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Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller by Eric
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller Fantastic
Not sure why people leave such angry reviews when it is obvious they don't follow instructions. You MUST update the firmware before you do ANYTHING. Load the latest firmware onto a SD card from the Outback website. Put the SD card in the MATE3S, follow the instructions to update the firmwa... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Outback SkyBox 5048A Pre-Wired Inverter System by Peter Dunshie
Outback SkyBox 5048A Pre-Wired Inverter System Outback SkyBox 5048A Hybrid Inverter review
On January I ordered an Outback SkyBox 5048A Hybrid Inverter. I thought this would be the perfect inverter for my solar project. When I first started the system up I was rewarded with a PV fault low voltage. I was supplying it with two parallel strings of 6 panels each producing 288 vdc feed thru... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Q Cells Solar Panels by James Corliss
Q Cells Solar Panels 385W Duo panel install
Went live October 23rd 2018 using 15 panels on an adjustable tilt MT solar pole mount and the SB 6.0 inverter. Glad I bumped the inverter power up from the 5KW originally recommended as the array has maxed the inverter (6.1KW) on crystal clear days. With a clear dark blue sky the panels are putti... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Schneider Electric XW Plus Inverter/Chargers by Walter Huyck
Schneider Electric XW Plus Inverter/Chargers No Customer Support with Schnieder Electric anymore Jan 2018
Tried calling Schneider Electric for Customer Support the recording points to a web form that will not Submit when completely filled in.

Really disappoint in Schneider Electric. Really sorry I bought one of their inverter/chargers a Conext XW+ purchased in June 2018 installed Oct 201... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Schneider Electric Conext SW Inverter/Chargers by Walter Huyck
Schneider Electric Conext SW Inverter/Chargers No Customer Support with Schnieder Electric anymore Jan 2018
Tried calling Schneider Electric for Customer Support the recording points to a web form that will not Submit when completely filled in.

Really disappoint in Schneider Electric. Really sorry I bought one of their inverter/chargers a Conext XW+ purchased in June 2018 installed Oct 201... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
SimpliPhi AccESS 14kWh Energy Storage System Outback - DC Coupled by
SimpliPhi AccESS 14kWh Energy Storage System Outback - DC Coupled No viable customer support
The outback components of this system have many software bugs and data reporting issues. After some time trying to inform outback about issues with their parts of this integrated system, they simply refuse to provide any support because they DO NOT SUPPORT simpliphi's batteries.

Ou... (more)

Rating :2 of 5 Stars!
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller by
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller Buggy, Complete waste of money. Terrible customer support
Just don't waste your money. This product is riddled with bugs ranging from internet connectivity issues to inaccurate data reporting.

