We use the highest quality components, cutting-edge technology and advanced monitoring software to create tailored solar energy solutions for every Metro Solar customer, from homeowners and small businesses to large corporations and community organisations. And unlike our competitors, we run real-time tests on all our products before installation begins.
Picking the right Inverter is the first decision to be made when purchasing a solar system. This is the engine of the system and most crucial you get it right first time round.
With all solar technologies - there is not a lot of straightforward information, deciding on the right solar option can be confusing. We're here to break down some key differences for you in a way you won't need an engineering degree to understand.
Think of solar panels like bulbs in a string of christmas lights. In string inverter systems, when one panel fails, the whole system goes out. Or when one panel's output drops - thanks to fallen leaves, a passing cloud, or some other unavoidable factor - the system's overall performance drops to match the lowest performing panel. With microinverters and dc optimizers each panel operates independantly - so no matter what happens to any one panel, the rest of the system keeps shining bright.
|Microinverters||DC Optimizers||String Inverters|
|Easy Installation||No mounting a big inverter on the wall||Added complexity and big inverter on your wall||Added complexity and big inverter on your wall|
|Greater Production||Produce the most power||Produce slightly less than microinverters||Least performer|
|Higher Reliability||No single point of failure||Main inverter is a single point of failure||Main inverter is a single point of failure|
|Longer Warranty||10 years||12 years||Typically 5 years|
|Increased Safety||Low voltage DC never exceeds 60 volts||Fixed 350 volts DC on roof||Up to 600-1000 volts DC on roof|
|Monitoring||Advanced panel level||Advanced panel level||No monitoring out of the box|
Panels are important as they can help improve your system's performance and provide a fast return on investment. Panel performance warranties are 25 years long so it is crucial you select a panel brand company that is financially stable and is going to be around to honour your warranties.
In order to provide you with the most energy efficient and reliable solar panels on the market, our engineering team undertakes rigorous testing before approving any product for sale.
All panels used in Metro Solar systems:
Solar and Storage are a perfect pair. Storage addresses a fundamental problem of solar energy: while solar production peaks during midday, energy consumption is highest in the morning and evening. With storage, you can save the energy you produce for when you need it most.
Safeguard your investment to ensure the system is doing what you want.
Get real-time, visibility into the performance of each panel in your solar array from your computer or mobile device, anytime, anywhere.
Further to this you can reduce usage and further reduce the energy bills.
Delivering all the information you need to install, monitor and manage directly to your fingertips. Enphase software puts you in chargeRead More
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If you provide our sales team with a lower price for a comparable offer, Metro Solar will beat it - no questions asked!