Solar PricesSolar Prices
Solar QuotesSolar Quotes
Solar CalculatorSolar Calculator
Buyers GuideBuyers Guide
Solar Power Inverter Manufacturers

Solar Power Inverter Manufacturers

A list of some of the best solar inverter brands available on the Australian solar market including a sample of solar inverter specifications for each brand of inverter.

Solar Inverter Reviews  

There are thousands of power inverters being manufactured for solar systems both in Australia and around the world. Listed below in no particular order are some of the very best solar power inverters available on the Australian market, I have compiled this list from information and feedback gathered from a number of solar panel installers listed in the Solar Power Directory and by browsing the websites of the top rated solar power companies in Australia as well as carefully studying many solar inverter reviews online. Purchasing and installing any of the brands listed below would be a good choice for quality, workmanship and performance.

ABB Power-One       


ABB Logo

ABB produce a wide range of high quality solar power inverters including central inverters, string inverters & micro inverters. ABB are a global power and automation engineering company supplying systems for energy efficient power transmission and distribution employing over 140,000 people globally throughout 100 countries. The Australian arm of ABB's business has branches in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin and Melbourne employing close to 1,500 people.

Listed below is some specifications of ABB's PVI 5kW Solar Inverter.

ABB PVI 5kW Solar Inverter

ABB PVI 5000
ABB PVI 5kW Solar Inverter Specifications
Maximum DC power 5500 W
Maximum DC voltage 600 V
Nominal voltage 90-580 V
Minimum input voltage 150 V
Maximum input voltage 530 V
Maximum input power 4600 W
Maximum strings 2
Height 222 mm
Width 325 mm
Length 222 mm
Weight 35 kg
Average price $1900

Visit the Australian ABB Website

Enphase Energy       


Enphase Energy logo

Enphase Energy is the worlds leading microinverter systems provider, pursuing unique, high-tech innovations to continually advance the performance and intelligence of residential and commercial solar energy systems.

Enphase Energy specialise in producing top quality micro inverters for both domestic and commercial use and are easily the leader in the micro inverter market.

The real strength of the Enphase system is in its support network and engineering of complete system design, including system management and monitoring software utilizing the Envoy Communications Gateway which is the network hub collecting system information and transmitting it to Enphase's Enlighten software. This system enables system owners to monitor system output and health on both local and remote computers via the Internet.

Listed below is some specifications of Enphase's Enphase M250 Microinverter.

Enphase M250 Microinverter

Enphase M250 Mocroinverter
Enphase M250 Microinverter Specifications
Maximum DC power 310 W
Maximum DC voltage 48 V
Nominal voltage 16-48 V
Minimum input voltage 27 V
Maximum input voltage 39 V
Maximum output power 258 W
Height 28 mm
Width 179 mm
Length 28 mm
Weight 1.66 kg
Average price $220

Visit the Australian Enphase Website

Fronius       


fronius logo

Fronius have been around since as early as 1945 originally making battery chargers and transformers for welding machines. These days the company is also manufacturing high quality grid connected solar power inverters and have won several awards for their products including the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award 2008 and the Best Product of the Year 2013’ Plus X Award.

Listed below are some of the specifications of the Fronius Primo 5kW inverter.

Fronius Primo 5kW

Fronius Primo Solar Inverter
Fronius Primo 5kW Solar Inverter Specifications
Maximum DC power 7.8 W
Maximum DC voltage 1000 V
Nominal voltage 700 V
Minimum input voltage 240 V
Maximum input voltage 800 V
Maximum output power 5000 W
Maximum strings 4
Height 645 mm
Width 431 mm
Length 645 mm
Weight 21.5 kg
Average price $2500

Visit the Australian Fronius Website

SMA       


sma logo

SMA is a highly trusted brand of solar inverter, the company has well over 30 years experience in research and development of inverters for both solar and wind turbine generation power systems.

SMA are the worlds largest inverter manufacturer with over 3 gigawatts of inverters operating around the world and employs over 5,000 people.

SMA is the preferred inverter brand for many Australian solar power system installers as the company has an excellent backup and support network with a strong presence in the Australian solar market.

Listed below are some of the specifications of the SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL inverter.

SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL

SMA SB5000TL 20
SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL Solar Inverter Specifications
Maximum DC power 5300 W
Maximum DC voltage 550 V
Nominal voltage 175-440 V
Minimum input voltage 175 V
Maximum input voltage 440 V
Maximum output power 5000 W
Maximum strings 10
Height 470mm
Width 445mm
Length 470mm
Weight 25kg
Average price $2750

Visit the Australian SMA Website

SolarEdge       


solaredge new logo

SolarEdge produce high-tech next generation power inverter and power optimization systems that can improve electricity generation by 25% in some systems.

SolarEdge are winners of the Intersolar 2012 Innovation Award and currently hold a 70% share of the DC power optimization market.

SolarEdge's module monitoring software can be accessed remotely via the Internet on both desktop, laptop and smart-phones.

Listed below are some of the specifications of the SolarEdge 5kW solar inverter.

SolarEdge 5kW Solar Inverter

SolarEdge 1P
SolarEdge 5kW Solar Inverter Specifications
Maximum DC power 5300 W
Maximum DC voltage 415 V
Nominal voltage 350 V
Maximum output power 5000 W
Height 540 mm
Width 315 mm
Length 540 mm
Weight 19 kg
Average price $2000

Visit the Australian SolarEdge

Sungrow       


sungrow logo large

Sungrow is relatively new on the solar inverter market being founded in 1997, however in just a few years since its beginning the company has built up an excellent reputation for quality and reliability and is now ranked amongst the top 5 solar power inverter manufacturers.

Sungrow is the largest manufacture of string inverters in China employing over 100 people and has over 3,000 megawatts of capacity installed around the world.

Listed below are some of the specifications of the Sungrow M 5kW inverter.

Sungrow M 5kW inverter

Sungrow SG5KTL M
Sungrow M 5kW inverter Specifications
Maximum DC power 5400 W
Maximum DC voltage 550 V
Nominal voltage 370 V
Minimum input voltage 200 V
Maximum input voltage 500 V
Maximum output power 5000 W
Height 555 mm
Width 420 mm
Length 555 mm
Weight 24 kg
Average price $1,600

Visit the Australian Sungrow Website