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Solar Inverters for Grid-connected, Hybrid, Off-grid and Large-scale applications.

 

Countries of manufacture:

China, India, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, UK, Mexico, Argentina, France, Ireland, Hungary

Presence in Australia: Yes

Warranty: 2-5 years depending on product

Supplier Snapshot: Schneider Electric

Founded over 170 years ago in France, Schneider Electric began its manufacturing activities in the steel sector before focusing on electric products in the 1920’s.

Today the group manages a diversified portfolio of companies and is a global specialist in energy management and automation, developing connected technologies and solutions to manage energy.

Schneider Electric offers complete solutions from the panel DC output to the grid connection including power conversion (inverters, transformers and switchgear), electrical distribution, monitoring, supervision, and technical support.

Schneider Electric’s products apply to the full range of photovoltaic integration and connection for residential, commercial buildings, power plants, off-grid and back-up applications.

Strong investments in Research & Development (R&D) allow for innovation and a strong commitment to sustainable development.

Schneider Electric has a strong presence in Australia and prides itself on its five-star service, ensuring swift processing in the event of a warranty claim or any other support you might need with your inverter.

Grid-Connected Inverters: for Residential and small Commercial Projects.

Product Snapshot

  • MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) is a digital charge control function which ensures that you get the most power possible from your solar panels at any point in time. Wide MPPT voltage range (160-500V) to support multiple roof orientations and unbalanced arrays.
  • Simple tracking of your system’s performance via LCD screen.
  • Robust design.
  • Wide temperature and voltage operating range to harvest more energy (early mornings and late afternoons) so you can maximize your Return on Investment.
  • Designed for quick and easy installation.

  • High efficiency – harvest more energy through the partial shading algorithm (early mornings and late afternoons) and a wide temperature and voltage operating range.

GEM Energy’s Evaluation

Good value for money and very robust. Schneider offer most features that SMA and Fronius do, but have less market share and are therefore less tried and tested in the field. Solid choice.

Scores 8/10.

 

Hybrid Inverters: for small Grid-connected Projects with Battery backup.

Main Features

  • Flexible and efficient solution to maximize yields for a wide range of rooftops of detached houses and multiple dwellings.
  • Track your system’s performance via LCD screen.
  • Excellent efficiencies of up to 97.5%.
  • Wide temperature and voltage operating range allows you to harvest more energy (especially early mornings and late afternoons) so you can maximize your Return on Investment.
  • Rich dual MPPT features with partial shading algorithm – MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) is a digital charge control function which ensures that you get the most power possible from your solar panels at any point.
  • Robust design to withstand the elements.
  • Designed for quick and easy installation.

GEM Energy’s Evaluation

Great for completely off-grid applications up to 7 or 8kW. Robust design and build but lacking functionality on larger off-grid systems as the inverters are not stackable onto a battery bank.

Scores 7/10.

Off-grid Inverters: for small Off-grid Projects.

Main Features

  • Flexibility with all models supporting both 50 Hz and 60 Hz output.
  • Easy to service with remote monitoring and configuration.
  • Global support network with excellent post-sale customer service.
  • High Return on Investment by harnessing the continuously declining production cost of solar power with a cost-effective residential or community off-grid solar PV system.
  • Robust design to withstand the elements.
  • Designed for quick installation with a compact wall-mounted system.

GEM Energy’s Evaluation

Excellent choice for small, completely off-grid applications up to 7 or 8kW. Very robust design and build but unsuitable for larger off-grid systems as the inverters are not stackable onto a battery bank.

Scores 7/10.

Central Inverters: for Large-scale Commercial Projects.

Main Features

  • Tested and qualified in harsh environmental conditions (MEOST reliability testing). Design based on field-proven Schneider Electric industrial power drives.
  • Standard 1000 VDC Input for longer string lengths and lower BOS (Balance Of System – all components apart from the solar panels) costs.
  • Fully configurable grid-interactive features enabling easy upgrades during the entire inverter lifecycle.
  • Best in Class Efficiency (up to 98.9% peak).

  • Integrated switchgear – load break rated DC switch disconnector and AC circuit breaker integrated through Masterpact NW Air Circuit Breakers.
  • Innovative fast sweep MPPT algorithm. MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) is a digital charge control function which ensures that you get the most power possible from your solar panels at any point in time.

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What our customers say about us

We are mechanical engineers and were very fussy about the installation. GEM Energy’s team proved to be very professional and the workmanship excellent.
Laureen Kirwan

Director, Down Under Property Investments

We have found the GEM Energy team to be very reliable and the work of a high standard.
Cameron Dean

Gin Gin & Dry

…it wasn’t until we met with GEM Energy Australia that we were confident we were dealing with a compay that had the expertise to get the job done.

Phil Sellwood

CEO, Bundaberg YMCA

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