Goodwe solar inverters reviews

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About Goodwe, Solar Inverters

Goodwe solar inverters review

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GoodWe (Jiangsu) Power Supply Technology Co. Ltd is a Chinese company founded by JXT and is supported by the Chinese Government.

The company specialises in the production of string solar inverters, with a power range between 1.5kW and 36kW. As well as single-phase and three-phase inverters, the company also manufactures inverter devices for use with energy storage.

More than 12GW of GoodWe solar inverter capacity has been installed in countries throughout the world, including Australia.

Australian customers will be glad to know there is a local GoodWe office in Glenroy (Victoria), so,should you have any specific question or issue, you can directly refer to them. Furthermore, the company has a pretty strong international profile, thanks to several other offices located in Germany, Netherlands and the UK.

If you want to find out more about GoodWe’s line-up of solar inverters, simply check out the products below to find the ones that best meet your needs and requirements.

GoodWe Inverter Warranty Notes

GoodWe solar inverters installed in Australia are accompanied by a 5 year product warranty, which is fairly standard among manufacturers. Depending on the model, the warranty can be extended to as long as 25 years, which is an incredibly long period for an inverter.

Regarding warranty claims, the installer who installed your Goodwe inverter is always the first to contact as it is their responsibility to remediate any warranty related issues.

However, in the case of the original installation company no longer being in business or are otherwise uncontactable, GoodWe customers are advised to contact  their customer warranty support directly on the number listed above. GoodWe will then handle the process of sourcing an installer, and arrange for replacement of the solar inverter.

Goodwe Solar Inverter Reviews

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When I signed up with GreenUltimate it was put on my roof about? three weeks later. BUT it wasn't connected to the Grid for 5--five months.
just left sitting, no use to anyone, After persistent weekly calls from me it was finally connected. so I have actually only had it for 7mths,
Now, over the last two weeks, the red lights flash on/off, once it made a squealing sound , I rang the fellow that originally signed me up for it,
no-response, said he'd call back never did, so I sent him a photo, no-response again. Rang head office nothing again.
I honestly couldn't tell you if it's working or not.
I have only had part of an account and still waiting for one due now, rang my provider only to be told -----they couldn't tell me and it would take ten days to be processed [it was read on the 7/11/19]
So to say I'm happy would be a lie
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Lynn As for the brand of panels I have no idea, only put the first one so I could submit this.
Bought From: Greenultimate Pty Ltd
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No problems, Not able to compare with any alternatives
Bought From: Formula Sun
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It has been very reliable. The whole system has performed to expectations.
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Whisper quiet and because there isn't a fan there is one less part moving part which may be prone to wear out in the future.
Bought From: Formula Sun
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It has only been a month, but so far, runs great.
Bought From: Essential Solar
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Unobtrusive, and tidy. Easy to read with an comprehensive, simple to set up, wifi connection so that I can see a full dashboard on my PC at home, or even quickly check in on performance from my mobile phone.
Bought From: eSolar
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Presents well
Bought From: Green Wiring
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I like the wifi monitoring
Bought From: Aussie Hybrid Solar
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Bought From: Cola Solar Show additional information
Been running since Jan 2018 and has been great. I get aboit 43KW in Summer with a 6.2KW Canadian Solar panels (Chinese made) East West configuration and about 20KW in Winter Overall very happy and saving heaps of $
Bought From: Solar Power Nation
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failed after 19 days due to, too many panels on one string, inverter was out of balance
Bought From: Solar Power Nation
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Promised 5kw 3 phase hybrid inverter, got 4.2 kw single phase inverter, not hybrid
Bought From: Aussie Hybrid Solar
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Too early to rate, but seems to be going well so far.
Bought From: SAE Group Brisbane East
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It's silent .
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Overall size of inverter takes up little space and produced power as soon as connected.
Bought From: Green Logic Australia
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I cancelled the job as they keep telling me things that did not add up
Bought From: Sunboost
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A bit too early to provide performance reporting. but a point to note - WiFi configuration is not as simple as the booklet says.
Bought From: Skylight Energy
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The Goodwe inverter works superbly with my other solar system, but this one is faulty. I am angry with the pathetic after-sales service.
Bought From: Solar Power Nation
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Hasn't skipped a beat since installation
Wifi transmission a bit on/off on occasions, Regen were quick to visit and sort out.
Turned out Goodwe server was out for a while and then Nbn installation caused some disruption.
All sorted and no problems since.
Bought From: Regen Power
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Bought From: Perth Solar Force Show additional information
Being able to check the grid voltage during inverter trips was a big bonus. The SEMS web-based portal is of very poor quality but is still useful just to watch your output throughout the day. Some monitoring is better than none!
Bought From: Clean Technology Services Residential
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Chinese inverter
Bought From: Arise Solar
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Too early to assess but the system is operating quietly.
Bought From: ECG Electrical
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My Inverter output current is limited to 20A.
Sometimes the Inverter just restarts and Goodwe's analysis shows that there was an instant where the current load went slightly over 20A and caused the restart.
When this happens I loose power to my house completely and need to wait 5 minutes till the Inverter completes the restart and then it's good again.
This has happened many times and I am working with the supplier to provide an Inverter that is capable of handling say 25A.