When I contacted their tech support they simply refused to offer any level of support (even though all the components other than the batteries are... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Midnite Solar The KID, 30A MPPT Charge Controller, 150V, Black by Michael Mccurdy
Midnite Solar The KID, 30A MPPT Charge Controller, 150V, Black Good Bargain Controller
I have a classic 150 and 200 and a Schneider / I like the Ethernet capability on those but they cost twice what the Kid costs. I purchased the Kid for another wind project after watching the Wind Kid Videos / was disappointed it was not ready for that task (my bad) but I put it on a smaller 24v s... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Schneider Electric Conext ComBox Communication Device by
Schneider Electric Conext ComBox Communication Device Schneider Electric Conext ComBox Communication Device
Been 3 years now and still waiting for the wireless combox version that was implied when I installed my awesome solar system using all schneider electrice hardware. Works like they said it would with no issues, but where is the wireless combox? (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller by Christopher Warfel
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller Christopher Warfel
We have had two Mate3 fail totally on firmware updates. There is no workaround unless you scour various listservs. Even then the workaround hasn't worked. The final stick in the eye is that Outback will not take any responsibility and offers, what has become recently, extremely bad Technical... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Schneider Electric Conext SW Inverter/Chargers by
Schneider Electric Conext SW Inverter/Chargers Schneider Conext for 2 years now.
Have been running my 24v system for over 2 years now problem free while building my off grid house. Simple connection following instructions. I purchased all DC, AC etc. boxes as suggested by Schneider and assembly was straight forward. Have been running FLA batteries while building but am about... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Fronius Symo 10.0 10000 Watt 3 Phase Grid Tie Inverter 208/240V by
Fronius Symo 10.0 10000 Watt 3 Phase Grid Tie Inverter 208/240V President & CEO
I had 5-ea Fronius 208/240 inverters installed in my building December 2015. From the very first week they were installed, they have all five randomly and intermittently shut down. We have lost a significant amount of Solar operating time (the least of my current concerns.) I have asked that ... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller, 150V 96A by Kenneth Almond
Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller, 150V 96A Good Purchase
I have a Classic 150 - which is perfect for 5 strings of 3 panels (285w - 300w) - e.g. use Classic Sizing Tool for your situation. Have had it in operation for 3 months now with DIY Lithimum Ion battery pack and local internet access/control. All is working perfectly and looking forward to ad... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Enphase Micro Cable Clips, Packs of 10 by Kevin Pate
Enphase Micro Cable Clips, Packs of 10 They don't look like this
Two stars because they do fit the enphase q cable. But otherwise they don't look like this nor do they fit the ironridge rail as the photo implies. Not sure what they fit. Was able to make them work by liberal bending of the rack-side clip. (more)

Rating :2 of 5 Stars!
Panasonic 330 Watt HIT High Efficiency Solar Panel, 35MM by Dwight Hewitt
Panasonic 330 Watt HIT High Efficiency Solar Panel, 35MM Panasonic 325 Watt HIT
I installed 15 of the Panasonic 325 (replaced 22 Evergreen 210's) so far I am impressed with their performance.
These panel are rated A+ when it comes power output at very high temperature in the Caribbean; A comparison was made with the same quantity SunPower panels, the difference was ... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
MT Solar Hand Crank for 4" Top of Pole Mounts by
MT Solar Hand Crank for 4 MT Solar Hand Crank
Poor crank design for an excellent array system. The crank is not easy to turn when adjusting array angle closer to horizontal as opposed to vertical. The links at the pivot point are twisting to the point where they will shear. I would recommend that MT Solar add some grease fittings to the c... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller by Ed Geis
Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller solid units
Two of these came with my Outback Flexpower system. It's only been 2 months but they're performing well. Have had a couple brief power spikes of 4200 watts from the array into one of them, handled it fine (4000W max. recommended).

Also make sure when you size your strings you s... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Hanwha Q Cell 305 Watt Mono Solar Panel by Ed Geis
Hanwha Q Cell 305 Watt Mono Solar Panel So Far So Good
These are my first panels (other than a portable one on my sailboat), so I don't have much basis for comparison, but they've been in service for 2 months now and they're working great.

I have them in strings of 3, Voc runs 115-120 typically (we've had some extremely col... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Xantrex Freedom HFS Inv/Chargers Parent Code by Randy Cone
Xantrex Freedom HFS Inv/Chargers Parent Code Bad Transfer Switch
This inverter is used as a grid tie back up for a solar thermal pump. Our rural electric coop has occasional power interruptions which the inverter works well to switch to battery power. The problem lies in the fact that it doesn't always switch back to grid power and then drains the battery ... (more)

Rating :2 of 5 Stars!
Fronius DataManager 2.0 - IG Plus A Inverters by
Fronius DataManager 2.0 - IG Plus A Inverters Not the Datamanager 2.0!
I ordered this and was sent the Datamanager 1.0. The 2.0 version has the ability to set up wirelessly, the unit I was sent does not.
I was able to get it to work but had to hook up a lan cord directly to the unit to be able to configure it. Since I'm a homeowner, not an installer, it too... (more)

Rating :2 of 5 Stars!
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