Beyond the marketing fluff, you’re here researching whether a particular residential range of Growatt inverter is the ideal solution for your project. Selecting the right solar inverter for the task is often as individual as one’s home, therefore, which option should you consider? 

Manufacturer:  Growatt New Energy Technology.

Series: MIC TL-X, TLX-mini, TL3-S, Hybrid SPH, Hybrid SPH-3.

Options:  Single-phase, Three-phase, Storage.

*Commercial & off-grid inverters exempt.

CONTENTS.

Unlike most solar product reviews, it’s worth mentioning that not all Growatt inverters are the same beast. Use this guide to understand the Growatt inverter solution to match your solar supply requirements and review in finer detail the particular Growatt inverter model.

Below are the residential Growatt inverter options reviewed or scored by category of single-phase, three-phase and storage.

Single-phase.

The recent release of single-phase Growatt inverters has taken a big leap forward catering towards the modern aesthetic appeal sort after by many end-users.

Model Qualities Rank Detail
MIC TL-X
0.7 - 3 kW, max effc up to 45ºC, WiFi connectivity, single tracking.
3.5 very good
Growatt TL-X mini
3 - 6 kW, max effc up to 45ºC, WiFi connectivity, dual tracking.
3.6 very good
Growatt Inverters Review

Three-phase.

Lacking the modern appeal of its single-phase Growatt counterpart, the three-phase Growatt inverters end-user can consider are as below.

Model Qualities Rank Detail
TL3-S
3 - 6 kW, max effc up to 45ºC, Ethernet connectivity, dual tracking.
3.4 very good
Growatt Inverter Review TL3-S

Storage.

A new trend many solar inverter manufacturers now seek to contend is within the energy storage sector. Two significant hurdles exist though, modern battery compatibility and end-user expectation of what the compatible battery supply can deliver.

Model Qualities Rank Detail
SPH (inc BL-UP variants)
3 - 6 kW, Single-phase, Selected Low Voltage (LV) DC coupled battery connectivity.
3.3 very good
SPH-TL3
4 - 10 kW, Three-phase, Selected High Voltage (HV) DC coupled battery connectivity.
3.2 good

High Voltage (HV) DC Coupled lithium battery technologies are edging closer towards becoming the new norm, manufacturers such as Growatt are developing their own battery technologies to ensure a seamless battery option.

As both modern battery and inverter must communicate between each other, the drawback exists where inverter and battery manufacturers must work together to ensure a communicative solution, further limiting options.

Growatt-SPH TL-3-Three-phase-Inverter

OVERALL.

Over the last decade, the Growatt solar inverter range has established a place in the modern solar market. Producing various products at the more affordable end of the spectrum, Growatt has displayed the ability to evolve consistently, while supporting past product releases with reliable warranty support.

Considering all current residential models Growatt solar inverters as a range rank as VERY GOOD overall utilising the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria.

Growatt

Solar Inverters Overall; VERY GOOD
  • MIC TL-X - 3.5
  • TL-X MINI - 3.6
  • TL3 - 3.4
  • Hybrid SPH - 3.3
  • Hybrid SPH4-TL3 - 3.2

Comparison.

*AVG references industry average specifications.

Outstanding
[ 4.8 - 5 ] The pinnacle of certified specification.
Elite
[ 4.3 - 4.7 ] A rare calibre of technology produced by the industry elite.
Superior
[ 3.8 - 4.2 ] Specifications which are exceedingly superior to that of the industry average.
Very Good
[ 3.3 - 3.7 ] Advanced technology against the industry average.
Good
[ 2.8 - 3.2 ] Better than the industry average is that of which strives a portion better.
Average
[ 2.3 - 2.7 ] A score within this bracket is considered the industry average specification.
Ordinary
[ 1.8 - 2.2 ] Considered below the industry mainstream average.
Poor
[ 1.3 - 1.7 ] There's better, there's also worse.
Inferior
[ 0.8 - 1.2 ] Far below the modern industry average.
Awful
[ 0.3 - 0.7 ] Possesses specifications which are absent or unverified by a certified testing institute.
Avoid
[ 0 - 0.2 ] Unlikely for technology manufactured in the modern era.
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Insight.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Recently I had a Growatt Mini 5000TL-X installed, I must say that it works very well. The only complaint I have with Growatt, is that I have been trying to Set up the WiFi Dongle with my Windows 10 Computer.
    Twice I have emailed Growatt in Australia, asking for support, as the leaflet, supplied with the Inverter, is not very clear regarding the WiFi Set Up. They should be able to provide some support,

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