Solax Inverter Review

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Solax inverters have been gaining popularity lately. Mostly due to the fact that everyone is fast becoming obsessed with solar battery systems such as Tesla’s Powerwall. Solax have hit the market exactly where it’s sitting. And they have a good product. This Solax inverter review will take a look at what products the company have to offer and whether they live up to expectations.

Solax Inverter Review – Company Background

Solax Power is also known as Zhejiang Ailuo Power Co.,Ltd. They are a Chinese power electronics company specialising in grid-tied, hybrid and off-grid inverters. It’s unclear when the company started but it seems they are quite new to the scene. Their domain (solaxpower.com) has been registered since August 16, 2013.

So overall Solax seems like a pretty fresh company, but their products reflect a modern edge that most Chinese inverter companies can’t achieve.

Solax Inverter Review - Product Range

Solax Inverter Review – The Good

Solax inverters are everything you want in an inverter. Well-priced, good looking, efficient, reliable, their range is fantastic and they’ve thought about monitoring. They virtually have it all. The Solax website is clear and well-built. They have internal monitoring via WiFi and even load control functionality! They even have an export control function which is becoming something of importance these days. Here are some benefits of the Solax inverter:

  • Built in monitoring
  • Flexible product range (including hybrid/battery solutions)
  • Australian hotline 1300 476529
  • Clean look, well designed product
  • Simple warranty/after-sales service
Solax X1 Series Inverter

Here is a standard X1 inverter by Solax

Solax Inverter Review – The Not So Good

So what’s not to love about the Solax? Well firstly they seem like quite a new company – it doesn’t look as though the Solax is a proven product yet and is still to build it’s reputation of reliability. The company photos are 3d generated and not a lot of company background is provided on their site. The product range, although adequate is not as clear-cut as it could be and the products themselves are somewhat hard to differentiate.

The other big bad thing I noticed… There is no physical address listed anywhere on their website. Making them something of a “phantom”. This is never a great sign in the longer-term if you want your warranties to stay intact.

Solax Inverter Review - Installation

Here is a Solax inverter mounted on a wall.

Solax Inverter Review – Summary

Overall Solax inverters seem like a good product built by a determined company. The Solax branding is fantastic, their website is miles ahead of most Chinese inverter websites and the products that they offer hit the market very well. I’d be very tempted to try out a Solax inverter to see just how well they perform and what their monitoring/storage capabilities involve.

Solax Hybrid Inverter

This is what the hybrid Solax inverters look like

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21 thoughts on “Solax Inverter Review

  1. Brodie Perkins says:

    Very average solar inverter with endless list of issues. We are happy to see the end of these inverters in Australia.

    • Allan says:

      Brodie Perkins
      I agree with your comments ,
      My next step with the company that fitted my system and my self is to go to consumers protection and expose this companies .Solax
      Up till now I have been told this is the first time this has happened, my research shows different

  2. Don McLay says:

    I HAVE HAD A SOLAX INVERTER FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS THE FIRST UNIT FAILED AND WAS TAKEN AWAY.THE FOLLOWIND UNIT HAS FAILED TWICE AND I CAN’T GET A TECHNISION FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.DON’T BUY A SOLAX SYSTEM

  3. BRUCE HELLYER says:

    My Solax hybrid system was installed 3 months ago, and performing very well from day 1. No problems so far.

  4. Allan says:

    Solax address is unit 3/16-21 Huntingdale Rd.Burwood Victoria. 3225 Lyren seems to be the manager.
    My Solax X1Series 3.0kw was fitted 1st.December 2016
    it appeared to be running ok . The 1st of February the daily reading stopped indicating kwph 0000.prior to this it was registering on an average 25kwph.The company that fitted panels and inverter was contacted they requested I phone mr. Lyren direct.after following instructions over the phone with him , going through the Inverter program he stated the inverter was out of date and needed an up date.I received a sim card in the mail to enable me to carry out the up date.I am not qualified to carry out this up date and considered this to be the company that fitted my solar system or solax.responsibility, have spoken with the company manager that fitted the system he also has no luck with after sales or follow up help ,the unit is still not working and no help what so ever from Solex.I would not recommend any thing to do with Solax as there is no after sales sevice, no communications from Solax and it appears there is no technicians to fix the problems

