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    Anyone know what is the material for the Solar Inverter Housing ?

    Currently i working in on eproject to study the Solar Inverter .

    I need to know what is the material and what kind of coating shown as below. Need some help from all of you.



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    Re: Anyone know what is the material for the Solar Inverter Housing ?

    It's impossible to tell what metal is used from the photographs. It might be aluminium but it's far more likely to be steel. Steel is cheaper and stronger and with such heavy compnents inside the unit, using aluminium to make it lighter would have a negligible effect.

    The standard paint surfaces are powder coated for best appearance although I've seen dip and spray painting being used as well. The black case may be anodized instead of being painted. A clue is to look where the screws were fitted. Anodizing bonds well with the underlying metal so the screw would only scratch it, paint would be thicker and more likely to flake away under the compression of the screw head.

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    Re: Anyone know what is the material for the Solar Inverter Housing ?

    I am looking at purchasing a 1.5kW solar system.

    I am wanting to hear from other South Australian members who have had such a system installed and who they went through and approx price I should be finding.

    Currently quotes are $7,500 from SShop (24 panels of Kaneka) and similar price from Origin.
    Are there any other SA suppliers I should try?

    Origin also offer 0.50c per kWh feed in.

    Thanks in advance,
    Agrajag



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