Bosch solar inverters and energy storage products in Australia

by Solar Choice Staff on June 15, 2015

in Batteries & Energy Storage

Robert Bosch GmbH is a global, highly diversified manufacturer whose name is synonymous with quality and reliability. The company’s power technology division – Bosch Power Tec – currently offers a number of solar-related products for Australia’s small-scale solar market. This article focuses on the string inverter line and energy storage solution that Bosch currently available in Australia.

Bosch BPT-S String InverterBosch BPT-S inverter series

Single-phase inverters for residential solar applications

Bosch’s BPT-S line of single-phase string inverters consists of four models for solar PV systems sized at 3kW, 3.68kW, 4kW and 4.6kW (AC output) – ideal for most residential solar PV systems.

Key features include:

  • Integrated data logging with online monitoring portal – So that customer, installer and manufacturer alike can monitor performance and troubleshoot problems from afar.
  • Flexibility in design and performance – Wide maximum power point (MPP) range of 170V to 600V, combined with improved MPP tracking procedures allow for high yields and easier system design.
  • Safety – Innovative service switch automatically checks for errors on both the DC and AC side of the system, disconnecting the inverter in the event of an error message.
  • PowerCool cooling concept – Optimises heat distribution of the inverter, allowing for a longer overall lifespan.
  • Easy setup with Bosch’s e.Key – Touchless radio frequency identification (RFID) technology allows the installer to set the relevant parameters for Australia with the swipe of a card, ruling out any fault in the settings.
  • Sleek design.

Download a spec sheet: BPT-S 3-4.6 (pdf)

Bosch BPT-S Hybrid AppearanceBosch BPT-S 5 Hybrid

4.4kWh – 13.2kWh of battery storage capacity

Bosch’s BPT-S 5 Hybrid is an award-winning energy storage solution designed for the residential market. The refrigerator-sized unit can be equipped with up to 13.2kWh of storage capacity – enough to allow an average-sized household to become mostly grid-independent. Globally, Bosch has sold several hundreds of the BPT-S 5 Hybrid and Australia is a key and growing market for Bosch Power Tec.

Key features include:

  • Integrated energy management system – The Hybrid system consists of a 5kW inverter, a battery converter, a battery management system and a lithium-ion battery bank which can be sized between 4.4 and 13.2kWh of capacity, plus an energy management and control panel with a colour touch screen display.
  • Programmable, intelligent use of solar PV, batteries and the grid – Allows the user to maximise their savings by avoiding the purchase of expensive grid electricity. The system decides where to source and direct electricity most cost-effectively according to four pre-programmed ‘modes’ for morning, afternoon, evening and night.Bosch BPT-S Hybrid Operation Modes
  • Maximising self-consumption of solar PV – The BPT-S 5 Hybrid can help to increase solar self-consumption for a typical household of four from 30% up to 70%. A high charge performance of 5kW means that a household of this size could even achieve total grid independence in the summer.Bosch BPT-S Hybrid Offsetting
  • Intelligent system management and display – The Hybrid system comes with a touch-screen display that shows current and historic household energy consumption and production, while also ensuring the ongoing health and maintenance of the system. The system may also be monitored online via Bosch’s e.Web and e.UserApp.

Download a spec sheet: BPT-S 5 Hybrid (pdf)

Download the brochure: BPT-S 5 Hybrid (pdf)

About Bosch Power Tec

Year founded: 2011

Global headquarters: Boeblingen, Germany

Headquarters in Australia: Melbourne

Manufacturing plant locations: Germany

© 2015 Solar Choice Pty Ltd

{ 5 comments }

Mark Matthews September 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Excited to see these units in the market. You could add that the Bosch string inverters come with a 5 year warranty that can be extended for an extra fee for up to 20 years.

Julian Barraclough February 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

This is all well and good but what we need to see are prices particularly changes over time. Ive looked all over the net and only dodgy cheapo panels ever give prices. Ive been looking for small stand alone systems particularly small systems for remote plug and play application. The Rene solar SSES sounds great. But all I get is “fill in these fields to get a quote” – code for give us your details so we can market to you. I can’t even find a retailer on line. sheesh!!!

Solar Choice Staff February 11, 2016 at 9:48 am

Hi Julian,

Solar Choice intends to begin publishing battery storage system installation prices within the year – as we currently do with solar PV system installation prices. The market for batteries is still in the process of settling, however, and is still a while off from stabilising as the solar PV market has.

Solar Choice has already taken steps towards bringing transparency to the market by introducing a Battery Storage Quote Comparison function last year. It’s still under development (for example, at the time of writing you cannot yet request a ‘battery only’ quote comparison to retrofit onto an existing PV system – to be rectified by March or April of 2016) but it’s still a good starting point for shopping around for batteries.

Mohammed May 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Dear sir my name is Mohammed From shannan sons company

please I need price and catalog for Off Grid Inverter with charger as
1- 2kw
2- 3Kw
3- 4kw
5- 6kw
6- 8kw
7-10 kw

please I need that ASAP
thanks

Solar Choice Staff May 30, 2016 at 10:10 am

Hi Mohammed,

We can’t help you with products as we are a brokerage & comparison service and don’t keep any stock. I would recommend getting in touch with Bosch directly if you’re interested in sourcing their inverters.

Best of luck!

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