Goodwe DC Coupled Battery Solution

Goodwe, a Chinese firm specialising in the research, development, and production of solar inverters and energy storage solutions, was established in 2010 by a dedicated group of engineers who were enthusiastic about the potential of renewable energy to revolutionise our world. Right from the outset, Goodwe’s goal has been to offer dependable and cost-effective renewable energy solutions, contributing to the creation of a sustainable future for all.

In its early years, Goodwe concentrated on creating top-notch solar inverters designed to optimise energy efficiency while minimising expenses. Thanks to their unwavering commitment to innovation and quality, the company swiftly earned a reputation for excellence among its customers and partners.

With the growing demand for renewable energy solutions, Goodwe expanded its product range to include energy storage solutions that allow customers to store surplus energy generated by their solar panels. Throughout its journey, Goodwe has continually expanded its global presence.

Today, the company maintains offices and distribution centres in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, with its products available in over 80 countries worldwide. Goodwe’s success can be attributed to its emphasis on innovation, quality, and exceptional customer service.

A standout feature that differentiates Goodwe from its competitors is its robust investment in research and development (R&D). The company allocates significant resources to R&D, boasting a team of over 700 engineers dedicated to developing groundbreaking products that cater to the evolving needs of the renewable energy market.

Some of Goodwe’s notable products resulting from its R&D efforts include the MT Series for large-scale commercial and industrial applications and the XS Series ideal for residential installations. Goodwe also places a premium on providing outstanding customer service.

The company maintains a team of experienced technicians available round the clock to offer support and assistance to customers. Furthermore, Goodwe offers a variety of training and certification programs to help customers and partners maximise the potential of their renewable energy solutions.

Over the years, Goodwe’s steadfast commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service has garnered numerous awards and accolades. Their dedication to sustainability has earned them several certificates and awards in recognition of their environmental and social responsibility efforts.

Looking forward, Goodwe is well-positioned to continue its growth and success in the renewable energy industry. As long as the company remains dedicated to innovation, quality, and exceptional customer service, it will maintain its status as a trusted partner for customers and partners worldwide and will play a leading role in shaping the future of the industry.

Goodwe boasts a network of 3 state-of-the-art research and development hubs along with 2 cutting-edge manufacturing facilities located in Suzhou, China, and Guangde, China. In 2018, their production capacity stood at 5 gigawatts (GW), which saw remarkable growth to 15 GW by 2020.

With the recent expansion of their Guangde facility, they are well on their way to reaching an impressive capacity of 30 GW. This significant expansion has firmly established them as a prominent global player in the market, with a presence of over 2 million inverters distributed worldwide.

Awards and recognitions received by Goodwe include:

  • 2012: New Energy Innovation Prize
  • 2012-2013: Polar Star Award, ranking among China’s top ten inverter manufacturers
  • 2015: Shine Cup, acknowledging their excellence as a string inverter manufacturer
  • 2015-2020: TUV Rheinland’s “Precisely Right” recognition
  • 2017-2021: EuPD Research’s Top Brand PV Inverters in Australia
  • 2019: Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables’ Number 1 Storage Hybrid award
  • 2019: PV Magazine Award
  • 2021: Bloomberg NEF recognition as the most financially stable inverter company
  • 2021: IHS Market (now part of S&P Global) acknowledgment as Australia’s third-largest rooftop inverter supplier
  • 2022: Sunwiz Award for being the Top Volume Manufacturer.

Australian Office

2/6 Enterprise Drive

Rowville, Victoria, 3178

Tel : +61 (0)2 5104 0612 (wifi/communications support – 9am-7pm AEDT)

Tel : +61 (0)3 9918 3905 (tech support – 9am-5pm AEDT)

Email : sales@goodwe.com (sales)

Email : service.au@goodwe.com (service)

If you wish to complete their contact us form, this can be found here.

Click on the Goodwe EH Inverter to be taken to the data-sheet
Click on the Goodwe Lynx Home F Series Battery to be taken to the data-sheet

Single Phase Solution

EH Series – 3.6-6 kW

The GoodWe EH Series is a single-phase, grid-tied inverter that includes a “Battery Ready” option for users who might wish to add a full energy storage solution in the future. By simply purchasing an activation code, the EH can easily be upgraded to a complete energy storage solution. The EH is compatible with high voltage batteries (85-460V) and can automatically switch to back-up mode in less than 10 milliseconds (UPS-level), ensuring that critical loads experience no interruption. With a power deviation lower than 20W, this inverter is designed to maximize self-consumption. In addition, the fact that it takes less than 9 seconds to switch from grid to PV, to supply power for heavy loads, helps users to avoid expensive intakes from the grid. The communication cables come pre-wired, reducing installation time significantly. The Plug & Play AC connector also makes operation and maintenance much more convenient. (source – Goodwe)

The inverter comes with a 10 year product and performance warranty and weighs 17 kg. The inverter comes in 3 different sizes, 3.6, 5.0 and 6.0 kW.

