Hybrid All-in-one Solar Inverter Comparison
Comparison of all leading all-in-one hybrid inverters including industry leading SolarEdge, Redback technologies, SMA sunny boy storage, Solax X-hybrid inverters with backup capability
Hybrid Energy Storage Systems and Inverters Summary
The complete hybrid/off-grid inverters and energy storage systems guide is divided into four catagories
- Hybrid interactive and solar inverter combination
- Complete hybrid system with built-in battery storage
- All-in-one hybrid solar inverters
- Battery system - energy storage
All-in-one hybrid inverters also known as multi-mode inverters are at the heart of the simple, cost effective home battery storage systems. All-in-one inverters combine a solar inverter together with a battery inverter/charger and software which can be programmed to determine the most efficient use of your available energy.
These hybrid inverters are very economical but do have some limitations, the main being the limited surge or peak power output. Also some hybrid inverters do not have back-up power capability or can be very limited so only small (essential) loads can be backed up in the event of a blackout.
For a complete detailed guide to selecting and sizing a solar hybrid or battery inverter and energy storage refer to our Technical guide to choosing a hybrid / off-grid solar inverter.
Updated June 2018 - V1.4
3. All-in-one hybrid Solar inverters
- Load Shifting = Storing solar energy or off-peak charging of batteries to be used during peak times
- Weather rated (IP65) = Can be installed outside, preferably a semi-protected location out of direct summer sun.
- Peak Shaving = Also called peak lopping is the ability to reduce peak demand from the grid.
- Mobile App control = Mobile phone app used to monitor and configure the system via network/wifi
- Cloud monitoring = Remote system monitoring and data logging via web interface
- Optimizers = Panel mounted optimizers to provide panel power optimization and monitoring
* To be used as a guide only - Information may be inaccurate or outdated. Always refer to manufacturers specifications and data sheets. All installations must be performed by a certified solar installer or experienced licensed electrical contractor.