Pika Energy Island – Control solar, batteries and local loads with one inverter

Pika Energy IslandThe Pika Energy Island uses the REbus 380VDC nanogrid to centralize solar, storage, loads, and the grid on a single smart bus that transmits power, control and data on the same wires to automate the flow of power.

Solar

The Pika Energy Island uses Pika PV Link™ / S2501 DC optimizers to maximize energy harvest and simplify installation with minimal hardware. Overcome challenging shade scenarios with PV Link’s powerful sub-array MPPT capabilities. Connect 2-9 solar panels to each PV Link optimizer, enabling flexible system designs, performance monitoring and maximum powerpoint tracking. PV Link is fast to install with MC-4 connectors and is fully compliant with NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown requirements.

Storage

The Pika Energy Island uses REbus, our patented 380VDC bus that make efficient, smart connections between DC converters and inverters. High voltage lithium ion batteries connect to the Energy Island seamlessly with optimal efficiency for charging and discharging energy. No separate battery inverter is needed. With peak inverter efficiency at 98%, Pika Energy Islands generate, store and provide more energy than other systems, without the cost and maintenance of additional equipment.

Grid

At the center of the Pika Energy Island is the UL-listed Pika Islanding Inverter™ / X7601, a single grid-connected 7.6kW inverter with full islanding capability to provide automated backup power. Using an internal transfer switch, the Pika Islanding Inverter switches automatically from grid-tied operation to standalone mode when the grid goes down, islanding without the need for an external autotransformer. For commercial installations, the inverter can also operate in true three-phase 208VAC mode, with 11.4kW of capacity.

Pika Energy Island REbus

Pika Islanding Inverter / X7601

Pika Energy Island X7601

Pika Islanding Inverter - Solar + Storage + Grid. One Inverter

Solar-plus-storage is simple with the Pika Islanding Inverter. This bi-directional 7.6kW unit uses an internal autotransformer and auxiliary grid sensing to provide seamless islanding for clean backup power, and offers a simpler, more efficient configuration than AC-coupled or conventional DC-coupled systems. Ideal for self-consumption and ready for grid services like demand response, the Pika Islanding Inverter is our most powerful, feature-rich inverter yet.
 
The Pika Islanding Inverter is the hub of the Pika Energy Island, ideal for backup power, self consumption, and energy arbitrage. Using the REbus™ 380VDC nanogrid, the Pika Islanding Inverter directly connects to advanced high voltage Li-ion batteries using no additional storage interface.
 
The single-inverter solution for grid-interactive islanding performance!
 
 

Pika PV Link / S2501

Pika Energy Island S2501

Pika PV Link - Rapid Installation. Rapid Shutdown.

Overcome shading and challenging roof lines with PV Link. Series 2-9 modules with each PV link to optimize power output and enable communication with a Pika inverter. Connect PV Link with the Pika Islanding Inverter to build a smart nanogrid with high-performance battery storage solutions.
 
Pika PV Link is a sub-array solar optimizer and maximum power point tracker that connects PV arrays to Pika inverters, battery charge controllers and other 380VDC devices – the perfect solution for DC microgrids. Connect 2-9 modules to each PV Link for flexible array design.
 
Pika PV Link is simple to wire and Rapid Shutdown-compliant (NEC 690.12). With built-in arc-fault and ground-fault detection, your PV installations will be safer and more efficient than string inverters, without the failure risk of module-level electronics.