Hybrid Inverter Comparison Table

Last Updated: 7th Mar 2021

Compare hybrid solar inverter prices and specifications with our regularly updated hybrid inverter comparison table, which shows various models available in Australia. Discover which hybrid inverter solution may be best for your home or business.

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Product Name
    Product Name Delta Hybrid E5

    Fronius Symo Hybrid

    • Fronius Symo Hybrid
    • Fronius Gen24 SYMO
    • Fronius Gen24 PRIMO

    Goodwe ET Series

    • Goodwe ET Series
    • Goodwe ES Series

    Huawei FusionHome

    • Huawei FusionHome
    • Huawei Smart Energy Centre

    IMEON 3.6

    • IMEON 3.6
    • IMEON 9.12
    Redback Smart Hybrid Inverter

    SolarEdge StorEdge 1 Phase

    • SolarEdge StorEdge 1 Phase
    • SolarEdge StorEdge 3 Phase

    SolaX X1

    • SolaX X1
    • SolaX X3

    Sungrow SH5K

    • Sungrow SH5K
    • Sungrow SH-RT
    Manufacturer Logo Delta Fronius Goodwe Huawei Imeon Redback Technologies SolarEdge Solax Sungrow
    Product Image Delta Hybrid E5 Fronius Symo goodwe-et-series Redback hybrid inverter Solax X1 sungrow-sh5k
    Model number(s)
    Price (approx AUD price RRP + GST) $3,000 $3,950 $3,500 $1,750 $3,000 $5,000 $3,500 $2,374 $2,508
    Nominal AC Power (Inverter size) 5000W 5000W 5000W 3000W 3000W 5000W 2200W 4999W 4990W
    Max output power to battery TBD 5000W 5000W TBD 3840W 4600W 5000W 6000W 3000W
    PV Input Power TBD 8000W 6650W 3990W 4000W TBD 3400W 6000W 6500W
    Max input power to battery TBD 5000W 5000W TBD 2880W 4600W 5000W 6000W 3000W
    Does backup? Yes Level 3 Yes - Level TBD Level 0 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Yes - Level TBD
    Single phase or three phase? Single Three Phase Three phase Single Phase Single phase Single Phase Single Phase Single Phase Single phase
    # of MPPT’s 2 1 2 2 1 2 N/A – Optimiser 2 2
    Dimensions 507 x 441 x 177 mm 645 x 431 x 204 mm 516 x 415 x 180 mm 375 x 375 x 161.5 mm 440 x 580 x 165 mm 516 x 950 x 278 mm 450 x 370 x 174mm 460 x 477 x 181.5 mm 45 cm x 51 cm x 17cm
    Weight 30 kg 22kg 30 kg 10.6 18 kg 44kg 10kg 26.9kg 22kg
    IP Rating IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP20 IP65 IP 65 IP 65 IP65
    Ambient temperature range -25°C to 60°C -25°C to 60°C -35 to 60°C -30°C to 60°C -25 to 50°C -25 to 60°C -40 to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -25 to 60°C
    Max efficiency (PV to grid) 97.2% 97.6% 97.5% 98% >94% 97.6% 98.3% 97.8% 97.7%
    Max efficiency (PV to battery to grid) TBD >85% TBD TBD TBD 90% TBD TBD TBD
    Standby consumption TBD TBD <15W TBD TBD TBD <5W <7W <15W
    Network connection Wi-Fi(option) / RS-485 WLAN/Ethernet WiFi/RS485/CAN RS485, WLAN Ethernet, WiFi/RS485/CAN Ethernet, WiFi Ethernet, WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi WiFi/RS485/CAN
    Product warranty length 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 years 10 years 10 years 5 years 12 years 5-10 years 10 years
    Compatible with what battery brands? TBD TBD TBD LG Chem Selected models of Pylontech, Freedom Won, BYD, Yuasa, Dyness, Herewin, Kilowatt labs. LG Chem, Pylontech LG Chem RESU 7H and RESU 10H TBD Sungrow, others TBD
    Datasheet Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Warranty Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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    We’ll endeavour to update this comparison table frequently as more of these products become available in Australia, and specifications and prices of existing hybrid inverters change.

    Please note prices displayed above are our best estimate of retail pricing incl GST, unless specifically noted otherwise – but these are only estimates.

    What is a hybrid inverter?

    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. Given this extended capability, prices tend to be higher compared to a standard string solar inverter.

    Hybrid solar inverters represent a true ‘battery ready’ inverter setup, as described in our article on the truth about battery ready systems.

    Our non-hybrid inverter comparison table can be found here.

    Hybrid inverters and backup capability

    You would think a hybrid inverter, which is specially designed to handle batteries and solar together, would be able to easily switch over to battery back-up for your house in the event of a blackout. But, surprisingly, this isn’t always the case – so under the “Does backup?” row in the above table, we’ve ranked the compared hybrid inverters from level 0-3 based on their ability to provide power to your home from a battery bank in the event of a blackout:

    • Level 0 – does not provide battery back-up in the event of a blackout.
    • Level 1 – Provides battery back-up, but takes a few seconds to switch over in a blackout (meaning your house will lose power for a brief moment), and the attached battery bank has reduced capabilities, such as lower power output compared to on-grid mode.
    • Level 2 – Provides seamless switch-over to a battery bank in the event of a blackout, but is unable to charge your batteries from your solar power system when the grid is down – annoying if a blackout hits during the daytime when your battery is running low!
    • Level 3 – “Apocalypse proof” backup – seamless switch-over in a blackout, and you can also charge your batteries from your solar panels while the grid is down.

    Looking for energy storage solution specifications? Check out our battery comparison table.

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