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Old 09-04-20, 09:11 PM   #183
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Originally Posted by Robaroni View Post
Off grid is not ideal if you don't have to. The best solution is to have an intertie/backup system where the batteries are kept charged by the grid and they don't cycle up and down on a daily basis. Batteries are rated on cycles, how often they get charged and discharged.The intertie sells your excess back to the grid, it's really the best solution.

When the grid goes down you have battery backup and when the grid is up you sell your excess production back to the grid.

This way your batteries last much longer and you still get a benefit from your system.
Good quality batteries are rated to last thousands of complete cycles nowadays, even more for partial cycles. If you don't use them, they'll eventually die of old age.

Selling to the grid is not a good option in some places.
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