SMA solar inverters reviews

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SMA solar inverters review

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SMA are the big granddaddy of inverter manufacturers. Founded way back in 1981, the company is based in Germany, turns over billions and employs around 5000 people.

SMA solar inverters were originally only produced in German factories, but they went through a period in 2017-2018 where they manufactured their single-phase "Sunny boy" inverters in China. In December 2018, they announced that they intended to move manufacturing out of China.

If you want a safe bet, you can't go wrong with an SMA inverter. The only downside is that you tend to pay a premium for them.

SMA Inverter Warranty Notes

SMA inverters have a strong local presence in Australia in the rare event that you have a warranty issue.

You may find it difficult to be connected to the right person to help, as SMA's phone support system is quite opaque. At the time of writing (April 2019), calling SMA's phone line connects you with an automated voice-message that is directed at solar installers, with no prompts for inverter owners to be connected to a relevant department. 

If you ignore what the automated voice recordings tell you until you are connected to a human being, you will find the SMA team to be very helpful in answering warranty related questions.

If you're looking to find an SMA-certified installer to assist you with an existing SMA installation, you can use SMA's "Power Up" online service here.

As you will see from the SMA inverter reviews below, complaints about their performance or reliability are rarer than rocking horse poo!

SMA Solar Inverter Reviews

Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy Show additional information
Its only New, so time will tell, but i have a 10 year Warranty 5/5 its has Wi Fi and is also monitored by PSD as well as the app, should anything fail, I can only say i'm ecstatic with my new Solar system and Inverter
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW
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The inverter is performing well ,but the invertor is conected to wi-fi witch give a email graph showing daily peformance . WE are no longer getting this & have found it beond us to contact SMS to report the problem.
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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sunterra will not come and connect it to wifi
Bought From: Sunterra
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Had issue with system and it turned out the switch from system as it turned out system works too well and was overloading switch boys came out and upgraded the switch and no more problems
Bought From: Global Home Solutions Northern Sydney
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The Sunny Boy only has the web interface, which is provided through the sunnyplaces, or sunnyportal, and whilst they work, they are not the greatest web sites on the internet. Also there is a significant delay updating the state of the system, which wont matter at all in 6 months time, but while it is fresh and new its interesting to observe the performance real time, and this is not possible with SMA.
Bought From: Ahlec Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW Show additional information
The Inverter is working as advertised. Is also linked, via Wifi, to the Sunnyportal to track and log all information from the it. We chose this brand because of the reliable performance they offer, and its quiet operation because it is passively cooled.
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs ACT
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No issues with the inverter but don’t have the technical skills to know otherwise. The unit itself is compact and just having a green light for active production, a red light for problems and a blue light for internet connectivity, everything is simple. The internet monitoring has been a little up and down and the SMA site is not too user friendly but the portal easily shows daily production. On the other hand though, the access to "Sunny Places" is very good in being able to see other systems production both locally and world wide.
Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse
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Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy Show additional information
It just works. I have had no issues to this date.
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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Love it cant use enough power!
Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy
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Bought From: Beyond Solar Show additional information
The system price did not include the inverter which was existing from the previous system
Bought From: Clipsal Solar
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Inverter got failed just after 8 weeks of installation. And they failed to restore within 2 weeks time because there is shortage.
Bought From: Beyond Solar Sydney
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Bought From: Solar Harness Show additional information
Just been installed 3 days ago a bit to soon to coment
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW
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Bought From: Global Home Solutions Northern Sydney Show additional information
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Bought From: Red Giant Solar NSW Show additional information
Does the job
Bought From: David Borg Electrical & Solar
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Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW Show additional information
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW Show additional information
This inverter does not have a screen on the system so you cannot monitor the performance instantly. Everything has to go through a mobile app, which means the inverter needs WIFI access to internet. While the inverter is normally installed outside the house, the system often receives poor signals, as a result, your mobile app will not receive data for monitoring.
Bought From: Smart Energy Answers Melbourne
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Bought From: Think Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Best quality inverter
Bought From: Sungold Solar
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Bought 2 SMA inverters in the sommer of 2013. SMA says that the live time of an inverter is 10 till 15 years but in april 2019 one broke just a few months after the warranty period. You can not buy spare parts of an SMA inverter and SMA does not give any leniency. When you E-Mail SMA it takes a lot of time before they answer. Their answers are misleading, unclear and it is not possible to reply to their E-Mails. SMA is very customer unfriendly and I advice no one to buy anything from them.
Bought From: SMA Solar Technology
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Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy Show additional information
SMA tech support unable or unwilling to fix a problem with this Inverter! The system is coming up to 12 months old but they are unable to explain what the correct configuration settings are and have suggested the battery manufacturers should tell me! Don’t buy an SMA Inverter if you can avoid it.
Bought From: Aussie Batteries
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Installed with panels 4 years ago.
Battery also comes with inverter and is also performing well.
Bought From: Aussie Farmers Group SA
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MY INVERTER IS PERFORMING WELL
Bought From: VV Electrical and Solar
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Hasn't been turned on yet.
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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Bought From: Sunergy Solar Geelong Show additional information
In less than two years my Sunnyboy inverter went into error mode and nearly 3 months later no resolution.

In in Mollymook & there isn't a local agent for SMA recorded by SMA. My original installer has disappeared...

I was directed to Platinum Solar of Kiama but they have been procrastinating probably because they are 70-80 kilometres away.

