• Product Description

    One of the  most reputable inverters on the market  the Goodwe ES 4.5kW Hybrid inverter just does it all.
    Ahead of its time, the Goodwe came on the market just as Hybrid inverters were becoming popular, with  thousands of units sold every year  and with little to no issues it's the SolarAdvice's go-to when suggesting an affordable, reliable and robust option.
    What makes it so special?
    The biggest advantages are the ability to have  essential and non-essential loads , this enables you to add one essential load that consists of the lights, fridge and appliances you want as a first priority. The non-essential load can consist of bigger appliances such as washers, dryers, geysers or pumps for when you have excess power coming from the Solar array it can start powering those as a second priority.  This is perfect for those wanting to run an energy sufficient household .
    You also have 2 MPPT inputs that allow you to have  2 solar arrays independent from each other , this is especially good for sun coverage on roof structures that get different exposure strength during the day. Eliminating the inefficient panel issue you can have with the single string option.
    Not only is the inverter fanless making it silent, but you can also install it outside undercover in a dry area out of the way.

    Solar Power Hybrid Cycle

    This is a representation of a full cycle of a hybrid inverter with your appliance load and solar array.

    Inverter Features

    Essential & Non-Essential Loads

    Being able to have Essential & Non-Essential loads enables you to split out your heavy appliances, saving your battery backup.

    Completely Autonomous

    Autonomous Hybrid Solar Inverter  keeps the lights on and your bills to zero with no effort.   This solar inverter is smart by knowing what to do and when.

    Robust & Reliable

    A great looking unit makes the Goodwe a firm favourite over other inverters in this range, the quality of the Goodwe inverters are fantastic.


    Compatible with most  AGM and Lithium-ion batteries  on the market, this inverter has many years of development making it stable and robust when configured correctly.

    Blending AC & DC

    The Goodwe is a  true Hybrid inverter , it blends the DC (panels & batteries with the AC grid in the most efficient way.

    Phone App

    Keep on top of you consumption remotely with the Solar System monitoring iPhone or Android app.


    Unlike most inverters that have fans you can enjoy peace and quiet with this modern Hybrid.

    5-Year Warranty

    Get peace of mind with a standard  5-year warranty  with an option to extend to 10 years.

    How Does The Hybrid Inverter Work?

    The Hybrid inverter gives you the best of both worlds, not only does it act like a Grid-Tied inverter, but it also gives you the freedom of an Off-Grid inverter.

    Often when wanting to go solar we think of  "Off-Grid" and independence , but what if you can do that and fall back to the grid if for a period or even a moment you needed extra power? Then a Hybrid inverter is an  ideal solution , you can have your cake and eat it too, plus it's cheaper!

    Here are the different arrangements that you can have:


    As you can see you can use this inverter as a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) for when the grid goes down, or you can use it as Solar solution and you can use the backup system for night time use. Perfect for those looking to start with a backup in order to deal with Load Shedding, then upgrade to a Solar solution later by adding panels.

     If you're looking for an automated solution that you will never need to manually intervene with, this is your perfect power companion .

    Goodwe ES Series Setup

    Goodwe ES Inverter Setup


    Goodwe Inverter strengths

    Product Diagram

    Goodwe Inverter Diagram

    Goodwe 4.6kw inverter system setup

    Goodwe inverter mobile app

    Goodwe Mobile App For Monitoring

    You will need to download the “EZ-Manage” phone app in order to commission this inverter on site.

    You can download the app, and other GoodWe software here:


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  • Product Data

    Additional information

    Weight 36.5 kg
    Dimensions 516 × 440 × 184 mm

    kW Size


    Volt Size


    System Type



    36.5 kg

    Maximum PV Array Power



    5 Years

  • Ratings

    15 reviews for Goodwe ES 4.6kW Hybrid Inverter

    1. Anonymous

      Visitor Rating: 5 Stars

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    4. Neil Berrow

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    13. SP

      I look at the GoodWe GW5048D-ES inverter the same way as I saw Nokia cell phones.
      Both companies produce great hardware, but the operating software for both is poor.
      In the case of GoodWe the operating firmware is not only poor, it is buggy too.

      I have a GW5048D-ES and when grid power is lost during solar hours (think load shedding), the inverter barely charges the battery any more and discards many kW of potential pv generation when one needs the power the most.
      This is extremely frustrating to witness.

      During normal on grid operation the inverter MPPT system resets the opportaing point every time there is a load change in the household and then takes minutes to recover, consequently a large quantity of PV production is discarded every solar day. (Eg. If one has a stove plate running with a stew in a pot and the stove plate cycles on for a number of seconds and then remains off for some 10s of seconds on an ongoing cycle, the inverter exhibits very poor PV generation efficiency, again discaring kilowatts of potential PV generation.)

      One can only hope that at some point GoodWe correct their poor firmware, which would then enable a good product.

      • admin

        Hi, thanks for your review on the Goodwe.

        This has to be the first time we’ve had any issue with the Goodwe inverter, we would love to know more about the problem you’re having and perhaps your investigation will help us fix it for you.

        Have you installed the app for the Goodwe? If so would you be able to share the data with us so we can check what’s happening?

        And lastly what firmware version are you on?


        • SP

          Thanks for your interest in the issues I am having with this inverter. My installer tells me I am not the only GoodWe owner suffering with these issues. I am in direct contact with Mr D Havenga, and have supplied a number of reports to him, but I am becoming very frustrated with what seems to be an inability to correct the issues and an unwillingness to replace the inverter. I am running the very latest FW 181811. It is my opinion that 161608 was the least problematic on my system and every version there after (17178,171710,181810) has simply been worse.
          Drop me a mail and we can chat and I’ll forward you my fault reports.

          • admin


            No problem, if you send your reports and everything else you have to sales@solaradvice.co.za so we can assist you further.

    14. Filipe

      So we have been running with this inverter for a while and we have to say we quite happy with. It can handle A LOT of concurrent load. For example in our case we were running 4 computers, 1 tv, a washing machine, and a kettle. . . . and this was working fine. We switched on the dishwasher which caused it to trip with so much load but it came back online within 5 mins by itself.

      A note on the software. It’s very finicky to setup but once it works it gives you a lot of insight into what is happening with your usage and system. Great inverter overall

    15. Anonymous

      Visitor Rating: 4 Stars

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Goodwe ES 4.6kW Hybrid Inverter

R31,200.01 inc VAT

The Goodwe is an  NRS approved (National regulation standards) and on the approved list of inverters for most SA municipalities .

Goodwe ES series Full Hybrid inverter is best suited to grid-connected PV systems: enhancing self-consumption and  providing 4.6kW backup power to essential loads  in the event of loss of grid.  It can intelligently control the flow of energy .


  •  Both MPPT charge controller and inverter are fully integrated 
  • An intelligent battery management function
  • Capable of being grid-interactive or grid-independent
  • Compatible with various Li-Ion battery types
  •  2 x MPPT inputs with a Max of 6500Wp 
  • 100A Battery charger
  • IP65 dust-proof and water-proof rating
  • 45°C full-load output
  • Monitoring of inverters is free via computers or mobile phones and extremely easy to use
  • Fanless, low-noise design
  • 5-year warranty

NB: This inverter is compatible with Pylontech and AGM batteries.

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