This is the comprehensive Solar Panels Brisbane SolarEdge review of HD Wave, a hi-tech market leading solar inverter and the new Solar Edge Smart Panel review SPV300-60MMJ
SolarEdge is not a new brand: they have been making and perfecting inverters since 2006 and have since accrued a 70% market share in DC Optimisers, been listed on the NY stock exchange, acquired an electric car company and a battery company. They are friends with Tesla.
As a brand, I consider SolarEdge as a trust worthy brand. They are a large company based in Israel with offices all over the world, particularly in the USA. They have a 45% market share of all Solar inverters in USA, let that sink in for a moment…
If you check their Management page of their company site, they have an impressive roster:
- CEO and Chairman, Founder: Bachelor of Science, Engineering
- VP Global Sales: Chemical Engineer
- VP Marketing: Electrical Engineer
- Euro Manager: Industrial Engineer
- VP R&D: Electrical Engineer
- CTO: Master of Science Electrical Engineering
- VP Hardware: Electrical Engineer & Masters in Biomedical Engineering
- VP Operations: Mechanical Engineer
- VP Quality & Reliability: Electrical Engineer
SolarEdge is a Good product
Solar Edge is a good product. I didn’t say it’s the best, I didn’t say it’s the worst. It’s good, it works, it will reduce your power bill and it is built to last. It is manufactured under contract by a company called Flextronics. Flex are also a good company.
SolarEdge has the longest inverter warranty in the industry, period. 12 year inverter warranty and 25 year optimiser warranty. These are extremely long times. If you called us in 2015 and asked how long our inverters and panel warranties are, we would’ve said 5 years on the inverters and 10 years on the panels. Things have changed. Solar is proven now and companies are stronger than ever.
When a company offers a long warranty, what is your feeling as a consumer? How does it make you feel when a company says we’re gonna be around for 12 years?
Why stop at 12 years? SolarEdge: “Let’s double that warranty plus one and offer a 25 year warranty on inverters.” Unheard of, but SolarEdge offers a manual warranty extension to 25 years on their HD Wave 5kW for 269USD.
Most Chinese brand inverters come off the boat with a 5 year warranty
Note: if you are in any of these cool places, the SolarEdge inverter warranty in Africa is only 7 years:
Algeria, Gabon, Niger, Angola, Gambia, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Rwanda, Botswana, Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Burundi, Ivory Coast, Seychelles, Cameroon, Kenya, Sierra Leon, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Somalia, Chad, Liberia, South Sudan, Comoros, Libya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, Swaziland, Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Djibouti, Mauritania, Togo, Egypt, Mali, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Uganda, Eritrea, Mozambique, Zambia, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zimbabwe