I’m Warren. – And I’m Larry. And don’t forget to like, and subscribe so that you’ll receive notifications for future videos just like this. – So Larry, why don’t you break it down for us.
What’s the difference between the two inverters? – So these inverters have some similarities. They both have the built-in rapid shutdown, shade mitigation features. However, the primary difference is that, Enphase will produce AC power on your rooftop, whereas SolarEdge will put DC power down to the inverter on the side of your house, and then produce AC from there.
All right, so Larry, what’s the benefit of going with Enphase? – There’s two main benefits that I can think of with Enphase, one is their 25 year warranty. And then the second one is that all your inverters are up on the roof.
So you don’t have that inverter on the side of your house. – Which can be a challenge as well. It’s a benefit in terms of space, but if you’re coming to do work and repair work, you’ve got to get up on the roof and remove panels in order to get to the inverter.
That’s true. So on the maintenance side, while both of these inverters are high quality inverters, we’ve had a lot of experience with both. If you replace a SolarEdge inverter on the side of your house, that’s much easier than going up on the roof replacing the microinverter.
And then what are some of the benefits of going with SolarEdge and optimizers? – So some of the benefits of SolarEdge, first of all cost, they tend to be a little bit cheaper than Enphase. They also integrate quite well with batteries and with EV chargers and with some other technologies that SolarEdge is working on and coming out with.
What about the warranties of SolarEdge? – Yes, so I mentioned Enphase has the 25 year warranty. SolarEdge comes with a 12 year on the inverter, 25 year on the optimizer. That can be extended to 25 on the inverter if you pay some additional.
One of the benefits of SolarEdge’s warranty is that they do pay a labor reimbursement to whoever comes out to replace parts for a longer period of time than what Enphase does. So that is an added benefit for the SolarEdge system – Great.
You know I struggled with this decision myself when I put solar on my roof. I ended up deciding to go with Enphase for the 25 year warranty, but they’re both great options. So in summary, both SolarEdge and Enphase inverters are great options that will both give you more panel level monitoring.
They both can have up to 25 year warranties. You might pay a little more for that on the SolarEdge, but the SolarEdge is a less expensive option that really provides you all of the benefits that you get with Enphase.
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