Hybrid inverter systems and dc-dc battery retrofit solutions

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Derick Martin (left) from Outback Power assists with installation of the new Outback FP2 all-in-one dual inverter system.

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Wiring up the main battery isolator.

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Mike & Miles consider how best to protect cables and build an atheistically pleasing hybrid system using the SolaX EPS inverter.

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Anthony checking the Goodwe GW2500-BP (yellow box) d.c. to d.c. converter that can be installed on the PV array side of any conventional grid-connect inverter – thus adding battery storage to an existing installation.

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It always helps to read the manual!

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Fotakis (left) is another of our trainers assisting with the installation of an Outback FP2 dual inverter system.

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Checking the internal connections of the Redback hybrid inverter.

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Wiring up the comms cable from power meter to Redback.

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Factory visit to Selectronic at Mooroolbark (near Healesville) is a highlight of the course. Lindsay Hart explains how the Selectronic system works.

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Lindsay walking the students through the production line.

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Toroidal transformers ready for the next batch of SP Pro inverters.

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Lindsay explains some of the clever thermal management designed into the SP Pro inverter.

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Student questions.

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Greg and Brian checking the cell voltages for a 2000Ah bank of Narada EosG cells (48V) supplied by Choose Solar.

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Greg doing a “pre-flight” check.

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Anthony & Brian carefully lifting a Selectronic SP Pro (5kW unit) onto it’s mount. Aquion “salt water” batteries below.

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Jerry Robinson of The Greenhouse Effect (trainer) and Reece installing a SMA Sunny Island SI8.0H-11 and SB5000 as an a.c. coupled off-grid system.

20160602-IMG_2957Confirming connections are correct before power on and programming of SP Pro with Aquion batteries.

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Students discuss the merits of the Redback v’s the SolaX hybrid inverters.

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Ian Conibeer from Energy Connections¬†explains how to use Victron Energy‘s VEconfig tool to setup a Victron Multiplus and MPPT in an a.c. coupled arrangement with a Fronius Galvo grid-connect inverter.

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