SMA solar inverters reviews

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About SMA, Solar Inverters

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 the firm went through a period in 2017-2018 where they manufactured their single-phase "Sunny boy" inverters, which are used in home solar solar installations, in China.

Then in December 2018, the company announced it intended to move manufacturing out of China. However, in May 2020 were informed that SMA will continue to partly manufacture their Sunnyboy inverters in China and partly in Germany for the foreseeable future. What is manufactured where isn't clear.

Regardless of country of manufacture, 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 you experience an issue requiring warranty support.

However, 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 checking (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 pretty rare, which is why the brand is one of the most popular in Australia.

SMA Solar Inverter Reviews

Bought From: Arise Solar Show additional information
iNSTALLED 2 X 5KW inverters
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW
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Happy with results achieved
Bought From: Beyond Solar
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My previous system had a 1 Kw SMA Sunnyboy inverter (BP Solar badged) which had no issues over 11 years of operation.
Bought From: Expert Electrical Beaudesert to Warwick
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SMA Sunnyboy, even though German brand now also being made in CHINA.
I went with SMA because of the positive reviews online. Nice red colour with slimline look with the fanless cooling.
SunnyBoy 5kw inverter.

The downfall of the inverter is the mobile app monitoring and the web portal. Very minimal functions and data with the app compare goodwe or fronius inverters. SMA should step up its game and produce a better monitoring app
I give the Sunnyboy 4 stars rating.
Bought From: Empower Solar Perth
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Bought From: David Borg Electrical & Solar Show additional information
Online tracking portal for performance could use an update but generally gives required information.
So far seems quiet (no internal fan) and performing well.
Bought From: Expert Electrical Townsville
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Bought From: Sungen Show additional information
Bought From: Solaire Connect Show additional information
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Love the sunny boy
Bought From: Expert Electrical Beaudesert to Warwick
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Bought From: Expert Electrical Tasmania Show additional information
Quieter than expected.
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs ACT
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Bought From: Outback Energy Supply Show additional information
Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy Show additional information
Bought From: Empower Solar Perth Show additional information
Bought From: SEM Adelaide Show additional information
Still really have not received any manual on the invertor, what lights mean, what various switches do etc
Bought From: Solaray Energy Pty Ltd
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Everything looks good, just waiting for Summer to see it running at full capacity
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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Bought From: Expert Electrical Noosa to Maryborough Show additional information
Bought From: Omega Solar and Batteries Show additional information
Bought From: Town and Country Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Beyond Solar Sydney Show additional information
After 7 months the inverter appears to be doing what it is supposed to do. The app which comes with it is brilliant and has allowed me to track the performance of the solar system, day to day, month to month and eventually, year to year.
Bought From: Solaray Energy Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Twyford Electrical Show additional information
Bought From: Sydney Air and Solar Sydney Show additional information
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs NSW Show additional information
Going well
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions
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Bought From: Solaire Connect Show additional information
Bought From: Beyond Solar Sydney Show additional information
Bought From: Yello Energy Group Show additional information
Bought From: AC Electrical - Bundaberg/Fraser Coast/Gladstone Solar Show additional information
Got an 8 kw system and is connected to an app that tells you how much you are getting.
