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  • Carl Knapp

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    August 30, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    V2G is tricky. A couple of years ago I worked with the engineers of a solar panel company out of Freemont CA and a battery mfg in Reno NV with my company’s portable diesel gensets in a grid-connected and island mode in Reno. Typical solar panel inverters do not work well with just any third-party battery and inverters. Yes, it can be done but it is not that easy. There are some controls being designed to allow a seamless connection to solar, batteries, and utility grid.

    V2H can be done with an inexpensive manual transfer switch powering the whole house or long extension cords to critical loads. Some jurisdictions are requiring UL1008 ATS when hooked up to their utility grid through your service entrance home load-center which adds a little more cost. Utilities do not want you to accidentally back-feed their grid during a power outage while their crew is working on their lines.🌞