While I am very negative right now I await results of this mornings escalation call
Bought From: Graydons Company Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy Show additional information
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW Show additional information
Dont really know yet as have not been connected long enough
Bought From: SunEnergy
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Early days but seems to be very good
Bought From: Green Wiring
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Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse Show additional information
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Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse Show additional information
Works well so far, connecting to wifi is a pain.
Bought From: Essential Energy Solutions Pty Ltd
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Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions Sydney Show additional information
Support from SMA in Australia was absolutely terrible. It required numerous attempts before I could even speak with someone and get my issue resolved. Their centralised reporting/monitoring system was meant to do automatic updates of inverter software - this was not happening. Once I actually got someone to speak to it only took a few minutes to resolve. So - good product - crap local support!
Bought From: JMC Electrics
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I find it to be too sensitive. If we turn on a tap during a blackout, it switches power off because the pump from our water tank draws to much power.
If the grid voltage is too high it resets and that takes a full minute.
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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2 x Sunnyboys 5kw and Island 8.0H 12. Sunnyboys WLAN is great. Island WLAN is unreliable - hiccups and stops feeding data. Sunnyboys have external antenna but Island 12 does not???? Workaround was ethernet connect. Same as below comment "Occasional spikes right down to 0 but from 5.5kw in 4 to 5 minutes on uninterrupted sunny day, no clouds. Notified installer and bulk charge allowable time was significantly increased - this appears to have stopped this sudden drop. Shame the 'Current Status' and ' Energy balance' available via Sunnyportal is not available in app.
Bought From: Abundant Solar
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Occasional spikes right down to 0 from over 4kw in 4 to 5 minute event on an uninterrupted sunny day, no clouds. Informed Elecforce who did not respond.
Bought From: Elecforce
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i did not know at the time that i should of had a 3 phase inverter. this could of had a greater effect on the overall system.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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Bought From: Elecforce Show additional information
The daily production reports are very useful as they assist me to monitor the productivity of the system.
Bought From: Ryde Energy
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SunnyBoy 3000 hf-30 stopped working on 21/12/2018, rang Infinite Energy but alas closed and will not reopen til 3 January 2019. It is 5.5 years old so you would think it may last longer than that. Not happy
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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keeps going into red code shuts down and resets have rang solar aust numerous times and still have had no one come and check it out very disappointed with this company
Bought From: Solar Australia Nth Vic Echuca
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Bought From: AC Electrical - Bundaberg/Fraser Coast/Gladstone Solar Show additional information
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Only poor thing is connectivity. I either have not been told or it does not connect to my devices so i have to go and read it!
Bought From: Chromagen
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Inverter seems to work fine probably better if it showed ave kw for the week & month. This whole system took 3 months to be installed by ESD because of them stuffing us around So much and then another 2 months to get the new smart meter installed. This needs to be streamlined especially seeing we were told it would all be fully completed & operational in 6 weeks. So we have really only be up and running for 5 months now so it is a bit early for a real evaluation.
Bought From: ESD
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Bought From: NQ Solar Show additional information
With the 3 phase 5 KW system does not currently have readily available smart phone / computer usage and generation available.
Bought From: SolarBright
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Bought From: Blue Mountains Solar Show additional information
We have a 10Kw system of 2x5Kw strings into 2x sunnyboy inverters. These have given faultless performance.
Bought From: Green Energy Engineering
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Haven't missed a beat since the install.
Bought From: Solar Daily
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Trouble free since installation
Bought From: ACT Smart Electrical and Solar
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Installed 9 months ago, but no problems with it so far. It has good output display.
Bought From: ON GRID (Off Grid) Solar
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two inverter units stuffed in less than six years. five year guarantee covered one, no guarantee on the second one. how do you think I should rate them.
Bought From: Energy Australia
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The inverter failed on 22-12-17 (good time to do it). It just stopped working with no alarm of system failure. Dave Seymour came and checked it out and couldn't find what the problem was on the morning of Christmas eve. He managed to leave a message with the emergency number for SMA service. The unit was delivered and replaced by Dave on 30-12-17.
The new inverter has been working well ever since. Dave enquired as to what the diagnosis was with the failed inverter but didn't get any feedback. Service from both the installer and the manufacturer was excellent but it would have been good to know what the fault was.
Bought From: Phoenix Electrical Solar Services
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Bought From: Halcol Energy Show additional information
SMA software and web site is great,
TCP/IP MODBUS also working well.
Bought From: Leneva Electrical
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It works and we hardly notice it there.
Bought From: City to Surf Solar Plus
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Bought From: Evergen Show additional information
Fantastic reputation, faultless performance. This is in fact the second SMA inverter I have installed at my property, the first one was installed 6 years ago and is still performing faultlessly.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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Has wi-fi connectivity allowing me to find out performance at any time of day and go back to previous periods for results. Sunnyboy 5kW Model SB5.0
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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Bought From: JJA Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd Show additional information
Great to get the internet linked daily reports
Bought From: Penrith Solar Centre
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Bought From: Blue Mountains Solar Show additional information
Not sure what the difference is between good and fantastic. The overall system is performing well with 45-50% reduction in power from grid after 9 months.
Bought From: Clayton Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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The instructions for getting the inverter connected to the portal could have been clearer but I eventually got it working.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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If I'm away or there's a storm I disconnect my computer from it's power source. The inverter reports this to me when I next connect my computer to it's power source.
Bought From: Adapt Energy
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There is no wifi signals from the inverter after long time no connecting it to my house modem.
Bought From: CSA Services
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SB3800 purchased from SolarShop in 2010. Has not ever let us down. Mounted underneath one string of a ground mount triple string, only problem is that the screen is becoming hard to read due to solarisation of the clear plastic panel.
Bought From: Solar Shop Australia
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It is the best
Bought From: Phoenix Electrical Solar Services
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The inverter stoped working on two occasions due to overheating, the ambient temperature was above 40 deg. C
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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The wifi connectivity, data logging and presentation of information is comprehensive, as is the interaction between the manufacturer, inverter, and end user.
Bought From: Green Sky Australia North East Melbourne
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Inverter installed 23/08/2016 it stooped working two months after SMA wanted to charge for the parts after e lengthy phone call the parts were sent for free. waited few days for installer just to find out that the parts were not the problem. 16/11/2016 Less then 3 months inverter was replaced. I just found out that it was replaced with a reconditioned one and not a new one now my system is running at 60% capacity.
Bought From: Euro Solar
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The Inverter seems to be good - our only problem is that for 10 minutes in every hour on a good sunny day the inverter goes down? A mismatch somewhere with the grid. Cannot seem to fix the problem,
Bought From: Hello Solar
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Don't really know as we haven't experienced any other brand
Bought From: Solartech Energy Solutions
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This unit requires that the two channels of solar power input are NOT balanced, i.e. I have a 40 panel system but you do not split the panels equally as one input side on SMA has a lower max current than the other. Once this was rectified the output went to its full 10KW. Fortunately for me the inspector noticed the error and the installers promptly returned and fixed so I am still very satisfied with the results, just letting people know to watch out for the peak power level not being reached.
Bought From: Energy Matters
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Our whole system has only been operating for about 8 months, but to this point we are very happy with it. In the last 6 months we have paid $5 for all our power bills.
We have an app n our phone which lets us know how well our system is working all seems to be fine at this point.
Bought From: Sol Flair
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Operating perfectly so far hopping things continue in the future
Bought From: Australian Solar Designs ACT
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It is rated at 5kw but even with 6.48kw of panels it peaks at about 4.77kw. The supplier has not yet been able to explain why.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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seems fine, had difficulty getting internet connection, but once done no issue, get daily report on electricity generated by the hour.
Can log in at anytime to check output.
Bought From: Green Sky Australia North East Melbourne
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WiFi connectivity can be a bit flaky; but that's probably down to the positioning of the unit relative to my router (they're quite far apart) rather than something intrinsic to the unit
Bought From: SAE Group QLD
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Quite often the invertor when losing wifi connection to my home will not automaticall reconnect. Must connect to invertor wifi, and then go to "installer" role and rekey in my home network wifi password. Would be great if the invertor remembered this password but it does not.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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Two blew up within months but replaced under warranty by installer SPS Energy without any drama on my 30 kW system.
Bought From: SPS Energy
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Shuts down if the sun comes out as the ac voltage increases to 152.5+ Due to “feedback” from the array. Have waited a month for the installer to correct
Bought From: Solahart
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If internet drops out for any reason the Inverter has trouble reconnecting. Only way is to restart the INverter which is difficult to do if you are overseas. So during that time you receive no info on solar production etc.
Bought From: Adapt Energy
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System is performing up to expectations. No problems.
Bought From: Captain Green NSW
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The SMA SB5000TL is connected via Ethernet, but seems to get confused about what day it is, when being interrogated. I upgraded the firmware, but no appreciable difference.

