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Hybrid Inverter Comparison Table

Last Updated: 3rd Jun 2019

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

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Product Name Delta Hybrid E5 Fronius Symo Hybrid 5.0 Fronius Symo Hybrid 4.0 Fronius Symo Hybrid 3.0 Goodwe 5048D Huawei FusionHome 2kW Huawei FusionHome 3kW Huawei FusionHome 4kW Huawei FusionHome 4.6kW Huawei FusionHome 5kW Imeon 3.6 Imeon 9.12 Redback Smart Hybrid Inverter SolaX X1 Hybrid 5.0T SolaX X1 Hybrid 4.6T SolaX X1 Hybrid 3.7T SolaX X1 Hybrid 3.0T SolaX X3 Hybrid 5.0T SolaX X3 Hybrid 6.0T SolaX X3 Hybrid 8.0T SolaX X3 Hybrid 10.0T Sungrow SH5K
Product Image Delta Hybrid E5 Fronius symo hybrid Fronius symo hybrid Fronius symo hybrid goodwe Huawei Huawei Huawei Huawei Huawei imeon imeon redback SolaX X1 SolaX X1 SolaX X1 SolaX X1 SolaX X3 SolaX X3 SolaX X3 SolaX X3 Sungrow SH5K
Model number RPI E5 SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S GW5048D-ES SUN2000TL-2KTL SUN2000TL-3KTL SUN2000TL-4KTL SUN2000TL-4.6KTL SUN2000TL-5KTL IMEON 3.6 IMEON 9.12 SH5000 X-Hybrid-5.0-E X-Hybrid-4.6-E X-Hybrid-3.7-E X-Hybrid-3.0-E X-Hybrid-5.0-T X-Hybrid-6.0-T X-Hybrid-8.0-T X-Hybrid-10.0-T SH5K+
Price (approx AUD price RRP + GST) $3,000 $3,950 $3,700 $3,400 $3,020 $1,352 $1,750 $1,987 $2,094 $2,203 $3,000 $6,040 $5,000 $2,374 $2,286 TBD TBD $3,036 $3,812 $4,472 $4,750 $2,640
Does backup? Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 TBD Level 0 Level 0 Level 0 Level 0 Level 0 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 (but requires a few seconds for switchover)
Single phase or three phase? Single phase Three phase Three phase Three phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Three phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Three phase Three phase Three phase Three phase Single phase
Nominal AC Power (Inverter size) 5000W 5000W 4000W 3000W 4600W 2000W 3000W 4000W 4600W 5000W 3000W 9000W 5000W 4999W 4600W 3680W 3000W 5000W 6000W 8000W 10000W 4990W
PV Input Power TBD 8000W 6500W 5000W 6000W 2660W 3990W 5400W 6210W 6750W 4000W 12,000W TBD 6000W 6000W 5000W 4000W 6000W 7200W 9600W 12,000W 6500W
# of MPPT’s 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Max output power to battery TBD 5000W 4000W 3000W 4600W TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 3840W 9600W 4600W 6000W 6000W 6000W 6000W 6000W 8000W 10,000W 10,000W TBD
Max input power to battery TBD 5000W 4000W 3000W 4600W TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 2880W 7680W 4600W 6000W 6000W 6000W 6000W 6000W 8000W 10000W 10000W TBD
Dimensions 507 x 441 x 177 mm 645 x 431 x 204 mm 645 x 431 x 204 mm 645 x 431 x 204 mm 516 x 440 x 184 mm 375 x 375 x 161.5 mm 375 x 375 x 161.5 mm 375 x 375 x 161.5 mm 375 x 375 x 161.5 mm 375 x 375 x 161.5 mm 440 x 580 x 165 mm 580 x 800 x240 mm 516 x 950 x 278 mm 460 x 477 x 181.5 mm 460 x 477 x 181.5 mm 460 x 477 x 181.5 mm 460 x 477 x 181.5 mm 655 x 456 x 208 mm 655 x 456 x 208 mm 655 x 456 x 208 mm 655 x 456 x 208 mm 447 x 510 x 150 mm
Weight 30 kg 22 kg 22 kg 22 kg 30 kg 10.6 kg 10.6 kg 10.6 kg 10.6 kg 10.6 kg 18 kg 46 kg 44 kg 26.9 kg 26.9 kg 26.9 kg 26.9 kg 40 kg 40 kg 40 kg 40 kg 20 kg
IP Rating IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP20 IP20 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP65
Ambient temperature range -25°C to 60°C -25°C to 60°C -25°C to 60°C -25°C to 60°C -25 to 60°C -30°C to 60°C -30°C to 60°C -30°C to 60°C -30°C to 60°C -30°C to 60°C -25 to 50°C -25 to 50°C -25 to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -20°C to 60°C -25°C to 60°C
Max efficiency (PV to grid) 97.2% 97.6% 97.6% 97.5% 97.6% 97.0% 97.6% 97.9% 98% 98% >94% >94% 97.6% 97.8% 97.8% 97.8% 97.8% 97.6% 97.6% 97.6% 97.6% 97.70%
Max efficiency (PV to battery to grid) TBD >85% >85% >85% TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 90% TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Standby consumption TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD <7W <7W <7W <7W <7W <7W <7W <7W TBD
Network connection Wi-Fi(option) / RS-485 WLAN/Ethernet WLAN/Ethernet WLAN/Ethernet WiFi/RS485/CAN RS485, WLAN RS485, WLAN RS485, WLAN RS485, WLAN RS485, WLAN WiFi/RS485/CAN WiFi/RS485/CAN Ethernet, WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Ethernet, optional WiFi Wired, optional WiFi
Warranty 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 5 + 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 + 5 years 5 + 5 years 10 years 10 years 5 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5-10 years 5 + 5 years
Compatible with what battery brands? TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD LG Chem LG Chem LG Chem LG Chem LG Chem TBD TBD LG Chem, Pylontech TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Spec sheet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty document Yes Yes Yes Yes TBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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 than 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.

Hybrid inverters and backup capability

You would think that 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 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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