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Have narrowed my search for a solar system down to 2 suppliers, who would you run with?

13.2kW System
Option 1
REC panels
Sungrow inverter
Master installer certified

$10990

Option 2

Canadian Panels
Fronius Inverter
Uses local, well reviewed installer

$9680

Both are semi-local companies who have been to site to evaluate the install and spent time determining my needs. The REC panels from option 1 have a longer warranty (25 vs 12) and the fronius inverter from option 2 has a 13 year warranty vs 10 for the Sungrow.  Option 1 comes with Solar analytics, a 3rd party software and app that is apparently worth $5-800. All other criteria are essential the same

So I guess it comes down to how much value I put on the panel vs inverter quality and whether the 'master installer' certification is worth another $1000. Keen to hear your thoughts

 

**Edit. Option 1 reduced their price and I have decided to go with them

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I have the 5kw Sungrow inverter and have no problems at all so far 

I have also learned recently that if you add a seperate ( I think it’s called ) a Sungrow S100 Energy meter. With this extra meter you can also see via the app the export to the grid amount and many other features over the standard dongle 

Without the meter you only see your input from the panels to the inverter 

 

 

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On 12/02/2021 at 10:57 AM, Full Range said:

 


I have the 5kw Sungrow inverter and have no problems at all so far 

I have also learned recently that if you add a seperate ( I think it’s called ) a Sungrow S100 Energy meter. With this extra meter you can also see via the app the export to the grid amount and many other features over the standard dongle 

Without the meter you only see your input from the panels to the inverter 

 

BetPokies

So, Sungrow? I am now faced with the challenge of making a similar choice as the author of the thread. 
One year later, can you confirm that everything is fine? Because I'm more inclined to Sungrow.

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On 16/6/2022 at 12:37 AM, Pokitren said:

So, Sungrow? I am now faced with the challenge of making a similar choice as the author of the thread. 
One year later, can you confirm that everything is fine? Because I'm more inclined to Sungrow.


Everything is just fine - no problems at all 

I check the Kilowatt hours daily via the app 

 

 

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