I hate WiFi radiation, so I disabled it in the inverter, and was pleased that they had a "Hotwire" (Ethernet) connection available (even though it keeps changing I.P. addresses).
Bought From: Solahart Far North Coast
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The sunny boy inverter works extremely well is reliable but the huge drawback is that it is old technology reliable but 10 to 12 years old in its development. And is not compatible with any of the new technology to be able to manage and sell your power back to the grid. We were extremely disappointed to find out we had purchased a reliable but dumb technology. This was not pointed out to us by Energy Matters and even know we said we intended to install the battery and were interested in new technology. To be able to make this brand-new but all technology system work with a smart battery we need to fit basically another inverter which will set on the wall next to another brand-new one. We did go online to check out the inverters and sunny boy comes up as reliable of course. But we were not smart enough to ask the next question is it compatible with the new battery technology. The answer is basically no. Unless you want to install a dumb battery. The opportunities for smart batteries which monitor and predict your usage as Well as have the capacity to store and sell Energy back to the grid. Is not possible even know our system is brand-new. We are extremely annoyed with ourselves but also with our energy installer and sales person because they did not point out the limitations of this system. To fit a smart battery will cost about $4000 more because we have to install a smart inverter which will do exactly the same job as the sunny boy but is much more flexible in how it with manages the battery. We also need a new power board which we were told was not necessary by The salesman and the installer but that's not correct so another $1500 to be able to install the battery.
Bought From: Energy Matters
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Really need to buy the best, and highly recommend the SMA inverter, after all you only get what you pay for.
Bought From: Solahart
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We have found that there are many, what we have been told, are "spikes" in the grid power system. Initially they were causing us to lose about 50% of our production - the spike would shut down the inverter which would take ages - sometimes hours - to restart. We contacted the installer who gave some explanation about the spikes - apparently related to distance from a transformer on the grid - and they made some adjustments to the settings on the inverter. It's better now but I believe we still lose 15-20% of the potential production as a result of these spikes.
No-one mentioned this possibility to us, and if they had we would have sought more specific advice about them before buying. It might be useful to include some advice about them and their consequences and remedies in your pre-purchase information.
Bought From: SAE Group QLD
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Does not give off any stray RF
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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This one is ready for batteries when the cost/performance of batteries is at an acceptable level.
Bought From: Case Statewide Solar
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Excellent performance to date. The smart meter option is more expensive and difficult to install than the Fronius version. Tom (from Goliath) did advise that when quoting but I wanted to go with the SMA anyway. I have subsequently not gone ahead with the smart meter but probably would have had I put the Fronius system in.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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I have not experienced any issues relating to the inverter.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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Just works. No issues at all.
Bought From: Australian Solar Designs ACT
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The inverter has worked faultlessly since installation. I bought SMA so I could install and forget. I have not been disappointed
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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8 months is probably too short a time to give a Fantastic rating but it hasn't missed a beat. Hopefully it will keep on working as it is for many, many years. I did get an extended warranty so won't have to worry about it for 10 years.
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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I'm rated for 2.0 kw and my system never delivers more than 1.5 - even on the sunniest day.
Bought From: Adam Solar
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Only issue is the ethernet connection to my home network. Once a session is timed out or completed then when I try to log back in to check performance it requires a router reset to clear the old session.
Have installed the SUNNY TRIPOWER 5000TL
I have a north facing array of 11 by 250 watt and 8 west facing. The two strings work great in maximizing power.
Bought From: Australian Solar Designs NSW
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It has Bluetooth capability that allows you to monitor its performance on your device. Allows two separate inputs from my 4 kW array.
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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My inverter is a SMA 1.5 Sunny Boy and is very efficient for a small solar system. I love being able to track daily solar input on my computer.
Bought From: Green Sun Solar
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Since I don't know what to expect the inverter seems to work fine. When I'm home during the day and I want to put the clothes dryer or oven on I can pop outside and see what the panels are producing and be reassured that I'm not buying off the grid, or not depending on the weather.
Bought From: Solar Edwards
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The system installed is performing well.
We are very pleased with it up to now.
There has not been any problems so far.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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First inverter actually had a problem after 3 months and was changed, neither installer or sma knew what was wrong with it.
Was changed fairly quickly and without fuss.
New inverter seems to run great but wasn't happy that the replacement was a refurbished one.
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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Haven't had any problems with the inverter since install, and just sits neatly on the wall and does its job.
I particularly like the networked feature so I can access power production stats from anywhere using the portal.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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Would like to be able to work out how you get the current performance data on my phone.
Bought From: Beyond Solar Hybrid
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Our system has been calculated on our needs and is working fine. If I have anything negative to say I would direct it at the generation system as it appears to be the Achilles heal of the system. If anything is going to go wrong it will be the generator.
Bought From: Toowoomba Solar Centre
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Seems to work okay and continues to pump out the right thing. Minor problem is that it is "bluetooth" for how its working, but cannot be reached unless you are near the box so no good if computer is the other side of the house
Bought From: Beyond Solar Hybrid
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My only comment would be to improve some of the inverter software, although OK it is a bit unreliable and slow.
Bought From: Regen Power
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The only problem encountered was that sma sunny portal and a mac computer are not very compatible for me to see daily reports etc. As the novelty has worn off I haven't been looking at daily reports anyway.
Bought From: Solargain ACT
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It is a rather expensive but is very versatile and allows me to monitor my system's performance on my computer. I live in hopes it will allow me to use software being developed for better returns from feedin to the grid.
Bought From: Blue Mountains Solar
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Easy to read, been working well.
Bought From: Great Southern Solar
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no problems at all everything good performing as expected
thanks
Bought From: Solar Storage
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It Hums!
Bought From: SAE Group QLD
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sits on the wall
