We had a few power interruptions over the last few months.
I have a few home servers running and instead of putting a UPS in between, I hooked a hybrid solar inverter. It is hooked up to an 8kWh battery pack and the output of the inverter is feeding my 19" rack.
During the day I have a bunch of solar panels that charge the batteries.
The inverter is able to put the extra solar power back into the grid.
During a power outage during the day the solar will keep my batteries charged and provide power for the load. When there is no solar support, it will drain the battery bank. It is (imo) the ultimate UPS setup.
I currently have it hooked up to the load side of my service panel. During the day I now go negative on my load side, so I have no more “always on” popping up. When there is no sun, it pulls the power from the load & the overhead of the inverter.
If I were to connect it to the solar producing point, I would have a large usage during the 16 hours the sun isn’t shining and when it does, sense is not measuring the generation because it basically compensates for usage first and only when there is a surplus will it go back into the grid (so far I have seen about 250-300 watt going into the grid).
I have to assume more people with hybrid setups are using sense.
How/where did you hookup the inverter?