KACO new energy presents storage system with new hybrid inverter
KACO new energy presents its hybrid inverter for the first time at a trade fair in Germany at the Energy Storage Europe in Düsseldorf. With the acquisition of the storage provider Energy Depot last autumn, the German PV pioneer secured the market-ready technology. The inverter is now available as blueplanet hybrid 10.0 TL3. It is aimed at operators of residential and small commercial solar PV systems who want to combine the advantages of solar energy with power storage.
Efficient use of solar energy
The blueplanet hybrid 10.0 TL3 is the control center of the solar-powered energy storage system: It provides connections for battery, PV system and public power grid. Several batteries can be connected to the hybrid inverter – even as a retrofit. In this way, it can always be adapted to the energy demand. The new hybrid inverter provides three-phase grid feeding and compensates for fluctuations in consumption within 100 milliseconds. When it feeds electricity into the grid, it achieves an efficiency of 98 percent, and a high 97 percent when charging and discharging the batteries. In addition, the inverter has excellent partial load characteristics.
From inverter to storage system
KACO new energy offers the blueplanet hybrid 10.0 TL3 together with battery and mains disconnector as a complete package under the name blueplanet hy-store. It is the only storage system on the market that can also set up a three-phase stand-alone grid with a full ten kilowatts of power. The next development stage envisages automatic island switching to enable reliable emergency power operation. This functionality is to be implemented by a software update.
The blueplanet hybrid 10.0 TL3 has an integrated energy management system. It enables the reliable compensation of consumers and the limitation of the maximum grid feed-in. These functions can be extended with the OpenEMS developed by Fenecon GmbH. This allows various functions to be implemented for monitoring or for controlling other components.