Fronius make some of the best inverters in the world. They used to be playing catch up with SMA in terms of industry reputation and quality, but I would argue that they have well and truly caught up in the last 2 years. I would happily have one on my house. They are also one of the first inverter brands to be named as compatible with the Tesla Powerwall battery system. Their Fronius Symo Hybrid will integrate seamlessly with the Powerwall.
They have really good connectivity and most of their models have “smart grid” features built in that allow you to please even the most fussy electricity network’s grid connection rules. Their MPPT efficiency is legendary.
Fronius is a European company established by founder Gunter Fronius in Austria in 1945.
The company, over time, grew from being a welding and battery chargers manufacturer, to become one of the most prominent European players in the solar market. Fronius solar division has been operating in this field since 1992 and, since then, it has developed a wide series of photovoltaic solutions.
Depending on their needs and specifications, customers will be able to choose among grid-connected inverters (Snap Inverter, Fronius Symo and Fronius Galvo series), string inverters (Fronius IG Plus, Fronius IG TL, and Fronius IG series), and central inverters that are the ideal choice for commercial and industrial solar applications (Fronius Agilo, Fronius Agilo TL, and Fronius CL).
In late 2010, Fronius opened its Australian office. Based in Melbourne, this new division proved extremely important in order to meet the increasing demand for solar products in Australia. Here, the company not only provides customer service and technical assistance, but also offers product demonstrations and training courses.
SolarEdge’s StorEdgeTM DC coupled storage solution automatically provides homeowners with backup power in case of grid interruption, and allows home owners to maximize self-consumption and to enable energy independence.
The StorEdgeTM solution for on-grid applications and backup power is based on the following products:
Single Phase Inverter for On-grid Storage and Backup Power
The SolarEdge single phase inverter for on-grid applications and backup power manages the battery and the system energy, in addition to its traditional functionality as a DC-optimized PV inverter.
- Backup Power – inverter includes the hardware required for automatic backup power for backed-up loads in case of grid interruption
- On-grid Applications – maximizes self-consumption through export limit feature and time of use shifts for reduced electric bills
- Simple Design and Installation – single inverter for PV, on-grid storage, and backup power
- Enhanced Safety – designed to eliminate high voltage and current during installation, maintenance, and firefighting
- Full Visibility – built-in monitoring of battery status, PV production, remaining backup power, and self-consumption data
- Easy Maintenance – remote access to inverter software
SMA inverters are the most reliable and popular solar inverters in the industry. Their product range includes the famous Sunny Boy and Sunny Tripower inverters. They offer high efficiency and extreme reliability, and SMA as a company offers award winning customer service that is globally recognized. In fact, SMA Solar Technology has been voted the most preferred inverter manufacturer for the fourth year in a row according to IHS. The SMA factory warranty is 5 years as standard which can be extended up to 25 years.
SMA has a comprehensive product portfolio in the market so you can build anything: from a grid-connected solar system for your home (with or without batteries) to a high end off-grid system with genset backup, to a commercial solar system that provides reliable power for your factory.
SMA Solar Technology was one of the first international manufacturers to enter the Australian market, providing jobs, industry training and leading edge products from their Sydney based headquarters. Globally, the SMA sales volume is expected to reach 1.5 billion AUD in 2016.
You can combine a SMA inverter with batteries for your home or business in Perth. In order to do so you will need the SMA Sunny Island (AC coupled battery inverter) system or their brand new Sunny Boy 2.5 Storage inverter. The SMA Sunny Boy Storage 2.5 is compatible with several leading storage solutions, including LG Chem Resu 10H and the BYD B-Box 2.5-10 home battery.
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