Fronius solar inverters reviews

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About Fronius, Solar Inverters

Fronius solar inverters review

Fronius Customer Service: 03 8340 2900

Fronius is a European company established by founder Günter Fronius in Austria in 1945.

The company grew over time from being a welding and battery charger manufacturer to become one of the most prominent European players in the solar market. Fronius’s solar division has been operating in this field since 1992.

In late 2010, Fronius opened its Australian office, based in Melbourne. Here, the company not only provides customer service and technical assistance, but also offers product demonstrations and training courses.

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 5 years. I would happily have one of these inverters on my house.

They are easy to 'export limit', if your local network insists on this as part of your solar connection agreement. But you do have to buy the 'Fronius Smart Meter (FSM)' accessory to do this (about $500 extra). The FSM also allows full consumption monitoring (over and above solar monitoring) although I am not a fan of the Fronius SolarWeb monitoring software. Personally, I prefer Solar Analytics and always recommend adding Solar Analytics to your Fronius inverter and using that for monitoring instead.

Fronius solar inverters usually come with 2 solar inputs (or MPPTs). Their MPPT efficiency is legendary. And if you have a symmetrical east/west facing roof you can often put both the east and the west array into one input - leaving the second input free for a third roof area.

The only downside with the Fronius hardware that I am aware of is they are fan cooled and can be rather noisy. Keep them away from living areas!

Fronius Solar Inverter Warranty Notes

All Fronius string inverters are accompanied by 5 years Fronius Warranty Plus. However, by registering at www.solarweb.com, customers can receive an additional 5 years warranty free of charge.

If you should experience what you believe to be a warranty related issue with your inverter, you should first contact the original installer of the unit. However, if that installer is no longer around, don't panic.

Fronius advise that in this situation they first require the customer to find an qualified solar installer to verify the issue with the inverter (out of pocket). Once the issue has been confirmed, the installer will then contact Fronius on your behalf. Fronius will then work with the installer to arrange for replacement of the inverter. If a customer needs help sourcing an installer, the company is able to make a recommendation.

