Pika Islanding Inverter™

The world’s first nanogrid inverter


Pika Islanding Inverter / X7600 and X11400 Series

The award-winning nanogrid inverter for smarter energy management

Solar-plus-storage is simple with the Pika Islanding Inverter. This bi-directional, battery-ready inverter uses auxiliary grid sensing to perform transformerless islanding for clean backup power. With integrated DC breakers for PV and batteries, installations are simpler and far more efficient than AC-coupled or conventional DC-coupled designs. Ideal for self-consumption and ready for grid services like demand response, the U.S.-made Pika Islanding Inverter is our most powerful, flexible inverter yet.

Smart

Automatic transfer switches and a transformerless design means your Pika Islanding Inverter handles all on-grid and islanding functions seamlessly, without additional hardware components. Its built-in smart operating modes including Grid Connect, Self-Supply, Clean Backup and Priority Backup.

Powerful

The Pika Islanding Inverter provides its full 7600W power capacity for islanded loads, offering up to 50% more power to islanded loads than other DC-coupled hybrid inverters. Run your well pump and other heavy protected loads without a grid connection, ensuring you’ve got all the power you need when it matters most.

Flexible

The Pika Islanding Inverter operates with or without batteries, offering a storage-ready option for all grid-tied solar applications. And, when it’s time to add batteries, the inverter’s integrated DC combiner makes storage installations plug-and-play. Parallel-connect multiple inverters for larger system designs. Connect up to four Pika Energy smart batteries per inverter, for a maximum of 60kWh of clean energy storage per inverter.

 

Applications


  • Conventional grid-tie – Planning to add a smart battery later? The Pika Islanding Inverter operates as a conventional, grid-tie inverter in the meantime. And when you do add a compatible smart battery, you won’t need any additional battery inverters or autotransformers.
  • Battery backup – Add a smart battery to back up protected loads using the Pika Islanding Inverter’s internal, automatic transfer switches.
  • Self-supply – Attain energy independence with balanced self-consumption of stored solar energy.
  • Commercial three-phase power – Reduce commercial demand charges with the 208VAC three-phase X11400 series.

 

“We offer the Pika Islanding Inverter to all our customers. It’s our go-to inverter.”

Ian Huddleston, Greene Tech Renewable Energy

Advantages


  • Simplicity – The Pika Islanding Inverter is a single device for connecting energy sources, storage, loads, and the grid. No other solar-plus-storage system offers as much power and performance with as few parts.
  • Direct integration with smart batteries – Connect a compatible smart battery directly to the Pika Islanding Inverter without needing an additional battery inverter or separate interface hardware.
  • Protected loads – Support 120/240V protected loads with no external autotransformer required, even with three-phase models.
  • Smart Operating modes – The Pika Islanding Inverter features selectable modes for Grid Connect, Self Supply, Clean Backup and Priority Backup.

 

Technical Specifications


AC OUTPUT/ GRID-TIEX7600 SeriesX11400 SeriesUnit
Rated AC Power Output760011400Watts
AC Output Voltage120/240, 1Ø120/208, 3ØVAC
AC Frequency6060Hz
Maximum Continuous Output Current3232Amps, RMS
Ground-Fault Isolation DetectionIncludedIncluded-
Charge Battery from ACYesYes-
THD (current)< 2%< 2%-
Typical Nighttime Power Consumption< 7< 7Watts
AC OUTPUT / BACKUP
Rated AC Backup Power Output80008000Watts
Maximum AC Backup Power Output1200012000Watts
AC Backup Output Voltage120/240120/240VAC
AC Frequency6060Hz
AC Circuit Breaker5050Amps
THD (voltage)< 2%< 2%-
Automatic Switchover Time< 1< 1Second
Typical Nighttime Power Consumption3030Watts
DC INPUT
DC Input Voltage Range360-420360-420VDC
Nominal DC Input Voltage380380VDC
Max Input Current2030Amps
Reverse-Polarity ProtectionYesYes-
Ground-Fault Isolation DetectionYesYes-
Transformerless, UngroundedYesYes-
DC INPUT / BATTERY
Maximum Continuous Power800012000Watts
Internal DC Distribution Breakers4x2p30A4x 2p30A-
DC Fuses on Plus and Minus4040Amps
2-pole DisconnectionYesYes-
EFFICIENCY
Peak Efficiency98%98%-
CEC Weighted Efficiency97%97%-

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