Wondering whether you should go with a Fronius inverter or a SolarEdge inverter? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each, to help you make up your mind.
Design features – which solar power inverter is better designed?
Fronius has been praised for creating a flexible inverter that is super responsive and works well in shady conditions. Other bonuses include the meter that lets you monitor your power and divert electricity rather than instantly sending it back to the grid.
On the other hand, SolarEdge works well with your ecosystem of solar panels as a whole, as they can operate individually instead of as a group. This means that even with factors like damage or shade, you’ll likely get a good amount of power converted by your solar panels.
SolarEdge offer a generous 12 year warranty compared to Fronius’s 10 years.
Battery compatibility – how well do Fronius and SolarEdge work with the Tesla Powerwall?
SolarEdge is compatible with Tesla Powerwall, but does not have some of the Fronius features. Fronius inverters offer AC inputs so you can connect a generator to your home, which makes it a good choice if you want emergency back-up for power outages.
Fronius also has a bit of a one-up on SolarEdge when it comes to managing the integration of batteries. Fronius has been making batteries since 1945 so their knowledge when it comes to integrating batteries comes from experience.
The verdict: Fronius vs SolarEdge
Both are solid choices and are currently leading the inverter market. No matter which option you go with, you’ll be investing in a good quality inverter.
If you have single phase power, SolarEdge may be slightly better. Those with three phase may want to choose Fronius. Sometimes you might have a three phase supply but no need for a three phase inverter, in which case you can go either way.
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