A brief look at the history of the Sungrow brand enlightens us about its origins to help create a better picture of the company’s vision and aim towards encouraging renewable energy through solar power. Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. was founded in China in 1997 by Cao Renxian, a professor at the Hefei University of Technology. Professor Renxian founded Sungrow after learning about the dire state of electrical availability in rural western China.
With this impressive initiative, Sungrow has since grown to be one of the largest solar inverter manufacturers globally. Sungrow has manufactured over 100GW to 60 countries giving them a worldwide market share of 15%. This has contributed to the company’s valuation at $1.5 billion.
Sungrow entered the Australian market in 2012 and has stated that they have captured around 15% of the inverter market. Sungrow specialises in research and development, taking pride in being an innovation leader within the solar industry. This commitment has resulted in more than 1,600 patent applications as of June 2019.
About Sungrow Inverter
Sungrow is one of the world’s leading manufacturers for Solar inverters and has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for all its operations by 2028.
Sungrow has been present in the Australian solar inverter market since 2012. Its Australian operations are based in North Sydney, NSW and provides all their customers an industry leading 10 year warranty on labour and parts.
Sungrow offers a solid range of inverters for single phase and three phase meter connections and also provides a hybrid inverter models like models including the SH-RT and SH5K.
A solar system’s inverter is the point at which the DC electricity produced by solar panels is turned into grid-compatible AC electricity. There are four types of solar inverters, these being string inverters, hybrid inverters, micro inverters, and power optimisers. String inverters have traditionally been the standard in the solar industry. They send the power produced by solar panels to a central inverter that changes it from the DC electricity to the usable AC electricity that powers homes.
How efficient are Sungrow Inverters?
When you decide to go solar, one of the most important things to consider in order to get the most value out of a solar inverter is to choose an appropriately sized inverter to optimise the solar panel system efficiency. Residential inverter efficiency standards are generally 95 to 98 percent. Sungrow’s CEC Approved inverter models range in max efficiency from 97.7% to 98.6%, with the majority of the models over 98%. This places Sungrow Inverters towards the top of residential inverter market based on efficiency.
Beneficial features offered by Sungrow
Sungrow inverters come with a wifi monitoring feature which provides users the ability to remotely monitor inverter performance. Users can monitor performance from their phone through the app iSolarCloud, which is available on both iPhone and android. Another impressive quality of Sungrow Inverters is the long and reliable warranty offered by them.
In Australia, the Sungrow Premium Inverter Range comes with an industry leading 10 year manufacturer’s warranty on labour and parts.
In conclusion, Sungrow is a great choice for an inverter brand and is sure to provide you with an excellent return on your investment.
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