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Inverter itself seems to work very well. No problems at all with the operation. The bluetooth capability is not great though. It only works with Windows products on laptop or PC and there is no app for either iOS or Android phones that can connect to the inverter. As I have a Mac, there is no easy way for me to connect to the inverter and receive/review data remotely.
Bought From: Captain Green Sydney
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One of or probably the best on the market
Bought From: Solargain Melbourne
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I haven't had a single problem with the SMA SUNNY TRIPOWER 5000TL. I love that I can monitor it via Bluetooth using the Sunny Explorer with my Windows 10 Surface Pro 3 and also using the Oxley Solar android app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I highly recommend this inverter for anyone looking for a 3-Phase 5kW system.
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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I've said good to all things, I'm very happy with the system so far, I'm unsure what to base my finding on at this stage. All Green Solar appears to have done an excellent job, and there have been no problems so far as I can see. I would recommend them as installers of solar panels. It took two electricity accounts to see a drop in the normal cost of electricity We saved about $120-130 over previous bills.
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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I have given a rating of good because:
The inverter has been operating for only 9 months, and while it appears to have done so without problem, I don't consider this is sufficient time to give a definitive assessment. Also, it's the first solar system I have experience of, so I have nothing to compare it to. Having ssod that, no complaints so far
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display panel is easy to read
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It just sits on the wall blinking it's green diodes at me, doing it's job quietly and quite uobtrusively (the only time I think of it is when I'm alongside, washing the car). If that's what it's supposed to do it does it very well.
Bought From: Solargain ACT
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The Bluetooth communications works well. It indicates solar production but not consumption or energy fed back to the grid.
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I have utilised both the Bluetooth, speed wire and the web connect functions, brilliant, I have access on my iPhone with Sunny Portal and my Tab with Oxley. Installed 10 months ago and no failures. Great product.
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No problems, all working as it should.
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Haven't had any problems since it was installed over 8 months ago. It has only been 8 months so far though.
Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical
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Have had zero issues and receive monthly performance reports by email.
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It doesn't have wifi so you need an electrician to run a cable your modem. Otherwise a good unit.
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The whole system has worked faultlessly
My last bill was - $155 which is a vast improvement from my previous bill - $445
Bought From: Heinz Solar Co
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Can't ask for better
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love the bluetooth connection. I have data for my system output from day 1.
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Make sure the installer includes a wireless network adapter so you can connect to the inverter to monitor usage, etc. Conveniently forgot to include that in price and it's a pain to have a wired access to the system.
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Easy to read with no dramas what so ever
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No, happy with what I've got everything working well
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Mitchell & Brown is a very good company to deal with. Everything is done to perfection.
Bought From: Mitchell & Brown Communications
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Pity it doesn't talk to the Tesla Powerwall! When we had the system installed, I specifically asked if the system would be able to do so, and I was given the affirmative. I have since found out that this is not the case and that I will need to install a secondary inverter to talk to the Tesla battery.
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Like the ability to use bluetooth to read performance.Wish that I could see how much I am using at any one time compared to how much I'm generating.
Bought From: Green Sky Australia North East Melbourne
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It works as promised, I believe it is one of two (?) compatible with batteries (we are considering getting those)
Bought From: EcoSmart Solar Rockhampton
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Inverter works very well. Setting up the data interface became too complicated unless you operate a Windows computer, but find we get enough information from the display panel on the inverter.
Bought From: SAE Group QLD
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2 x 5000TL Inverters with 40 x 200w panels. Installed Nov 2013. Hasnt missed a beat. Use bluetooth and Oxley Pro which transfers data to pvoutput.org. Really good for monitoring system and understanding usage paterns etc. Averaging 30kWh per day generation. Saving $1200 pa on only 6.8 cents rebate for shaded panels facing East-West. Looking at batteries now to save more.
Bought From: Venergy Regional
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Does what it is supposed to do very well. Wifi hook up a bit fiddly.
Bought From: CSA Services
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The screen does not light up making it hard to see the data.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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The inverter is actually over performing!!!!
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Seems to be doing everything it is supposed to at this stage
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Bluetooth download system works well over long distances - software easy to use
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Since we had solar installed,we had ducted air conditioning installed, we told Hawkings we anted to do the air con. So they allowed for that in our number of panels. Our bill has gone from $ 700 to our last bill of $141
So we are thrilled with the overall performance.
Bought From: Hawking Solar GC2
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I previously had an SMA hence choosing it again
Bought From: Solargain Melbourne
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The inverter performs fantastically. It is a 5kW inverter and during the day in summer on a cloudless day, it constantly shows an output of 5030W. The monitoring app is really easy to use, but make sure you have a data point nearby to allow it to connect to the internet.
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The Inverter is 3 phase, 5 KW, and is Bluetoothed to my computer giving me day ,month and year totals.
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So quiet and unobtrusive, I don't even know it's there. Very simple front-end, easy to read daily kWh, nice little graph to show solar output over the course of the day. Single bright green LED to show when it is operating. Only thing I would say is that the display goes off once the sun has gone down. Sometimes I would like to see daily kWh but I am too late to check before the display has gone off. However, apparently there is a bluetooth interface and I should be able to hook in to the inverter with my computer - I presume on the computer there would be a lot more info / historical data (I just can't be bothered setting it up)! Maybe this is something the installed could do in the future - set up computer access to the inverter for the customer.
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Bluetooth connection worked well when got an adapter with correct chipset as specified.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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Webconnect component works mostly fine but throws warning messages multiple times a day as it doesn't work properly when sharing the Internet connection with a SIP home phone.
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Inverter SMA 5000 Tri power.
Has performed without fault for the 8 months in service.
It is a nominal 5kW inverter
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Performing well.
But the inverter was fogging up, Paul from Dunne Solar put in a warranty claim, SMA made Paul silicon same inlets, it made no difference.
Then SMA sent a new Cover, Paul installed it and all is good.

