SolarEdge solar inverters reviews

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About SolarEdge, Solar Inverters

SolarEdge solar inverters review

SolarEdge Customer Service: 1800 465 567

SolarEdge is an Israeli inverter company founded in 2006.  It is best known for pioneering the concept of a string inverter matched with individual 'DC optimisers' on each solar panel. These optimisers allow:

  • individual panel monitoring
  • individual panel optimisation (i.e. shade or dirt on one panel will not affect the other panels as in a conventional setup)
  • rapid shutdown of panels in the case of an emergency
  • slightly more energy generation over the lifetime of the system
  • A smaller string inverter because the Multi Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is all done at the panel.

SolarEdge's inverters have historically had a good reputation for reliability and efficiency. In 2018 one reviewer saw signs of emerging poor reliability, while other installers adore the little optimisers and say they've had very few issues.

SolarEdge inverters are compliant with current remote shut down regulations and approved in a number of Virtual Power Plant (VPP) programs across Australia.

Among the safety features of SolarEdge inverters are integrated SafeDC and Rapid Shutdown technology that automatically de-energises DC cables’ to a "touch safe" 1V whenever the inverter is switched off.  

SolarEdge offers a comprehensive monitoring platform with live solar electricity production and household energy consumption through the mySolarEdge app. This enables you to see how much solar electricity is being used by your home, how much is flowing into the grid and how much grid electricity you are importing. 

According to company, more than 2.5 million SolarEdge inverters and over 60 million power optimizers have been shipped worldwide since 2010.

SolarEdge Inverter Warranty Notes

SolarEdge have one of the best standard inverter warranties in the industry at 12 years, which can be extended to 20 or 25 years. The optimisers are warranted for 25 years.

Here in Australia, the company is based in East Melbourne and they have field technicians across the country.

However, your first port of call in case of a warranty issue is the original installer. Regardless of what that business may say; they are the party responsible for addressing warranty issues.

If the original installer has disappeared, SolarEdge advises customers should contact their Australian office on the number listed above. SolarEdge will then refer an installer in their network to the customer, who will then diagnose the issue and assist with rectifying the problem.

If you have a SolarEdge inverter installed, feel free to share your experience with us by hitting the blue button above.

SolarEdge Solar Inverter Reviews

Bought From: Kobi Energy Solutions Sydney Show additional information
Bought From: Australian Enviro Projects Brisbane Show additional information
It’s crap.
Bought From: Australian Solar Light
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Bought From: Springers Solar Show additional information
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Bought From: Target Solar Sydney Show additional information
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Bought From: Goliath Solar and Electrical Show additional information
Bought From: Smooth Current Electrical Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting NSW Show additional information
It appeared to not be working yesterday, but later came back online with data from when it was not working. SPS advised that maybe SolarEdge was updating the inverter.
If this is the case, it would be beneficial if the app would report this.
Bought From: Solar Pumping Solutions
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Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting Central Coast - Newcastle Show additional information
My inverter has done a great job through winter and summer. I have nothing to compare it to, but it seems to turn solar energy into electrical power as efficiently as I expected.
Bought From: Renewable Energy Australia
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I am really liking the panel level monitoring of the system as it has already highlighted a panel that had bird poop on it that needed cleaning. The optimizers do a great job of making up for partial shading of panels.
Bought From: Signature Solar Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Soltek Energy Show additional information
Bought From: Signature Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Signature Solar Pty Ltd Show additional information
Monitoring through the web and the app is good.
The inverter is installed in the under-cover storage away from the sun. Connected via an ethernet cable.
It once dropped off the monitoring. PTE were immediately available to explain to me how to reset it. It turned out that there was a firmware upgrade which required a reset to get the inverter back on the monitoring system. As far as I can tell, it kept working throughout the monitoring outage, just the data wasn't available.
Bought From: PTE Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Adelaide SolarSafe Show additional information
Bought From: RK Solar And Consulting NSW Show additional information
Bought From: Clipsal Solar ACT Show additional information
Bought From: Solaire Connect Show additional information
Bought From: Soltek Energy Show additional information
I have two SolarEdge inverters (one is an EV charger) and they working well. The SolarEdge monitoring app is fantastic… I must check it 10 times a day!
Bought From: Zeco Australian Energy Solutions Pty Ltd
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Bought From: Solahart Port Macquarie Show additional information
Includes SolarEdge smart meter for consumption and production monitoring
Bought From: Empower Solar Perth
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Bought From: My Energy Show additional information
Bought From: Adelaide SolarSafe Show additional information
Bought From: Urban Renewables Warrnambool Show additional information
Disappointed that I am unable to see the performance of each panel, however it was the inverter supplier who had removed this feature (which was important to me) without informing the installation company.
Bought From: Empire Energy
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Bought From: Waldron Solar Solutions Show additional information
Bought From: Infinity Power Show additional information
The online monitoring app is good and shows good detail of the performance of the system even down to the panel level.
Bought From: Green Sky Australia HC
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Bought From: Lightning Solar & Electrical - Brisbane Show additional information
Bought From: ALS Engineering Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: Stag Electrical Solar and Refrigeration Show additional information
Optimisers are a must have if there is any shade on the panels.
Bought From: Perth Solar Warehouse
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Bought From: Progress Electrical Newcastle Show additional information
I have found that the ability to monitor production and consumption in real time via smart phone or computer really useful. Update: 9 months after installation, I can say that the inverter continues to operate to specifications and has been entirely trouble free.
Bought From: ECG Electrical
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Bought From: SEA Solutions Australia Show additional information
I am still very annoyed with SolarEdge for changing the nature and extent of information we can see from our system, which promised (but did not deliver) accurate data around energy usage and, more critically, panel-by-panel production, which would allow us to pinpoint problems.

But I must admit, with these gripes aside, the system has delivered very well, and most days at this time of year we are spending about 3 hours at a peak production of 5kW per hour, which is the maximum possible with our system.
Bought From: Westsun Solar
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Bought From: PTE Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd Show additional information
Bought From: MJ Solar Solutions Lower Hunter Show additional information
Like the data I can see on the app, right down to individual panel performance.
Bought From: Solar My Home WA Batteries
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Bought From: SEA Solutions Australia Show additional information
SolarEdge Energy Hub 5kw
Bought From: Perfect Solar Power
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SolarEdge has 19 solar inverters in our database

Model DC Voltage AC Power Efficiency
15K680-95015000 98.00
16K680-9501600098.00
17K680-95017000 98.00
SE10.5K680-950 Vdc10500 98.00
SE10K680-950 Vdc1000097.60
SE12.5K680-950 Vdc1250098.00
SE12K680-950 Vdc900098.00
SE2200270-450Vdc220097.60
SE3000270-450Vdc300097.60
SE3300270-450Vdc330097.60
SE3500270-450Vdc350097.60
SE4000270-450Vdc400097.60
SE4600500460097.60
SE5000270-450Vdc500097.60
SE5K5500 50000.00
SE6000270-450Vdc600097.60
SE7K680-950 Vdc700097.00
SE8K680-950 Vdc800098.00
SE9K680-950 Vdc900098.00
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