What does my-PV do?
my-PV is dedicated to indoor heating generated with solar electricity and so is taking a step beyond hot water preparation. The idea is becoming more and more important all the time and confirms my-PV's strap line "cables rather than pipes". With growth rates of 50 % per year and international sales, including some outside Europe, my-PV is enjoying huge success on the market.
my-PV puts its faith in KOSTAL technology
For many years, my-PV has relied on open interfaces and collaborations based on partnership with many component manufacturers in the PV industry. A particularly long and strong partnership links my-PV GmbH with KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH. When deployed in a single-family home, my-PV is happy to use information on the surplus power provided by KOSTAL inverters. "This presents real added value and benefit to our customers," explains product manager Reinhard Hofstätter. So it is not surprising that new commercial inverters from KOSTAL handle DC conversion in the company’s new premises. “We collaborate very successfully with many inverter and electricity storage manufacturers. For many years now, we have also established close personal ties with KOSTAL during training courses and presentations. It was clear to us that KOSTAL inverters would work in our new premises," explains Hofstätter.
Energy transition and efficiency set benchmarks with style
If form follows function, the my-PV GmbH building can be described as stylistically successful and yet uncompromisingly oriented towards self-sufficiency. Photovoltaics were installed as a style-defining element on all façades, including the north side. They divide the façade surface in a strict geometric fashion, alternating with vertical wooden cladding and window surfaces. Light-coloured window frames and covers for the blinds contrast with black PV and deep brown façade timbers. The south-facing pitch roof with an average incline is covered with four large and four smaller photovoltaic panels parallel to the roof. In total, the building envelope provides 100 kilowatt-peak PV power for self-sufficiency. The founder of the company himself sized the wooden studs of the low-energy building in a way that would allow photovoltaics to be perfectly integrated.
KOSTAL PIKO CI – performance and efficiency for commercial applications
In 2020, KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH presented its new inverter series for commercial applications. In 2021, my-PV GmbH integrated the new inverters into the energy concept of its low-energy commercial building, which is trend-setting both in terms of its architecture and energy sourcing. The above-average range of functions, great intelligence, extensive communication options, reliability and ergonomics won the company over.