Many people have decided to go solar, but many of them do not know what to look for when it comes to purchasing a solar inverter.
A quality solar inverter should have specific key features that will enlarge the user experience and enable you to get sufficient power from the solar system.
Before selecting a solar inverter, you have to consider its features and specifications from different angles. This process allows you to pick the best product for your solar system.
A solar system will work for more than 20 years and you need an inverter that is enduring and durable. High-quality products come with a premium design and durable materials.
You have to compare the features of an inverter before finalizing your choice. It is better to see products from different manufacturers to understand who offers the best features.
The features should be compatible with your needs and solar system. Don’t just buy an inverter with lots of features but not capable of converting your necessity power.
Service and Support
As we mentioned earlier, you will use the inverter for a long time. A good inverter contains an official warranty and after-sales service. It ensures that you will get reliable and trustworthy service in case of any difficulty.
It is the most crucial part while selecting a quality solar inverter for your solar system. You have to analyze the market price and features of different products. You can search on the internet and visit the local market to compare prices and features.
Some companies will provide a less warranty while others will provide a more extended warranty.
One should always go for the product with the highest warranty time frame. It will give you time to use the product and get to know how it functions. And in case of any problems, you can easily take it back to get a replacement or get your money back.
Here is the list of the top solar inverter manufacturers around the globe.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will: Drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; Provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and pervasive intelligence; Build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; Redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people across all scenarios, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.
Huawei offers leading Smart PV solutions harnessing more than 30 years of expertise in digital information technology.
By integrating AI and Cloud, Huawei further incorporates many latest ICT technologies with PV for optimal power generation, thus making the solar power plant to be Highly Efficient, Safe & Reliable with Smart O&M and Grid Supporting capabilities and builds the foundation for solar to become the main energy source.
For solar energy users, Huawei launched advanced solution for C&I and residential customers based on the ‘Optimal Electricity Cost and Active Safety’ concept. By improving the utilization of solar power, Huawei has helped to power millions of residents and hundreds of industries globally.
Huawei will continue to innovate and enable renewable energy to empower each individual, home, and organization.
Ginglong Technologies USA
Established in 2005, Solis (Stock Code: 300763.SZ) is one of most experienced and largest manufacturers of solar inverters.
Ginlong’s cost-effective solutions for residential, commercial, and utility-scale users deliver value at every level of the solar supply chain, engaging both homeowners and businesses, as well as power producers and renewable energy investors across the globe.
Presented under the Solis brand, the company’s solar inverter product line uses innovative string technology to deliver firstclass reliability, validated under the most stringent international certifications.
Combining a global supply chain with world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities, Ginlong optimizes its Solis inverters for each regional market, servicing and supporting its customers with its team of local experts.
Proven bankability has attracted support from world leading financial institutions, ensuring solid long-term returns on investment. Working with stakeholders to accelerate the worlds journey towards a more sustainable future.
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd (“Sungrow”) is the world’s most bankable inverter brand with over 154 GW installed worldwide as of December 2020. Founded in 1997 by University Professor Cao Renxian, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters with the largest dedicated R&D team in the industry and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 24-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 150 countries.
As a leader of innovation in the solar industry, Sungrow possesses a dynamic R&D team which consists of over 1800 employees. The Company has also invested its own in-house testing center approved by UL, CSA, TÜV Rheinland, and TÜV SÜD. In 2019, Sungrow launched the world’s largest inverter factory. The Company’s global annual production capacity reaches 90 GW, including 10 GW of India factory.
Offering a wide range of solutions and services, Sungrow is committed to providing clean power for all and is steadfast in its efforts to becoming the global leader of clean power conversion technology.
Switzerland-headquartered multinational corporation ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
Thailand based Delta Electronics Delta, founded in 1971, is a global provider of power and thermal management solutions. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and automation, Delta’s business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure.
Delta offers some of the most energy efficient power products in the industry, including switching power supplies with efficiency over 90%, telecom power with up to 98%, and PV inverters with up to 99.2% efficiency. We have also developed the world‘s first server power supply certified as 80 Plus Titanium.
Headquartered in Taiwan, we regularly invest over 8% of our annual sales revenues in R&D and have worldwide R&D facilities in China, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the U.S.
Delta is a frequent recipient of international awards and related recognition for innovation, design, and continuous dedication to ESG. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices for 10 consecutive years. In 2020, Delta was also recognized by CDP with two “A” leadership level ratings for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain
In response to the challenge of climate change, Delta will remain committed to the research and development of innovative, energy-saving products, solutions and services that contributing substantially to the sustainable development of mankind.
Chinese string inverter manufacturer Growatt is a global leader of smart energy solutions and provides residential, commercial and utility-scale PV inverters, energy storage, microgrid systems and smart energy management solutions. Growatt ranks among global top 10 PV inverter suppliers according to IHS Markit and Wood Mackenzie.
Founded in 2010, Growatt has established an extensive service network with 14 offices and warehouses worldwide. Over the years, Growatt has built strong and experienced local teams in key solar markets, and has been committed to providing comprehensive and professional training in technologies of solar PV, battery storage, and smart energy management.
