This is the outdoor-rated version of the Sol-Ark 12K Hybrid Inverter System. It incorporates a battery-based inverter, charge controller, display with remote monitoring, auto generator start, load center with breakers, rapid shutdown, and WiFi connectivity all into one pre-wired system enclosed in a single housing - but with this version, the housing is rated for outdoor installation.
The Sol-Ark 12K Hybrid Inverter System has it all and does it more efficiently than the competition.
Sol-Ark's 12K solar + storage solution simultaneously manages power to and from the PV array, the battery bank, the grid, a backup generator, and your loads. It supports 9kW of continuous power for off-grid production, and up to 9kW continuous for grid-tied production.
Note that the "12K" in the name refers to the combined output - split between DC (battery charging) and AC (house loads/grid). For example: when maxed out on the AC side at a continuous 9kW, there is 3kW of power (if available from the PV) to simultaneously charge batteries. If AC requirements are lower, it can charge batteries with up to 8kW.
Being pre-wired with so many system components already integrated, Sol-Ark's 12K hybrid inverter makes a great choice (and an easy installation) for off-grid, grid-tie, or battery backup solar installations. Up to eight of the 12K systems can be stacked in parallel.
In addition to the easy installation of the single pre-wired housing, Sol-Ark has also excelled in the area of PV-to-AC efficiency, boasting a CEC-weighted efficiency of 96% (peak performance up to 97%) - meaning a smaller solar array can be used to get the same amount of power as systems with other inverters.
The Sol-Ark system is great for off-grid PV systems, AC coupling an existing grid-tie system, or as the heart of a brand new grid-tie system with battery backup, offering the following operation modes:
*The "12K" in this inverter's name refers to its combined output (split between DC battery and AC loads/grid).