Fronius (website here) were founded in 1992 and they have over 70 years of experience in battery charging technology, as well as creating their first inverter in 1995. Also known as Fronius Solar Energy, they are an Austrian based company who, in 2017, have a range of highly recommended and well performing inverters, solar batteries, and intelligent energy management software through their Solar.Web system.
Let’s have a look at some of their range and discuss how you can order Fronius products in Australia.
Fronius Inverter Product Range
Fronius stock a range of inverters for every power category – from 1.5kW – 27kW, depending on the size of your PV solar array. According to international sales director Adrian Noronho to EcoGeneration, the biggest seller in Australia is the Primo series for single-phase residential systems – and they sell over 4,500 of these units per month. Their inverter range includes:
- Fronius Galvo / Galvo UL (SnapINverter )
- Fronius Primo / Primo UL – this has been specially developed for private households wanting from 3.8 – 15kW – it’s a single phase, transformerless device that connects to WiFi via WLAn, has a SuperFlex design, and includes the super simple SnapINverter mounting system. The primo also has two MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) controllers.
- Fronius Symo / Symo UL / Symo Hybrid
- Fronius Eco
The Solar.web App works on iPhone and Android so you can see how it analyses your consumption patterns, optimises your energy usage and manages how your surplus energy is stored.
Fronius Solar Battery Australia
Fronius also manufacture a lithium-iron phosphate solar battery which comes in 6 different sizes – 4.5, 6.0, 7.5, 9.0, 10.5, 12 (usable capacity 3.6kWh to 9.6kWh)
The batteries are rated for 8000 cycles and over 20 years long service life at an ambient temperature of 22°C. Please note that they are only IP20 weather rated so these are indoor batteries – no matter which capacity you choose they all have the same dimensions (955mm high x 570mm wide x 611mm deep) – the weight ranges from 91kg for the 3.6kWh battery to 176kg for the 9.6kWh.
Voltage range, nominal charging power, nomimal discharge power, and max charging/discharge current will vary depending on the product chosen so please double check this will be suitable for your installation before purchasing.
The inverter/battery combo is able to be DC or AC coupled using their Multi Flow Technology- so it’s suitable for grid or offgrid solutions.
If you’re not 100% sold on which brand you’d like it’d also be worthwhile checking out our solar battery comparison where you can learn more about the various other products on the market.
Fronius Energy Management
If you want to optimise an existing PV system using ‘Intelligent Energy Management’ is a great choice – its ‘Solar.Web’ monitors household energy and optimises usage based on patterns of usage. Watch the video below to learn more and feel free to contact us if you want to get the best quote for this system.
You can choose between two levels of warranty: a ‘warranty extension’ which means parts will be replaced but the user will have to pay for labour, and the ‘warranty extension plus’, which is like comprehensive insurance for your car – where, if a claim is made, in additional to all replacement parts, labour costs for transporting, removing and installing the replacements is also covered.
Please note that these warranty terms can differ depending on the country and region – we have attached the Australian/New Zealand Terms and Conditions updated as per 31.08.17.