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Can I use a grid-tie inverter with a battery system?

Yes, a grid-tie inverter can be used with a battery system, but you will need a hybrid inverter for this setup. A hybrid inverter is designed to work with both grid-tie and battery systems and can store excess solar energy in batteries for later use.

In a hybrid system, the solar panels generate electricity, which is then sent to the hybrid inverter. The inverter converts the DC electricity into AC electricity, and if there is excess energy, it is stored in batteries. When the batteries are full, the excess energy is sent back to the electrical grid. If the batteries are low and there is not enough solar energy being generated, the hybrid inverter will draw the required amount of electricity from the electrical grid.

It is important to note that some jurisdictions may have regulations or restrictions on using a hybrid system, so it's a good idea to check with local authorities before installing a hybrid system. Additionally, you will need to ensure that your electrical panel is compatible with a battery system, as this may require additional upgrades or modifications.


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