At inspection the inspector found my earth was not good enough.
Meter box is on the garage , Solar on the House cable underground and 40 plus years old, the house needed separate Earth.

Very Happy With DUNNE SOLAR & ELECTRICAL

Solar Installation 4 / 12/ 2014
Bought From: Dunne Solar and Electrical
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Its Great
I keep an eye on production from my phone using an app that tells me in real time what it is making
Bought From: Full Scale Eletrical
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SMA 4000-TL21 4KW inverter - running well, I monitor its performance via the Bluetooth connection using the Oxley Solar app on the Android tablet and the SMA Sunny Explorer on the PC.
I'm considering having a fan kit installed as the inverter temp in mid summer is very high. The inverter is under the eaves and out of direct sunlight but it does get hot according to the Oxley app.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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We have not yet been going for 12 months (installed Sept 2014, now it's June 2015). We have a 4KW SunnyBoy 4000TL Inverter connected to 3KW of panels - which match efficiently - which leaves scope for 4 more panels to be installed.
Bought From: Soltek Energy
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the inverter is installed in our sun room/BBQ area which is under the main roof of the house it is not exposed to the elements and I firmly believe that this helps in the performance of the inverter and the whole system,
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Very easy to read and understand !
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Never had another inverter so cant compare it performance wise but seems to work well.
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We have had no problems with this inverter. The display is easy to use.
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MANUFACTURER: SMA MODEL 5000TL

Blue tooth connectivity from Inverter to computer excellent up to 2.5 metres.

The display panel provides information during the day on Kwh produced total Mwh produced since installation.
At the end of the day the SMA software provides information about total KWh produced for the day, and Total MWh produced since installation and a graph of how the system performed during the day.

The software and Inverter manual is comprehensive.

The 5kw Inverter & 20 Renesola panels on a clear hot sunny day has given the full rated output.

Since installation I've not had a single problem to refer back to the installer.
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I have the same inverter installed in my Canberra home, about 4 years ago and I'm very happy with it's performance there as well.
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Yes, make sure the Time/Date stamp is set to your local Time Zone.
Bought From: Infinity Power Darwin
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No problems. Easy to understand
Bought From: SAE Group QLD
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Inverter is 3 phase and really good so long as you don't turn on your air conditioner.
Power usage seems to double when air con is on.
Bought From: Horizon Solar
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SMA Sunny Tripower 5 kW three phase inverter (awesome unit)

The system has produce over 6 Mw in less than 9 months. The SMA PC based software and Bluetooth data connection works very well and I download and analyse the data against my power bills.
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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Bluetooth output facility have used daily to monitor the system and work out my daily savings in an excel spreadsheet.
The SMA software defaults after not using to an off line status and there is no way of changing it back to online - you have to click many times on the close down box to get out of the system which is a fault.
Really pleased I chose the SMA and would strongly recommend to anyone thinking of an inverter to ensure it has bluetooth connectivity.
Bought From: SolarWide Pty Ltd
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It works very well, my only comment would be that it is not a simple task to read the information relating to the output and power consumption.
Yes, the information is there, and you can retrieve it, but it takes some time to find and interpret the information!
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No issues
Bought From: Adelaide Solar Systems
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One of the reasons I requested the SMA inverter is because it has remote monitoring capability via Bluetooth. This allows me to regularly check my inverter yield data. Since the system was turned on in late March 2014 I have been getting a yield which is tracking closely to the theoretical maximum I can expect from my location.
Bought From: Green Engineering
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Does what it says, has lots of features (bluetooth), performance appears excellent
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I don't really have enough knowledge to be able to judge how the inverter is performing. On the 5.4 kW system the highest output from the panels measured so far is 4.65kW, with very few over 4 kW in the nine months the whole thing has been running. But I think this is a reflection on the Chinese panels rather than the inverter.
Bought From: Goodhew Electrical and Solar
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We only had it less than a year which was installed close to the end of summer. Therefore, it's too early to assess how effective it's performing.
Bought From: Solargain Melbourne
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I do not understand about those things and the workings of them. I would like to know more about the workings. As this year I had to pay a bill of $200 and want to know why except we havent had much sunshine at times.
Bought From: Zen Home Energy
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after 18 months I had a display issue on the inverter and called Trenton , he sent around one of his electricians and the problem was rectified promptly .....that's what customer service should be like
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As far as I can tell, it is performing well.
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The Invertor is a SMA Sunny Boy 4000TL It was installed under my house out of the weather and on the wall at the rear of the mains power box.
Bought From: Infinity Power Townsville
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One small problem - the bluetooth transmitter and the screen display stopped working after a short time. The installer replaced the whole LCD screen with transmitter attached under warranty. No further issues.
Bought From: Infinity Power Maroochydore
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So far so good. No hassels, no problems. haven't had to get the guys back or phone about anything. the estimates that the guys from infinity solar where obviously on the cautious side as we have made a lot more from sending back to the grid than we expected. Not sure if that means the inverter is converting more power or the panels are collecting more power.
Bought From: Infinity Power Cairns
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There are so many inverters out there being offered .The problem is some inverters are terribly bulky for their intended purpose .We choose SMA inverters as they are compact for what they are. And appear to be a proven. Product of the course of timeline Europe
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Good quality and no problems.
Bought From: Now Energy Solar 2000 Northern Adelaide
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Because of the orientation of our house we have two inverters. Although they hum a little we have not been inconvenienced by this.
Bought From: Mark Group Brisbane
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I had a minor problem with the inverter intermittently dropping out - Their electrician (infinity solar) promptly fixed it - fine since
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Hasn't skipped a beat in the 680+ days it's been running.
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Easy to read the input and output of generated power.
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Has performed better than expected
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The Network provider Endeavour Energy conducted an audit of all solar invertor installations in the Region our installation passed OK.
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Inverter may have cost more but I think it is worth it .
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The solar installation is working just fine...could not be happiier. Am sorry that I cannot add to it.
Bought From: Mark Group Brisbane
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It doesn't like high temps. When temp gets around 38+ with hot north winds, it shuts down, then resets after about ten minutes. Between installer and power corp . it was found the voltage from the grid was too high.( 277volts ) Voltage was dropped down to 237. only played up once this last summer. So, its a must, incoming volts be checked before system is switched on.
It's a SB5000TL-20.
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Working well, no problems with it.
Bought From: Energy Australia
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My inverter works harder than most as my system is bigger than the inverter ie I have 6kw of panels with a 5kw inverter. It never misses a beat.
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The cooling fan failed about 2 months after installation. SMA Australia sent me a replacement fan under warranty with simple instructions for fitting it.
In the third year, the inverter started dropping out several times a day. The fault was traced to excessive grid voltage supplied to my premises. Once reported to the supplier (Energex), the grid fault was rectified by them & no problems since. Several appliances in the home were damaged by the power surges & it was the error messages from the inverter that alerted me to the problem.
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Hasn't missed a beat since day one (touch wood)
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The inverter died a couple of weeks ago (only 19 months old). It came up with an error message .. unstable operation and kept trying to restart (unsuccessfully).. Infinity Solar's response was very good .. Had a man out to test it same day and decided it needed replacing .. A unit was ordered and installed in 2 days.
My only concern was that the inverter warning is visual and it is not an item i check regularly .. goodness knows how long it had been a problem .. perhaps an additional audible alarm would be a better solution.
Bought From: Infinity Power Toowoomba
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Only recently the cooling fan has made a bit of a racket, but tapping its enclosure fixed that. Only happened about three times. Other than that, perfect. The bluetooth connectivity is also very nice for wirelessly fetching output data for upload to pvoutput.org
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No problem with the inverter.
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no issues
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Sunny Boy 1700
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We decided to buy a good inverter - really like the bluetooth capabilities - so we compromised on the solar panels
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Working like a dream so far.
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Had some electrical work done. The electrician switched off the inverter at the time and forgot to switch it back on after he finished his job. The system was down for several months before this error was noticed
Bought From: Solar Shop Australia
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Easy to use with a tap of the finger . We have a 1.7 kw system.
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We have two SMA inverters - 5 KW and 3 KW. This is work the 39 panels that are located on two separate rooves, which face the sun at different angles.

