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REC Alpha Has Arrived.

The World’s Most Powerful 60 Cell Solar Panel is available now.

Manufactured in Singapore, the game-changing REC Alpha has now arrived in our National Distribution Centre and available for shipment to you!

What is the REC Alpha?

The REC Alpha is a 365W solar panel packaged in a 60-cell footprint.

Heterojunction (HJT) cell technology

 

  • No LID = no power loss; you get the power you pay for
  • Leading temperature coefficient means more energy as temperature rises
  • Maximum power for maximum savings and accelerated return on investment
  • Its leading power density (217 watts/m²) is ideal to get the most from limited spaces
  • Over 20% more power on your roof compared to conventional panels

Advanced cell connection technology

 

  • Increased number of wires greatly improves flow of electricity current
  • Eliminating invasive soldering removes risk of cell damage or microcracks for long-lasting high performance
  • Stylish looks thanks to thin, barely-visible wires and uniformly black-colored cells
  • Full-black variant is a design masterpiece and the most elegant feature for your home
  • Solder-free cells reduces lead content by a colossal 81%
  • Environmentally-friendly manufacturing drastically reduces carbon footprint

REC Alpha empowers homeowners to drastically

reduce their carbon footprint

A 6.1 kW installation (~16 x 380 Wp REC Alpha panels) creates over 7,200 kWh of clean energy per year. This cuts CO2 emissions of a home by 4.3 tons per year. Equivalent to:

REC’s iconic Twin panel design

 

  • Award-winning design, pioneered by REC
  • Panel split into two ‘Twin’ sections
  • Reduces internal resistance for more power and reliability
  • Continued energy production in shaded conditions means you see higher energy yields

Super-strong frame

 

  • Support bars protect cells and glass from bending under load
  • Allows extreme loads up to 7000 Pa
  • Panels maintain high performance levels over the installation lifetime
  • 30 mm frame height makes panel easier to handle
  • Frame design allows optimized transportation: more panels/pallet = more panels/container = fewer trucks on the road = more savings

Industry-leading warranty

 

  • 25 year product warranty*: covers any panel defects
  • 25 year performance warranty: ensures panels perform exactly as they’re expected to – every year for 25 years
  • 25 year labor warranty*: gives added protection in case a panel needs to be serviced
  • At least 92% of nameplate power in year 25; an industry best
  • Unprecedented savings, more economic security, and greater energy autonomy for consumers

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Wireless solar communications solutions with LoRa radio

Wireless solar communications solutions with LoRa radio

By Monique Merino, RFI Product Manager (IoT)

As solar installations continue to increase and we move more towards smart grid solutions which require more connectivity, having a reliable connection for your solar system is essential. Modern solar inverters require connectivity to communicate data back to an internet connected portal.  RFI has the innovative solution to for this (and many other) solar applications.

If you have ever had a solar system installed, or are an installer yourself, you will have come across the situation of having to run a hard-line RS485 cable from your inverter to your meter unit through impractical or almost impossible terrain when connecting your inverter to a meter. While this is the recommended solution from many inverter manufacturers it is often impractical, expensive or impossible to lay a hardwired cable for RS485. This calls for a more innovative approach to achieve communications between a meter and inverter.

Communications in solar installations is often seen as a mysterious and complex part of the install, but it doesn’t need to be. Using a pair of Maxon Datamax LoRa terminals a wireless RS485 link can be established within minutes. As small outstation devices, the terminals are fitted with RS485 (and RS232) serial connectivity, this allows for direct connectivity to the inverter comms interface through the RS485 serial connector commonly found on solar inverters. The terminals are then programmed to talk to each other over LoRa radio through paired device IDs, matching frequency and data rate. With supply from RFI terminals can be supplied pre-programmed with settings appropriate for your device to further simplify setup.