Fronius Solar Inverter Reviews

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The inverter allows for access to its operational metrics via REST. This is super helpful for collecting and storing data the personally or, more usefully, incorporating these data into your smart home needs.
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Great Inverter value for money. Waiting for the connection.
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As the inverter is mounted in full sun on the north side of the house, Banana Solar has recommended installing a cover to protect it from degrading in the heat. They will be providing a custom cover designed for this purpose. Another example of this company going above and beyond.
Bought From: Banana Solar Sydney
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Humming along well
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Just continues to work, quietly in the background.....no fuss.
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Inverter has been working particularly well. Especially given the issues I'm having with over voltage from grid supply - SAPN issue.
Interface is easy to use and provides good data feedback.
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The inverter was sent from the factory with a switch set to position 'B' and to connect the inverter to a phone app it needs to be set to position 'A'. I searched YouTube and found a tutorial about how to remove the inverter cover and fix it. The inverter should arrive from the factory ready to connect to a phone app.
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In my opinion, it is worth it to pay the extra for the Smart meter so that you can get real time data on consumption, savings, etc.
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This is a new installation - too early to evaluate
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Online web application provided by Fronius to monitor power production and consumption is fantastic providing constant ROI and actual weather driven performance statistics with daily, weekly, monthly and yearly statistics capture. The premium monitoring package allows monthly download of fixed and custom built Excel spreadsheets enabling precise tracking of each and every performance aspect.
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At this time we are awaiting connection to the Grid, so we unable to comment on the performance of the Inverter.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Great to be able to review live data on my phone or on the net !!
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It has only been working for a short period of time, but it works beautifully!
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I have had no issues in the first 12 months use of my inverter and system
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It is really too early to tell how happy I am. The information online looks good, but in real terms, I need to wait to see how good it is.
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I'm still trying to link it to the app
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Love being to able to monitor its power generated.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers SA
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Web/App continually off line.
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It seems to work well so far. Not too noisy. Only been running less than 2 weeks.
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I really enjoy the Fronius app on my smartphone that shows me the live production information that the system is generating, and the power consumption from my home appliances are using. I can also see how much electricity is going back into the grid and the dollar value I'm making back from the production.
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Very happy with the performance
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Additional SolarAnalytics 6 CT monitoring installed.
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Have not checked performance with installer yet.
Bought From: MC Electrical
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wif access and overall reliability average ,has require a number of call outs at extra cost to reboot
Bought From: Generate Energy
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We did have a loud noise coming from the inverter during the day. But this has since been rectified, and has performed very well since.
Bought From: MC Electrical
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Just needed a firmware update to get it to talk to our home wi-fi network but it's been rock solid ever since.
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I have no point of reference as this is my first Invertor but it seems to work fine. The web access and the display on the front of how much you are getting is invaluable as it lets us gauge when we should be using our more 'intensive' electrical appliances.
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Still haven't set up to wi-fi connection yet to read on computer.
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The web version of Fronius is the best to get all the information.
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It works. No issues.
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Only just been installed so don't have any feed back yet on performance
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App provides very useful information
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The system has been running for approximately 8 months (Feb-Oct) and has performed better than I had expected and have had no issues (as should be the case in the first years). I highly recommend purchasing a top-shelf inverter and ensure that it is installed in the coolest location possible - it runs very hot when the temperature is upwards of 30C. There was a small amount of mucking around to set up the basic web monitoring feature which has been working well since. If I had my time again, I would have paid extra for the Fronius Smart Meter so that I could play around with usage measurements a bit more. In terms of dollar savings, my power bills for the period were down by approximately 80% which is significantly more than I had anticipated. I borrowed the money to fund my system and I'm still in front, so very happy with that.
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From 13KW on the roof (already had 5KW) I’m seeing a peak output of just over 12KW. Couldn’t be happier.
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Haven't been connected to the grid yet so cant comment on its performance etc
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Tends to run very hot in summer months. Trims the output at 5046 watts, probably due to capacity restraints, however if you install a 6.5 Kw system why not have a matching inverter?
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We wanted a good quality inverter as shown in SolarQuotes rating of inverters. We paid additional amount for the Fronius Smart Meter monitoring system
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The app online is very exciting.
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The app that comes with it is so easy to use and monitor.
Bought From: Adam Solar
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Did our research and work out to be Number 1 inverter in world and clean energy reviews.
Bought From: Your Green Planet
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I was worried about getting the premium European model but the ease of use and first-rate iPhone app has made it all worthwhile.
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The Fronius is a very tidy package that emits a minor hum. We also have Goodwe inverter that connects to the battery, and is quieter. It has various cables coming and going. Our installation positioning is out of the way.
Bought From: DQ Electrical Pty Ltd
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Performance over 12 months has met planned objectives
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It seems to be working very reliably. I took 1 star off, as it is quite noisy when operating on full power, something I wasn't aware off beforehand.
