Right, but it's all more components, more labor to install, more to explain to people. What's the point of having the battery in a pretty box painted to match your car if you have a maze of conduit running to other boxes and such? It could have been one box, with one conduit running to the panels and another to a transfer switch box sort of like a generac home backup generator.BrockWI wrote: I do wonder if someone like Schneider (Xantrex) will come up with a grid tie inverter with these batteries in mind, a plug and play setup. Then you could have a grid tie inverter system and then if you choose to add these you now have grid tie with backup and load shifting or peak shaving potential.
Instead of simplifying, cost reducing, and demystifying solar for the public they just made it worse.