Sungrow is a Chinese inverter manufacturer that was established back in 1997 so have now been operating, as I write this for 22 years which is no mean feat in this industry. They have a good track record with their inverters and are our preferred Chinese brand of inverter as they are a solid performer which we have found to be very reliable. If cost is a concern for you when installing a solar PV system then this is a brand that will serve you well. There Crystal single phase inverter that was redesigned recently, where they refitted the screen back on the inverter which was a welcome change we felt. Their Crystal single phase inverter range topped out at 5kW until recently but they have just released a new 8kW single phase unit in the range which should fit into the market nicely.
This unit will come in handy when you have a single phase supply but you just need more than the standard 5kW that the energy suppliers normally prefer, with the addition of the Sungrow single phase energy meter you can limit your export to 5kw and use the surplus within your house. Also to make you feel more comfortable about your purchase they have just announced they will be increasing their standard 5 year warranty to a 5+5 year warranty from 01/04/2019 which is great news, we will have to check the small print with this additional warranty but this can only be good news.
All of Sungrow inverter systems are available with a portal for monitoring your system via a web browser or indeed their own app, this portal has recently gone through a change which has had some teething issues but once the dust settles it should offer all the information that you require for the continued monitoring of your system. As with all monitoring systems this can only work well if you have a good Wi-Fi connection that is close by, if you do not or it as the extremes of the Wi-Fi range then you may well need a Wi-Fi extender to boost the local signal. Sungrow also offer a single phase Hybrid solar inverter that again has been a solid performer which works with many battery systems including LG Chem RESU, BYD batteries and the Samsung lithium ion battery to name but a few.
Sungrow also have in their range three phase inverter systems for that large residential home or indeed your commercial operation, they also excel in this space with huge experience in the commercial solar space and solar farms.
How to reconfigure your Sungrow Wi-Fi connection video. You may have to turn off the annoying music with this one but it should help if you have changed your Wi-Fi connection or password.