TUESDAY 04 DECEMBER, 2012 |
Power-One Beefs Up Solar Inverter Warranty
Buyers of solar power systems featuring an Aurora solar inverter will receive a
valuable bonus during December providing added peace of mind - an extra 5 years
According to national solar provider Energy
, the bonus from Power
also applies to all Power-One inverters purchased as stand-alone items.
With the additional coverage, total inverter warranty time for systems and units
purchased in December will be 10 years.
Power-One's Aurora line are the company's flagship range for Australia, designed
specifically for local conditions. The Italian-made units offer high speed MPPT
for real time power tracking and enhanced energy harvesting. Some models offer
dual input sections with independent MPPT; allowing optimal harvesting from two
arrays of solar panels facing different directions.
A transformerless design providing up to 97% efficiency, the Aurora has a wide
operating range; meaning these inverters are 'early to wake and late to sleep'.
Power-One has a 40 year history in developing power supply products for a variety of
sectors and recently became the world's second largest manufacturer of solar
inverters. Power-One is headquartered in California and has offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
While solar panels tend to capture the most attention when shopping for a
system, the quality
of the inverter
is a critical aspect. The best solar panels in the world
will be hamstrung by a poor performing inverter and consequently system payback
time can be greatly extended. Subject to severe operational stresses, solar
inverter design must also be solid in order to ensure a long and uninterrupted
As with inverters, not all warranties are created equal and a long warranty
doesn't necessarily guarantee rapid turnaround in the unfortunate circumstance
of an inverter experiencing problems. To enhance warranty arrangements for
Australian customers, Power-One also recently announced it would despatch a
replacement for a faulty inverter within 2 days of a Return Merchandise
Authorisation (RMA) being generated.
Energy Matters is currently offering a 3kW
solar panel system package
based on award-winning REC solar panels and an
Aurora PVI-3.0 OUTD inverter.
While the Solar Credits subsidy will be slashed 50% for systems installed after
December 31, customers ordering solar power systems from Energy Matters now will
have the price guaranteed; even if installation doesn't occur until January.
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