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Dont even notice its there, quiet and not ugly
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Only installed for 2 weeks but so far so good. It has a in-built fan so its making a bit of sound but good thing that only happens in the day.
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Quiet and neat.
Bought From: Solar Concepts
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It has behaved fault-free. The manufacturer has provided firmware updates, but you have to look for them. The Fronius website for monitoring power production is easy to use and informative.
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Awesome ! Very grunty.
Bought From: Green Solar Energy NSW
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It's only been 2 days, but there is a 5+5 warranty.
Bought From: DQ Electrical Pty Ltd
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Only online 1 day - no data
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Has Wireless or Ethernet remote access, A known reliable product.
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Nothing bad to say, but it's only been a week. come back and ask me in 10 years.
Bought From: The Solar Family Pty Ltd
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Highly recommend getting the Fronius smart meter to monitor your production and consumption. This also allows Energy Buster to remotely do troubleshooting.
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Only been in one day though!
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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We have a double system installed, two inverters and 48 panels. 13.2 kW system.
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Looks great quality
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Customer Service by Fronius was poor. Space Solar had to help us with registering for the extended warranty with Fronius.
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Good inverter but noisy in summer
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We opted to invest in the Solar. Web wifi monitoring app. While installation wasn't exactly straightforward, Mark Hall from GreenLogic took care of it and set it all up. The huge advantage is that - combined with the Smart Meter we had installed at about $300 I believe - we can monitor our production and consumption to every 10 minutes exactly, and hence adjust our operating hours for power hungry appliances such as pool pump, washing machine and dishwasher to when we produce the most energy. With new appliances you can even test whether using them alongside others you will go over your regular production or not. Brilliant. As a result our household runs smoother AND far more efficiently. In short, a smart meter and web monitoring app are very, very much worth the investment.
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20kW
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Inverter has been working well for the last three months. The smart switch sends usage data to the Fronius web site every 30 seconds and provides comprehensive graphs of usage and savings. Allows you to see what is using the power and when. Went for a timer on the hot water heater rather than a diverter.
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We put it inside our garage to avoid northern facing wall but did not realise that the fan cooling would be noisy as our previous inverter at our last house was not fan cooled.
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High performing reliable inverter
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Top technology
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Neat not obtrusive and easy to operate and read
Bought From: Essential Solar
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Performance and on-line reporting has been rock solid - absolutely no issues.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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The online monitoring App is not terribly intuitive. We have had the App set up for a couple days, but it shows we lost production for about 1.5 hrs in the middle of the day today, and I haven’t been able to work out what has happened yet. We will need to look into it a bit further. Might contact the supplier
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Too early to comment but I like the app
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Although it connects to the 'net. it will often drop out so that the data produced is un available to me.
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I also had the Fronius smart meter installed which was part of the total cost. This enables monitoring of my solar generation, grid usage and feed in, as well as my electricity consumption. Easy to keep track of with an app or through the website.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Many communication options
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The Fronius monitoring software is not easy to use or manage.
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The app and website is fantastic.
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Haven’t had the system long.
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Just beginning to use it.
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I like to look at how much power is being generated in different weather conditions and also at different times of the day and I am often surprised at how much is produced on cloudy days.
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Rock solid.
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As I have only had the system operating for 3 three days it is hard to give a more detailed assessment.
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The App is really bad...can't even get it to work.
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It has only just being installed, but wit 10 years warranty all is good.
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As it has only just been installed little hard to comment.
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Our system was only installed 2 days ago so can’t comment on performance just yet.
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The installation was handled really well - resulting in significant improvements to the appearance of our Laundry. The information and reporting technology is wonderful and I am continuing to learn more about the capabilities over time.
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I have the Fronius primo 5kw. The inverter seems to alway have state code 567 listed. My inquiries lead me to believe that is because the voltage coming in from the grid is too high. The result is that the inverter ramps down and my peak generation has dropped from a maximum of about 5.3kw to 4.6kw. I don’t really know what to do about this. It essentially means that my ROI is now considerably reduced. Buyers beware of these claims.
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We often get notifications (1 or 2 times a month) saying AC voltage is too high. This message is normally early in the morning (although can be any time). Our installer told us it was just related to a spike when the sun just starts hitting the panels. I am not sure if that is correct and it always bothers me (as I do think of the possibilitybof fire), but the installer assures me it is ok, and within set limits, otherwise the system would shut down if it reached unsafe limits.
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15kw Inverter
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Don’t know enough to say more
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It has wi fi and I can keep a eye on what is going on
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not sure yet as only had it working for a few weeks
Bought From: Essential Solar
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Purchase was made for an investment property with 2 adults and a teenager at the 4 bedroom property. Since installation there has been no bill only refunds when the bill came in (even at the lower subsidy level). No maintenance required with the installer happy to attend if there were any dramas which created peace of mind. Had several quotes and all said you get what you pay for so took the advise of the suppliers in the market and settled for the mentioned brands.