So, what are the advantages of using the Maxon Datamax LoRa terminal solution for inverter communications? LoRa is a LPWAN communications protocol, this means that it is low power consumption solution that can communicate over a long range. This makes it better suited to these sorts of applications when compared to other protocols that have been tested for this use case, such as WiFi, which are designed for high-power short-range solutions. LoRa’s embedded end to end encryption and redundancy for packet finality also make it a desirable and versatile solution. The ease of installation of the product and the low power, low cost of the LoRa terminals also makes them an economical solution when compared to the cost of running long cable runs.

Since a large range of solar inverters and meters can be connected by RS485 or RS232 this makes this solution compatible with a wide range of devices and brands. This illustrates the flexibility of the Maxon Datamax LoRa terminal solution for wireless solar communications.

For any additional information, please contact the sales team at enquiry@rfi.com.au.

Monique Merino, Product Manager (IoT)

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SolarEdge Simplifying Commercial

SolarEdge- Simplifying Commercial Solar

If you want to grow your commercial business, RFI & SolarEdge has an offer that may interest you. From July to October, SolarEdge is offering commercial installers a free comparative PVsyst report as part of its premium service package to ensure your solar project runs smoothly. This is what you get:

*Comparative PVsyst report of SolarEdge versus standard string inverter
1 day of on-site commissioning support from a SolarEdge qualified site technician

Take this opportunity to see for yourself how SolarEdge technology provides greater yields and lower BoS costs compared to a traditional string inverter. It will also highlight how you can use SolarEdge’s flexible design principals to add more panels, generate more energy, and offer more competitive proposals.

This offer is valid for any commercial installer looking to install a solar project of 15kW or larger before October 30, 2019.*

All you have to do is register your details on the link below and the RFI & SolarEdge commercial team will begin the process.

*For first-time installers only and subject to availability. Free site commissioning support is restricted to installation sites within 50KM of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Talk to your RFI account manager for the best offer
on all your commercial requirements!

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RFI Partners with RedEarth Energy Storage- Introduces BlackMax All-in-one Solution

RFI is excited to partner with RedEarth Energy Storage, releasing the BlackMax range of DIY Small Off-Grid Energy Storage. The BlackMax is available now from RFI in 2 versions, providing reliable power for applications such as sheds, workshops, transportable units or small living structures.

What is the BlackMax?

Robust enough to power or charge up all the tools and bar fridge, yet lightweight enough to not impose on the backyard, RedEarth’s Shed System is perfect for use where its name suggests.

The BlackMax’s main advantages are its low cost and capabilities for DIY installation. It can be as simple as placing the system in the desired location, laying solar panels and connecting them to a power board.

What are the benefits?

The RedEarth BlackMax is an all-in-one integrated power standalone system- maximising solar power and harvesting & providing reliable power for applications such as sheds & workshops.

Each system includes:

4 or 8 kWh RedEarth Tropical lithium battery

Solar PV charger that charges the battery bank

An inverter to provide power to AC loads from the battery bank

An AC rectifier so that the battery can be charged from an AC input source and connection.

An advanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP) in the PCU controls the power flow

RFI’s Range

The BlackMax is available now from RFI in 2 versions, depending on your battery sizing requirements:

BlackMax 4kWh All-in-one Battery Storage System
(RE-BMAX-3.3-4.0)

Includes:
– 3.3 kW inverter with output of 2.5 kw max.
– 4.0 kWh nominal battery capacity

BlackMax 8kWh All-in-one Battery Storage System
(RE-BMAX-3.3-8.0)

Includes:
– 3.3 kW inverter with output of 2.5 kw max.
– 8.0 kWh nominal battery capacity

About RedEarth Energy Storage

RedEarth Energy Storage are Australian owned and operated with state-of-the-art products engineered and assembled on home soil. RedEarth are specialists in the field of energy storage, designing professional battery systems to improve sustainability, energy freedom and kerb appeal for homeowners, country and commercial clients in both on-grid and off-grid systems.

Have questions?

Contact the RFI team at the form below and we will talk you through the best solution to suit your application.

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SolarEdge is even easier in 2019!

SolarEdge is even easier in 2019!