Bought From: Solaray Energy Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Skylight Energy Show additional information
Bought From: Green Solar Energy Sydney Show additional information
Bought From: Infinite Energy WA Show additional information
Bought From: SM Watts Electrical Show additional information
Bought From: All Green Environmental Solutions Show additional information
10 kw Inverter and 370 watt Trina panels working without fault to date. Silent installation because no fan cooling.
Bought From: Platinum Solar Designs ACT
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Quiet and compact unit with Web access, Mounted in Garage makes a neat install.
Typical German quality design with the added benefit of being Fan-less so hopefully no Gecko issues.
Bought From: OTI Power QLD
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Bought From: My Energy Show additional information
It shows "grid fault" notification on the days when the sun shines brightly. We asked the electrician that installed our system, and he said it's not an issue.
Bought From: Dan the Solar Man SE VIC
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So far it's still the best.
Bought From: Clayton Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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SMA premium German Inverter. The Germans make the best inverters.
Bought From: eSolar
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Bought From: Sunergy Solar Bendigo Show additional information
Bought From: Expert Electrical Nth Brisbane to Kingaroy Show additional information
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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 V250096.50
SB2500HFUS-30240 V250096.50
SB2500TLST-21750250097.00
SB3000HFUS-30208 V300096.50
SB3000HFUS-30240 V300096.50
SB3000TL-21750300097.00
SB3000TL-US-22208 V305096.50
SB3000TL-US-22240 V305096.50
SB3000TLST-21300075097.00
SB3000US208 V300095.00
SB3000US240 V300095.50
SB3300U240 V330094.50
SB3600TL-21750368097.00
SB3800TL-US-22208 V385096.50
SB3800TL-US-22240 V385097.00
SB3800U208 V350094.00
SB3800U240 V380094.50
SB3800US240 V380096.00
SB3800US-12208 V380094.50
SB4000TL-21750 V400097.00
SB4000TL-US-22208 V405096.50
SB4000TL-US-22240 V405097.00
SB4000US208 V350095.50
SB4000US240 V400096.00
SB4000US (CL)208 V330095.50
SB4000US (CL)240 V380096.00
SB5000TL-21750 500097.00
SB5000TL-US-22208 V457696.50
SB5000TL-US-22240 V505197.00
SB5000US208 V500095.50
SB5000US240 V500095.50
SB5000US277 V500095.50
SB6000TL-US208 V600098.00
SB6000TL-US240 V600098.50
SB6000TL-US-22208 V520096.50
SB6000TL-US-22240 V600097.00
SB6000U208 V520094.50
SB6000U240 V600094.50
SB6000U277 V600094.50
SB6000US208 V600095.50
SB6000US240 V600095.50
SB6000US277 V600096.00
SB7000TL-US208 V700098.00
SB7000TL-US240 V700098.50
SB7000TL-US-22208 V600796.50
SB7000TL-US-22240 V700796.50
SB7000US208 V700095.50
SB7000US 240 V700096.00
SB7000US277 V700096.00
SB700U120 V69691.50
SB7700TL-US-22208 V673296.50
SB7700TL-US-22240 V770096.50
SB8000TL-US240 V8000 W98.00
SB9000TL-US240 V9000 W98.00
SC 1850-US1000 V1661000 W98.00
SC 2200-US1000 V2079000 W98.00
SC125U208 V125000 W93.50
SC250U480 V250000 W97.00
SC500CP-US600 V500000 W97.00
SC500HE-US-MV (w/ Cooper xfmr)600 V500000 W97.00
SC500U480 V500000 W97.00
SC630CP-US1000 V630000 W97.50
SC720CP-US1000 V720000 W97.50
SC750CP-US1000 V750000 W97.50
SC800CP-US1000 V800000 W97.50
SC850CP-US (w/ ABB xfmr)1000 V887914 W97.50
SC900CP-US (w/ ABB xfmr)1000 V942040 W97.50
SI 3.0M-11230 V2300 W95.30
SI 4.4M-11230 V3300 W95.30
SI201215200093.60
SI222431220093.60
SI332432 330094.50
SI424863420095.00
SI4548120 V2300 W94.50
SI504863500095.00
SI6.0H63460095.00
SI6048120 V5000 W94.00
SI6048240 V42000 W96.00
SI8.0H63600095.00
ST36240 V36000 W95.50
ST48240 V48000 W96.00
STP 10000TL-101000 V10000 98.10
STP 10000TL-201000 V10000 W98.00
STP 12000TL-101000 V1200098.10
STP 15000TL-101000 V1500098.20
STP 15000TLEE-101 000 V1500098.50
STP 15000TLHE-101 000 V1500099.00
STP 17000TL-10400-800V 17000 98.20
STP 20000TL-301000 V20440 W98.40
STP 20000TLEE-10580-800V 20000 98.50
STP 20000TLHE-10580-800V 20000 98.50
STP 25000TL-301000 V25550 W98.40
STP 5000TL-201000500098.00
STP 60-US-10400 V59859 W98.00
STP 6000TL-201000600098.10
STP 7000TL-201000700098.00
STP 8000TL-201000V800098.00
STP 9000TL-201000900098.00
STP10000TL1000 V1000098.10
STP12000TL1000 V1200098.10
STP15000TL1000 V1500098.10
STP17000TL1000 V1700098.10
STP20000TL-US-10277 V20000 W98.50
STP8000TL1000V800098.10
STP8000TL-101000 V800098.10
SWR1800U120 V1800 W91.50
SWR2100U240 V2100 W93.00
SWR2500U208 V2100 W92.50
WTP 5000TL-201000V500098.00
WTP 6000TL-201000V600098.10
WTP 7000TL-201000 V700098.00
WTP 8000TL-201000V800098.00
WTP 9000TL-201000V900098.20
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