Global electronics mega-corporation Huawei produces a somewhat limited residential inverter offering. Depending on one’s perspective, there is either beauty in such simplicity or limitations depending on the circumstance.

.Manufacturer:  Huawei Solar 

Series:  SUN2000-L1, SUN2000-M1.

Variants:  Single-phase/ hybrid, Three-phase/ hybrid.

CONTENTS.

As of 2020 two main Huawei inverter variants exist to accommodate your residential solar requirements; the single-phase SUN2000-L1 and the three-phase SUN2000-M1. Unlike alternative solar inverter manufacturers, the 2 Huawei variants feature HV DC-coupled battery compatibility (selected brands) as standard making each inverter a solar and energy storage inverter in one (hybrid).

With such, Huawei appears to have isolated a wide corner of the global residential solar market who would like the opportunity for cost-effective energy storage options immediately or in the future.

Note; Residential grid-tie solar inverters considered only.

Single-phase/ storage.

Initially scheduled for release in 2016, the Huawei SUN2000-L1 solar inverter range has spent a long time in development. Uncharacteristic of Chinese manufacturers, Huawei reserved release pending further refinement until a commercial release in 2018. The result, a high-spec, minimalist design set to ramp up the innovation race among solar inverter manufacturers like never before.

Model Qualities Rank Detail
Huawei SUN2000-L1
2 - 5 kW, hybrid without EPS, max effc up to 60ºC, dual-tracking.
4.0 Superior

Overall score at the bottom of this post. 

Despite such an innovative design, the absence of an emergency power supply (EPS) function would leave many end-users somewhat disappointed in the hybrid inverter. In comparison to similar market technologies, the overall value for the technology at hand is outstanding even in the absence of an EPS function.

Huawei Sun2000L Inverter - Solar Review

Three-phase/ storage.

Enter 2020 and Huawei’s long-anticipated three-phase solar inverter variant is available internationally. Presenting similar features to its single-phase counterpart, Huawei has innovated once again a practical three-phase inverter technology with affordable battery connectivity options (release, late 2020).

Model Qualities Rank Detail
Huawei SUN2000-M1
5 - 6 kW, hybrid without EPS, max effc up to 60ºC, dual-tracking.
4.0 Superior

Overall score at the bottom of this post. 

Removing the requirement of an EPS function in the Huawei SUN2000-M1 ensures a more accommodating price point for end-users seeking the energy saving benefits and solar and energy-storage combined. 

Huawei SUN2000 Image

OVERALL.

Categorised as a storage inverter for Solar Review ranking criteria, Design, Features and Performance place the Huawei solar inverter range as an ELITE option in comparison to its peers.

Even in the absence of emergency power supply (EPS) function, a guarantee which lacks that of an authorised installer network and software which requires further development, the Huawei solar inverter range remains an all-round SUPERIOR inverter offering in 2020.

Huawei

Solar Inverters Overall; SUPERIOR
  • SUN2000-L1 - 4.0
  • SUN2000-M1 - 4.0

Comparison.

*AVG references industry average specifications.

Insight.

How was the score for the Huawei range of residential solar inverters calculated? By using the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria V2.5 >

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Previous years Huawei solar inverters assessed by Solar Review;

  • (No previous models available).

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