The new PIKO CI - Smart Power

PIKO CI - Perfect for commercial and project business

The new PIKO CI offers cost-optimized and safe installation of large PV systems for companies and businesses.

The best choice for your project business

Optimized for the requirements of larger PV systems, the new PIKO CI (Commercial Inverters) in the performance classes 30, 50 and 60 kW offer numerous options for plant construction in projects. The integrated KOSTAL Smart AC Switch makes external coupling switches redundant and thus saves additional costs. At the same time, the new project inverters offer increased safety and efficiency.

Cost-optimized with a lot of safety - this is how the PIKO CI stands out!

Smart Performance

  • Maximum energy yield thanks to high certified efficiency (>98%)
  • In the event of an error, individual strings are shut down to maintain high availability
  • The connected PV strings are monitored in pairs for optimum monitoring and service
  • Integrated, certified grid service functions ensure reliable operation

Smart Installation

  • Optimum protection from dust and water for tough outdoor use (protection class IP65)
  • Low weight for simple transport and installation
  • Quick, uncomplicated, and tool‑free AC and DC installation
  • Protection against overvoltage on the AC and DC side
  • Cost-optimised 4-wire AC connection, no neutral wire

Smart Project Design

  • Optimised generator design with system voltage of up to 1100 V
  • Integrated KOSTAL Smart AC Switch takes the place of the external circuit breaker
  • Simple DC installation at an attractive cost without any string distribution boxes
  • Generator is disconnected on site by integrated DC voltage separator
  • Over-assignment of up to 50% (DC to AC) permits flexible generator design


PIKO CI Solarwechselrichter für Solar-Projekte und Solaranlagen in Unternehmen

Smart Connected

  • Simple communication (daisy chain) via dual LAN interface (RJ45) with integrated switch
  • Tried and tested communication via RS485 bus integrated as standard
  • Compatible with many plant controllers and data loggers, so you can use the monitoring system you prefer
  • Trouble-free use in direct marketing thanks integrated feed management
  • Integrated data loggers back system information up at all times

Einfache Installation bei Projekten für Solaranlagen mit dem PIKO CI

PIKO CI App: Installation made easy

The KOSTAL PIKO CI App is used to commission the inverters of the PIKO CI series and to configure all necessary, system-specific functions. In addition, you have the option of viewing the current performance data of a connected device.

KOSTAL PIKO CI commercial inverters now also compatible with Tigo TS4 optimisers

KOSTAL has made it its business to continuously optimise commercial solar systems through its range of services and integrable partner components. This means that renewable PV energy from your own commercial roof is used more efficiently and the added value of your own PV systems is increased. This now also applies in particular to the PIKO CI commercial inverter from KOSTAL, which can now be combined into one system with optimisers from the Tigo TS4 model series.

The small additional devices from Tigo that can be connected between PV modules and the KOSTAL inverter get more out of your own commercial solar system. Tigo's TS4 optimisers come into play when you need more power in difficult light conditions and want to ensure the reliability of the PV system using special safety and control applications.

The PIKO CI – full power for commercial and project installations

The PIKO CI has up to 6, 10 or 12 PV inputs, depending on the power class. This provides a wide range of options for flexible system planning – perfect for any commercial or project installation.

The optional KOSTAL Smart Energy Meter can be used to create a visual representation of the system consumption in the KOSTAL Solar Portal. For smaller systems, the PIKO CI can read out the measurement data from the KOSTAL Smart Energy Meter to perform power regulation. 

If more energy is produced than is required for self-consumption, the solar inverter feeds the surplus electricity into the public grid.

KOSTAL inverters: perfectly equipped for the new generation of 400W modules

KOSTAL inverters compatible with 400W solar modules

With the PIKO CI, available in three power classes from 30 to 60 kW and an MPP range from 200 to 960 volts, up to 23 modules of the new generation of 400W modules can be connected per PV string. Couplings of up to two strings per MPP tracker are possible. The maximum input current at the DC input is 13 amps.

The PIKO CI is the best choice for all businesses. In industry, trade, agriculture or on open spaces, when combined with the new 400W solar modules with highest efficiencies, the PIKO CI delivers the best performance.

The PIKO CI is compatible with the new generation of 400W solar modules from many manufacturers, including Axitec, JA Solar, Luxor, Solar Fabrik, Suntech, Trina and many more.

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