  5. Allan says:

    oops the post code should read 3125 sorry

  6. Allan says:

    This may be of some help , lyren@solaxpower.com
    Lyren seems to be the manager in Australia
    best of luck

  7. Sam says:

    I have a solax X1 LX… after 17mths,, all is good..
    Panel efficiency has dropped by 10% but thats to be expected especially in far Nth QLD..however,,, ive had my inverter mounted inside the home as im at Bingil Bay in the wet tropics…

  8. Darrell Beange says:

    I am in Victoria and have only asked the Solax people about their product I am getting Solar but know next to nothing about the products and am confused by the info they require and what I ultimately need. I need clear info
    Any thoughts

  9. NILO says:

    could u pls recommend me a dealer o seller in the philippines which offer affordable price for solax inverter thanks for any reply

  10. michael broide says:

    I installed the system in January2014
    After 2 years, the control ceased to work of the Solar Dog
    I replaced the device under warranty But he (the new) also does not work
    The Solar Dog was installed in the kit, together with the emitter. Possible malfunctioning in the Ivertor, for which a 5-year warranty.
    I applied to Euro Solar (the company that installed the system), but I was refused free consideration of this issue
    The device and inverter are produced by one company and I ask you to solve this issue.When there is a decision, I will inform you

  11. STEVE ROBERTS says:

    SOLAX ARE CHEAP CRAP, FIRST ONE BLEW UP AND SECOND ONE CAUGHT FIRE,LUCKILY I WAS HOME AS THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH WORST SITUATION.APPROX 2 YEARS OLD STILL WAITING FOR THE REASON AS TO WHY AT THIS STAGE.

  12. John says:

    I have a SolaX X1 Hybrid inverter, it was up and running on 8th January, failed with “meter fault” on 10th February. I was without solar power for 16 days until they sent a new one up with an engineer who swapped it over and took the first one back to Melbourne. It went ok for 55 days and then did the same thing with “meter fault”. The fault was not in the meter but in the meter circuitry in the inverter. This time after a lot of emails backwards and forwards for another 10 days they sent me a software fix so I could go in to the inverter menu and disable the meter. When I did this the inverter started producing power and has kept on producing power. However I have a battery coming and the battery will not work without the meter working and after a month of delay they now refuse to do anything. I am an electronics and computer person and I have asked them for a wiring diagram so I can trace the fault and fix it myself. They refuse to do this. I have now scrapped the Solax crap and am getting an SMA one made in Germany.

  13. David says:

    I have had our Eurosolar 4.8KW PV system with a SolaX inverter installed for nearly 2 years now. Absolutely no problems.

  14. Wayne says:

    The Solax panel has never been any good, causing a huge amount of email traffic with the seller without success who I will never deal with again and the unit has finally failed. Can faults, Grid faults, always faults and no solar power. I had to continually reset it. It is the most unreliable and useless device I have ever had in my home and the greatest waste of money. I would never recommend anyone have anything to do with Solax.

  15. s says:

    I have solax from eurosolar . 22panel and 5 kv for 1 year and now it showing rc fault and rcd fault every month. is there any remidies for this.

  16. harsh says:

    hey i ask to everyone i am thinking about buy large quantity of solax solar inverter.should i buy or not?

  17. BillV says:

    I got an X1-5KW inverter and 6.6KW panels installed early March.
    Initially the system seemed to work ok while we had rainy days but when the sun came out I started to get Grid voltage and AC10M alarms.
    These were due to the grid voltage being too high. I actually measured the voltage and at 1 stage is was as high as 267V AC

    I changed one of the alarm threshold settings and I also called my energy company and they came over and lowered the grid voltage at the street pole.

    I have not been getting any alarms since then.

    Solax have an impressive online monitoring facility ( solax cloud) and I connect to it using my phone or the laptop so it all seems to work ok now. However, 2 days ago, I noticed that the inverter was shut down for approx 10 minutes and there were no alarms. This happened after an extensive period of the inverted operating at its max power. I wonder if this was temperature related but why exactly 10 minutes?

    Anyway, I will keep an eye on it and see if this happens again.

  18. Jim says:

    I got an solax 5kw inverter installed a couple of day ago before I saw the reviews. Fingers crossed. I’ll let you all know.

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