Growatt is one of the most prolific solar inverter brands in Australia, with a reputation for affordability. The company manufactures grid-connect inverters for a range of residential and commercial solar power system sizes. Founded in 2010, Growatt has recently founded its Australian subsidiary, Growatt Australia Pty Ltd. The company’s Australian office is in Melbourne.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The following is an independent article covering Growatt inverters generally. Any queries regarding Growatt products should be made to Growatt directly by calling their Sydney service centre on 02 8065 1298 or 1300 469 322.
About Growatt Solar Inverters
Growatt produces a range of transformerless (TL) solar inverters and high-frequency transformer inverters. Currently, Sungold TL, Growatt MTL, Growatt HF, Growatt UE lines are available in Australia.Growatt Sungold Solar Inverter (Image via Growatt)
Sungold TL series: Standard Transformerless Inverters
1500TL (~1.5kW AC output)
2000TL (~2.0kW AC)
3000TL (~2.8kW AC)
440TL (~4.4kW AC)
5000TL (~4.6kW AC)
Growatt’s 5000TL inverter has attained a ‘sehr gut’ (‘very good’–96%) at average solar irradiation conditions, and ‘sehr gut +’ (96.8%) rating for high solar irradiation conditions from Photon Magazine, a widely-respected resource on solar power system components, subjecting solar panels and inverters to rigorous testing.
Growatt MTL series: Dual Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)Growatt MTL Solar inverter
Growatt 3600MTL (~3.6kW AC Output)
5000MTL (~4.6kW – 5.0kW)
Growatt MTL inverters are capable of taking power inputs from 2 different parallel strings of solar panels. Each of these inputs are Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) capable, meaning higher overall efficiency and greater solar system energy yield over time.Growatt HF Solar inverters
Growatt HF series: High-frequency transformers
Growatt 2000HF (~2.0KW AC output)
Growatt 25000HF (~2.5kW)
Growatt 3000HF (~3.0kW)
Growatt HF series inverters use quiet, high-frequency transformers, can accept inputs from two separate solar panel strings in parallel, and are MPPT capable.Growatt UE Solar Inverters
Growatt UE series: Transformerless Dual MPPT inverters for larger systems
Growatt 10000UE (~10kW AC output, dual input MPPT, up to 2 parallel strings each)
Growatt 12000UE (~12.25kW, dual input MPPT, up to 2 parallel strings each)
Growatt 18000UE (~18kW, dual input MPPT, up to 3 parallel strings each)
Growatt 20000UE (~20kW, dual input MPPT, up to 3 parallel strings each)
Growatt UE solar inverters are mainly for use in larger-scale and commercial solar PV projects. Please note: Growatt UE series inverters are currently pending SAA and CEC approval.
Growatt Inverter Monitoring Equipment
Remote monitoring equipment for all Growatt inverters is available for those who want to keep constant track of their solar system’s output. Inverter performance data can also be viewed–albeit not from a distance–on the inverter’s display panel. The Growatt remote monitoring devices are: ShineVision, Shine Pano, and Shine WebBox
ShineVisionShinevision: Growatt Inverter Performance Monitoring System
ShineVision uses a radio signal picked up from up to 6 Growatt inverters to display realtime and past data relating to your system’s performance (power, AC voltage, PV array voltage, daily, monthly, and total power yield (and income), temperature, light intensity, plus date and time). The device (right) can be placed in a home or in a shed (up to 30m away from the system inverter) for easy monitoring.Growatt Shine Pano Solar System Performance Monitoring Device
Shine Pano picks up and displays data in colour (PV and AC voltage, current, power, AC frequency, daily energy yield, historcal energy yield, power graph, and more) from up to 32-50 inverters (maximum range of 50m) using ZIGBEE by default, with optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections, or using an Rs485 cable (default) or CAN cable (optional). Data is stored both in the device itself (up to 5 years’ worth of data) and can also be automatically uploaded to Growatt’s Shine Server platform for online viewing from anywhere with internet access.
The Shine WebBox picks up and displays data (PV and AC voltage, current, power, AC frequency, daily energy yield, historcal energy yield, power graph, and more) from up to 32-50 inverters (maximum range of 50m) using ZIGBEE, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth wireless connections, or using Rs485 or CAN cables. The WebBox has no display interface. Instead, it sends near realtime data to Growatt’s Internet-based Shine Server platform, so that it can be viewed from anywhere with an Internet connection. Data is also recorded on an SD data storage card inserted directly into the device.
Additional Information about Growatt
Growatt Inverter Certifications
-Growatt inverters in the MTL, Sungold, and HF series are certified by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) of Australia, and are on the list of CEC-approved components.
-CE mark– Growatt inverters are compliant with European Union regulations
Growatt Inverter Warranties
Growatt inverters come with a standard 5 year service warranty, with an option to extend to 10 years
Growatt Headquarters and Manufacturing Facilities
Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Manufacturing facilities: Shenzhen, China
Max capacity of 20,000 units per month
Growatt contact info:
Growatt Sydney service centre:
T: 02 8065 1298 or 1300 469 322
Address: C1, 27-29 Fariola Street, Silverwater, NSW 2128
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All images and Spec Sheets via Growatt
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above is an independent article covering Growatt inverters generally. Any queries regarding Growatt products should be made to Growatt directly by calling 1300 469 322.
He holds a master's degree in Environmental Management from UNSW, and a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Bridgewater State University in his native Massachusetts.
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