OutBack Radian Inverter and iTek Solar Panels.
We recently finished this amazing, fully Washington manufactured system in Goldendale, WA. It uses 21 – iTek 240 watt solar modules and an OutBack Radian inverter system with automatic battery back up. The system is tied to the grid and gets all the incentives available in Washington for grid-tied systems (30% federal tax credit, no sales tax, $.54/kwh (~$3200/year) performance incentive until 2020 AND net metering). PLUS it has the security of 8,000 watts of solar powered battery back up for when the grid goes down – automatically transferring away from the grid to battery power in the event of an outage. You don’t even see the lights flicker when the grid goes out. And when the grid comes back on it transfers right back. The “emergency circuit” panel runs the fridge, all the lights in the house, the internet connection, computers, TV systems, kitchen receptacles (coffee maker, toaster, mixer, vitamix, etc.), microwave, auger and fan on the pellet stove, exhaust fans, garage door opener and security system. A back-up, propane generator is also in place for extended cloudy weather and prolonged power outage.