SMA Sunny Boy Inverter
SMA was founded in 1981 and quickly grew to become the largest manufacturer of inverters in the world. SMA is regarded as the leader in the industry and all SMA inverters are designed and manufactured in their manufacturing plant in Germany. SMA have and Australian office which customers can contact directly for any warranty or tech support questions, and the SMA warranty is regarded as the best in the industry and they have the recognition as the fastest response time in the sector. Regarded as the best solar inverter on the market and with a build life of 20 plus years SMA is a safe bet.
Link to SMA Website http://www.sma-australia.com.au/en_AU.html
Link to video about SMA http://youtu.be/NU091fLINsw
Fronius International GmbH established in 1945 is an Austrian company, based in Pettenbach, Upper Austria. Fronius is active in the fields of welding technology, photovoltaics and battery charging technology. The Solar Energy division has been working in the field of photovoltaics since 1992. Fronius have an Australian based office for servicing and tech support and a network of local service technicians. Fronius recently updated their entire range of inverters which impress with their thoroughly sophisticated design and interfaces and the integrated All-In-One communication package including Wifi as standard. The monitoring package is configured to send emails in the event of a fault minimising downtime. Fronius also offer an optional relatively inexpensive energy meter that is installed in the switchboard and monitors consumption and export giving you the information required to maximise how you use your solar generation. Fronius is currently running a promotion and offering an extended 10 year warranty for all inverters sold and installed in 2015.
Link to video about the new Fronius Inverters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nybBZ2sIluA&index=12&list=PLxnRyy-bGLh_MgIIVD_YoDcYaFPxH9uI2
SMA recently acquired Zeversolar. They promptly shutdown the production line for 8 months in order to sort out all the issues with the previous design. After re-engineering the product range they sent them to the SMA testing facility in Germany to ensure they now meet SMA’s high standards of reliability and durability. Manufactured in China in a plant under the strict control of SMA the Zeversolar is a good quality inverter with a very competitive price tag.
Link to Zeversolar website http://www.zeversolar.com/
Enphase Micro Inverters
Enphase is a USA based company and is the largest manufacturer of micro inverters in the world. Enphase has been leading the market in the field of micro inverters and had recently introduced their fourth generation M250 Micro inverter into the Australian market.
Link to Enphase Website http://enphase.com/au/
Link to video about Enphase http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCA3hOQbEac&list=UU9jAC_zhLNXYjxR9-9ZOVBA