Solar Inverter Comparison Table (Non-Hybrid)

Last Updated: 6th Mar 2024  By Finn Peacock, Chartered Electrical Engineer, Fact Checked By Ronald Brakels

Compare solar inverter prices and specifications with our regularly updated inverter comparison table. The table lists various models available in Australia from our recommended brands chart. By comparing inverters side-by-side, this can help you decide which may be best for your home or business. If you’re looking to compare hybrid inverters, click here.


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More solar inverter models

Product Name
    Product Name

    Delta Home Series (5kW)

    • Delta Home Series (5kW)
    • Delta RPI (5kW)
    • Delta RPI (10kW)

    Enphase IQ7A

    • Enphase IQ7A
    • Enphase IQ8AC
    • Enphase IQ8HC
    • Enphase IQ7X

    FIMER Uno-DM (3.3-5 kW)

    • FIMER Uno-DM (3.3-5 kW)
    • FIMER Uno-DM (6 kW)

    Fronius GEN24 Primo

    • Fronius GEN24 Primo
    • Fronius Primo
    • Fronius Symo

    GEP 5-10kW (Single phase)

    • GEP 5-10kW (Single phase)
    • GEP 5-15kW (Three phase)

    Goodwe DNS G3 Series

    • Goodwe DNS G3 Series
    • Goodwe DNS Series
    • Goodwe SDT-G2 Series
    • Goodwe MS Series
    • Goodwe NS Series

    SMA Sunny Boy (3.0-6.0kW)

    • SMA Sunny Boy (3.0-6.0kW)
    • SMA Tripower (3.0-6.0kW)
    • SMA Tripower (8.0-10.0kW)
    • SMA Sunny Boy (1.5 – 2.5kW)
    • SMA Tripower (15kW)

    SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (5-6kW)

    • SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (5-6kW)
    • SolarEdge HD Wave Genesis (8.25-10kW)
    • SolarEdge Three Phase

    Solis S5 Series (Single phase) 3-6kW

    • Solis S5 Series (Single phase) 3-6kW
    • Solis S5 Series (Single phase) 7-10kW
    • Solis S6 Series
    • Solis S5 Series (Three phase)

    Sungrow SGRS Series

    • Sungrow SGRS Series
    • Sungrow SGRT Series

    Sunways STS Series (5-6 kW)

    • Sunways STS Series (5-6 kW)
    • Sunways STT Series
    • Sunways STS Series (8-10 kW)
    Manufacturer Logo delta-logo enphase-logo Fimer fronius-logo GoodWe mil-solar-logo sma-logo solaredge-logo sungrow-logo
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    Price (Approx. AUD price RRP inc. GST) $730 $195 $1840 $2300 $1,700 $890 $2110 $2057 $1,300 $900 $1700 $850
    Nominal AC Power (Inverter size) 5000 W 349W 5000 W 5000W 10000 W 5000 W 5000 W 5000 W 5000 W 5000 W 4999 W 5000W
    Max efficiency (PV to grid) 97.5% 96.5 % 97.4% 97.2% 97.5% 97.8% 97.0% 97.00% 99.2% 97.6% 97.8% 98.1%
    # of MPPT’s 2 N/A 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
    Dimensions 380 x 318 x 130 mm 212 mm x 175 mm x 30.2 mm 553 x 418 x 175 mm 645 x 431 x 204 mm 511 × 415 × 175 mm 354 * 433 * 147 mm 514 x 512 x 150 mm 435 mm x 470 mm x 176 mm 450 x 370 x 174 mm 310 * 543 * 160 mm 490 * 340 * 170 mm 410mm x 360mm x 120mm
    Weight 12 kg 1.08 kg 15 kg 21.5 kg 22.5 kg 13 kg 24 kg 16 kg 11.4 kg 12 kg 19 kg 13 kg
    Single phase or three phase? Single phase N/A Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase Single phase
    IP Rating IP 65 IP 67 IP65 IP 65 IP 65 IP65 IP 44 IP65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65 IP 65
    Ambient temperature range -25°C ~ 60°C -40ºC to +65ºC -25 - +60°C '-40°C - +55°C -25 ~ +60°C -25 ~ +60 deg C -25°C to +50°C −40 °C to +60 °C -40ºC to +65ºC -25 ~ +60°C -25 ℃ to 60 ℃ -30ºC to +60ºC
    Standby consumption <2W <1W <0.4 W < 10 W <1 W <1W <5W <5W <5W <1 W < 3 W <1W
    Network connection Wi-Fi Power Line Communication (PLC) Wireless/RS485 Fronius Solar.web, Modbus TCP SunSpec, Fronius Solar API (JSON) Wi-Fi / RS485 / LAN RS485, WiFi, LAN Wireless WLAN, Speedwire / Webconnect RS485, Ethernet, Wi-Fi RS485, Optional: Wi-Fi, GPRS WLAN, Ethernet, RS485, DI, DO Wireless/RS485
    Warranty 5 years 10 years 10 years 5 + 5 years 5 years 10 years 5 + 5 years 5 years 12 years 5 years 10 years 12 years
    Screen? No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes
    Built in DC isolator? Yes N/A Optional Yes TBD Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Cooling (passive/fan) Passive Passive Passive Fan Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive Passive
    Noise (db) 20 db(a) TBD 50 dBA TBD TBD <25 db 25 dB(A) 25 dB <25 dba TBD TBD 25 (db)
    Datasheet Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Warranty Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Modern slavery statement or forced labour policies?

