In this configuration, IQ8 Series Microinverters operate in a grid-interactive mode. The system does not provide any backup and offers economic savings by using solar power to offset the customer’s consumption from the grid. Excess solar production can be exported back to the grid when allowed by utilities and local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs).
A major advantage of the IQ8 Series configuration over the IQ7 Series configuration is that the system can be easily upgraded to Sunlight Backup by adding an IQ System Controller 2 and an essential loads solution. Sunlight Backup configurations will continue solar production to power the home, even through daytime grid outages.