I was surprised by the whole house being without power when the Inverter restarts. What if the Inverter never does because in is broken. I'll have to wait days for it to be replaced and be without power for that time.

I am checking with supplier regarding this and alternate wiring so that I get switched to the Grid if the Inverter breaks for any reason.
Bought From: Crystal Solar Energy Pty Ltd
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Might be a great inverter not sure cause it’s not working.
Bought From: Skylight Energy
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The only negative is not being able to change the inverter wifi code.
Bought From: Captain Green Sydney
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Had a bit of trouble with the WiFi and app but sorted it out and all good now..
Bought From: SolarBright
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I don't use the Wi-Fi connection but use the display on the front of the inverter as this is convenient and easy to read. Happy with the Inverter.
Bought From: Technaus Solar
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The inverter is not working well and showing errors couple of times per day. Contacted the team but received no good response.
Bought From: Start Solar
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Bought From: Perth Solar Force Show additional information
Bought From: Perth Solar Force Show additional information
Sorry, I do not know enough about it to comment.
Bought From: Solar 1 Electrical Pty Ltd
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I say that the inverter is good without any experience of any thing different. I will say that the system we opted for although supposed to be 3.1kw., I have never seen the display on the inverter read more than 2.7or 2.8 kw. Perhaps that is as efficient as we can expect! One other minor complaint that I have, is that the installer failed to notify Powercor of the fact that Solar panels had been installed and consequently, we lost the feed in credits for the first two billing periods!
Bought From: Solar Central Pty Ltd
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No faults to this point. The app to monitor how much power being made is very useful, although i’ve noted that the wifi needs to be constantly on to allow it to upload power data. On the occasion I’ve turned all power off while away, I lose the ability to track how much solar kw are generated. Doesn’t seem to catch up when reconnected, so does affect the overall ‘usage stats’.
Bought From: Formula Sun
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Have had zero issues and it has worked to capacity all summer!!
Bought From: Green Wiring
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so far so good no problems .
Bought From: Cola Solar
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Seems fine, it has a readout on the inverter & email me every day showing what has been collected, we can also use the App to monitor real time usage
Bought From: JT solar
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No problems so far, the App works well. Still happy..
Bought From: Formula Sun
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WIFI is hard to follow after soft ware updates
Bought From: Green Wiring
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It is a dual tracking inverter, but I haven't yet worked out how to see a readout of how each string is performing.
Bought From: Sunscape Electrical
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We installed the latest Goodwe 5kw inverter.
It's sleek and the performance is amazing.
Producing 42kw per day on a 5kw inverter in summer.
I heard it may produce lesser in winter.
So far, I am very happy with Goodwe.
Bought From: Australian Solar Engineers
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There was a small problem when the inverter stopped working. I rang Perth Solar who diagnosed the problem via the WIFI. They had a technician here two days later [160 kms from PERTH] who fixed the problem in 15 minutes. Couldn't be happier. Just got the power bill for the last 2 months $38 compared to about $280 the same time last year.
Bought From: Perth Solar Force
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So far so good!
Bought From: Formula Sun
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The system was quoted by Solar Aus and fitted by a company he uses in Wodonga. Very neat and tidy fitting and now the system is performing above it's rated output. The inverter is rated at 5kw and the panels at 4.4kw. I have seen the output on the inverter at 4.9kw and the other day at 4.6kw on a clear warm day. Cloudy is around 2- 1.5kw which is still exporting. Very happy overall. Brenton.
Bought From: Solar Australia Nth Vic Echuca
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It never gets anywhere near the 3 kw promised. I should have got a bigger system, or independent panels, as any shade takes down the whole system. Also, the company refused to put the inverter in my garage. It’s stuck at my front door, next to the m. Box. I was livid about that...as it is really ugly!
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Solid well-performing inverter with some advanced technological features, very good customer service/tech support from Goodwe head office. Performing reliably, no problems. (1yr) Pre-purchase brand research indicated good reliability and high-performance product since inception. I have the 5kW GW5000DNS. Would recommend.
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This inverter is Quite comfortably hits peak power output and maintains it. Wireless performance for data gathering is good.
Not much else in terms of features but never needed any more than power production and visibility of it.
Bought From: Perth Solar Force
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8 days after installation "fault" light on - Had to reset clipsal in meter box - Only happened once.
Since installation (19/9/17) to 03 June 2018 (Total 37 weeks) the Goodwe 2000 NS kw inverter produced 3143 kw from 9 x 270 w panels on a western roof (average 85 kw /week).

