From small solar set-ups across Australian homes and businesses - to mass solar cities in China, Growatt inverters have been integral in bringing solar solutions to homes and businesses all over the world. So much so in India, where Growatt are the number 1 most popular inverters used in solar systems there.
Growatt ranks among global top 10 PV inverter suppliers, becoming a global leader of smart energy solutions. Growatt provides homes and businesses with a range of products, including residential, commercial and utility-scale PV inverters, energy storage, microgrid systems and smart energy management solutions.
Founded in 2010, Growatt has established an extensive service network with 14 offices and warehouses worldwide. Over the years, Growatt has built strong and experienced local teams in key solar markets, including teaming up with WA’s premiere solar solution providers, MLEC Solar. Growatt in ten short years have shipped over 2 million solar inverters to over 100 countries.
Dedicated to technology and product innovations, Growatt invests heavily in research and development. The research and development team at Growatt has more than 400 professional engineers, most of whom have over 15 years of experience in the industry. Elegant, smart and powerful features have been brought by the development team to the latest inverters.
Growatt have not only been committed to developing high quality solar technology, but they are also committed to providing comprehensive and professional training in technologies of solar PV, battery storage, and smart energy management.
With a solid track record over the past decade, Growatt's photovoltaic inverters, energy storage and smart energy management solutions have earned widespread popularity among customers - and the number of happy customers grows and grows.
As the solar industry grows here in Australia, especially here in sunny WA, the growing battery storage industry has prompted the update of battery and inverter rules and regulations. These regulations ensure Growatt’s inverters and other solar products are of the very best quality.
Growatt representatives met with industry leaders recently to discuss the specs of some of their best-selling inverters, including the Growatt SPH single-phase and three-phase hybrid inverters which can work both on-grid and off-grid modes. They are also compatible with a variety of lithium batteries. For an existing solar system, owners can choose to retrofit the system with a Growatt SPA single-phase or three-phase inverter and turn it into an energy storage system.
Also, Growatt recently introduced a storage ready inverter, the TL-XH. This high-quality inverter works with a low voltage battery and is perfect for homeowners who are looking to convert their rooftop PV systems into solar storage systems in the future. What makes the TL-XH even more unique is its smart storage management system. With this system, Growatt can gather real-time battery data, including cycle number, cell information, voltage and current of each battery cell.
Customers can also read the electricity generation, battery status, power consumption on Growatt OSS (Online Smart Service) platform. This data can also enables MLEC technicians to quickly analyse and diagnose the system and locate faulty parts in case of a system failure.
Furthermore, Growatt has been developing and testing its Smart Home Energy Management System that will maximize energy production and optimize power consumption of your solar storage system according to your system location, power consumption habits, etc. In addition, grid operators can access Growatt storage systems and integrate the system into the ‘Microgrid’ to enhance grid stability.
At a recent Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, Growatt representatives reported on Australia achieving a staggering growth of photovoltaic (PV) installations, adding an ever-growing amount of 3,775 MW installations according to a press release by the Smart Energy Council. As delegates and exhibitors looked at the future of Australian solar, that growth was seen to continue - as proven by MLEC’s unprecedented growth in solar installations over the past few months.
Frank Qiao, Growatt Co-founder and Managing Sales Director commented: ‘Growatt has been investing a lot in technology and product development for the future (in Australia)’. Since entering the Australian solar market in 2010, Growatt has been growing steadily and has become a popular inverter brand in the residential sector. Frank Qiao continues, ‘By 2018 over two million rooftop systems had been connected in Australia.
Growatt have shipped almost 200,000 inverter solutions to homes and businesses in Australia, meaning approximately one out of ten rooftop systems in Australia are using Growatt inverters. To further improve our popularity and user experience, Growatt have developed MIN 2500-6000TL-X, Growatt’s solution for future residential solar systems.
‘Solar has became part of many Australians’ life and people like an inverter that is of better design and has more user-friendly features. Look at the MIN inverter: It has an appealing design with OLED display and touch buttons. At first glance, customers are attracted by such compact design. Compared with solar inverters of the ‘old’ generation, it’s about 35% lighter because it uses aerospace grade materials, light and flame-retardant, so it would be easier to carry and install’, Mr Qiao reported.
‘Additionally, MIN has smart functions. MIN will be the ‘brain’ of the PV system: By connecting MIN to Growatt’s Online Smart Service (OSS) platform, customers, installers and distributors can monitor their systems remotely. Installers can manage and maintain their installed systems on OSS. Installers can check all devices, plants and server accounts and if a failure is reported, installers can check the inverter information and diagnose the system easily. In most cases, they do not have to go on site as over 60% of system problems can be solved on the platform by remote configuration, remote FW update etc. So, all in all, this is the next generation residential inverter.’
Since its inception and launch in 2010, Growatt have quickly become the number one manufacturer of solar inverters in their home country of China and as Mr Qiao stipulates, that massive scale continues to grow here in Australia - also thanks to MLEC Solar who have WA covered when it comes to installing Growatt inverters.