It's just good when things work
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so far so good but lets see when it 5-10 years old!?
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Faultless operation, set and forget.
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It is so good to be able to follow the solar power level on the ipad and to use electricity according to the level at the time. eg put the washing on.
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The installer told me that he has never had to change any Fronius inverter for more than 6 years. Will see how will go
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I like the fact that I can access performance of the system via solarweb.
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only just installed so looking forward to FREE POWER. Waiting on Alinta to convert our meter.
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I haven't had it long enough to answer that, so I just chose "Good". But it's a premium brand - solarquotes analogised it with a BMW. It's got a 10 year (5+5) warranty. BTW, Goliath organised the 5 extra years warranty (a Fronius offer till the end of 2019) for me.
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Only installed last week, so probably too early to rate. However, I know that Fronius has an excellent reputation.
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Good consistent output. Not paid for the premium access to web reports, but those available are easy to understand and use.
On most clear days we see output levels sitting at the peak from just after sun rise to just before sun set.
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Good only as its has just been installed
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Love the app
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Informative app if you use the pro version and neat presentation showing generation, consumption and export (plus battery storage if you have one) priding real time information. App works best on iOS platform, Not as good on android devices.
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When i had trouble connecting to the internet. I rang up sales people from fronius. Apparently they only deal with the electrician. Guest what. The electrician doent want to know about it. The sales guy from the solar place said he doent use him any more.
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The fan noise can be a little noisy when running at more than 70% capacity.
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Well known trusted brand
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Has been performing consistently for the past 9 months. Best performance and output during summer and gradually dropping through the year but that's to be expected. June was the lowest but has increased since then. Looking forward to seeing how well this summer goes. Overall happy with the system so far.
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Inverter is placed inside the garage
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They installed it in my garage so I didn't need to go outside just to make sure it was on and helped to connect to my wifi.
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There is a lot of info on Fronius being noisy. This is not our experience, the 10kW Symo was installed in garage as recommended by installer.
It makes the same level of noise as our (fairly old) garage fridge.
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Works well in terms of power generation but has very poor wireless range and the link with my home network has gone down many times and is an absolute pain to restore.
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Love the fact it connects to the internet so I can see how much power I'm generating each day.
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10 year warranty!
Bought From: AG Solar Pty Ltd
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It's perfect.
Bought From: Smart Energy Answers NSW South Coast
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It works well and the data logger is fantastic. Its great how i can check the power production and consultion daily, weekly, monthly, annually etc
Bought From: Fased Pty Limited
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It's early days - and i've never had one before - so hard to be definitive. So far so good.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Does what it suppose to do without any fuss. Is wireless so I can monitor power output and I also have access via internet to the last couple of days output if needed.
Bought From: Technaus Solar VIC
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Gives you great detail into your Solar !!
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It works...
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Fronius did a software update which cut us off the grid. SOLAR DYNAMICS were great in getting this sorted and we received the dollar amount due to loss of credits as a credit.
Ultimately happy when the matter was resolved.
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I'm forced to rate the inverter even though I'm still waiting on the smart meter.
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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Performing well with a useful smartphone app.
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Smart meter is a must with this so you can monitor your solar easily
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Mounted internally at the back of the garage so less exposed to sunlight.
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Reliable
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Well made and easy to use.
Bought From: SAE Group Pottsville - Tweed
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The inverter functions very well, I have no issues with it. If I need to add something it's that my LG solar panels work so well I should have installed a 6 KW inverter instead of the current 5 KW one, otherwise the system work wonderfully.
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Good looking ,compact.
My Medical Centre[ Victorian Specialist Centre - Lower Templestowe ] has a solar System of 68 panels with a Fronius Inverter [ 2.079 KW].
Installed by Energy Clouds Australia [established since 2009 ], owned by Feng [ engineer ] with a regular team of 13 fully qualified workers hence they did the whole job within 9 hours [ on Sunday -9 workers with 7 vans ]. I was recommended by a good friend that they are the most efficient, neat job and only use Fronius inverter and Longi panels [latest most famous efficient panels].
I recommending him because I am so happy with his workmanship and the honour down to earth quote - unbeatable.
Bought From: Energy Cloud Australia Pty Ltd
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Can't really comment on system performance as the Smart Meter is yet to be installed so system is turned off.
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So far so good. Early days. Production numbers look good for winter.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Absolutely reliable, with no issues. Web based monitoring good. If the inverter is in full sun (ie not the ideal) then the internal fan can make some noise,like a loud computer fan.
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a very neat install and the inverter looks well made and is easy to read.
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I did my research on clenergy website and fronius was rated No 1 everywhere.
Bought From: Your Green Planet
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Has not missed a beat
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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no issues, no problems with reboot after power outages, All good
Bought From: Freedom Energy Solutions Group Pty Ltd
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Monitoring is the best feature. It gives an accurate and live picture of consumption vs power generated.
Bought From: MC Electrical
