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For this size, SMA offers the Tripower Core-1, while Fronius offers both the Symo Lite and Symo Advanced. We’ll compare all 3 of these. The Tripower has a high power range, from 33 kW to 62 kW. Both Fronius models offer a range of 10 kW to 24 kW. In terms of efficiency, these three inverters are neck and neck.

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  • What are the advantages of Fronius over SMA’s?

  • – No ugly DC isolator required at the inverter. 1 less point of failure. – Built-in WIFI. No CAT5 needs to be run-Fronius has 2 x inbuilt relays for energy management functions-The Fronius import/export meter is about half the price of SMA’s-More detailed monitoring (graphs Voltage, Current and power from each input)

  • What is the difference between the Fronius Symo hybrids and SMA inverters?

  • While the Fronius Symo Hybrids offer a comparable solution in terms of size range, SMA’s more streamlined installation process makes it a more feasible solution for residential installs in most cases. Both SMA and Fronius offer 10 year limited product warranties across their various inverter lines.

  • Why does the Fronius require RS485 instead of SMA?

  • I think because the Fronius comes with the Smart Meter and the SMA does not. So an RS485 line needs to be run to the power meter box. Well if you choose SMA, an ethernet cable has to be run from the inverter to your modem. And that only monitors Solar.

  • Is the Fronius Primo better than the SMA Sunny Boy?

  • The Fronius Primo comes in a larger range of sizes ( 3.0 and 8.2kW) compared to the SMA Sunny Boy which comes in 3.0 to 6.0 kW. At the end of the day, it really comes down to personal preference – they are both good quality inverters that should perform well for a very long time.

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