The Blue planet does not get its data into the Outback and Schneider web
portals for remote monitoring. You have to have both the Blue Planet
monitor and the Outback or Schneider monitor for the inverter data. They
are nice batteries but still around $1,000 per usable kwh. Sony sold their
LFP battery company a ways back. --Dave
> Blue Planet - Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are a good option for off
> grid and work very well with the Outback Radian inverters. They are rated
> at 8000 cycles (20+ years of daily cycling!!) to 100 depth of discharge
> can be monitored remotely. The batteries , like in the Sonnen system are
> made by Sony.
> The company was just down in PR doing some installs and had some very good
> feedback from local installers.
> One more option for the tool bag.
> Also, Outback just released a white paper on AC coupling using a solid
> state relay into the Radian. So they are now providing some guidance on
> this as of just recently. I still prefer DC coupling with grid tied mode
> when the grid does come back around.
> Sunny Regards,
> Kirpal Khalsa
> Oregon LRT#25
> NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
> Oregon Solarworks LLC
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Ray <r...@solarray.com> wrote:
>> Greetings Wrenches;
>> We are designing several systems for Puerto Rico, and while these will
>> eventually could be grid tied once the grid returns, they will need to
>> operate reliably in off grid mode possibly for a year or more. What is
>> everyone's experiences with the Storedge and LG setup? I've worked with
>> the regular Solaredge GT system and was quite impressed, but I've heard
>> Storedge is not a good off grid option. What are the issues, and has
>> anyone used the Storedge in longer term outages?
>> Right now we are designing some smaller systems that will use Magnum
>> inverters with 24v and 48 v Li+ batteries from other manufacturers, like
>> Simpliphi and LiFe Blue. ( No GT, Backup only) These are lower cost and
>> allow us to use more traditional off grid designs, but also have limited
>> charge and discharge current. In order to make Li+ cost effective, we
>> had to reduce the storage size in half compared to lead acid. We feel
>> is justifiable considering Li+'s ability to be discharged to 100%, its
>> voltage stability, and its higher efficiency.
>> All feed back is welcome, as we venture into less well charted
>> We just don't want to set up systems that are going to not be functional
>> 5 to 8 years because of inferior AGM lead acid batteries. We use HUP
>> batteries for most larger off grid systems, but these are not feasible
>> because of their size and maintenance requirements.
>> Ray Walters
>> Remote Solar
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