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Inverter is a 10kW Fronius Symo due to having 3 phase power. It comes with a 10 year warranty.
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The signal strength from the inverter to my wi-fi modum and consequently my Fronius phone app, was too weak at times, showing "Offline". This issue has since been resolved with the installation of a signal booster/relay.
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at the moment, 12.30 pm, sunny day, sw winds, cold as buggery. it is showing 4300 watts which would think is good for the middle of winter. our summer time bills, after it was installed, were way down to $23 per month, with the air conditioner flat out to combat the 38 and 40 degree heat around here. we'll see how it all goes thie comming spring and summer, very happy so far with no problems at all with the job the installers did, i hope this helps your request. regards Bruce Rennie.
Bought From: AC Electrical - Bundaberg/Fraser Coast/Gladstone Solar
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We didn’t realise there needed to be a cooling fan in wall unit. This makes a small amount of noise. We would have chosen a different location for the inverter away from an outdoor sitting area.
It so just something to be aware of when locating your inverter. Not a big issue just a minor annoyance.
Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd
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It loses witeless connectivity periodically but that is not its fault. The problem is it only retries to reconnect for 24 hours, then gives up retrying.
Wish I was a machine that only had one job to do, then was allowed to just give up.
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Fronius Symo 10kW. We included a Fronius Smart Meter to monitor our system's performance.
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Fronius solar web app is great
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Only been hooked up for 3 days so not much to report.
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The first inverter was a dud straight out of the box. Fronius replaced within a fortnight and Hawking Solar installed the replacement which has worked perfectly.
Bought From: Hawking Electrical Energy Solutions
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Really it's too soon to rate the inverter but based on the figures I started getting straight away, I am blown away.
Bought From: SAE Group Pottsville - Tweed
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Go best or don't bother.!
Bought From: Everlite Electrical
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Seems to be working as it should atm and is good I can connect via
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We are happy because it was great and really helpful.
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No one can seem 2 tell us if it working correctly
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I have had difficulty connecting the inverter to the internet to use the app on my phone that allows me to monitor performance.
This is most likely a software problem with the app. Performance is not diminished and I can't fall the inverter's efficiency.
Be nice to have that remote app working though.
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Still waiting to be fully connected so can't accurately comment but I have confident it will meet my needs.
Bought From: Venergy Metro
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The web app is great.
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Top inverter, no problems with it. Easy to read, lots of information.
Bought From: SAE Group Grafton - Coffs Harbour
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Still a New system
Look very neat and blends in very well with the surroundings.
My friend's have the same inverter with no problem.
Bought From: DQ Electrical Pty Ltd
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This was a replacement inverter for our dead 2011 CMS.
Bought From: GJT Electrical
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Fronius inverter has operated through a range of daytime temperatures of up to 47C , and has done so without a glitch. I have had system for 10 months through summer autumn and winter and has performed without glitch. Report monitoring is easy and quite comprehensive via phone or desktop
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Wifi didn't seem to either to well, so a cat6 network cable was used to connect it to our network.
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Smart phone app keep logging off
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Seeing a good rerun on our solar already.
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Has been great, the phone app lets me see the performance at the current time as well as how much generated today and historical data.
A very valuable feature. It sends me an email if there is any errors, for example AC Voltage too High.
Very Happy
Bought From: Space Solar VIC Reviews
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The inverter itself is performing brilliantly, but the fronius app does not perform well at all, I have not been able to connect to the app via my wi-fi for at least 2 months, so I rely on the app from my supplier to feed me the information, I have contacted the company that installed my system but they only referred me to YouTube video’s to fix the problem, but to no avail, they did say they could come and have a look at it for me for a service fee of $80.
Bought From: Essential Energy Solutions Pty Ltd
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Very quiet and easy to read.
Bought From: Key Solar
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Fantastic that the details of this inverter (kW production) can be viewed and monitored via the online portal) - I'm not left wondering if my investment has been worthwhile or need to do daily calculations
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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We have only had this system in for a short time so it is actually pretty hard to offer a response to this question - but for the time we have had it - all good so far.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers SA
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It seems from my research and the information from both my installer and the electrical inspector that the Fronius is one of the best inverters available. The display is clear and the app on the phone is easy to use and informative.
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Still early days, but the performance seems v satisfactoy.
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Great
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Great inverter, the app keeps you up to date with how your system is working.
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Fronius inverter has proven to be very reliable, and has fully met our expectations. (If not exceeded them). Inverter is fully monitored, and provides accurate and up to date information on all vital points.
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Not the fault of the Solar install but we do have a regular problem with one phase going over voltage and the inverter shutting down. Sunboost has been great to deal with re this ongoing problem.
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Great inverter, I have a smart meter also. I recommend that you get one.
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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(typo in "deserving")
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The app is great as I can generally see what its doing at any given time. I wish I’d paid the extra money for the smart meter which would’ve given me extra functionality, but at $500 more, I didn’t and probably still can’t see the value in it.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Worked without a glitch from Day 1
Bought From: Solargain Hervey Bay - Bundaberg - Gympie
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I love the monitoring!
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It is modified ready for a Selectronics Hybrid system when i have batteries installed.
I also had the fronius meter installed for complete monitoring.
