To ensure that we get economies of scale, as well as better discounts for customers, we are offering exactly the same products for both bulk-buys from the same solar supplier, Energy Matters. Both bulk-buys started on 16 April 2018 and will run until 31 December 2018.
Both the Standard and Premium solar PV systems available through our bulk-buys use the same high quality solar panels – Flex 270 watt panels. Download the Flex datasheet here.
Founded in the 1970s, Flex is a diverse multinational organisation with annual revenues of around $26 billion.
The smart all-black Flex 270 watt panels available through our bulk-buy projects are tested beyond industry standards for Potential Induced Degradation (PID). This means they won’t degrade, providing optimal energy output for the full 25 years of their warranty. Designed to work in low light, the high-transparency glass has an anti-soiling coating that requires minimal maintenance. They’re made to withstand Australia’s extreme weather, and come with a 12 year product warranty.
Standard System – The Solis Inverter
The inverter for the MASH Standard System is Solis, an award winning inverter made in China by Ginlong Technologies Co Ltd. Solis has an office in Australia which provides outstanding customer support and fast turnaround times, a requirement for all MASH system components.
With more than 20 years of engineering pedigree and a long history of excelling in Australian conditions, the Solis inverters range have been proven to be very economical inverters offering solid performance.
Solis inverters meet all AS/NZ 4777 requirements and are listed as Clean Energy Council (CEC) approved inverters.
Solis inverters won the prestigious EuPD Research Top Brand PV Inverter Brand Award in 2016 (United Kingdom). Parent company, Ningbo Ginlong Technologies, was named in multiple categories of 2016’s China PV Industry’s Most Innovative Enterprises Awards.
Solis is a rock solid inverter and has more functionality than I thought. – Morgan Kurrajong, Owner, Universal Power & Light, Castlemaine and one of the CEC Accredited Solar Installers working on the MASH community solar bulk-buy
Solis Inverters – General Characteristics
97.5% – 98.3% maximum efficiency; depending on model.
Ultra wide input voltage range.
Dual MPPT design with precise MPPT algorithm.
Compact and lightweight unit suited to single person installation.
RS 485,WiFi/GPRS (optional) interface.
User-friendly monitoring app available.
Numerous protection functions.
Very low failure rate.
Premium System – The SMA Inverter
The inverter for the Premium solar PV system available through our bulk-buys is SMA.
With over fifty gigawatts installed globally, SMA is a leader in solar inverter technology and manufacturing; with divisions in nine countries on four continents. It has has a history of more than 35 years in the development of power inverters – far longer than most of its competitors. The SMA inverter has been the quality benchmark in the solar inverter industry for decades. SMA inverters are characterised by a particularly high efficiency and are one of the most popular choices for Australian solar power system installations.
The company employs more than 3,000 people on four continents in twenty countries, including Australia so you can rest assured your purchase not only comes the backing of Energy Matters, but SMA staff on the ground locally.
German engineering – German quality. SMA continues the tradition; providing high yield devices and superb reliability.
SMA Inverter Characteristics
- Quality construction and designed in Germany.
- High conversion efficiencies.
- Robust – perfect for Australia’s often harsh conditions.
- Excellence in after sales service and support.
- Solid warranties, rapid turnaround and low warranty claims.
- Monitoring capabilities and access to Sunny Portal, which features almost infinite options for analyzing data and visualizing yields.