Grid-Tied Battery Backup in Jefferson County, West Virginia
This battery backup system in Shenandoah Junction, WV consists of 12 SolarWorld 285w modules tied to an Outback 80-150 MPPT Charge Controller for 3.420kW array capacity. There are two Outback Radians, an 8048 and 4048, for combined load capability of 12kW to satisfy the well pump surge requirements. The DEKA Unigy battery bank stores 26kWh of energy to keep the critical loads operational during a power failure. Lastly, a portable generator plug is ready for a generator should extra power ever be needed. Extra power is sold back to the utility via net-metering.