Bought From: Energy Connections
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Fronius do not deal direct with end users. I had and still have a problem setting up the monitoring system app and have been lock out. No one is interested in offering assistance.
Bought From: Origin Energy
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No problems with the inverter so far
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Fronius Symo 6.0kw 3PH Multi Tracker
Bought From: SAE Group GC North
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The unit seems to be working fine, but the aftermarket service for software troubleshooting is non-existent. Website login says product is offline and there aren't any registered products (even though it is registered) and linking to a smart phone app seems to be a 20 step process - with youtube 'help' videos in German.
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High quality inverter. Really happy with it
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Great inverter, keeps track of all power going in and out and even sends out a monthly report by email.
Bought From: SAE Group Toowoomba
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Terrible wifi performance is the only but quite major downside. Quiet amd relatively intuitive.
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People complain about the noise of the Frontius but we don't think it's bad at all. The production data on the app or online is quite good to use to monitor production and along with review of Ausnet power consumption, keep tabs on our overall power usage. It would be good if they provided their premium service online free of charge.
Bought From: Technaus Solar VIC
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Has a small amount of fan noise.
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It's the 5kW one. Primo 5.0-1-I
My two sons have since invested in the 8.1kW fronius, with 9.90kW panels to hopefully generate closer to the 5kW feed-in limit in Queensland for more hours of the day.
Bought From: Solargain Brisbane
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m no teckie but seems to be working fine. Unsure how to measure it though..
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Only one negative point: Live production monitoring function on the web is often offline.
Bought From: MC Electrical
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I like the ability to access data online, but would prefer if I could access it directly rather than relying on the Fronius server.
Bought From: Solar Dynamics
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The inverter works well.
Never get a bill
A little loud and the app is terrible
Bought From: Adelaide Connections Electrical and Solar
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Glad I went ahead and purchased as my electricity is costing me nothing.
Bought From: More Green Energy
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We are delighted with our system....no more bills and we stay in credit!!! We do use our power wisely though and try to just use it when the system is making power..eg, run the dishwasher, Washing machine and aircon during daylight hours. We love it.
Bought From: Sunwise Energy
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the inverter fan is quite noisy. (you can certainly hear when the sun is out)
Bought From: Class A Energy Solutions
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Very happy with the performance so far does drop a little in the winter but that’s to be expected will have to consider getting a battery storage system next to really get the full benefit
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While the inverter seams to be operating efficiently we are unable to monitor its performance over any given period and totally reliant on feedback from our Electricity Provider
Bought From: Freedom Energy Solutions Group Pty Ltd
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So far,(8 months), it seems to be doing its job very efficiently.
Bought From: Technaus Solar VIC
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The web-monitoring does go off lime roughly once a month. I have never had to reset the inverter. Quiet and compact.
Bought From: Urban Renewables
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Have been unable to use the touch screen on the inverter. Frontius will not replace unit, still under warranty, as apparently I live close (5kms) to the transmitter tower at Reynella....
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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When you change over your internet provider or go to nbn they want to charge you $180 to connect your inverter to your wifi again, Maybe you could supply step by step how to reconnect. Thanks Finn.
Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Sydney
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No problems expirienced what-so-ever
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No issues with the inverter is running without any problems to date. However l have had an issue with the Solar web on a couple of accasions, when l have no feedback from the system.
Bought From: Solargain Melbourne
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The Web Site seems a bit "hit & Miss' and unable to use all the options shown on the menu.
Also unable to alter basic things like "where i live" & gain access to other data even though registered as Premium user.
Bought From: Solar 1 Electrical Pty Ltd
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Have had no issues since installation.
Bought From: NRG Solar - National Renewable Group
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So far so good but the system is only 199 days old - still 166 days to go for a one year opinion!
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I have had no issues or problems with the inverter. After a blackout, the inverter was easy to start again once the power returned.
Bought From: Sunergy Solar Bendigo
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A year ago, the inverter ran at 5000W on a sunny day. This generated nearly 40KWh per day. Now tops only 4000W which generates about 25-30KWh per day. I need to do a bit of troubleshooting to see why I'm missing out on 1000W each day. Could just be dirty panels, yet to determine.
Bought From: SEM Darwin
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Inverter has been fine so far after 9 months. The noise levels aren’t as bad as I expected- just a low hum when working hard in 40C days.
Bought From: Essential Solar Eastern
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Good apps to monitor generation. Earlier on we noticed our solar generation was being limited by the grid voltage (high) within the fronius app/web page we could see all the history of grid voltage spikes. With this history we were able to get powercore to lower the grid voltage supply and get our system to reach its full generation.
Our last bill 90 days February to April. We sent approximately 3500kwh to the grid. Not including the generation we used directly.
Bought From: Velocity Solar Rural
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no problems with the invertor at all.
Bought From: Energy Base
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No that's it
Bought From: Replenishable Energy Pty Ltd
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wi fi a bit limited on range.
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I highly recommend this brand as it works really great.
Bought From: SEM Brisbane
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Inverter is performing perfectly. Our consumption monitoring has been a great way to see our useage.
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The inverter regularly tells me that there is a system issue (unable to convert the amount of power being generated) at least I think that is what it is telling me. The power company says it is the installers issue and the installer tells me its the power company's issue. The system inspector suggested it was the power suppliers issue. Something about an adjustment they could make to cater for the power being generated in the street??? And don't even start me on the solar rebate debarkle!!!!!

