What to look for in a solar inverter
PV input & AC output
This ‘size’ of a inverter refers to the peak AC power output of the inverter in kW. (eg 5.0 kW). All inverters also have a Max PV input rating (eg 6.6 kW) this will always be larger than the inverter size, and refers to the max peak power output of the solar panel array
String vs Microinverter
Solar Inverters can be broadly categorised into two types; a String inverter (as pictured) where one large inverter is located near your switchboard or Microinverters, where a small inverter is located on the back of each solar panel – each has their pros & cons
Consumption monitoring allows you to view your solar generation, your self consumption and how much energy has been fed back to the grid. Always ask what level of monitoring your inverter includes. 3rd party monitoring and analytics are also available.
Most inverters include a standard 5 Year warranty with the option to extend the length of the warranty for an additional cost. The warranty may cover parts only, or any combination of parts, labour and transport. Check prior to purchase
The Solar Inverters We Trust
Founded in California in 2006, Enphase developed the worlds first microinverter. Enphase bring innovative Silicon Valley thinking to the global solar industry.
MilSolar has leveraged over 30 years experience designing specialist equipment for the defence industry to develop the only Australian designed and manufactured Solar Inverter.
Goodwe is a Chinese inverter manufacturer, established in 2010. Goodwe products have quickly gained a reputation for qaulity and performance at a competitive price.
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