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ACCC Recalls Multiple Inverters for Fire Risk

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ACCC Issues Recall: Industry Blood Bath Ensues

Picture of a firefighter putting out an inverter fire


  • The ACCC has issued a recall for many common inverters
  • Brands effected include Jinko, LG, Goodwe & Growatt
  • Effected systems owners can expect to wait weeks to months for issues to be rectified and inspected.
  • Enphase microinverters side-step the single point of failure issue and can still operate if one inverter fails.

Recalls: Is Your System Effected?

The solar industry has hit a significant roadblock, with recent recalls from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) bringing to light the vulnerabilities inherent in several widely-used inverter systems. Notable brands such as Jinko, LG, Goodwe, and Growatt have seen their inverters flagged for potential safety and performance issues, prompting a mandatory pause and reassessment of their use in solar installations. For homeowners and businesses committed to transitioning to solar energy, this presents a frustrating delay, potentially stretching from weeks to months, as the installation workforce scrambles to address both new installations and the urgent need for recall fixes and inspections.

The Harsh Reality

These recalls serve as a critical reminder of the importance of reliability and resilience in solar technology. For many, the allure of solar power is its promise of independence and sustainability. Yet, when faced with the prospect of their solar systems being rendered inoperative due to a single point of failure—a common risk with string inverter systems—the reality can be disheartening. The downtime not only halts the production of clean energy but also poses significant inconvenience and potential financial loss for those affected.

The Smart Alternative to String Systems:

In stark contrast to this scenario, Enphase microinverters represent a beacon of dependability. Engineered with no single point of failure, these microinverters ensure that even if one unit encounters a problem, the overall system continues to operate effectively. This modular approach not only enhances system reliability but also maintains energy production, minimizing disruption and maximizing the return on investment in solar technology.

The core issue highlighted by these recalls is the critical need for a solar solution that can withstand the challenges of both today and tomorrow. Enphase’s technology stands out in this regard, offering peace of mind through its resilient and independent operation. It underscores Lightning Energy’s commitment to delivering products and solutions that meet our high standards for reliability, innovation, and customer empowerment.

Join the Solar Revolution!

At Lightning Energy, we understand the importance of trust and confidence in your solar investment. The recent recalls have shed light on potential pitfalls within the industry, emphasizing the value of choosing a partner who prioritizes quality and durability. With Enphase microinverters, we offer a solution that not only meets these criteria but also aligns with our vision of empowering our customers with the best the solar industry has to offer.

As we navigate the challenges posed by the recalls, let us take this as an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability. Enphase microinverters represent more than just a component of your solar system—they symbolize a steadfast commitment to energy independence, resilience, and a brighter, cleaner future for all. Join us at Lightning Energy as we lead the charge towards a more sustainable and dependable solar energy landscape, undeterred by the setbacks and stronger in our resolve.

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Written By:

Luke Cove
Managing Director
Lightning Solar & Electrical

luke cove - Founder of lightning solar

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