Using a hybrid inverter with your solar panels is a great way to help keep the power going when you need it most.
Hybrid Inverters are ideal for grid-uncertain situations. A hybrid inverter is primarily used for grid-tie purposes and selling back to the utility company, but they can also provide backup power to your home when the electric utility fails. Customers often use hybrid inverter systems with solar panels to keep the power going during a blackout. In some cases, hybrid solar power systems will have a generator for as-needed use. Visit our blog to learn more on the difference between a hybrid inverter and an off grid inverter/charger.
With a hybrid power system, backup power for your house is provided by deep cycle batteries. When the grid goes out, the batteries are charged and ready to go using AC power from the grid. There are some hybrid inverter/chargers with two AC inputs for charging the battery bank through its charger, one from the grid and one from a generator. This way, when the grid is up, it can keep the batteries topped off. When it goes down, a generator can be used as needed to charge them so that your generator doesn't have to run constantly while the grid is out.
Not sure what size battery-to-inverter cable or fuses/breakers to use with your inverter? Check out our handy table for quick inverter cables and breaker sizing.
Building a hybrid solar system? See our solar inverter price list below.Read more +
|Product Name||Volts ↑||Watts||Price|
|SolarEdge 7.6kW Energy Hub Storage Invr w RGM SolarEdge SE-7600H-USMNBBL14 SEDSE7600EHRGM SolarEdge 7.6kW Energy Hub Storage Invr w RGM||240208 V||7600 W||$3,879.75|
|SolarEdge Energy Hub SE-11400H-US Storage Inverter SolarEdge SE-11400H-USSNBBL14 SEDSE11400EH SolarEdge Energy Hub SE-11400H-US Storage Inverter||240 V||11400 W||$4,194.75|
|SolarEdge Energy Hub SE-6000H-US Storage Inverter SolarEdge SE-6000H-US-Energy Hub SEDSE6000EH SolarEdge Energy Hub SE-6000H-US Storage Inverter||240 V||6000 W||$2,372.23|
|Midnite Solar Rosie 7000W 48V Inverter/Charger Midnite Solar, Inc. MNROSIE7048RE MIDMNROSIE7048 Midnite Solar Rosie 7000W 48V Inverter/Charger||48 V||7000 W||$3,564.75|
|Outback Power FXR3048A 3000 Watt 48 VDC Sealed Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA) Outback FXR3048A-01 OUTFXR3048A1 Outback Power FXR3048A 3000 Watt 48 VDC Sealed Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA)||48 V||3000 W||$1,953.50|
|Outback Power VFXR3648A 3600 Watt 48 VDC Vented Inverter/Charger, (UL1741-SA) Outback VFXR3648A-01 OUTVFXR3648A1 Outback Power VFXR3648A 3600 Watt 48 VDC Vented Inverter/Charger, (UL1741-SA)||48 V||3600 W||$2,134.86|
|Outback Radian GS4048A 4kW, 48V 120/240VAC Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA) Outback GS4048A-01 OUTGS4048A1 Outback Radian GS4048A 4kW, 48V 120/240VAC Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA)||48 V||4000 W||$2,788.88|
|Outback Radian GS8048A 8kW, 48V 120/240VAC Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA) Outback GS8048A-01 OUTGS8048A1 Outback Radian GS8048A 8kW, 48V 120/240VAC Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA)||48 V||8000 W||$4,626.72|
|Schneider Electric Conext XW Pro 6848 Inverter/Charger Schneider Electric Conext XW Pro XANXW6848PRO Schneider Electric Conext XW Pro 6848 Inverter/Charger||48 V||6800 W||$3,879.75|
|SimpliPhi 6kW Hybrid Inverter SimpliPhi Power SPHI-IN-6 SIMSPHI-IN-6 SimpliPhi 6kW Hybrid Inverter||48 V||6000 W||$3,605.70|
|Sol-Ark 12K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System Outdoor Rated Sol-Ark Sol-Ark 12K Outdoor SOLARK12KOUT Sol-Ark 12K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System Outdoor Rated||48 V||12000 W||$7,455.00|
|Sol-Ark 12K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System w/EMP Sol-Ark Sol-Ark 12K EMP SOLARK12KEMP Sol-Ark 12K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System w/EMP||48 V||12000 W||$9,444.75|
|Sol-Ark 15K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System Outdoor Rated Sol-Ark SA-15K SOLARK15K Sol-Ark 15K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System Outdoor Rated||48 V||15000 W||$8,709.75|
|Sol-Ark 8K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System, Outdoor Rated Sol-Ark Sol-Ark 8K Outdoor SOLARK8KOUT Sol-Ark 8K Hybrid Inverter Pre-Wired System, Outdoor Rated||48 V||8000 W||$6,510.00|
|Outback Power FXR2524A 2500 Watt 24 VDC Sealed Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA) Outback FXR2524A-01 OUTFXR2524A1 Outback Power FXR2524A 2500 Watt 24 VDC Sealed Inverter/Charger (UL1741-SA)||24 V||2500 W||$2,017.76|
|Outback Power VFXR3524A 3500 Watt 24 VDC Vented Inverter/Charger, (UL1741-SA) Outback VFXR3524A-01 OUTVFXR3524A1 Outback Power VFXR3524A 3500 Watt 24 VDC Vented Inverter/Charger, (UL1741-SA)||24 V||3500 W||$2,203.40|
|Outback Power FXR2012A 2000 Watt 12 VDC Sealed Inverter/Charger Outback FXR2012A OUTFXR2012A Outback Power FXR2012A 2000 Watt 12 VDC Sealed Inverter/Charger||12 V||2000 W||$1,967.78|
|Outback Power VFXR2812A 2800 Watt 12 VDC Vented Inverter/Charger Outback VFXR2812A OUTVFXR2812A Outback Power VFXR2812A 2800 Watt 12 VDC Vented Inverter/Charger||12 V||2800 W||$2,149.14|
Overview of OutBack Power's Radian Inverter/Charger
The Outback Power Radian GS8048A/4048A hybrid inverter/charger works in either an off-grid or grid-tied system. It has pre-programmed profiles that allow you to use it in multiple ways, based on your needs, and can be used with or without a generator.
Schneider Electric's new Conext Gateway and XW Pro 2019
Schneider Electric's Eric Bentsen sits down with us to discuss their newest version of their solar inverter/charger, the Conext XW Pro. We also talk about their new wireless remote tool, the Conext Gateway.Questions about hybrid inverters for solar systems? Call an altE solar system expert today at 877-878-4060!