PRE RELEASE. Unlike many opinionated reviews, the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria compares the Goodwe NS Series against the industries best known specifications.  The result, an inverter review with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  

.Make and model:  Goodwe NS Series.

Variants:  1 | 1.5 | 2 | 2.5 | 3 kW.

  Affordability, Performance.

  Guarantee.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the Goodwe NS Series should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right inverter for any given installation. The below Goodwe NS Series content has been built using the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria 2.5 and above based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 

Design.

Design is what defines a particular solar inverters ability to meet end-user expectation from modern appeal, future integrations and versatile installation locations.

Goodwe NS Series data sheet > 

GoodWe 1.5kW Inverter

Goodwe

NS Design; SUPERIOR
  • AC Coupled battery compatibility with selected battery technologies.
  • New Release.
  • Fanless Cooling.
  • PV magazine Annual Awards.
  • TÜV Reihnland certified.
  • Inspiring
  • IP 65.

Features.

As the heart of your new self sufficient power supply, the features of an inverter define the opportunity for diverse interaction, variable installation design methods and defined asset management opportunities.

GoodWe 1.5kW Inverter

Goodwe

NS Features; VERY GOOD
  • 1 MPPTS.
  • Modern LED with internet connectivity.
  • WiFi only inbuilt.
  • Inbuilt DC Isolator.
  • No Manufacturer Supplied Module-level Optimisation Options
  • No Manufacturer Supplied Module-level Rapid Shutdown Options
  • Manufacturer Supplied Expanded Monitoring Options
  • MPPT only shadow management.
  • Remote access firmware updates.

Performance.

Performance in more ways than just efficiency alone. How does a solar inverter perform within its intended environment and in adverse conditions? The key specifications not often at first thought.

GoodWe 1.5kW Inverter

Goodwe

NS Performance; SUPERIOR
  • 97% European efficiency.
  • Temperature range of -25°C. (-13°F).
  • Temperature range of +60°C (140°F).
  • Temperature derating of 45°C (113°F).
  • Weighs 7.5kg (12.8 lbs).
  • Noise emission of 25 dB (A).

Guarantee.

Manufacturer guarantees are interesting when selecting an inverter technology. More commonly is a complimentary extension to base guarantee options in recent years. As guarantee obligations can often be shielded by installer incompetence, should a manufacturer define an adequately trained installer network with a complimentary warranty extension (added end-user benefit), such guarantee has been considered as a base warranty more likely of adhering manufacturer installation specifications.

Important: A manufacturers obligations under guarantee will be obsolete if the inverter is not installed to manufacturer specifications. Use an authorised installer.

GoodWe 1.5kW Inverter

Goodwe

NS Guarantee; VERY GOOD
  • 5-year parts warranty.
  • 5-year service warranty.
  • Authorised installer network with additional end-user benefits.

Software.

In a modern world, software is how you interact with your self generated power supply. More than just a monitoring portal, inverter software is evolving to become the entire energy management protocol as the new standard. 

GoodWe 1.5kW Inverter

Goodwe

NS Software; GOOD
  • SEMS monitoring portal.
  • iOS & Android app.
  • Alerts & fault diagnosis.

Affordability.

All well and good having the greatest technology, but what if that technology is simply out of reach for most? Adversely, the cheapest product may lack essential technology requirements expected by many end-users. Put price into perspective. Affordability is where price and technology come together to help determine value.

GoodWe 1.5kW Inverter

Goodwe

NS Affordability; BELOW AVERAGE
  • Good technology score.
  • 2.5kW approx for $780 USD ex.

OVERALL.

The below overall assessment for the Goodwe NS Plus is broken up into two final scores.

  • Overall technology ranking; the average of design, features, performance, guarantee and software (for those less concerned about price).
  • Overall ranking; the average of design, features, performance, guarantee, software and affordability. 

Goodwe

NS Overall; VERY GOOD
  • Design 3.9
  • Features 3.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Guarantee 3.3
  • Software 3.0
  • Affordability 1.8

Comparison.

*AVG references industry average specifications.

Insight.

How was the score for the Goodwe NS Series solar inverter calculated? By using the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria V2.5 >

  • Goodwe NS Series Data Sheet. View.

How does the entire current range of Goodwe solar inverters compare against each other? Discover now.

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