Dedicated to technology and product innovations, Growatt invests heavily in research and development. The R&D team at Growatt has more than 400 professional engineers, most of whom have over 15 years of experience in the industry. Elegant, smart and powerful features have been brought by the R&D team to the latest inverters, which are very well received by customers across the globe.
With a solid track record over the past decade, Growatt’s PV inverters, energy storage and smart energy management solutions have earned widespread popularity among customers. By the end of 2020, Growatt had shipped over 2.6 million inverters to more than 100 countries around the world.
ONE OF THE EARLIEST SOLAR PIONEERS
The history of Fronius’ youngest business unit dates back to 1992 when Fronius Solar Energy was founded. A lot has happened in the meantime.
One of the first key milestones was the first Fronius inverter, the Fronius Sunrise. Since then, we have significantly expanded and developed our product range.
At the same time, we are working on many research projects, particularly in regard to hydrogen. Countless awards in a wide range of categories are testament to our success and many years of experience.All our experience and each and every project bring us ever closer to achieving our vision of 24 hours of sun.
FOCUS ON OUR ROOTS – THEN AND NOW
The Fronius story begins all the way back in the 1940s. At that time Günter Fronius founded a simple one-man business in Pettenbach.
Now we are a strong global player and one of the most prominent names in the industry. As a stable family business, we are very proud of our regional roots and are still strongly connected to them to this day. From Upper Austria, Fronius Solar Energy is now represented by more than 20 branches around the world.
SUSTAINABILITY AS A DRIVING FORCE
Sustainability has played an important role for us since day one. For example, over 75 years ago, company founder Günter Fronius was looking for a solution for charging batteries so that they could be used for longer. This marked the day on which the Business Unit Perfect Charging was founded and since then we have lived and breathed sustainability and it is firmly rooted in our DNA.
SMA Solar Technologies
German solar photovoltaic inverter manufacturer, a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, SMA is setting the standards today for the decentralized, digital and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. More than 3,000 SMA employees in 18 countries have devoted themselves to this task. Our innovative solutions for every type of photovoltaic application offer people and companies worldwide greater independence in meeting their energy needs. In collaboration with our partners and customers, we are helping people transition to a self-sufficient, decentralized and renewable energy supply.
Helping shape the energy supply of the future
For 40 years, SMA has been setting technological trends and driving the development of renewable energies. With our groundbreaking inverter technology, we have made significant contributions in seeing that renewable energies leave the pioneer phase behind and increasingly become the norm worldwide.
With the digitization of the energy industry, we are now entering the energy world of the future. Photovoltaics are playing an important role, given that they will soon be the most cost-effective energy source in all regions.
To exploit their full potential, we will need to connect photovoltaics with storage, e-mobility and other sectors and integrate them into the entire system. Here, SMA has a key role to play. Our vast experience and comprehensive expertise make us a sought-after partner for leading companies from other areas. Today, SMA is developing sophisticated system solutions perfectly tailored to the needs of the “electricity prosumers” of tomorrow.
Since 2008, SMA Solar Technology AG has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed in the TecDAX index. Our technology has won multiple awards and is protected by approximately 1,600 patents and utility models.
GoodWe is a world-leading PV inverter and energy storage solutions manufacturer and is listed as a public limited company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688390).
With an accumulative delivery of more than two million inverters and installation of 23GW in more than 100 countries and regions, GoodWe solar inverters have been used in residential and commercial rooftops, industrial and utility scale systems and range from 0.7kW to 250kW. GoodWe has more than 2000 employees situated in 15 different countries and is regarded as the Global No.1 storage inverter by Wood Mackenzie in 2020. GoodWe has also ranked as one of the Top 10 inverter suppliers by IHS Markit and has achieved five consecutive TUV Rheinland ‘All Quality Matters’ Awards.
Technological innovation is GoodWe’s main core competence. With an in-house R&D team of approx. 300 employees in two R&D centers, GoodWe can offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions for residential, commercial and utility scale PV systems, ensuring that performance and quality go hand-in-hand across the entire range.
GoodWe has set up an integrated service system for pre-sales, in-sales and after-sales and has established service centers worldwide, aiming to offer global support to all customers including project consulting, technical training, on-site support and after-sales service.
Israel-based smart energy technology specialist, SolarEdge was established in 2006, SolarEdge developed the DC optimized inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The SolarEdge intelligent inverter solution maximizes power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system, for improved RoI (Rate of Investment).
Since its IPO on the NASDAQ in 2015, SolarEdge continuously shows significant growth in revenue and gross margin. The company’s financial strength and stability, combined with its cutting-edge technology, make SolarEdge the preferred partner for industry-leading installers, integrators, and other energy market participants.
Continuing to advance smart energy, SolarEdge addresses a broad range of energy market segments through its diversified product offering, including residential, commercial and large scale PV, energy storage and backup solutions, EV charging, home energy management, grid services and virtual power plants, batteries and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) solutions.
It is a global leader in smart energy technology by leveraging world-class engineering capabilities, and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress.