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Metro Solar
Solar Power

Solar 101

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.

Inverters

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.

Microinverters, DC optimizers for string inverters?

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.

String inverters
Microinverters and DC optimizers

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

Meet the smartest inverter systems on the market

Enphase AC Microinverter

The cutting edge US company that delivers more intelligence and exceptional warranties.

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SolarEdge DC Optimizer

Israeli company SolarEdge say they have a solution that combines the best of both worlds (being string inverter and microinverters)

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Panels

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:

  • Are tested for durability and reliability
  • Come with a 25-year warranty
  • Do not even need full sunlight to operate
  • Are salt and corrosion tested
  • Are manufactured by companies you can trust
  • Have the highest efficiency ratings available

The brands we trust

REC

Headquarters in Norway. A high quality product combined with a company we all know will be here for the long term.

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LG

The LG is a household brand you can trust

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Batteries

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.

Meet the best battery systems on the market

LG Chem Battery

The LG Energy Storage System is a household brand you can trust

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Enphase AC Battery

The cutting edge US company that delivers more intelligence and exceptional warranties.

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Monitoring

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.

Meet the most compreshensive solar montoring on the market

Enphase Enlighten & Apps

Delivering all the information you need to install, monitor and manage directly to your fingertips. Enphase software puts you in charge

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SolarEdge Monitoring Platform

The web-based SolarEdge monitoring portal provides enhanced PV performance monitoring and yield assurance through immediate fault detection and alerts at module level, string level and system level.

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Lowest Price Guarantee

If you provide our sales team with a lower price for a comparable offer, Metro Solar will beat it - no questions asked!

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Metro Solar
Phone: 1300 638 761 :: Email sales@metrosolar.com.au
Web site: https://www.metrosolar.com.au/solar/