PRE RELEASE. Unlike many opinionated reviews, the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria compares the KACO Blueplanet Inverter against the industries best known specifications.  The result, an inverter review with no room for discretionary bias and the transparency you desire.  

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Make and model:  KACO Blueplanet.

Variants:  3 | 4 | 5 | 6.5 | 7.5 | 8.6 | 9 | 10 kW.

  Performance.

  Feature, Design.

GREATER THAN 3.3 IS A VERY GOOD SCORE. The following content for the KACO Blueplanet should be used as a guide only. Individual circumstances and compatibilities should always be taken into account when selecting the right inverter for any given installation. The below KACO Blueplanet content has been built using the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria 2.0 and above based on available product specifications at the time of writing. 

Design.

Design is what defines a particular solar inverters ability to meet end-user expectation from modern appeal, future integrations and versatile installation locations.

KACO Blueplanet data sheet >

KACO Blueplanet Inverter

KACO

Blueplanet - Design
  • AC & DC coupled battery compatibility with selected battery technology.
  • New release.
  • Fan Cooled.
  • No awards.
  • CE certified.
  • Standard.
  • IP 65.

Features.

As the heart of your new self sufficient power supply, the features of an inverter define the opportunity for diverse interaction, variable installation design methods and defined asset management opportunities.

KACO

Blueplanet - Features.
  • 2 MPPTS.
  • LCD graphic interface.
  • WiFi & Ethernet inbuilt.
  • No manufacturer supplied module-level optimisation options.
  • No manufacturer supplied module-level rapid shutdown options.
  • No manufacturer supplied expanded monitoring options.
  • MPPT only shadow management.
  • Installer remote access support is rated at - advanced data configuration.

Performance.

Performance in more ways than just efficiency alone. How does a solar inverter perform within its intended environment and in adverse conditions? The key specifications not often at first thought.

KACO

Blueplanet - Performance
  • 98.3% European efficiency.
  • Temperature range of -25°C (-13°F).
  • Temperature range of +60°C (-140°F).
  • Temperature derating of 40°C (104°F).
  • Weighs 30 kg (66lbs).
  • Noise emission of 53 dB (A).

Guarantee.

Manufacturer guarantees are interesting when selecting an inverter technology. More commonly is a complimentary extension to base guarantee options in recent years. As guarantee obligations can often be shielded by installer incompetence, should a manufacturer define an adequately trained installer network with a complimentary warranty extension (added end-user benefit), such guarantee has been considered as a base warranty more likely of adhering manufacturer installation specifications.

Important: A manufacturers obligations under guarantee will be obsolete if the inverter is not installed to manufacturer specifications. Use an authorised installer.

KACO

Blueplanet - Guarantee
  • 5-year parts warranty.
  • 5-year service warranty.
  • No authorised installer network.

Software.

In a modern world, software is how you interact with your self generated power supply. More than just a monitoring portal, inverter software is evolving to become the entire energy management protocol as the new standard.

KACO

Blueplanet - Software
  • Blueplanet web monitoring.
  • iOS & Android app.
  • Alerts & fault diagnosis.

Affordability.

All well and good having the greatest technology, but what if that technology is simply out of reach for most? Adversely, the cheapest product may lack essential technology requirements expected by many end-users. Put price into perspective. Affordability is where price and technology come together to help determine value.

KACO

Blueplanet - Affordability
  • Very good technology score.
  • 5kW approx for $1500 USD ex.

OVERALL.

The below overall assessment for the KACO Blueplanet is broken up into two final scores.

  • Overall technology ranking; the average of design, features, performance, guarantee and software (for those less concerned about price).
  • Overall ranking; the average of design, features, performance, guarantee, software and affordability. 

KACO

Blueplanet - Overall
  • Design 3.3
  • Features 3.0
  • Performance 3.6
  • Guarantee 2.3
  • Software 3.5
  • Technology 3.1
  • Affordability 3.6

Insight:

How is the Fronius Symo Hybrid score calculated? By utilising the Solar Review Inverter Assessment Criteria V2.3 >

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