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Bought From: VV Electrical and Solar
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All good but hard to connect to solarweb to view system remotely.
Bought From: SAE Group Sth Sunny Coast
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We had an issue with the inverter a few months ago where it went offline for a week. Smart Energy Answers came out and found it was a cabling issue to the inverter and rectified the issue immediately.
Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Sydney
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The system monitoring of the Fronius inverter is brilliant. I can access the daily , weekly monthly and annual generation statistics from a web browser or mobile from anywhere.
Bought From: Essential Solar Eastern
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Output went up 25% when grid voltage lowered.
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It works and it keeps my electricity bill low.
Bought From: Adapt Energy
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8.2-1 FRONIUS PRIMO + CONSUMPTION METER
Bought From: Adapt Energy
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The Fronius app. is easy to use and very informative.
Bought From: SolarEZE QLD
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The Solar Web feature enables us to see actual production wherever we are. Simply amazing!
Bought From: Sunny Solar Cairns
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Inverter is OK but technical information is virtually unobtainable. When I have had issues, Fronius Australia refuses to provide any information as I am not one of their recognized installers.
The 'authorized' electrician who installed it could not get the internet interface working and left, blaming my ISP provider. The problem was not the ISP provider. I finally manager to connect after a week of chasing around. The need to connect to the internet to see what my inverter is doing seems overly complicated. Why not a detailed local display?
Basically a good (if overly complex) product let down by poor documentation and no manufacturer support.
Bought From: Solargain ACT
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Have an original 5kw system with the older IG inverter installed just before the 60c FIT was withdrawn. Has operated faultlessly since installation By Solar Gain.
At end of 60c FIT Beyond Solar installed an additional 5kw system with a Fronius 5kw Primo inverter. I monitor my system daily and noticed error 102 ie over voltage grid coming up around midday each day causing shut down and restart repeatedly. Beyond solar adjusted the software to the max I Allowed and this reduced the problem but did not cure it. I then started monitoring the mains voltage with a true RMS meter and found peaks of around 268 v were common around the middle part of the day. This voltage was measured with both solar systems deactivated.The max mains voltage should not exceed I think 253 according the the Australian Standard. I then contacted Origin and requested they come and tap down our transformer located 25 metres away on our rural property. They did not initially want to do anything but once I told them I was a retired electrical engineer they agreed the information I was sending them was genuine and was way out of specifications. Not too long after they tapped down the transformer and have not seen error 102 since and the volage at midday midsummer at our distribution box runs never above 245 V.
A neighbour with the same problem after I told him also had his transformer tapped down and cured the problem for him as well.
There are various reasons for the power utilities to run higher voltages than the Australian Standard but that another subject altogether.
As for Fronius, looks to me to be probably the best of the lot.
Bought From: Solargain NSW
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Inverter great but assosciated app an absolute pain to set up.
Bought From: Technaus Solar VIC
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Great app on my phone that tells me everything i need to know and is easy to use. Really happy with my Fronius inverter.
Bought From: Technaus Solar VIC
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The inverter has been operating with no problems at all and is great to access to see what is happening over the web
Bought From: Clayton Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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The unit overheats and fails in moderate weather and has required maintenance several times. Service has been slow despite repeated requests. Installer says that Fronius will not replace the unit. Best they have come up with is placing a shade over the system (despite overheating even when in the shade). One more overheat and I will pursue through Consumer Affairs Victoria
Bought From: Essential Solar Eastern
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Has been very reliable so far.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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The original inverter was a Zeversolar but it had to be changed because it couldn’t communicate with the HWS installed by Kozco. Now the Fronius can automatically switch the HWS on when panels are producing power. It took a few months to sort out but we got there in the end.
Bought From: Kozco Energy Group
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The inverter is a 3.3 kw
It rarely produces more 3kw, generally
around 2700.
Bought From: Sunergy Solar Bendigo
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So far so good. Its only gone off line once since installation and it was very easy to reset was informed by email and fixed within 5 minutes.
Bought From: NRG Solar - National Renewable Group
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Operates exactly as designed
Bought From: PVLT Newcastle
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Being able to check our output at anytme is great, we can decide when to use our appliances and capitalise on our own power generation. Best thing we ever did ,getting solar from Gippsland Solar. Wonderful after installation service and great help anytime.
Bought From: Gippsland Solar
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I was quite disappointed when after a few months I started having "power derating due to overtemp" issues with my Fronius. I'd chosen this inverter based on the fantastic reputation it has and that it was so highly recommended. It took a long time and a lot of back and forth to finally get the unit replaced...and it was replaced with a re-conditioned unit despite only being a few months old. That unit then also had the same problem and needed to be further worked on in order to get the issue resolved.
Bought From: Essential Solar Eastern
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Hard to know exactly how it is performing but seems to be fine given I am getting reasonable payments from EA for my electricity.
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Bought From: GEMEnergy
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Could perhaps be a more user friendly interface for settings, management, etc
Bought From: Solaworx
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The Fronius feeds a Selectronic which is also doing well
Bought From: Green Energy Technologies Townsville
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Good performance, no problems. Fantastic on-line self monitoring.
Bought From: Solargain Brisbane
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Prior to installation Solar Wholesalers electrician identified high voltage at the power board. It was well over what is deemed allowable 253v. After everything was hooked up and the panels were generating power the inverter shutdown because of high voltage whilst the electrician and I were looking at the read outs on the inverters. The electrician assured me that the Fronius inverter was designed for such and event. Fortunately, I have had no issues with the inverter but after having contacted SA Power Networks and being advised that it would take three months to fix I am still having high voltage issues. Needless to say I am still following up on this issue.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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The issue I Have is not with the inverter, installer, the product or the actual installation which have all been above my expectations.
I am 100% self sufficient during the day and am returning to the grid double what I draw from the grid.
Hears the rubs:
