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Grid-Tied Solar Power Systems with Battery Back-up
NEWS FLASHIn the event of utility grid outages, all the systems on this page will continue to make use of the electricity generated by your solar panels, keeping your battery bank charged until grid power resumes. Great source of emergency backup power during blackouts from hurricanes, tornadoes and severe weather.
This page is about complete grid-tie solar power systems with battery backup power designed for: Looking instead for plain (non-solar) emergency backup power? or To convert your existing grid-tie solar system to off-grid? See our AC Coupled Add-on packages.

Lower your power bill and add battery storage protection from power outages.
Until now, gridtie solar power systems operated only when utility power was available. When the grid went down, the electricity from your solar panels was not used. Now, specialized inverters from Outback Power enable your gridtied solar panels to charge a battery bank from which you can power your home.

How do these Grid-tie Systems with Battery Backup work?
When the grid is running properly, your home or business will use power generated from your solar panels or pull electricity from the grid. Any excess power generated over and above your needs go back to your utility company for credits on your power bill in areas where net-metering is available.

In the event of grid blackouts, these systems will switch to "off'-grid mode" drawing power stored in your battery bank to power your home AND using your solar panels to recharge your battery bank.

Grid-tie Solar Systems with Emergency Battery Backup
Wholesale Solar has designed the following Gridtie Systems with Battery Backup for emergency power outages. Sophisticated Outback Power GVFX3638 vented inverters allow your gridtied solar panels to charge a battery bank, even when the grid goes down.

These systems are designed to power 120-volt circuits only. With the help of a Wholesale Solar technician, you can select the appliances that you want powered during an emergency power outages, and then choose the correct battery bank size. Call us! We are ready to help!

Solar Power System Array Size(Watts) Output Monthly Output based on 5 sun hours per day # of Solar
# of Batteries Product
With Astronergy Solar Panels
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 6 Astronergy Solar Panels 1,500 120 up to 204 kWh 6 See Options 1890600
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 9 Astronergy Solar Panels 2,250 120 up to 306 kWh 9 See Options 1890605
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 12 Astronergy Solar Panels 3,000 120 up to 407 kWh 12 See Options 1890610
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 15 Astronergy Solar Panels 3,750 120 up to 509 kWh 15 See Options 1890615
*Prices do not include battery banks, shipping, installation or applicable taxes and may change daily. Current pricing: 1 (800) 472-1142.

Grid-tie Solar Systems with True Off-grid Capability
Equipped with OutBack Power's Radian inverters, these solar power grid-tie systems will power 120-volt and 240-volt circuits. Designed with true off-grid capability, you can charge your battery bank with solar panels or a gas generator. More versatile than the systems above, these systems also have a "grid-assist mode" for folks mainly interested in being off the grid, but would like to have access to grid power.

Call a Wholesale Solar technician for help sizing these systems and choosing the correct battery bank size.

Solar Power System Array Size(Watts) Output Monthly Output based on 5 sun hours per day # of Solar
# of Batteries Product
With Astronergy Solar Panels
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 21 Astronergy Solar Panels 5,250 120/240 up to 713 kWh 21 See Options 1890620
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 24 Astronergy Solar Panels 6,000 120/240 up to 815 kWh 24 See Options 1890625
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 30 Astronergy Solar Panels 7,500 120/240 up to 1,018 kWh 30 See Options 1890630
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 45 Astronergy Solar Panels 11,250 120/240 up to 1,528 kWh 45 See Options 1891010
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 60 Astronergy Solar Panels 15,000 120/240 up to 2,037 kWh 60 See Options 1891015
With American Made SolarWorld Solar Panels   American Flag
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 24 SolarWorld Solar Panels 6,480 120/240 up to 865 kWh 24 See Options 1891000
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 30 SolarWorld Solar Panels 8,100 120/240 up to 1,081 kWh 30 See Options 1891005
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 45 SolarWorld Solar Panels 12,150 120/240 up to 1,621 kWh 45 See Options 1891020
Grid-tie Battery Backup with 60 SolarWorld Solar Panels 16,200 120/240 up to 2,162 kWh 60 See Options 1891025
*Prices do not include battery banks, shipping, installation or applicable taxes and may change daily. Current pricing: 1 (800) 472-1142.

All Things Change....Including Motivations for Using Solar Power

There are some people who get into solar power because it is a good thing to do. It's good for the planet. The use of renewable energy sources reduces our dependence on expensive, polluting fossil fuels and will leave our grandchildren's children a healthier environment.

But most of us jump in for other reasons. An offgrid solar electric system can make it possible to build a house on affordable, undeveloped land without the astronomical cost of pulling in utility power. Urbanites already on utility power like adding gridtie solar because it lowers their electrical bill.

And then there are the pioneer spirited Americans who mainly want independence. They want independence from bank mortgages and from profit-making utility companies. They want independence from a grid-connected, debt-ridden culture that uses more than it needs and leaves large segments of the population in the dark.

But for all of us, once we live with solar power, whatever our initial motivations, we begin to see the beauty of the system. Solar panels, because they have no moving parts, rarely fail. They keep on producing, without polluting, for up to 40 years! The sun shines; you have free power. Our children grow up having an experiential understanding of power production and consumption.

We want more. We begin to want the rest of the package: independence and the satisfaction of knowing that when the grid goes down our homes are safely powered. This is why we hear back from our gridtie customers, asking about battery backup options and the potential for converting their gridtie systems to offgrid.

Gridtie Solar Power Users are Learning

Although there is an initial cost benefit with the lowering of the electrical bill, in the long run, that bill is never going to go away. And when sun goes away; you have to pay for grid power or use stored power.

Two factors are leading gridtie solar power users to search for ways to be independent of the grid:

  1. When the grid goes down, so does the gridtied solar power system. All grid tied systems will shut off during a blackout because these systems are required by law to feature an automatic shut-off mechanism. These requirements are in place to protect utility workers working on a local line during a blackout. This is known as an Anti-Islanding requirement.
  2. No matter how much electricity you produce and how well you live within your gridtied solar power system's capacity, the electric bill never goes to zero! The add-on's keep adding up.

Give us a call to learn more: 1 (800) 472-1142.

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