The Inverters are easy to use and are bluetooth to allow download of data onto a Laptop or mobile device.

I have been too lazy to use this facility.

to-date, the inverters have been trouble free.
Bought From: Solar Wholesalers
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no problems
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All working beautifully and seamlessly.
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Very happy with the inverter & are achieving very rating on some days.
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Design expectation of 3kW system was 4000kWh per year.

Actual performance is about 2000kWh for the year. This still reduced my bill by $736 for the year.
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No problems yet
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almost 10,000 Kwa and still going strong
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It is a 3000TL and after a little more than a year the screen started becoming opaque and unreadable. Currently trying to get it changed.
Bought From: SolarGain old national account
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Inverter trips out every so often (every 3-6 months) due to overheating I suspect; unit wont put any power out once it has tripped, so its important to know its happened quickly or youre wasting the sun! On one occasion I didnt notice for at least two weeks. There is no obvious indicator that this happened apart from a small flashing light on screen; needs to be more obvious to indicate it needs a reset, or there is an autoreset once temp has subsided? Text sent to mobile phone of reset would be good?
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Very happy with the solar system and was impressed with Solar 2000 with the quality of workmanship. They used reputable electricians which was one of my main concerns. Sunny Boy is an excellent german inverter and should not be confused with the Sunny Roo which is made in China.
Bought From: Now Energy Solar 2000
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I have no idea how to isolate the performance of the inverter from the system in general, so this answer is generic.
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Appears to be working fine. What else can one say?
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sold to us as top of range inverter (unlikely to fail) but only lasted 6 months , complete replacement required, fortunately i keep a close eye on things and found it the day it failed. clewers were very good and responded quickly to assess the problem and claim against sma supplier. it seems because sma are normally very reliable they are a bit pedantic with their claim approvals , but a new one was installed and running within 6 weeks
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Always starts up even after a power cut. Easy to read.
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I actually found out that the solar panel was rated for 2000 watts, but the contractor installed only a 1900 watts rating for the inverter. disappointing.
Bought From: Australis Solar
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Not the cheapest but reputed to be pretty reliable -ask me again after 8 years.
Bought From: Going Solar
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It has operated faultlessly, and is very easy to read.
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inverter has performed really well, i am very happy with it.
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Has functioned well, no problems so far.
Bought From: Solar Shop Canberra
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We have not had any problems with our system
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I have discovered that the inverter is discontinued & I think it was possibly discontinued when I pruchased it. As a result I possibly did not get the best inverter available. So be wary about the product you are purchasing.
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Easy to understand.
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Easy to read and can show a performance history
Bought From: SolarGain old national account
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Sunny Boy 4000W transformerless grid-tie inverter.

Fitted with Sunny WebBox Communication Centre.
Bought From: Powersmart Solar
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O'Donnell Griffin installed SMA inverter. Never operated properly as it was set to German specifications rather than adjusted to Australian settings. Installation booklet was in German and User Manual was not provided until recently when inverter was adjusted.
Bought From: Blu Sky Solar
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I would be happy to recommend this set up if asked. At this moment it is producing 25+ units per day, with 21 panels
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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It will not bluetooth to MAC. Which is a shame.
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Monthly readout always shows day yields missing and added on to another day, e.g. mon "0", tues 50Kw.
Bought From: SolarGain old national account
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There were problems after installation. It kept on dropping out with no electricity generation. After a couple of attempts to correct, the electrician had to contact Germany for a solution. This took several weeks but it was fixed and the system has worked perfectly for the last 9 months.
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No, so far so good - all going well.
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It's never missed a beat, the bluetooth connection to download / monitor the daily stats is a clever idea, and I've used it to get a good idea how well my system performs throughout seasonal variations.
Bought From: SolarGain old national account
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Great Inverter as I am able to extract and download perfo0rmance data via Blue tooth to my laptop or ciomputer in .csv file and use it is my spreadsheet and I can do my own performance trend analysis.
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Sunny Boy 1700
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So far [14 months], totally problem free. Although we've had power outages on the grid, our system has always come back up perfectly.

I also like downloading all the performance data into my laptop via the inbuilt bluetooth.
Bought From: Energy Australia
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The inverter display is very easy for family members and interested visitors to read and understand. We were expecting some sound from the inverter, but it is totally silent. Data can be downloaded, from the inverter to the laptop via bluetooth, to make graphs, build records and allow us to take an interest in what is happening on the roof, if you are into that sort of thing - I am.


Bought From: Jessups Solar Squad
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The download feature on operating performance is useful.
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Humms along nicely.
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System has a bluetooth option to view and record output to an application available from the manufacturers web site.
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Very quiet, very reliable, haven't been able to bluetooth info out but that's likely to be more of an operator problem!
Bought From: Solaris Solar Energy
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I was advised by the installer that the panels & inverter perform best when not too hot or cold. I found this to be very true and find that during the autumn and spring periods they perform very well.
Bought From: Mark Group Australia
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Had no Problems at all
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inverter had fault let water in was replaced by installer no cost
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The advice I would give is that a data connection to your inverter is okay, but you really want to know how much power you are using, vs. how much power you are producing. For this you need a wireless meter installed in the meterbox such as Watts Clever.
Bought From: Now Energy Solar 2000 Northern Adelaide
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SMA 1700w

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Will implement monitoring eventually through an RS485 connection, though I haven't found appropriate free software yet. Not going to pay the ridiculous cost of the SMA product.
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Easy to understand interface.
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quite, doesn the job, no complaints
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SMA Web box installed.
SMA Sunny Beam installed.
Bought From: Solagex Australia QLD
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I had problems with the original SMA 2.3kW Sunny Boy 2500 Inverter. It took 3 replacements over 7 mths to fix a local supply voltage/current problem. Original inverter and its replacement could not handle current fluctuations without regularly turning off (Called 'A Disturbance'). AV Elect gave terrific service over this period and I highly recommend him. He initially upgraded the Inverter-to-Meter AC wiring and organized the 3 replacement inverters. The 2nd replacement, which was a $250 upgrade overcame the supply problem but had to be returned due to incorrect factory settings. (Was set to UK time zone and did not auto start in the morning). The last replacement has been working faultlessly and is more efficient than the earlier model. The SMA rep has been tireless in his support and advice. The new Inverter can be modified and interrogated via Bluetooth, but despite giving SMA access to my PC I have still not been able to make it work via the USB dongle. However that is of no concern to me after all the other setbacks. Suffice to say that both SMA and AV Elect were very supportive.

