Solar Inverter Comparison Table (Non-Hybrid)

Last Updated: 14th Apr 2021

Compare solar inverter prices and specifications with our regularly updated inverter comparison table. The table lists various models available in Australia from our recommended brands chart. By comparing inverters side-by-side, this can help you decide which may be best for your home or business. If you’re looking to compare hybrid inverters, click here.

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Product Name
    Product Name

    ABB/Fimer Uno-DM (1.2-3 kW)

    • ABB/Fimer Uno-DM (1.2-3 kW)
    • ABB/Fimer Uno-DM (3.3-5 kW)
    • ABB/Fimer Uno-DM (6 kW)

    Delta Home Series

    • Delta Home Series
    • Delta Home Series (222)
    • Delta RPI (5kW)
    • Delta RPI (10kW)

    Enphase IQ7

    • Enphase IQ7
    • Enphase IQ7+
    • Enphase IQ7A

    Fronius Primo

    • Fronius Primo
    • Fronius Symo

    Goodwe NS Series

    • Goodwe NS Series
    • Goodwe DNS Series
    • Goodwe MS Series
    • Goodwe SDT-G2 Series

    Huawei Smart Energy Center

    • Huawei Smart Energy Center
    • Huawei Smart Energy Center (3 phase)
    • Huawei Smart Energy Center (3 phase) 8-15kW
    MIL-Solar

    SMA Sunny Boy (1.5 – 2.5kW)

    • SMA Sunny Boy (1.5 – 2.5kW)
    • SMA Sunny Boy (3.0-6.0kW)
    • SMA Tripower (15kW)
    • SMA Tripower (3.0-6.0kW)
    • SMA Tripower (8.0-10.0kW)

    SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (3-6kW)

    • SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (3-6kW)
    • SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (8.25-10kW)
    • SolarEdge Three Phase

    Solis Mini 4G Series

    • Solis Mini 4G Series
    • Solis 4G Series
    • Solis 5G Series
    • Solis 4G Series (3 phase)

    Sungrow SGK Premium

    • Sungrow SGK Premium
    • Sungrow SGKD Premium (3-5 kW)
    • Sungrow SGKD Premium (8 kW)
    • Sungrow SGRT Series
    Manufacturer Logo abb-fimer-logo delta-logo enphase-logo fronius-logo huawei-logo mil-solar-logo sma-logo solaredge-logo sungrow-logo
    Product Image ABB/Fimer Uno-DM inverter Delta Home Series inverter enphase-iq7 Fronius Primo inverter Goodwe NS Series Huawei Smart Energy Center MIL-Solar Eclipse inverter SMA Sunny Boy SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (8.25-10kW) Solis Mini 4G Series Sungrow SGK Premium
    Model number(s)
    Price (approx AUD price RRP + GST) $950 $500 $146 $2055 $500 TBD $2110 $1173 TBD $447 $850
    Nominal AC Power (Inverter size) 1200 W 2500 W 240W 3000W 1500 W 4991W 5000 W 1500 W 3000 W 1500 W 2000 W
    Max efficiency (PV to grid) 94.8% 97.5% 96.5 % 98% 97.0% 98.2% 97.0% 97.20% 99.2% 97.2% 98.2 %
    # of MPPT’s 1 1 N/A 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1
    Dimensions 553 x 418 x 175 mm 380 x 318 x 130 mm 212 mm x 175 mm x 30.2 mm 645 x 431 x 204 mm 344 * 274.5 * 128 mm 365 x 365 x 156 mm 514 x 512 x 150 mm 460 x 357 x 122 mm 450 x 370 x 174 mm 310*373*160 mm 300 * 370 * 125 mm
    Weight 15 kg 9 kg 1.08 kg 21.5 kg 7.5 kg 12 kg 24 kg 9.2 kg 10 kg 7.4 kg 8.5 kg
    Single phase or three phase? Single phase Single phase N/A Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase
    IP Rating IP65 IP 65 IP 67 IP 65 IP65 IP 65 IP 44 IP65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65
    Ambient temperature range -25 - +60°C -25°C ~ 60°C -40ºC to +65ºC '-40°C - +55°C -25 ~ +60 deg C -25 ~ +60 °C -25°C to +50°C -40 °C to +60 °C -40ºC to +65ºC -25 ~ +60°C -25 ℃ to 60 ℃
    Standby consumption <0.4 W <2W <1W < 1 W <1W <5W <5W <5W <5W <1 W < 3 W
    Network connection Wireless/RS485 Wi-Fi Power Line Communication (PLC) Fronius Solar.web, Modbus TCP SunSpec, Fronius Solar API (JSON) RS485 or WiFi RS485, WLAN via inverter built-in WLAN module, Ethernet via Smart Dongle-WLAN-FE (Optional); 4G / 3G / 2G via Smart Dongle-4G (Optional) Wireless Speedwire / Webconnect, WLAN RS485, Ethernet, Wi-Fi RS485, Optional: Wi-Fi, GPRS WLAN
    Warranty 10 years 5 years 10 years 5 + 5 years 10 years 10 years 5 + 5 years 5 years 12 years 5 years 10 years
    Screen? No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
    Built in DC isolator? Optional No N/A Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Cooling (passive/fan) Passive Passive Passive Fan Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive
    Noise (db) 50 dBA 25 db(a) TBD TBD <25 db TBD 25 dB(A) <25 dB <25 dba TBD TBD
    Datasheet Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Warranty Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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    We’ll endeavour to update this comparison table as more inverters become available in Australia.

