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Choosing The Right Inverter For You

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Choosing the Right Inverter For Your Solar Power System

As an expert in the solar industry, We often get asked about the differences between solar inverters. In this post we’ll concentrate on a few primary options worth considering, as well some other notable mentions. Fronius, Sungrow, and Growatt inverters. People want to know which one is the best for their solar systems. Today, we’ll provide you with an overview of these three popular inverters and help you make an informed decision for your investment. If you’d like to learn more about solar power, click here.

1. Budget Considerations:

When it comes to budget, Growatt is a suitable choice for those with a smaller budget. It offers affordability, high quality, and comes with a 10-year product warranty. If you have a bit more to invest, Sungrow provides excellent value for money with its high-quality inverters, as well as robust and flexible upgrades and expandability options. If budget is not a constraint, Fronius offers premium quality and performance at a higher price point.

2. Warranties:

Both Fronius and Growatt offer a 10-year warranty, and they have similar efficiencies. Fronius, a well-established European brand, has been a leader in the solar industry for decades, instilling confidence in their product’s long-term quality. Sungrow, on the other hand, is the second largest inverter manufacturer globally and has earned a reputation for its high-performance inverters with a 10-year warranty. We’d recommend not choosing an alternative inverter with a lesser warranty.

3. Efficiency:

While Sungrow and Growatt have a slight edge in efficiency over Fronius, the difference is minimal (around 0.6%). Inverter efficiency, however, should not be the sole determining factor for your solar system. The small difference in efficiency won’t significantly impact your overall energy generation. Efficiency also varies marginally based on weather and temperature conditions.

4. Cooling Mechanism:

Fronius differentiates itself from Sungrow and Growatt by utilizing fan cooling, which helps maintain the inverter’s performance and lifespan. While some may find the fan noise a concern, it is comparable to the sound of a dishwasher. Sungrow and Growatt, on the other hand, rely on natural convection for cooling. Urban Future proudly offers all three inverters as they are deemed reliable options for our customers, with the final choice depending on your specific preferences and future goals.

5. Bankability and Reliability:

Fronius stands out in terms of bankability due to its long-standing presence in the industry and strong financial backing. This ensures that they can honor their warranties even in the long run. Although Sungrow and Growatt may not have the same level of bankability as Fronius, they have proven their reliability and customer support, making them worthy contenders.

6. What is the best inverter:

Ultimately, there is no definitive “best” inverter among Fronius, Sungrow, and Growatt. The selection should be based on your specific requirements, goals, and budget. Urban Future consider factors such as specific individual needs, desired return on investment, reliability, energy usage monitoring, future expandability or perhaps niche additional features for quality of life. If you’d like to learn about expanding into battery options to help decide on an inverter, click here.

7. Comparison of the Three Inverters:

Fronius Inverter Solar Power

Fronius

  • European-made
  • 97.8% efficiency
  • Easy installation
  • Great Wi-Fi app
  • Inbuilt DC isolator
  • 10-year extended warranty
  • Extremely reliable
  • Excellent aftersales and technical support from Fronius Australia

Urban Future Sungrow Inverter Solar Power

Sungrow

  • Proven high performance
  • Second largest inverter manufacturer globally
  • 97.9% efficiency
  • Great Wi-Fi app
  • 10-year base warranty
  • Competitive pricing
  • Advanced monitoring and remote technical support
  • Worth considering for its reliability and value
  • Better backup options (even battery-less backup)

Urban Future Growatt Inverter Solar Power

Growatt

  • Affordable option
  • 98.4% efficiency
  • 10-year base warranty
  • Reliable performance
  • Suitable for those with a smaller budget
  • Highest ROI due to lower price point

6. Conclusion

In conclusion, when choosing an inverter, carefully evaluate your budget, warranty requirements, bankability, cooling mechanism preferences, and individual needs. Urban Future can also provide valuable insights and help you make the best decision for your solar energy system.

 

Urban Future is committed to helping home owners work towards being as energy efficient and self-sustainable as possible .
If you are interested in learning more about solar power, get in touch with us. We can help you assess your needs and choose the right solar power system for your home.

2 Comments
  • Raji | Sep 29, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Will my work computer stay turned on if I have the sungrow battery less backup installed if my suburb has power outage from Western power

    • Urban Future | Sep 29, 2023 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Raji.
      Sungrow BlackStart (battery-less) backup allows a few low-load circuits to be connected to the backup, typically up to the inverter capacity. (so 5kw for single phase or 5 / 10kw on three phase) This is usually enough to have the lights (for future battery install), and some general circuits like the fridge / freezer (once removed from the standard kitchen circuit) as well tv / computers etc.
      So yes, as long as the sun is shining, you will continue to have power for your PC and a few extras during a blackout.
      Any further questions, please feel free to give us a call on (08)93437337.
      Thanks
      Urban Future

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