This inverter is compatible with the Goodwe Lynx Home F-Series, high voltage battery, but due to the voltage constraints, you must stick to 2-4 batteries only.

Battery234
Usable Capacity (kWh)6.559.8313.1
Weight (kg)115158201
Click on the Goodwe ES Series Inverter to be taken to the data-sheet
Click on the Goodwe Lynx Home U Series Battery to be taken to the data-sheet

Single Phase Solution

ES Series – 5 kW

The GoodWe ES series of bi-directional energy storage inverters can be used for both on-grid and off-grid PV systems, with the ability to control the flow of energy intelligently. During the day, the PV array generates electricity which can be provided either to the loads, fed into the grid, or charge the battery, depending on the economics and set-up. The electricity stored can be released when the loads require it during the night, including inductive loads such as air conditioners or refrigerators. Additionally, the power grid can also charge storage devices via the inverter. An all-round intelligent system for maximum energy flexibility. (source – Goodwe)

The inverter comes with a 10 year product and performance warranty and weighs 30 kg. The inverter comes in 2 sizes, 3.6 and 5.0 kW.  There is also a 14Amp option, and that information can be found here. These inverters are compatible with a number of different battery options, the full list of them can be found here. We shall stick with talking about the same brand option.

Lynx Home U Series is a low-voltage lithium battery especially designed with superior performance for residential applications. The Lynx Home U Series uses the safest battery technology (LFP). It can be used flexibly for self-consumption and backup applications with a wide capacity range scalable from 5.4–32.4kWh. The installation and commissioning are easier and faster than ever with simple Plug and Play wiring and module auto recognition during system setup. The Lynx Home U Series is a highly efficient solution for storing and consuming your solar power. (source – Goodwe)

You can add up to 6 batteries in parallel, with a depth of discharge being 88.8%, this is what you can expect your usable capacity to be.

Battery123456
Capacity5.410.816.221.627.032.4
Usable Capacity4.89.614.419.224.028.8
Click on the Goodwe ET Inverter to be taken to the data-sheet
Click on the Goodwe Lynx Home F Series Battery to be taken to the data-sheet

Three Phase Solution

ET Series – 5-10 kW

The GoodWe ET series is a Three-Phase, high-voltage, energy storage inverter that provides enhanced energy independence and maximises self-consumption for reduced electricity bills, through an export limit feature and time-of-use shifts. Covering a power range of 5 kW to 10 kW, the ET series allows up to 110% overloading to maximize power output and features Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to critical loads, such as air conditioners or refrigerators within 10 milliseconds. With UPS-level switching, the ET can provide savings when connected to the grid, or off-grid independence and security when the grid is down. (Source – Goodwe)

The inverter comes with a 10 year product and performance warranty and weighs 24-25 kg. The inverter comes in 4 different sizes, 5.0, 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 kW. These inverters are also compatible with a number of different batteries and the full list can be found here. Again, we shall only be taking about the same brand battery, Goodwe.

These inverters are compatible with the Goodwe Lynx Home F-Series, high voltage battery, details in the table below.

Battery2345
Usable Capacity (kWh)6.559.8313.116.38
Weight (kg)115158201244

Pros

PRO – Large Chinese company

PRO -Australian Office

PRO – Pretty competitive pricing

PRO – Comes with advanced monitoring and management features, including remote monitoring and control, real-time data tracking, and fault detection and reporting

PRO – Compatible with a wide range of batteries, allowing users to easily integrate energy storage into their solar PV system

PRO – Easily expandable in the future, so you can start with 1-2 batteries and add more as funds allow for it.

Cons

CON – really struggling here, we absolutely love everything about the Goodwe inverters and batteries. 

Our Thoughts

A quality product, manufactured by a massive Chinese company with a strong trading history. We have worked extensively with Goodwe over the past 7 years, and they have been brilliant with us.

The Australian office allows for warranty issues to be catered for, even if your installation company disappears.

They will be a good choice by anyone, that will last the test of time and produce power for years to come. Great 10 year product and performance warranty on the batteries, and you can always extend the inverter up to 20 years if you wish on their website. 

We would definitely, without a shadow of a doubt install them on our own house or business.

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