Smooth transition from HBX mode to backup battery power during a storm related grid outage
Can my smart storage system which consists of 40kW PV with 8 GS8048A inverters, 12 cc FM80-150VDC and two battery banks of 24 Energy Cell OPzV 2000 batteries for a total of 48 batteries. I basically have a grid tied energy autonomous system running off HBX mode and at night I run off my batteries until I meet my Voltage or SOC parameter which for most nights I am good to go until sunrise without tapping into the grid.
I live in South Florida and My question here can there be a simple way to run off HBX as I currently, selling excess PV energy to the grid and replenishing my batteries fully by sun down. But in the event of a power outage, my power goes down and requires that I manually opt for the backup option in order to have full autonomy during a sudden grid power outage. Is there an HBX mode combination with a backup battery power setting in the event of a grid outage. Since you don't recommend using HBX with any of the Grid Use Intervals or Flextime features. How can I have a seamless transition to my 2 battery banks of 48 OPzV 2000 in the event of a grid outage with specific parameters allowing me to increase my DOD to the emergency levels since those important outages happen during a tropical storm or hurricane? I just went live a 2 months ago with my Outback inverters, cc's and batteries and 130 LG PV panels. I am a novice but I've managed to get this far and I want to be ready for hurricane season with potential 2-3 power outages. My system was designed to have 48 hours of battery autonomy without sun but If my grid power is out my gateway will be out so I need to have my backup battery come on in the system in a grid outage seamlessly. Seldom do people use solar panels in South Florida, let alone large battery banks like I have. I need to show my neighbors my investment was worthwhile and start taking names for those in need of AC after an extended outage due to a tropical storm ; )..,. Especially since finally the local utility has started taking Net Metering applications just a month ago. So the Sunshine State is gonna fast become a growth market for you guys, and I am a beacon for Outback in the southeast. I just need to figure this out and I will be all set and make Outback shine in the process!!!
Thanks for your feedback! Here, we deal with OpticsRE issues, but I have passed this along to our product management team for consideration and clarification.