Pika is happy to announce a present transformer package that gives the equipment essential to allow Time-of-Use (TOU), Self-Provide, Zero-Export and cargo shifting (Demand Cost Avoidance) performance. Every CTK2-01 package contains two Pika Licensed CTs, making installations simpler than ever.
Included within the package
About CTs and Pika Power Island
The Pika Power Island is exclusive in that requires no extra gear to carry out fundamental backup and grid export. The Islanding Inverter, Good Battery and PV Hyperlinks work collectively to supply that fundamental performance with none extra .
For house homeowners taken with self-supply, demand cost avoidance, time of use (TOU) and 0 export capabilities, a pair of analog gadgets generally known as present transformers (CTs) will must be put in with their system. For the primary time, Pika is now providing a whole package that features all the pieces wanted to supply entry to those thrilling capabilities utilizing the Pika Power Island.
What are CTs?
Present transformers measure vitality flows. The present transformers included within the Pika Power Island CT Accent Package are clamp-type CTs that clip across the service strains on the grid facet of the principle service panel within the house, also called the breaker field. The CTs sense the circulation and route of vitality out and in of the house, and relay that info to the inverter. The CTs discovered within the Pika Power CT Package are licensed to work with Pika gear and are a part of the really useful CT checklist discovered within the Pika set up guide.
Why use CTs?
CTs permit the inverter to seize vital details about how a lot vitality is getting used within the house. This info permits you or your buyer to reap the benefits of TOU, self provide, demand cost administration and zero-export performance. For instance, if a home-owner needs to produce 100% of their vitality wants with clear energy, CTs permit the inverter to sense how a lot vitality is being demanded at a given time, and meter out a exact quantity of vitality from photo voltaic and/or batteries to fulfill these wants. On this configuration, a house can run on solar energy 24/7.
Time of use scheduling
In markets the place utilities differ the charges they cost for vitality based mostly on the common demand at a given time of day, Pika Power Island homeowners can use their system to drastically minimize down on their vitality bills by permitting owners to “self-consume” their vitality through the occasions when charges are highest. In California, for example, a system could also be programmed to cost the battery and export extra vitality to the grid for internet metering through the day. At 4pm, when the grid switches to peak charges, the inverter begins to produce the family demand sensed by the CTs utilizing saved vitality from the battery.
Do I want the Pika CT Package?
Present transformers and the CT Package are non-obligatory for backup and grid export functions. Some functions, corresponding to self provide and time-of-use require CTs.
In case your utility requires CTs, chances are you’ll supply your individual so long as they meet Pika specs. Our new package makes CTs simple to supply and is a handy strategy to get the job carried out sooner. Please see the inverter set up guide for full specs and really useful elements.