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2021 Update – Growatt Solar Inverter Review

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Growatt Solar Inverter Review 

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We welcome you in reading our very own Growatt solar Inverter review. We can write about these Growatt products extensively as we have been familiar with the Chinese Powerhouse brand since 2011!

 

GROWATT 10kw Single-phase 3MPPT has arrived!

Wow, it has finally arrived. The best thing to happen to Queensland Solar and Lighting since Hyundai solar panels being our number 1 panel sold and not having to deal with cheap solar panels anymore. The 10kw Single phase inverter with Smart Meter consumption monitoring has hit our warehouse shelves.

Click here to read about our recent install of the Growatt 10kw Single-phase inverter

Growatt 10kw Single-phase Datasheet

ALSO, WE VISITED THE GROWATT FACTORY IN March 2019

Daniel, CEO, pictured outside Growatt’s factory in Shenzhen, China

2021 Growatt Inverter update

It’s been over 24 months since Big Red and I boosted out of the QLD Solar & Lighting headquarters in Phuket all the way to Shenzhen and met the great crew at the Growatt solar inverter factory. We have since installed over 200 of these inverters and only had 1 failure in that time! And the circumstances around that are a bit cloudy… The fuse out on the road, Energex’s blew and the Growatt inverter spat up a red leaf just 1 week after installation. The Energex contractor apologised to the customer as he believes it was the old Infrastructure out at The Gap that did it. Nonetheless, we replaced the inverter free of charge for the understandably distressed customer. But that’s it. They’re our favourite inverter. Cheap and just works. Reliability 2 years on is incredibly impressive.

 

Growatt has just released a new range of off-grid solar inverters in Australia. As we have nothing to do with off-grid solar inverters, we don’t sell them or know anything about them, but they have released them now in QLD. They even approached us to wholesale them. We only do on-grid stuff at this stage.

 

 Have you heard bad things about Growatt inverters?

Many solar power companies have been using Growatt solar inverters since they first arrived in Australia, way back in 2011!

Most early adopters, like many early solar adopters, regretted their decision to offer budget Chinese Solar inverters between 2011 to around 2015, and Growatt was no exception! 

Early Growatt models have proven to be on the ‘Chinese Shit list’ – but to be fair I don’t think there was a Chinese inverter made back then that would be considered to be a good unit today – They were all horrendous, and it’s a credit to Growatt just for the fact that in 2019 they are still here, giving warranty support for even the 2011 build inverters, and furthermore, designing and releasing new inverter models in 2019!

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This is the Growat Shine Vision

 

Growatt Website

 

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The old Growatt 5000MTL was heavily installed by Queensland Solar and Lighting until mass failures.

It now appears that Zeversolar inverters have cut their ties with German Company, SMA, so we will be cranking out the Growatt in their replacement! 

Growatt inverters – The Good

We are well into 2019 and Growatt is still making solar inverters and are still around to replace them. The best thing about the Growatt inverter is that we can install 6.6kw of solar panels on them!

Growatt are now also one of the biggest suppliers of Hybrid solar inverters in Australia.

We are excited to include Growatt inverters in our Brisbane solar system packagessee our solar system prices here

Growatt are proving to stick around in this cut-throat industry, which is fantastic. A feat in itself.  

We believe other solar companies are using the Growatt inverters still. I’m not sure how they go for replacing them under warranty. They seem to have a few reviews.

 

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This was typical of the older style Growatt inverters before 2017. 2017 is when they modified their failed earlier design and sought out to fix the errors. This was installed on a local Toyota car yard.

 

Growatt in 2019

Growatt has been an excellent choice of inverter in the last few years. Not only have they sorted out their failure rates, they have also been putting their 250+ R&D staff to work!

 

Growatt’s dedication to FREE WIFI and Communication for the end-user and their solar system is off the chart!

We were extremely impressed by the Growatt solar inverter factory. The assembly automation they have got going on is awesome! Growatt’s factory in China, is just over the Hong Kong border, in Shenzhen.

The new 2019 Growatt 6000TL-X – Hook up 8kw of panels to this mean machine!

They have just launched their new range of inverters, the X Series. The X Series has a newer, modern look and includes a 6kw single phase inverter! This is exciting as we can now offer 8kw Solar systems, with a Smart Meter for single-phase households from just $7000!

 

This is their 10kw Single-phase rig they make for the USA market. I’ve asked them to re-design one for Australia. Growatt are looking into it! 2021 August, it is finally here!
Growatt factory was surprisingly as clean as a whistle! Honest to god, (even though I’m a full-blown Atheist!) not too far behind what I witnessed at the Fronius factory in Austria, in 2016.

Growatt Summary

Growatt have proved to QLD Solar & Lighting that they are Fair Dinkum’ in reagrds to their approach to the Australian Solar industry. They are showing great intent, especially with their innovative aproach, and technology as diverse as Batteries and EV Chargers for a range of cars all over the world!

If you have been offered a Growatt Solar inverter, in a solar system proposal, we fully recommend that you have no hesitations in questioning the solar retailers intent on providing you a good, reliable solar system for your home!

4 Replies to “2021 Update – Growatt Solar Inverter Review”

  1. Amazing product – highly recommend

  2. Philip King 2 years ago

    6000TL-X-2019 inverter – Fantastic bit of gear – best bang for your buck!

  3. Aileen Santos 4 months ago

    Superb service from Daniel and Rob who installed our 7.8KW Hyundai solar panels and Growatt 6000-TL-X inverter. Only been 2 days and I can see how much energy it’s been making thru the easy to install app.

    1. Thanks Aileen, That’s great to hear. Any issues in the future, let us know.

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