For the same period a 3 kw zeversolar inverter produced 3093 kw from 12 x 200 w renesola JC 200 panels on an eastern roof (ave 84 kw / wk)
This zeversolar and 12 panels paid for itself in 5.3 years and will contribute to paying for the Goodwe installation (savings since install 15% of cost)
Bought From: Green Wiring
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It has a portal to view the performance, i have forgotten the password and their is no support to get it going again, minor issue but a bit irritating.
Bought From: Green Wiring
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It causes radiocommunications interference
Bought From: Solar Australia Newcastle
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Went for this model as installation of batteries and if required a generator are easy to install without the costly addition of extra hardware
Bought From: Space Solar Central Coast
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A bit ironic. Purchased two of these inverters to replace/upgrade another failed Chinese brand, a JSI. The JSI committed hare-kare under warranty and the manufacturer had gone out of business. Installer offered to pay the $265 for the 5 yr extension on the 5 yr warranty, making it a 10, so I went with it. In hindsight, glad I did. The first day it was kept under close scrutiny and it wasn't long before some shortcomings maniftested themselves.
Firstly there is the generic IP address of the units. Since these units don't have a keypad, you need to log onto it with something that does, such as a laptop or a phone, and then point the inverter in the direction of the Wi-Fi you want it to update it's data to. Normally this is not an issue, but I had two units installed sharing the same IP address. Eventually I got around this issue by getting one unit to log onto a wifi connection (indicator status light will let you know when you are connected) and then you shield that wifi aerial with a can from the recycling and then repeat the log in process for inverter number #2. Having said that, the portal is an invaluable asset, which leads us to issue #2.
5kw unit started cycling when it got to about 90% continuous use rating. ie, power would drop to 1kw then step up in 15 watt increments until it had reached full power again. It would then shut down and repeat the process. Seen this sort of thing happen a bit with pool pumps when people enclose them in sheds and the like to suppress the noise. Also suppresses the cooling. Sure enough, when you put your hand on the unit it is getting warm. Realising it was going to go the same way as it's predessor, the JSI that burnt itself out before the warranty did, I installed a USB fan under the unit to provide forced air cooling. Had no effect on the first day as the unit was already hot and semiconductors conduct more current the hotter they get, so it kept cycling. However, second day was a success story. Kept the USB fan on from dawn to dusk and the unit did not cycle that day with similar temps and load. The side of the inverter without fan coverage was warm but not hot. I've ordered a second fan on Me-bay as the unit can quite easily accommodate two fans underneath it which is what it should have come with. Had Goowe done this in the first place I would have rated it "Excellent" or fantastic instead of good. Wasn't a big outlay either. $8 on Me-bay for one fan, delivered.
Otherwise, a good product backed up by a good team locally. I was going to go with a German brand that had wifi functionality also, but so far I'm not sorry I didn't.
Bought From: Aussie Hybrid Solar
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Failed wifi module. Replaced by importer, not retailer, fortunately.
Bought From: Standard Solar
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Have had eighty eight (88) inverter failures in 6 months! And this is only the failures we witnessed and recorded.
Goodwe's response is "we are not able to help you".
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Working as advertised
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I don't think about it
Bought From: Energy Assist Group
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Not noisey
easy to read, comes with back to base monitoring in case of fault(s) and also an app if you wish to monitor hourly/daily/weekly/yearly
Bought From: Perth Solar Force
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I record my power generation and power import each week and from my 2 monthly bills I can also calculate my export. I am then able to back calculate what my bill would be without the panels installed. So far after 4 bills I am saving about $150-$180 per bill which should give me a payback period of 4.5 years on the system at current prices. I am really pleased with that outcome. My system is averaging a bit over 42 kWh/day in the best summer weeks and 16.5 kWh/day in the worst winter week so far.
Bought From: Zasco Electrical
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Easy as to check it will even notify you how much you produce via text or email easy to read and is not noisy at all solid build and support in Australia a great up and comer that will retrofit to battery storage when needed I have a three phase 6kw inverter
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You get what you pay for - was much happeir with my previous inverter - Aroura
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Goodwe has 24 solar inverters in our database

Model DC Voltage AC Power Efficiency
GW10K-DT10001000098.00
GW12K-DT10001200098.00
GW1500-SS125-4501500 97.00
GW15K-DT10001500098.20
GW17K-DT100017000 98.20
GW2000-SS125-450 200097.00
GW20K-DT10002000098.20
GW3000-SS125-450 300097.00
GW3600-DS125-580360097.60
GW3648D-ES580 V3.6 kW97.60
GW3648S-ES580 V3.6 kW97.60
GW4000-DT1000 V4 kW97.80
GW4000-SS125-5504000 97.80
GW4000L-DT600 V4 kW96.80
GW4200-DS125-5804200 97.80
GW4248D-ES580420097.60
GW4600-DS125-5804600 97.80
GW4600-SS125-550 4600 97.80
GW5000-DS125-580460097.80
GW5000-DT1000 V5 kW97.80
GW5000L-DT600 V5 kW96.80
GW5048D-ES580 V4.6 kW97.60
GW6000-DT1000 V6 kW97.80
GW6000L-DT600 V6 kW96.80
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