String inverters are well-tested and reliable systems that have been around for decades. With string inverters, every solar panel is wired in a “string” to the inverter box. The conversion from DC to AC occurs at one central location, such as your garage. Because the solar panels are wired in “series,” each panel’s power output depends on all of the panels working. Think of a string of Christmas tree lights. If one bulb goes out, the whole string of lights go out until the bad bulb is replaced. So, if shade from a tree hits one panel, it can seriously diminish the power produced by the whole solar system until the shade clears. This is why an accurate shade analysis is so important.
Fronius Inverters have surged in popularity since the release of the snap-in design around 5 years ago. The high-end Austrian manufactured inverter range has definitely become the inverter of choice for many domestic and commercial solar installations. Although customers are also raving about the performance and monitoring features, plus the reliable customer service from Fronius in Australia. With the standard 5 year parts and labour warranty, Fronius also offer a 5 year extended warranty period. We have installed many Fronius inverters in Bendigo and surrounding areas for domestic and commercial customers.
We also offer other premium brands like Solaredge and SMA.
Sungrow inverters are a reliable mid range inverter. They are popular with many customers and provide excellent warranty support. With wifi monitoring it provides peace of mind for customers. Their new Premium models now come with a 10yr parts and labour warranty. Sungrow are an excellent option for people wanting an affordable system without compromising on reliability, quality or warranty.
We can also offer other affordable brands like Goodwe, Solax, Solis.
A Hybrid Inverter (also known as a multi-mode inverter) is capable of managing the electricity output of solar panels and charging a battery system; while also operating with mains grid supply. Hybrid inverters can work like a grid inverter if there’s no battery installed. A Hybrid inverter can provide power directly from solar panels to house appliances and charge batteries for night usage, minimising the import of electricity from the grid. Hybrid inverters can offer an additional backup function to provide power to your home when there is a grid outage. Given this extended capability prices tend to be higher than a standard string solar inverter.
Sungrow Hybrid inverter
Sungrow is a very popular Hybrid inverter option and has the ability to provide power during the black outs. They are Compatible with LG Chem and BYD batteries. We can quote you today on this option to have you ready for the future.
Huawei Hybrid inverter
Huawei offers a full 10 year product warranty. Huawei are the second largest inverter manufacturer in China with a wide range of sizes making it perfect for commercial and domestic installations.
This inverter also operates in hybrid mode and is compatible with the LG Chem HV batteries. Huawei have recently released their back up box for their single and 3 phase inverters, making it a cost effective battery ready option.
This inverter is the perfect option for 3 phase customers also wanting a battery setup and back up power.
Micro Inverters are relatively new to solar. Instead of converting the DC to AC power at a central location, micro inverters are installed right under each solar panel. The main advantage of micro inverters is the ability for each solar panel to transmit power into your home. In other words, each panel is independent from the next and keeps producing power regardless of what happening to the panel beside it. Another benefit is the ability to monitor the performance of each panel through an internet portal so you can keep track of your system anywhere you go. Micro inverters are only truly beneficial if you have shading on your roof as performance is similar to string inverters if there’s no shading. We have installed Enphase and APS micro inverter systems in Bendigo and surrounding areas.
Off grid Inverters
Selectronic is our only choice for off-grid inverters as they offer reliable performance which is important when you are not grid connected. Selectronic are made in Australia and have been in the business since 1964. Service and after sales support is great with Solar Central able to offer a 10 year warranty. They have flexible configuration options and a good range of batteries are compatible.
More info available at http://www.selectronic.com.au/