PRE RELEASE. Unlike many opinionated reviews, the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria compares the Huawei SUN2000 KTL-M0 against the industries best known specifications.  The result, an inverter review with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  

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Make and model:  Huawei SUN2000 KTL-M0

Variants:  5 | 6 kW.

  Features, Performance.

  Software.

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At the time review this product was not commercially available, therefore, full specifications are not available for complete comparison. This product will be updated with commercial availability.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the Huawei SUN2000 KTL-M0 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 Huawei SUN2000 KTL-M0 content has been built using the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria 2.0 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.

Huawei SUN2000 KTL-M0 datasheet >

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Huawei

SUN2000 KTL-M0 - Design
  • Hybrid (Multimode) without EPS
  • New Release.
  • Fanless.
  • Other internationally recognised award system.
  • TÜV Reihnland certified.
  • Innovative.
  • 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.

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Huawei

SUN2000 KTL-M0 - Features.
  • 2+ MPPTS.
  • Multifunction LED & local app connectivity (no internet required).
  • WiFi & Ethernet (plus 4G optional).
  • Manufacturer supplied module-level optimisation options.
  • Manufacturer supplied module-level rapid shutdown options.
  • Manufacturer supplied expanded monitoring options.
  • Nominated shadow management protocol onboard.
  • Installer remote access support is rated at - general data configuration.

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.

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Huawei

SUN2000 KTL-M0 - Performance
  • 97% European efficiency.
  • Temperature range of -25°C (-13°F).
  • Temperature range of +60°C (140°F).
  • Temperature derating of 50°C (50°F).
  • Weighs 16.6kg (16.6 lbs).
  • Noise emission not listed.

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.

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Huawei

SUN2000 - Guarantee
  • 10-year parts warranty.
  • 5-year service warranty.
  • No authorised installer network.

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.

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Huawei

SUN2000 KTL-M0 - Software
  • Huawei FusionSolar
  • 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.

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Huawei

SUN2000 KTL-M0 - Affordability
  • Superior technology score.
  • 5kW approx for $1590 USD ex. (Not released - estimated based on similar available offerings by this manufacturer).

OVERALL.

The below overall assessment for the Huawei SUN2000 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. 

Huawei

SUN2000 - Overall
  • Design 4.4
  • Features 4.6
  • Performance 3.8
  • Guarantee 3.2
  • Software 3.5
  • Technology 3.9
  • Affordability 3.9

Insight:

How was the score for the Huawei SUN2000 KTL-M0 calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria V2.3 >

2 COMMENTS

  1. Seems a good inverter. Anybody with installation experience? How about the presence of elco’s as those limit the lifetime?

    • As prerelease content, only technical specifications and have been obtained to this point without working experience. Presence of electrolytic capacitors? Like most inverters most probably. Although, a 10-year (5+5) product warranty should assist with such a concern. What we do know is that the compatible battery will not be the LG Chem RESUH models as in the single-phase variants. It will be a Huawei built battery. With your interest in this prerelease content Bas, a review has been prioritised. Thanks for contributing.

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