Fronius debuts Repowering portal for U.S. solar installers

Fronius Repowering tool

Repowering is usually a performance-related replacement of inverters that are out of warranty, but may also occur if an older inverter model is no longer available or spare parts do not exist. Fronius has introduced a Repowering tool that will help solar installers offer PV system repowering options regardless of the original inverter brand.

Fronius Repowering is a free tool, available on any device including smartphone, tablet, or PC. Retrofit options are provided in Repowering by filling out the system’s current inverter brand and model. From there, Repowering provides:

  • A proper replacement that will help maximize performance and efficiency of the system
  • A product solution for older or discontinued and orphaned inverters
  • A link to applicable datasheets.

”By offering this digital tool to PV installers free of charge, we’re helping them gain more business with compatible retrofit inverter replacement details,” says Richard Baldinger, Director of Sales & Marketing Business Unit Solar Energy at Fronius USA. “This gives PV installers looking for new revenue streams a great opportunity – especially in states like California, where many solar systems exist, and the number of new installations is currently going down.”

Try it for yourself right here.

New Fronius inverters purchased through Repowering come backed with a 10-year warranty and monitoring capabilities that may not have been available with their older or existing inverter, such as mobile apps.

Fronius Repowering might be a good way for installers to re-engage with their existing customer base on legacy systems. New revenue streams can also be created by servicing orphaned systems, where the original installer or inverter brand no longer exists. This new revenue stream allows installers to offset decreasing revenues if they are experiencing a decline in new installations.

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