Sungrow, one of the largest suppliers of inverters globally, has a wide range of solar and hybrid (battery ready) inverters between 2 and 50kW suitable for residential & commercial applications including single phase, three phase and hybrid DC Battery compatible.
Sungrow Australia Group are one of the few companies to include a full 10 year parts & labour warranty across their range of inverters. Many companies, including brands like Fronius, have only a 5 +5 year warranty which only includes parts-only for the second 5 years. Warranty support for Sungrow is conducted through their office in Sydney and has a fast turnaround meaning the Sungrow series of inverters are a sound investment that provide a high level of reassurance for a long lasting solar installation.
Sungrow are highly efficient inverters, with excellent build quality and a high reliability record. As well as an on-screen display with a summary of performance, for properties with wifi available, Sungrow inverters include detailed Production-Only Monitoring by default or full monitoring including Production, Usage, and Export with the addition of a smart meter.
In addition to solar inverters, Sungrow have a range of single and 3 phase hybrid inverters that allow the addition of a DC battery to your solar system. It is affordable, highly efficient and has integrated back-up for powering essential loads during a grid outage.
Fronius was founded in 1945 with their first inverter released in 1995. Fronius inverters are made in Europe with Melbourne headquarters established in 2010.
Fronius includes a range of residential and commercial inverters with the latest being the Gen24 series. Gen24 inverters can be upgraded to become battery compatible.
Fronius inverters come with a 5 year parts and labour warranty and a free 5 year upgraded parts warranty upon registration.
For installations requiring a 6kW non-hybrid inverter, Rockys will recommend the Growatt MIN 6000 TL-X which comes with a full 10 year warranty.
The Growatt MIN TL-X series is a great quality, yet affordable residential inverter with reliable warranty support.
Early Growatt inverters weren’t known for their quality but the company has pushed through a difficult beginning and gone on to produce a vastly improved product that ha an attractive modern look with LED display allowing the user to monitor production.
If wifi is available the website or app based monitoring platform shows detailed production history and if a smart meter is installed can also record usage and export data as well.
Remote parameter settings and firmware upgrades are available through the installer app.
Australian made right here in Victoria, the Selectronic SP PRO is recommended globally for off-grid power systems. The SP PRO is a smart device capable of managing every aspect of your energy needs and is suitable for residential, commercial and industrial projects.
Rockys Solar has used SP Pro on residential homes, commercial installations and the whole of the Licola Wilderness Village.
The Selectronic SP Pro has a 10 year warranty when installed with the Select Live monitoring device.
Rockys Solar recommend Fimer UNO solar inverters as they are high quality inverters. European made, Fimer are one the leading solar inverter providers globally.
The Fimer UNO Selectronic Certified inverters are the best solution when paired with Selectronic SP Pro for off grid installations.
Fimer inverters come with a Fully 10 Year Parts & Labour Warranty.
Victron Multiplus II
For small off grid installations Rockys Solar recommends Victron Inverters including the MultiPlus II.