GoodWe inverter review –Warranty, models, efficiency - All you need to know - Solar Bridge

GoodWe inverter review –Warranty, models, efficiency – All you need to know

April 08, 2022

Are you considering going solar or upgrading an existing system? The inverter is the device that converts solar power into usable electricity for your home. It’s frequently the most complicated component of a solar PV system, and it’s also the first to go down. With the magnitude of solar companies in the Australian market, the number of products and quotes, it gets difficult to decide what’s right for you? Thus, it becomes important to write a detailed review for commonly sold solar products so that it becomes easy for individuals to decide what brand to choose? In this article we have talked about the GoodWe inverter brand in particular.

Company history and growth

GoodWe is a Chinese inverter brand that was introduced in 2010, entered the Australian market in 2012 and is officially known as Jiangsu Goodwe Power Supply Technology Co Ltd. While initially GoodWe inverters were confined to a few types, the firm currently offers a wide range of residential, commercial, and utility-scale inverters, as well as a variety of energy storage systems, and has supplied over 2 million inverters worldwide.

Range of GoodWe inverters and batteries available

  • DNS series inverters

DNS series inverters of GoodWe are low price, light in weight and have amazing Wi-Fi monitoring features to track your energy usage. These are single phase dual MPPT inverters available from size 3kW to 6kW. This is the entry level residential solar inverter of GoodWe available in the Australian market and they are quite popular. A 5kW DNS series inverter costs around $700.

  • MS series inverters

The MS series was designed keeping in mind the US standards. These are powerful inverters that are available from size 5kW to 10kW. They have a 4 MPPT operating range. An 8kW MS series costs $1200. They are reliable and come with some of the exceptional features.

  • XS series inverter

The XS Series is the Excellent GoodWe product we have as it is the smallest inverter in the market, which is approximately the size of a printing paper and weighs about 5.2kg. It’s a 1-phase string inverter with one MPPT that comes in a range of sizes from 0.7 to 3kW. It has a maximum efficiency of 97.6 percent.

XS Series

Efficiency of GoodWe inverters in general

Solar inverters installed at residential properties, generally should have an efficiency of 95-98%. All GoodWe inverters have a maximum efficiency of at least 97%. All the different series and models come with different efficiencies. 3 phase inverters usually have higher efficiency than the single phase inverters.

Warranties on GoodWe inverters

All GoodWe inverters, approved by CEC, come with a standard warranty of 5 years. GoodWe offers an extended 5 years of warranty which you can ask your solar retailer to get for you. However, the extended warranty comes with a policy of “parts only” replacement, the delivery and labor charges are extra and to be taken care of by the owner. 

Which inverter is better? GoodWe, Growatt, Fronius or SMA?

If you are looking for performance, efficiency and are budget constraint, GoodWe inverter is a good choice. GoodWe is a bit costlier than Growatt, but they are reliable and are known for better performance. SMA and Fronius are good brands as well, however, the price you pay for it can be higher. Solar Bridge offers a wide range of solar products at the most affordable prices, speaking to our team to discuss the solar products suited to your property and budget needs.