The Conext XW+ is a hybrid inverter with grid functionality that can be installed in single phase or three phase energy systems. It features dual AC power inputs and is compatible with MPPT charge controllers, monitoring, and an automated generator controls. All XW+ systems are scalable to clusters of up to 102kW. The XW+ is a single solution system that allows for grid interaction, in addition to off-grid, commercial, solar, residential, and backup power applications.
They come in 48V only, there are two models available: the XW+5548 with a continuous output power of 5500W and the XW+6848 with a maximum continuous output power of 6800W.
Solar residential backup power
The Conext inverter becomes part of the residential electrical system. It will convert the energy stored in the battery bank into power to run the critical loads. When an extended power outage is present the Conext SW communicates with the generator to support critical loads while recharging the batteries.
Solar grid-tie inverters with battery backup
For safety reasons all grid-tie inverters shut down when a power outage occurs; therefore even with a solar electric system installed your home will not have power during an outage. If you already have grid-tie PV system installed and are selling power to the grid a Conext inverter will allow you to retrofit your installation to have backup power during outages. While the utility grid is down you will be able to run your critical loads from the energy stored in the batteries. The batteries will be recharged when the grid power is back on. In this mode you cannot recharge the batteries while the grid is down.
Residential PV power and self-consumption
If you are are in a time-of-day billing cycle, avoid consuming energy from the grid during peak hours when the rates are at the highest. The Conext inverters will enter self-consumption mode and will prioritize the energy stored in your battery bank and generated by your solar system over the grid power. When set up correctly, this mode will help solar system owners avoid high utility energy rates. Moreover, Conext inverters feature a ParallelPower mode, where a maximum consumption set point is recorded and the inverter will support the grid to shave those temporary loads that exceed the peak load. This feature can be significantly helpful for homeowners subject to tier-based electric tariffs.
Residential off-grid solar systems
When you are entirely away from the grid, the Conext inverters will function as your primary source of energy, simulating the voltage and frequency of the grid. The energy available is limited by the the capacity of the battery bank. All Conext inverter/charger can be paired with external generators to aid the solar system and battery bank during periods when heavier loads are required.
Complete off-grid systems using Conext XW+ inverters are available. For more information please visit BoxedSolar.com