Using solar power in a company

Solar systems for businesses

Reliable returns and long-term reductions in your annual energy costs make solar power generated from your own company roof more attractive than ever.

KOSTAL inverters give businesses flexibility

With KOSTAL inverters, businesses directly benefit from their solar systems in several ways: These highly efficient devices ensure the best possible yields from the solar system and, by maximising your own use of the solar power generated, you reduce your operating and production costs effectively and on a long-term basis.

In addition to the PIKO brand solar inverters, up to three BYD batteries can be connected to a solar system using the PLENTICORE BI battery inverter. This allows the solar power to be buffered and used for later factory shifts or to catch peak loads.

Solar systems for businesses: advantages and benefits

Guaranteed promise of remuneration for a risk-free investment

Secure investment for more planning reliability

Tax deduction of investment costs possible

Lower production and operating costs enable a competitive advantage

The heart of every solar system: KOSTAL inverters

The core part of every solar system is the inverter. PIKO devices from KOSTAL convert the solar power generated by the modules into usable alternating current. This can then be used by the companies and their end devices. Since the companies have to buy less electricity, they reduce their annual operating costs.

KOSTAL inverters are equipped with intelligent shadow management. This means that, even if there's shade, an optimum energy yield is achieved in most situations without additional components.

Functions of KOSTAL inverters in businesses

Solar modules use sunlight to generate solar power

The direct current generated is converted by the KOSTAL inverter into usable three-phase current

The three-phase current can be used throughout the company or fed into the public grid

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Use solar power in your business

Using solar power in your own business has several advantages: it not only provides annual electricity cost savings, but also makes you less dependent on major energy suppliers: a plus point that shouldn't be underestimated.

Solar energy for businesses: What is the trend?

Even in businesses, there's a growing trend towards generating solar power on one's own roof. Many business owners seize the opportunity of a sound investment and benefit from other advantages, too.

Effectively reduce your carbon footprint and operating costs with a solar system

Clean solar power from your own roof: this prospect is becoming more and more attractive, especially with environmental discussions increasingly taking centre stage. Solar power has the advantage of being a practically CO2-free way of generating energy. When the solar irradiation is converted into usable electricity, there is no production of CO2, which damages the environment.

The more the solar power generated is used for own needs, the less electricity has to be purchased from the public grid. This means that, as well as cutting your carbon footprint, the operating costs can also be considerably reduced.

Solar system: Reliable calculations and high returns for businesses

Businesses that have invested in a solar system can rely on a steady remuneration. This ensures a crisis-proof investment and reliable revenue calculation.
In addition, the annual operating costs can be significantly reduced by the operating company not just feeding the solar power into the grid but also consuming it itself. In this way, the company is taking a big step towards energy self-sufficiency and is making itself independent of major energy suppliers' electricity prices, which are constantly on the rise.

The additional savings will also enable the company to further increase its return and reduce production costs.

Inverters bring the electricity into circulation

The solar cells on the roof generate direct current from solar energy. However, the public power grids are designed for alternating current. So, in order for the company to use the solar power it has produced, it must be converted before it's fed into the public grid or the home network.

This is what an inverter does. There are different models for this depending on whether the solar system works with a battery storage unit, whether a battery is going to be added at a later date or whether the modules just produce electricity that's immediately consumed.

Which inverters are available?

  • The hybrid inverter is suitable if companies know from the outset that they want to install a battery storage system or want to keep this option open for a later date. This means that they can invest directly in the combined setup and save on buying the battery storage later on. The additional storage battery is simply connected to the hybrid inverter.
  • These inverters are indispensable for every solar system because without them the solar power generated can't be used and fed into the grid. The solar inverter is connected between the modules and the home network and converts the direct current generated by the solar cells into usable alternating current. 
  • A battery inverter is the cheapest option if retrofitting a storage unit on a solar system that has been around for a long time. The existing solar inverter can't manage the battery storage and, therefore, a battery inverter needs to be added to the system. No components have to be replaced, which is ideal cost-wise. 

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