Firstly the retailers will only pay about one third the price for the power generated by me and returned to the grid over what they charge for my usage from the gird. REALLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Secondly because I live at the end of the Ausnet controlled power grid my inverter often goes into a State 102 and switches itself of from the grid. Which it is meant to do.
But do you think SP AUSNET are in a hurry to drop the voltage at the Sub Station. Not on your life. Been waiting since December 2018 for them to do so. And despite both the retailer of the system and myself constantly contacting them nothing had been done.
Bought From: Kdec Electrical and Solar Pty Ltd
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Extremely happy with all aspects of my installation. We are in a great location to make the most of all savings.
Bought From: Solar Systems Cairns
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On several occasions, an error report was sent, and AGL seems to have sorted this out.
Bought From: Technaus Solar VIC
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I like the smartphone app solar.web live
Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Sydney
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No issues at all, so far.
Bought From: NRG Solar - National Renewable Group
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It goes offline occasionally, but seems to be fine the next day.
Bought From: Green Solar
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The App for monitoring the performance of the system is great.
Bought From: Beyond Solar Sydney
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It’s performance well so far. The production and energy consumption ( I installed a consumption meter) can be still monitored using Feronius online system or mobile app. Once in a way the wifi connection to investor. With the reset of the modem it connects again. Overall happy with it for the first year. Hope it continues like this. Fingers crossed.
Bought From: Helioenergy
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I am very pleased with the Solar system to date, not quite a year yet. The power bills have certainly reduced, both as a result of solar and shopping around for a provider. Shopping around for a provider is very important otherwise they just charge you what they like and basically nullify the solar savings. The company I went with I’d still rate highly as the work has certainly lasted. I haven’t had a need to go back to them yet about anything so I can’t really comment on their after sales service.
Bought From: Green Solar Energy NSW
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WiFi signal needs to be very strong near the inverter to pick up the signal. Worked initially for 2 months, then I kept getting loss of signal, with no other change to my network configuration. Fixed by putting a WAP closer to the inverter but despite other devices picking strong signals right next to the inverter, I only get weak-medium strength from the inverter set up page. Also the app doesn’t work well to set up the network - much better to enter the IP address and manually set up. Otherwise, once this has been setup, the fronius home page is very detailed in terms of information - even the basic version is good enough, so in the end, compared to other inverter platforms, it’s a pretty decent product
Bought From: Essential Solar Eastern
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With inverter and panels cost it is best to get as good as you can at the start. Quality equals confidence and peace of mind.
Bought From: Generate Energy
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The www.solarweb.com/ site run by Fronius to supply clients with the production/consumption statistics of their solar systems appears to be not entirely accurate.
On some days the reporting shuts down at sundown and opens again at midnight, so that "energy imported from grid" is not reported during this time. And even when the five minute reports start again at midnight, the "energy imported from the grid remains at a constant level, no matter how many electrical devices I might switch on or off.
Bought From: Save Energy
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the inverter does the job efficiently and reliably.
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Works great.
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When first installed the inverter cooling fan was not working, following a further test, carried out by MJj's Solar and Electrics, under instructions from the manufacturer, Fronius promptly replaced the unit, without question, since then it has performed perfectly and I am very happy with it.
Bought From: MJ Solar Solutions Outer
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Have not been able to connect to it via the app, however not a big deal for me.
Bought From: Sunrun Solar
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I love the app!
Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Noosa
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Faultless system. Performing better than I expected. Wifi is useful to track performance and receive latest software upgrade.
Bought From: SAE Group Toowoomba
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I should make the effort to explore how to make better use of the digital features/programmes the inverter is blessed with; but I am of the wrong vintage and believe if it is working leave it alone. If I play around with it I am likely to create a problem/headache. System did not come with a printed instruction manual.
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Every month I get savings. For the past 3 bill cycles I have saved average $400 per bill (2 monthly)
Bought From: Green Wiring
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It’s working great. Not had a bill since we installed the solar. Fantastic
Bought From: AC Electrical - Bundaberg/Fraser Coast/Gladstone Solar
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it has never missed a beat.
Bought From: Green Wiring
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This inverter is very noisy compared to my old Delta Solivia, which was totally silent.
Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse
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Probably would have chosen model that enables battery storage if I'd had greater awareness
Bought From: Space Solar South Coast
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We are in a NSW country town and chose an installer from Sydney. It worked well for the installation, but we are running into probs as the internet monitoring system is faulty. They have tried a few things, including visiting. However, this was when we were away - we had let them know. We are still waiting for another visit to remidy the situation. Moral of the story: chose a nearby installer to make after sales service more realistic.
Bought From: Green Solar Energy NSW
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Very happy
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Everything is working fine and we are enjoying vastly reduced elec. bills
Bought From: JJA Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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The inverter itself is not the problem, well it is and it isn't. It is Solargain themselves, I have lost my wifi monitoring of my solar system because the link between the inverter and my mobile phone has been lost. Solargain will not send anyone to my place to see whats wrong and to try to re-connect the service, in the end I managed to find out whats wrong and notified them. Not good enough, and I laso still have no wifi monitoring.
Bought From: Solargain ACT
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The control panel was explained to me and is easy enough to use.
Bought From: Adam Solar
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Fronius is supposed to be the inverter of choice in Australia, but they clearly only care about sales and not the end customer. I raised a technical question on their Australian web site regarding the minimum number of solar modules in a series string for the MPPT to track maximum power. I sent two emails to the only email address they provided and after 2 weeks did not even get courtesy of a reply. To test my theory about only caring about sales, I sent a request to the same email address about a bulk purchase of inverters and got a response within minutes. This company has a serious credibility gap and I past behavior is probably an indication of future behavior so I won’t hold my breath when it comes to aftersales support!

I have written to their parent company and will be interested to see if they share the same indifferent attitude.