Kostal is an inverter brand from Germany.Kostal has launced a model 5.5kW of series 3Φ 5kW PLENTICORE BI which is of Storage Tower/ AC Coupled/ Retrofit. The means that it can add an energy storage battery but cannot connect to solar panels.This model has an in build battery bank of flexible Capacity kWhr to store solar energy and give this energy back to the household
The round trip efficiency of this model 3Φ 5kW PLENTICORE BI including charging and discharging losses is 91.5% This 5.5kW model can be overloaded with loads like aircon motor etc till a maximum of 5.5 kW for period of always seconds which is useful to avoid inverter from switching off.nlIs Kostal worth it ? nl Kostal 5.5kW inverter 3Φ 5kW PLENTICORE BI model has a energy storage option of 5.1-22.1kWhr through an integrated in built energy storage battery.
By 2025 thousands of residential inverters like you will be able to together create a stable national grid. This will result in additional income for the home owner. This series 3Φ 5kW PLENTICORE BI of Kostal cannot connect to a distributed grid and perform advanced Grid-Support Grid forming Functions as a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) which is becoming common in developed countriesSuch smart inverters sense the grid (i.e. voltage and frequency) and can respond individually in ways that help maintain grid stability rather than just shutting off like tradional solar inverters. Select the best Grid forming residential VPP inverters.
A non Smart solar inverter treats all household loads including Electric vehicle equally. The real time capability of the solar inverter to deliver maximum power to the electric vehicle is called PV Optimised. This model can charge an Electric Vehicle (EV) in a PV optimised or forecast based manner, when solar power should feed the car and not the household loads. . Select in website [pathtogreenhomes.com] (pathtogreenhomes.com). Select the best EV charging solar inverter with PV optimization capability.
This model can manage smart grid ready Heat Pump. A non smart solar inverter treats all household loads including Heat pump equally. The real time capability of the solar inverter is to put last priority as the heat pump , with excess solar power used for space heating or space cooling .The priority of smart inverters shoud be as follows 1st EV, 2nd household loads , 3rd battery charging and lastly heat pumps. . This Kostal model cannot communicate with a smart grid ready Heat Pump nl This model of Kostal inverter series3Φ 5kW PLENTICORE BI is integrated with reliable 3rd party weather forecasting services. Select in [pathtogreenhomes.com] (pathtogreenhomes.com). Select the best Heat pump- compatible solar inverter .
The warranty of this inverter model is 5 years and the warranty of the battery is 6000 Cycles/10years Extended warranty may be seperately purchased. PathtoGreenhomes recommends solar inverter to have 12 years+ warranty to at least match product warranty of solar panels