retrofit system

Retrofit System

This application allows one to use Imeon as a battery inverter added to an existing power plant.

Retrofit System Interface Application

Integrated into the IMEON OS. ONE operating system, the “Retrofit System” is an innovative application developed by IMEON ENERGY and accessible free of charge to owners of an Imeon hybrid inverter.

In many countries, an introduction of feed-in tariffs (FIT) or long-term net-metering (NEM) schemes resulted in massive deployment of grid-tied battery-less solar systems. Now, either because the period foreseen in the scheme comes to an end, or simply because the rapidly decreasing prices of solar batteries make them worthy of consideration, many users seek systems which would allow adding storage to their already existing solar plant. The retrofit application allows Imeon to be seamlessly AC-coupled into any system, most importantly eliminating the need for compatibility between Imeon and the grid-tie inverter.

In retrofit configuration, Imeon would be connected to the electricity network, the batteries, essential loads (connected to the dedicated backup output of the inverter) and the Smart Meter. The Smart Meter’s role in this configuration is essential as it is responsible for detecting the excess energy which would be exported to the grid as well as detecting the energy coming from the grid to power up the site’s loads, and reporting the data to the Imeon. The Imeon will act in accordance with the data coming from the Smart Meter, either charging the battery using the excess solar production or by discharging the battery when complementary power is needed. Thanks to the AC-coupling and the Smart Meter, no communication between the grid-tie inverter and Imeon is necessary for this feature to function correctly and what’s more, thanks to Imeon’s backup output for essential loads, the site may benefit from emergency power supply in case of grid failure.

Whatever the reason for adding the batteries to the existing solar system is, the Imeon smart hybrid solar inverter can fulfill the requirements.

Much more than a manufacturer of solar hybrid inverters, IMEON ENERGY is constantly developing new software applications and working on projects related to artificial intelligence in order to improve the performance of its solutions and the satisfaction of owners of IMEON hybrid inverters.

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