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    N/A - Australian factory Yes, here. Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    Yes, here.

    Under development as at September 2022
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    We’ll endeavour to update this comparison table as more inverters become available in Australia.

    Please note: Prices displayed above are our best estimate of retail pricing inclusive GST, and always check with the manufacturer to confirm warranty and specification information.

    The following explains what some of the specifications you may not be familiar with mean, along with some additional notes to bear in mind when you compare inverters.

    # of MPPTs

    Explaining what an MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracker) is can get quite technical – but in short it maximises the performance of a system and generally, 1 MPPT = 1 solar panel direction.

    For example, an inverter with 2 MPPTs can handle one solar array facing north, and one facing west. For more detailed information on MPPTs, click here.

    Only small inverters (under 3 kW in size) have fewer than 2 MPPTs. Some new inverters coming out, including models from Goodwe and Delta, have 3 or even 4 MPPTs.

    However, some inverters can handle more than one array direction per MPPT. For example, Fronius inverters can handle 3 panel directions, so long as 2 solar panel arrays are equal in size.

    Optimiser or microinverter based systems can allow a much more flexible array design due to their their unique technologies – these devices perform maximum power point tracking for the module they are attached to.

    Single-Phase Or Three-Phase?

    To keep it simple – most homes are on a single-phase power supply. You use a single-phase inverter on a single-phase home and a 3 phase inverter on a 3 phase home. I’ve written about this topic in greater detail here.

    Most single-phase inverters only go to a maximum size of 8 kW (some Goodwe single-phase inverters go up to 10 kW). 3 phase inverters can go up to 100 kW or more.

    Standby Consumption

    This is how much power your inverter will use at night, which is usually a very small amount – 1 – 5 watts depending on the brand and model.

    Built-in DC isolator?

    A DC isolator shuts off the power coming from your solar panels – this is an important safety feature becoming more common in inverters. Having a DC isolator built-in to the inverter itself makes it easier to install and hopefully soon will do away with the requirement of also having a rooftop DC isolator.


    Inverters are either actively (fan) cooled, or passively cooled through convection. Comparing the types, actively cooled inverters will be noisier when they are in operation due to the fan. This is an important consideration if an inverter is to be installed installed near a living area.

    Passively cooled inverters will run hotter than actively cooled ones. I’d expect an actively cooled inverter to live longer (as electronics don’t like heat!)

    Modern Slavery/Forced Labour

    This row indicates if we found the inverter manufacturer has policies for addressing modern slavery/forced labour risks. TBD indicates this is yet to be determined and “failed to respond” indicates our enquiries did not receive a reply. Where provided, in-depth analysis of an inverter manufacturer’s statement/policy has not been performed.

    A Note On Comparing Inverter Warranties

    When comparing solar inverters, while efficiency is very important, so is reliability – it’s the component most likely to fail in a solar power system within its first 10 years of operation given the conditions it operates under. This is why an inverter from a solid company offering a 10 year warranty is very attractive.

    Related: Pick up some tips for choosing solar inverters.

    Disclaimer: Although we endeavour to regularly review the information in this solar inverter comparison table and update it where necessary to maintain accuracy, mistakes may be made and prices and other figures/specifications can be superseded. This being the case, it’s important to check details with inverter manufacturers and solar installers rather than basing a purchase decision solely on information provided in this table.

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