Wow, SPAN looks like an incredible product. If I could bother you for a few moments, sorry to hijack this post if PM's would be better, feel free to shoot me one.
We have a 10kW PV system in Memphis, TN. Our utility provider, MLGW, does not use bidirectional meters for grid-tied PV systems. We sell everything we produce on an outgoing meter and we purchase everything we use on the same incoming meter we've always had.
When we had the PV system installed, we chose a Solar Edge inverter that could have a battery backup installed at some point, I think its called Store Edge. Our installer said because there is no bidirectional meter, a critical loads panel would have to be installed. At that time, 2017, we decided to wait on the battery and critical loads panel. I wonder if replacing our panel with a SPAN panel could eliminate the need for a critical loads panel if we opted for one with an auto-disconnect feature built in.
Thank you for your time.