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Usually you will have a separate charge controller in an off-grid or battery backup system, most grid inter-tie inverters have a charge controller built into them.
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Yes! There are several systems where this is possible. Typically their operational efficiency is a little less then a strictly grind inter-tied system because they keep the charge on the batteries topped off as well as feed power back into the grid. However, these can be ideal installations at sites where the grid service is unreliable and/or there is a need for uninterrupted backup power.
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