SP Ausnet were helpful in quickly lowering the supply voltage at the local transformer. Origin Energy however took 10 monthe to finalize the paperwork. I

i.e. From July 2011 when the initial docs were sent by AV Elect, to May 2012 when Origin finally credited me with the 66c/kWh Premium Feed In Tariff.

This included two ammended bills. I did not get the bill for the new Inp/Exp Meter until this month. On the phone Origin blamed SP Ausnet. You work it out! Hope all this is helpful to you and other customers.

Keep up the good work Finn.
Regards,
John

PS. I have comprehensive records covering this whole saga.
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after 12 months never had any problems.
Bought From: Cablelogic Perth
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In hindsight I should have opted for a bigger capacity so as to add more panels.
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Having trouble setting up bluetooth
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I probably would have gone with a bigger one if given enough time to think it over. I assumed more panels could be attached but was informed on installation this was not so
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Earlier this year we had a visit from a government inspection team. As I understand it, randomly chosen.

They came and inspected the installation from top to bottom, took about 20/30 photographs.

The result was that about 10 items were not installed correctly. Subsequently Black Ant. the actual contractor for Infinite Energy came and rectified the unsatisfactory installation.

We are very satisfied with the performance of the system, sufice to say well over $1000 saved.
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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The inverter has been ticking away now for a year and has not missed a beat.
It goes banana,s during summer with the long hours of daylight even during the short cloudy winter days it,s
still trying to get what ever sunlight there is .
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performance is signficantly less than was indicated by sales rep
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early days at 12 months but could not be happier with the 3 kilowatt system have not had a bill yet still in credit after winter and that's with 4 adults and a baby,[$280.00].
Bought From: Now Energy Solar 2000
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The inverter is performing to specification and has proved to be reliable so far. The system has been in service for 20 months.
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Very quiet and easy to interrogate.
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Sits on the wall making me money!
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Has required a reset once in a year's operation.
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all seems to be working well,
Bought From: Sunstainable Victoria
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The Sunny Boy came with an inside remote unit and this has been useful in monitoring production without getting cold & wet! It also allows me to download the generation statistics to my computer so I can compare from period to period.
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Problem below fixed under warranty and it was due to faulty isolator boxes.

Our isolator switches weren't installed well as water got in and two out of three streams were not working for months in peak Nov/Dec timeframe! The installers were good as they come out and fixed with a blow dryer and silicone as a temporary fix and then it happened again, but this time I was more aware to look out for the red flashing light, and called them straight away this time and they come immediately again and promised to get electricians to come out and replace them with new one's (isolator boxes) but that hasn't happened yet.
We are disappointed that our friends are almost $2,000 in credit and we are owing a bill as we missed good sunshine time to make Kwh to feed back into the grid!!!!!
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It has worked for 1 year with no problems.
Bought From: Now Energy Solar 2000 Northern Adelaide
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Minor fault developed with the wireless sender unit in the inverter, but was rectified without delay by the installer with the immediate cooperation of the manufacturer.
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It's been almost one year since installation and the inverter is as efficient as the first day. SMA have a proven record of high performance and efficiency and mine is no exception. They cost more but their overall long term performance is worthy.
In the last week, I expanded my solar system from a 3kw to a 7kw with a second inverter. This time I got the Sunpower inverter made by Fronius, also a solid performer with a good reputation. I would recommend these two brands of inverters.

Bought From: Mark Group Australia
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Haven't really got anything to compare with but have not had any problems. Was told by installer it was the Rolls Royce of inverters???
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after 3 months I had a faulty one, BUT was replaced straight away. Excellect service.
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Clearly outlasting other inverters used by some friends and neighbours
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Has performed to my total satisfaction whilst my neighbour's broke down after only 10 months.
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I have two inverters each serving a bank of panels. The power generated by each bank seems about even.
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I was fortunate in that The Solar Shop went into liquidation soon after our installation was completed, I wonder now whether I would have been caught up in this disaster had I not "pestered" them for an install date. Because the name has been sold on the new Solar shop does not recognise any guarantees promised by the former company which is disappointing, so I can only hope that everything in regard to the install is correct. I had a total of three electricians (from different companies) attend my place before they got it right but I think that was as a result of the former Solar Shop going for the cheapest price.
Bought From: Solar Shop Australia
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Haven't had a problem with the inverter.
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Doing well but should of gone with 3kw instead of 1.5kw
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bluetooth piggyback has limited functionallity
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4Kw inverter fitted, with 2.5Kw of panels to allow for room for expansion.
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA
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Original 1.7kw inverter failed after 24 weeks; was inspected and confirmed failed by installer and replaced without question - ten days from failure to installation of replacement inverter (none in stock locally). Very happy with system and decided to upgrade. Now have a 5kw SMA inverter which can accept input from two separate arrays.
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the best on the market
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I presume it is working OK.
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There are 2 fitted to the system.
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Seems ok. Nothing to compare it to.
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First one had problems so it was replaced. Second one also had problems so that had to upgrade the software. It may have been the installers because they didnt seem to know what they were doing
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We had a 5kw inverter installed with 5kw panels, we stated where they were to be placed on the nth side of the roof, we were told there would be ample room left to install a solar hotwater system in solar pool heating for a small plunge pool. We asked if the inverter could be placed beside the fuse box in the garage for easy reading.....as we are an older retired couple. The inverter was placed above the fuse box at ceiling height, so the only way to view it is by ladder...wonderful for old people. As our home is two storey we couldn't see the panel on the roof but believed the company when told they were in the correct position. It wasn't until goolge updated their maps we found out the panels were placed like railway tracks the full length of the roof, making it impossible to install the further installations. THIS IS THE GOOD PART....the power bill came in at $1000.00 for 12 weeks. So you are aware, this is a duplex retirement unit, the pool has not been installed and there are no extravagant appliances in use. I contacted the Vsolar representative that came to our home, but found out he had left the company, so I spoke to the sales manager who after looking at our roof with google asked why we had the panels installed that way.....we explained we didn't that his company did it for some reason. We sent him a copy of the power bill and he said he would book a solar inspection to find out why we are now having such high bills. This inspection didn't happen and he now refuses to take our calls or answer our emails. I phoned and spoke to the owner, explaining the situation, he said he would get back to us when he sorted it out. It is now a week later and we still have not heard anything. It is lovely when old age pensioners who save all there lives, try to do the correct thing by having solar installed end up getting ripped off and disregarded. It seem if we end up getting solar hotwater, we will have to pay to have the solar panels moved.
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We are generating so much power that we have not paid a gas or electricity bill in almost two years. We just transfer the electricity credits across to our two accounts when needed.
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Glad I went for top of the line product
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No problems functioning well
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Only had it for 18 months but no problems at all.
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I am very happy I had the System installed when I did, I had solar hot water installed about 18 years ago, I have no complaints, I have received two electric bills in the past two years, one for $38. last winter and $118. this winter,I have been using the electric heater a lot more than previous years, Maybe it's my age , but the winter weather seemed colder and wetter for longer this year. I feel having the 10 x 165 watt panels and SB1700 watt inverter is fine for me. I can afford to stay comfortable in my home and not have to worry about crippling electricity bills. Highly recommend installing a systeme suitable for your life style.
Bought From: Shoalhaven Hotwater And Elements
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Would like to add four extra panels as it is a 3.24 KW system with 18 X 180 W panels. This company cannot help me. Is there anyone ou there who could?
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I would recommend a larger inverter .We have 1.5 .
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have had 3 systems installed to date, samil inverters are also fantastic