    Please note: Prices displayed above are our best estimate of retail pricing inclusive GST, and always check with the manufacturer to confirm warranty and specification information.

    The following explains what some of the specifications you may not be familiar with mean, along with some additional notes to bear in mind when you compare inverters.

    # of MPPTs

    Explaining what an MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracker) is can get quite technical – but in short it maximises the performance of a system and generally, 1 MPPT = 1 solar panel direction.

    For example, an inverter with 2 MPPTs can handle one solar array facing north, and one facing west. For more detailed information on MPPTs, click here.

    Only small inverters (under 3 kW in size) have fewer than 2 MPPTs. Some new inverters coming out, including models from Goodwe and Delta, have 3 or even 4 MPPTs.

    However, some inverters can handle more than one array direction per MPPT. For example, Fronius inverters can handle 3 panel directions, so long as 2 solar panel arrays are equal in size.

    Optimiser or microinverter based systems can allow a much more flexible array design due to their their unique technologies – these devices perform maximum power point tracking for the module they are attached to.

    Single-Phase Or Three-Phase?

    To keep it simple – most homes are on a single-phase power supply. You use a single-phase inverter on a single-phase home and a 3 phase inverter on a 3 phase home. I’ve written about this topic in greater detail here.

    Most single-phase inverters only go to a maximum size of 8 kW (some Goodwe single-phase inverters go up to 10 kW). 3 phase inverters can go up to 100 kW or more.

    Standby Consumption

    This is how much power your inverter will use at night.

    Built-in DC isolator?

    A DC isolator shuts off the power coming from your solar panels – this is a safety feature. Having a DC isolator built-in to the inverter itself makes it easier to install and hopefully soon will do away with the requirement of also having a rooftop DC isolator.

    Cooling

    Inverters are either actively (fan) cooled, or passively cooled through convection. Comparing the types, actively cooled inverters will be noisier when they are in operation due to the fan . This is an important consideration if an inverter is to be installed installed near a living area.

    Passively cooled inverters will run hotter than actively cooled ones. I’d expect an actively cooled inverter to live longer (as electronics don’t like heat!)

    A Note On Comparing Inverter Warranties

    When comparing solar inverters, while efficiency is very important, so is reliability – it’s the component most likely to fail in a solar power system within its first 10 years of operation. This is why an inverter from a solid company offering a 10 year warranty is very attractive.

    Related: Pick up some tips for choosing solar inverters.

    Disclaimer: Although we endeavour to regularly review the information in this solar inverter comparison table and update it where necessary to maintain accuracy, mistakes may be made and prices and other figures/specifications can be superseded. This being the case, it’s important to check details with inverter manufacturers and solar installers rather than basing a purchase decision solely on information provided in this table.

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