DC Transfer Grid-Tied Battery Backup in Pennsylvania

Application: Grid-tied battery backup
Location: Newton, Pennsylvania
Year: 2016
Product: TriStar MPPT 600V with DC transfer switch
System size: 6.24-kW solar input with 6-kW grid-tied inverter and 5.5-kW backup inverter charger and 200-Ah, 48-V battery
Partners: Exact Solar

Exact Solar used Morningstar’s charge controller for a DC transfer grid-tied battery backup application in Pennsylvania. The installer chose Morningstar for its low cost, easy installation and compatibility with the small battery and inverter/charger. The TriStar MPPT 600V with DC transfer switch was also a good option in light of concerns with low-voltage shutdown issues associated with AC coupling.