KOSTAL – Innovation fireworks at Intersolar Europe

03.05.2017
KOSTAL’s new PIKO 36 EPC inverter for larger projects. (Photo: KOSTAL)
KOSTAL’s new PIKO 36 EPC inverter for larger projects. (Photo: KOSTAL)

Special highlights of the presentation of KOSTAL Solar Electric include the expansion of the previous PIKO BA system with BYD battery storage, as well as the new KOSTAL battery inverter, which will be presented to the public for the first time in Munich. With the PIKO IQ and the project inverter PIKO 36 EPC, real innovations can also be seen in the field of classic PIKO inverters.

In the storage solutions segment, KOSTAL has previously, with the PIKO BA System, relied on a complete package in combination with the lithium battery of the “fortelion” brand. In future, the KOSTAL battery inverter should open up many possibilities with a view to the connection possibilities of the battery. In a first step, the PIKO BA will, in addition to being compatible with the fortelion battery, also be compatible with the BYD battery storage. This trend towards more selection possibilities will also be continued in future, and will reach its zenith with the new battery inverter. Like the current PIKO BA, this new product will be available in the power classes between 4 and 10 KW and will likely be on the European market by the end of the year.

There will also be two innovations in the classic KOSTAL portfolio of string inverters to be astonished by in Munich. The new PIKO IQ (power classes from 4.2 to 10 kW) will thereby also be communicative (large number of communication interfaces, smart home-compatible), flexible (system configuration, shadow management) and practical (ergonomic installation) thanks to the classic product advantages. In addition to these string inverters, which are conceived more for the residential market, with the PIKO 36 EPC, KOSTAL will also present a product especially designed for larger projects. The cost-optimized project inverter, with high European efficiency of more than 98 %, the IP65 protective class and optional overvoltage protection for AC and DC, is especially well-suited for large projects with less than 3 MW. For the first time there will also be a service point at the KOSTAL booth this year, at which specially trained service staff will quickly and simply answer the technical questions of visitors. (Booth: B3.130)

Source: KOSTAL

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