energy matters charge too much for original system upgrades,...otherwise good service


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Probably more a physics thing than an inverter issue, but our mains board is the other end of the house from where our inverter is, so we lose and element of feed in the 30 meters the current has to travel from our inverter to the meter before being uploaded to the grid. At time of writing, the system has produced 64kw more than has been fed it. I write this only for information for anyone installing a system, that the less distance the signal has to travel, the less power you will lose hence more money you will make.
Bought From: JN Solar and Power Solutions
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It was replaced under warrranty but hasn't missed a beat since
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It has lived up to it's expectations very well so far.
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It performs to all expectations, has an excellent software interface that I use wirelessly to monitor and record performance.
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Have 2 systems, one has sma sb3800, other tl5000, the 3800 is sensitive to high voltage eg 265v and shuts down where the 5000 doesnt.
Bought From: Solar Shop Australia
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SMA 2500W Inverter
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Sunny Boy
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I love the blue tooth and data extraction capabilities
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My SunnyBoy 3800 is performing to my expectations
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I chose "good" because it does the job but I can not compare it to anything else. I have 2 systems one on my investment property and I devised a plan to increase the rent to my tenant by going halves of any savings they had. It turned out to be too much so I let them off with an increase of $15.00/week. I was stoked

I worked out that I could recover my house costs with in 10 years but the eletricity supplierincresed th tariff so much and so often I gave up.

Nice to see some one doing something nice for so many for nothing glad I could help and thankyou for your assist to me if I forgot to mention that before.
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Working well
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My SMA 3000 appears to be extremely sensitive to photovoltiac levels and change as reflected by the suns intensity so I conclude that I am getting a high level of efficiency.
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Extremely efficient
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The maximum output of the system appears capped at a fixed maximum output. This may be unavoidable for reasons that I do not understand, but it appears that maximum efficiency may not be being reached. The maximum output of the panels is roughly equal to the capacity of the inverter but the actual generating capacity falls ~20% short.
For our particular household, the amount of electricity generated (and exported) is still sufficient.
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Our power bills used to be around $ 300 per quarter, now with our system of 16 X 175watt BP panels that generate enough power to cover costs and put us in credit each quarter
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We purchased a bigger inverter than originally recommended so that we could allow for future extension if needed. We have had no problems at all.
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a little noisy when starting up
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No problems as yet. It is almost double the rated capacity of the panels feeding it, i did this with expansion in mind. This means that it is not particularly stressed.
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Failed, replaced under warranty after 12the months. Cause high summer temp here.
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The SMA Sunny Boy SB2500/SB3000 inverter has been performing flawlessly. We have had not one problem at all with the installation of the inverter or the isolation switches & fuses.
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Solid, no noise.
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Never misses a beat. Set and forget.
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It's apparently the best brand, and it's worked perfectly for the year and 3 months I've had it. Can make a bit of fan noise in warm weather, which is normal.
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Chose SMA because of its reputation throughout the world. I use the Bluetooth connectivity to monitor the system performance on http://pvoutput.org.
Bought From: SolarGain old national account
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Cannot seem to get it to talk to my PC using Bluetooth
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One of the original inverters failed about 6 months after installation. Greener Energy replaced it within a couple of days. No problems since.
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No thanks, no problems
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10 year warranty
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Sungrid Premium panels, peak kw have been recorded at 2890 on a 2.8kW system, everything that it was promised to be so I honestly cannot complain one little bit.
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Inverter blew up earlier in the year. Covered by warranty, new cards installed, seems to be working OK. ONE point....a 3.2kW system but have never observed a reading above 2.78kW.
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Installed in garage. Works fine. No problems since installation 2.5 years ago.
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maintenance and care free
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We have not had a single problem with the inverter. It is very easy to read and shows us all the information we need or could want.
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Has performed without a problem for 2+ years if it does so for another 3 years I would call it fantastic
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Sunny Boy
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No problems. Seems to read a few percent under what the grid meter reads. i.e. 1 kWh on the inverter is ~1.03 kWh on the grid meter.
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Sunny Mini 6000
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6 kW inverter so that I can expand from the current 4.62 system I have to up to 5.5 kW by adding extra panels
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SMA has 133 solar inverters in our database

Model DC Voltage AC Power Efficiency
1100LV400 V1000 W93.00
2000HF700 V200096.30
2500HF700 V250096.30
3000HF700 V300096.30
3600TL750 V360097.00
5000TL750 V460097.00
7000HV800V700096.20
SB 2000HF-30700 V200096.30
SB 2100TL600 V195096.00
SB 240-US-10240 V24096.00
SB 2500HF-30700 V250096.30
SB 3000HF-30700 V 300096.30
SB10000TL-US 208 V1000097.50
SB10000TL-US-12240 V1000098.00
SB11000TL-US240 V1100098.00
SB1100U240 V110091.00
SB1300TL-10600 V1300 96.00
SB1600TL-10600 V160096.00
SB2000HFUS-30 208 V200097.00
SB2000HFUS-30 240 V200097.00
SB2500HFUS-30208 V2500