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What are the Top 10 solar power inverter brands?
Top 10 Solar inverters – Grid Tie Residential
The title for best grid tie solar inverter has never been closer as many of the top manufacturers release advanced new models with clever online monitoring and smart home energy management features. The high demand for home battery systems or hybrid systems is also growing, but it is early days for batteries, and the majority of solar installations still require a dedicated solar inverter.
  • Fronius (Austria). Fronius Inverters have maintained the top spot for much of the last eight years, ever since the release of the innovative snap-in design in 2012.
  • SolarEdge.
  • SMA.
  • Sungrow.
  • Huawei.
  • FIMER.
  • Delta.
  • GoodWe.
  • Solis Ginlong
  • Growatt
What are the Top 10 most popular solar power inverters brands?
Top 10 Most Popular Solar Inverter Manufacturers (2023 Guide)
  • Fronius Inverters.
  • SMA Inverters.
  • Solar Edge Inverters.
  • Huawei inverters.
  • Enphase micro-inverters.
  • ABB inverters.
  • Ginlong Solis.
  • Delta.
  • Victron Energy
  • Steca
  • Outback Power
  • Phocos
The best solar inverter brands in our shop?

Best String Inverters

We like the German made SMA Sunny Boy line. There are a number of sizes available for residential projects:

  • SMA Sunny Boy 3.0 kW
  • Sunny Boy 3.8 kW
  • SMA Sunny Boy 5.0 kW
  • Sunny Boy 6.0 kW
  • SMA Sunny Boy 7.0 kW
  • Sunny Boy 7.7 kW

One nice feature unique to the Sunny Boy US model version is the Secure Power Supply (SPS), a plug which can output 2000W of emergency power in case of grid outages. The SPS functionality is limited to times when the sun is still shining (as it still draws power from your panels, merely bypassing the grid interconnection). But it’s still a nice backup plan in a pinch.

The SMA can also be retrofitted with optimizers to mitigate production drop (more on this in the next section). However, adding optimizers comes with the trade-off of losing the SPS functionality.

Pros and Cons: Solar Micro Inverter vs. String Inverter vs. Solar Panel Optimizer

String inverters are generally the most common and affordable inverter option and function best if your roof has plenty of exposure to sunlight. Micro-inverters and power optimizers offer similar benefits but operate in different ways, best suited for roofs that have shading or are oriented in different directions.

Top 5 Most Used Solar Inverters for PV Hybrid Systems - 2023

To determine the top 5 most used solar inverter brands for PV hybrid systems (with solar batteries), we reviewed the data from all of our projects from the past years. Since 2023 just started, it’s time to share our experience with the inverter brands and find out which inverter brands made our top five. The inverter brands ranked as follows:

  1. Huawei
  2. SMA
  3. Fronius
  4. Sungrow
  5. Growatt