Solarbank connects the solar (photovoltaic) module and the micro inverter. PV power flows into Solarbank, which intelligently distributes it to the micro inverter for your home load and battery storage from all the surplus electricity. Excess energy will not directly flow into the grid. When energy generated is much less than your demand, Solarbank uses battery power for your home load.
You have control over this process via three methods on the Anker app:
1. If PV power generation is greater or equal to your electricity demand, Solarbank will power your home through the bypass circuit. Excess power will be stored in Solarbank
2. If PV power generation is greater than 100W but less than your demand, PV power will go to your home load, but no energy will be stored. The battery will not discharge power.
3. If PV power generation is less than 100W and less than your electricity demand, the battery will supply power according to your specifications.
When PV power is not working, the battery will supply power to your home according to your specifications.
1. At noon, John's electricicty demand is 100W while his PV power generation is 700W. Solarbank will send 100W into the grid through the micro inverter. 600W will be stored in Solarbank's battery.
2. Jane's power demand is 600W while her PV power generation is 50W. Solarbank will shut down PV power generation and discharge 600W of power from its battery.
3. In the morning, Will's electricity demand is 200W, and his PV power generation is 300W. Solarbank will power his home through the bypass circuit and store excess energy in its battery.