 Module-to-Grid Package Now Available
Including 1 FREE Smart Module!

Get ready for the New Year with this great SolarEdge promotion! Install a Module-to-Grid Package now and you’ll get an additional smart module for FREE, enabling your customers to benefit from greater system production.

So what are the kits?

SolarEdge smart modules are the next piece of the puzzle for installers and homeowners seeking a single, trusted PV vendor. Each module is pre-assembled with a SolarEdge power optimiser, combining with a SolarEdge single-phase inverter for a quicker and easier PV installation.

Take advantage of RFI’s two Module-to-Grid Packages, featuring the simplicity of SolarEdge’s residential PV offering. Our two packages are as follows:

What are SolarEdge Smart Modules?

SolarEdge has expanded its comprehensive residential offering even further. Pre-assembled with power optimisers, the smart panels combine with SolarEdge’s award-winning inverters to enable faster and easier PV installations than before.

Want to learn more about SolarEdge Smart Modules? You can download product brochures and learn about the key features and benefits in installing these at the news article below.

From PV to Grid with One Solar Vendor

Bringing value to PV installers

Complete your SolarEdge portfolio with 300W smart panels for easier system design and other unique benefits:

  • Enjoy a full product offering, with complete warranty and service, from a single vendor
  • Reduce your installation time and costs by installing panel with pre-assembled power optimisers
  • Continue to take advantage of SolarEdge’s key system benefits: More energy output, advanced safety features, design flexibility, and panel-level performance monitoring

Bringing value to homeowners

SolarEdge smart panels only enhances an already powerful residential offering for your customers, including:

  • Premium PV panel to boost performance and aesthetics
  • Improved curb appeal with elegant black-framed panel design
  • Peace of mind thanks to excellent product and performance warranty, with proven panel reliability
  • Mitigation of all types of panel power losses
  • Optimised energy output of each individual panel
  • Automatic panel-level voltage shutdown protecting people and property
  • Easy upgrades to battery storage and smart energy solutions for a truly future-proofed system

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RFI at All Energy 2018

It’s the solar industry’s time to shine on October 3-4 at the All-Energy 2018 Expo in Melbourne! Join us on stand 2534.

What are we displaying?

Sneak Peak- Special Launches!

Need Cellular Comms? Introducing RFI’s all-in-one, plug and play Comms solution. RFI’s solar solutions meets our global expertise in wireless communications!

Take a look at the brand NEW BYD B-Plus L, complementing the existing HV and LV range. This great new product is about to hit Australian shores.

AND

Be the first in Australia to see the unit coupled with a world-leading inverter brand. A game changer in BYD inverter compatibility!

Book a meeting with us.

We will be displaying complete solutions for all of the above.

RFI is also pre-arranging meetings with customers on our stand (2534) at over the 2 days. Simply click the link below, propose a time and we’ll get back to you right away. 

  • Need a technical or sales discussion with one of our Product Managers?
  • Want to meet a representative from one of our brands?
  • Want to be introduced to the RFI solutions offering?
  • Want to become a member of the Power Partners PowerUP points program?
  • Need a technical discussion on BYD Energy Storage solutions?
  • Interested in our range of connectivity solutions?

 

Book a meeting about anything now!

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Why Choose Suntech?

Why Choose Suntech?

Suntech has now been a part of the Australian module market since 2001 when it was founded by an Australian with a UNSW doctorate in Solar Power technology.

One of the true pioneers of the Australian solar industry, we reckon if you haven’t had a good look at Suntech lately, it’s time to have another.

Here are 4 great reasons to install Suntech on your next residential or commercial project.

