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22 Panels totaling 5.4kW and Delta Solivia inverter dating back to 2012 and still going strong.  Added Powerwall 2 in 2018 along with upgrading breakers on PV set up, and rewiring and separating internal switchboard into a main and sub board to separate out the essential circuits (backed up by Powerwall) from the rest.

Best advice the sparky's ever gave us was to install an MDF panel on some 2 x 4 timber behind the Powerwall / Inverter etc. to hide all the wiring.

The Powerall is an AC connected system that sits on the house side of the Solar PV inverter, and comprises the battery and its own 5kW inverter (the grey box upper left on install).  This allows it to back up the essential circuits in the house when the mains fails.

Powerwall also has its own monitors etc. that sit in the switchboard and support comprehensive monitoring.

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