water pump to power my cistern, phone chargers and small electronics, maybe a ceiling fan or two. Seems I could go down and dirty with a cheap inverter and a couple of batteries, and depend on the generator when I need more. I recall there are hybrid inverters, that can do both gridtie, and battery like a ups and some might even have a built in charger, but I'm having a difficult time finding anything small. If I did hybrid this would allow me to start with off grid and later grid tie with a little backup thinking power outages might be more common in the rural area. Any suggestions?
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