Hybrid + Backup Solar power

The ultimate in everyday residential solar power generation

Hybrid and backup solar power system

A ZEN Energy hybrid and backup residential solar power system makes more out of your solar energy with integrated battery systems that allow you to enjoy the clean, green energy for longer and with less waste.

What is a hybrid and backup solar system?

A hybrid and backup solar power system is a solar system that is connected to your home power supply, providing clean electricity from photovoltaic solar panels on the roof to fulfill some (or all) of your real time energy needs.

These systems also come bundled with a built-in solar-charged battery system. This acts as backup power, kicking in when power production isn’t high enough or during periods of high demand.

Much like a normal hybrid solar power system, a hybrid system with backup batteries also includes a specialised, high-performance solar inverter. This acts alongside smart home energy management software to smartly send power where it’s needed, when it’s needed.

How does a hybrid and backup solar system work?

Once installed, a hybrid and backup solar power system generates electricity from your home, powering your lights, appliances, heaters and more with clean, green energy drawn from solar power generated by photovoltaic panels on the roof. 

This energy is then converted by the solar hybrid inverter, sending the power to appliances, lights and other electrical items in your home. If your power generation is greater than your current power needs, the power is instead sent to charge the batteries - the ‘backup’ side of the hybrid and backup solar power system.

When the sun isn’t shining or when power demand increases, the smart hybrid power system can release the energy from the batteries. This ensures you can enjoy the power of the sun even at night.

When faced with a blackout or other power failure, the built-in smart hybrid power inverter and energy redirection systems can target critical appliances like the fridge, freezer and lighting to keep them running.

Hybrid and backup solar power systems still retain a connection to the main power grid, so if both stored energy and generated energy isn’t enough, your home can seamlessly switch to utility power.

What’s the difference compared to a traditional hybrid system?

A traditional hybrid solar power system and a backup hybrid power system are similar: both have solar panels, both use hybrid power inverters, and both use smart tech to redirect power.

The difference is that a hybrid and backup power system comes bundled with solar batteries to store excess power for later release. A traditional hybrid power system can have these batteries added later, but don’t come bundled as standard.

What solar capacity do I need?

The solar capacity required for your home on a hybrid and backup system depends on your electricity needs. Generally speaking, solar capacity is measured in kilowatts (kWs), which represent how much power the solar system can generate at once.

ZEN Energy hybrid and backup solar power systems range from 3.70kW to 6.66kW, which covers the full range of residential needs. The higher your power requirements, the higher your solar capacity should be.

It’s also important to decide on your total energy storage requirements when considering a hybrid solar power system. The larger your energy storage, the more you’ll store, and the longer you can draw down on your batteries without needing energy from the grid.

Larger batteries also mean you’ll have power for longer in the case of a blackout, and you’ll have a lower chance of generating ‘wasted power’: energy that could have been generated by your panels, but is instead wasted due to your batteries being full.

You can compare your monthly costs (or desired savings) and find a recommended system and battery set from the tables below.

ZEN Hybrid Backup Systems

2.96kW Hybrid Backup System

Suitable for monthly energy expenses $150 or below

Inclusions
  • 8 x LONGi solar panels
  • Redback 5.0kW hybrid inverter
  • Roof mounting & system installation
Warranty
  • PV Module performance - 25 years
  • PV Module materials and workmanship - 12 years
  • Inverters - 10 years
Add-on

Pylontech energy storage

DC Optimiser

Solar diverter

3.70kW Hybrid Backup System

Suitable for monthly energy expenses $150 to $250

Inclusions
  • 10 x LONGi solar panels
  • Redback 5.0kW hybrid inverter
  • Roof mounting & system installation
Warranty
  • PV Module performance - 25 years
  • PV Module materials and workmanship - 12 years
  • Inverters - 10 years
Add-on

Pylontech energy storage

DC Optimiser

Solar diverter

5.18kW Hybrid Backup System

Suitable for monthly energy expenses $250 or above

Inclusions
  • 14 x LONGi solar panels
  • Redback 5.0kW hybrid inverter
  • Roof mounting & system installation
Warranty
  • PV Module performance - 25 years
  • PV Module materials and workmanship - 12 years
  • Inverters - 10 years
Add-on

Pylontech energy storage

DC Optimiser

Solar diverter

Is a hybrid plus backup solar system for me?

A hybrid plus backup solar power system is a great choice for homeowners who want to take full advantage of everything their solar power system has to offer.

If you want almost total independence from the grid, huge savings on utility costs, and the ability to keep the lights running even when the sun isn’t shining or the grid is in blackout, then a hybrid solar power system from ZEN Energy could be right for you.

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