Design & Innovation Unmatched

1. High-Tech EVA

Highly transparent to provide an extremely stable component connection

2. Strong frame

A hollow chamber profile ensures a tough and high performance frame

3. IP68 Rated Junction Boxes

IP68 rated junction box ensures an outstanding and reliable performance at waterproof level, supports installations in all orientations, and reduces stress on the cables

4. Superior Solar Glass

Low reflection, anti-glare and self-cleaning for maximum output and low maintenance

5. Special 4-5 Busbar Design

Developed and produced for Suntech for high and reliable yields

6. Solid Back Sheet

High level of UVA resistance and long-term durability using DuPont’s Tedlar PVF film

Powerful Warranties for Powerful Products

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Linear Power Output Warranty Product Warranty
Suntech is proud to offer their customers an industry-leading linear warranty. They guarantee a 97% power output in the first year, with nominal output decreases of no more than 0.7% through the module’s 25th year. Thereby one ends with 80.2% nominal power guaranteed in the 25th year after the defined warranty starting date. Suntech is proud to be one of only a few solar module manufacturers in Australia whose products are backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty. Their repair, replacement, or refund remedy guarantees your Suntech products will remain free from defect in materials and workmanship under normal application, installation, use, and service conditions.

VDE Quality Tested

rfi_suntech_vde The VDE Quality-Tested Certification is the seal of approval for a level of quality control that goes beyond existing standards in the PV industry. This level of commitment to quality cannot be introduced overnight. It takes a culture of continuous improvement and years of practice and testing to achieve this outcome. These exacting standards set Suntech apart from our competitors, ensuring unmatched reliability and consistency of solar energy production.

Not Your Average Solar Panel

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Introducing Enphase IQ7

Introducing Enphase IQ7 - Available Now at RFI

RFI is excited to be an authorised distributor of the new Enphase IQ7 micro-inverter range. Enphase’s seventh-generation microinverters are powered by our unique software-defined architecture, offering the most efficient design with a single hardware SKU worldwide. With 96.5% EU efficiency, the IQ 7 series produces up to 23% more power at nearly half the weight of the S-Series.

The All New Enphase IQ7

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Enphase IQ 7 + Enphase IQ 7
Suitable For Residential / Commercial Suitable For Residential / Commercial
Commonly Used Module Pairing –Input Power 235-400W Commonly Used Module Pairing –Input Power 195-330W
Module Compatibility 60- and 72-cell modules Module Compatibility 60-cell modules
Smart Grid Ready Smart Grid Ready
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Key Features

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Light

  • Much easier handling on the roof
  • IQ 7 is 47% lighter than S270
Flexible

  • New lighter Q Cable for more flexible design
  • Simpler branch layout
Powerful

  • Supports both 60 and 72 cell modules
  • IQ 7 delivers 23% more power than S-Series
  • Most efficient microinverter at 96.5%

Components and Accessories

Enphase has released a complete range of accessories, including the new Q Cable system and relays.

PDDs and Downloads

Below are all critical resources you’ll need, including installation guides, information on the new cable and connectors, FAQ’s and much more!

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Launching the Sunny Boy Storage 5

Join RFI Product Manager Owen Fulton as he introduces the key features and benefits of the Sunny Boy Storage 5.0!

With the SUNNY BOY STORAGE multi-string battery inverter, for the first time, up to three different high-voltage batteries can be connected to one battery inverter. To connect larger batteries, three DC inputs can also be connected in parallel.

The Sunny Boy Storage has integrated emergency power, which can be switched manually. Furthermore, it can even take over the entire electricity supply of the three line conductors via the optional automatic transfer unit.

Thanks to proven AC coupling, the Sunny Boy Storage is ideally suited to new and retrofitted systems. The integrated web server enables fast and easy commissioning, which is also possible via smartphone or laptop.

Energy flows in the household are fully transparent thanks to the direct connection to Sunny Portal and Sunny Places.

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BYD & SMA Storage Launch Event

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Join RFI’s exclusive launch event, serving canapés and drinks! This is a FREE event, so please register as SPOTS are limited!

With the launch of the much-anticipated SMA Sunny Boy Storage 5.0 (perfectly partnered with the BYD HV), we will have presentations from SMA and BYD including:

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6pm-9pm Wednesday 23rd May

During Australian Energy Storage Conference

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Sean’s Kitchen, Sky City Casino Adelaide

A short 5 min walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre

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