This is kind of a follow-up on this old topic:
@Crossy, do you mind updating us what you bought in the end?
Our story: we will soon start building our house in Central Thailand. We have a storage container on site and I bought 14 x 325W Jinko panels and installed them on top of it. I have been looking everywhere for a suitable inverter, but every one I looked at didn't quite fit the bill. One of the problems is that you can slice and dice a 17-panel array only two ways: 7x2 and 2x7, unless you have an inverter with two inputs (reasonably common, it seems).
A little detail on the panels:
ModuleTypeJKM325PP-72 STC NOCT
MaximumPower(Pmax) 325Wp 241Wp
MaximumPowerVoltage(Vmp) 37.6V 35.0V
MaximumPowerCurrent(Imp) 8.66A 6.89A
Open-circuitVoltage(Voc) 46.7V 43.3V
Short-circuitCurrent(Isc) 9.10A 7.40A
I guess that makes the PV max. total about 4.5 kW
This is my wish list for the inverter:
Easy control whether export to grid or not.
Batteries optional (I may add them later)
Keeps going when the grid goes down during the day.
From a reputable manufacturer with a decent warranty
The only one that seems to tick all the boxes is this one, made in Thailand: Leonics Apollo S-219C ia
Nobody advertises them online and the only useful link seemed to be one to an event where the Leonics MD donated 2 of these, value 400 kB. That's about 5 times what I intended to spend.
Any and all advice welcome.