Solar for Kostal Piko

Click here to navigate directly to the app in Google Play market for Android devices.

Click here to navigate directly to the app in the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.DazzleSoft Solar for Kostal Piko

Click here to install the app on Windows or OSX.Windows / Mac OSX

DazzleSoft Solar for Kostal Piko enables the user to check the current live status and history of his Kostal solar power inverter. An inverter is a device that converts the DC power generated by photovoltaic panels into AC power for the power grid.

It is entirely multi-lingual and extra languages can easily be added. Currently English, Danish, Dutch and German languages are available. If you would like to have a language added or if a translation needs to be fixed, don't hesitate to contact us at info@dazzlesoft.be.

Settings and data are persisted between shutdown and restart of the application. The persisted data can be viewed without the need for a network connection.

Easy auto configuration

One of the most important features of DazzleSoft Solar is the fact that is is able to search for your inverter entirely automatically. This enables users without technical knowledge to connect to the inverter instantly without having to configure anything. Ofcourse, also experienced technical people benefit from this convenient feature.

The "Settings / Inverters" screen displays the list of currently configured inverters and allows to add new. If no inverters are configured yet, the app automatically opens this screen.

An inverter can be manually added or automatically detected which allows to search for inverters on the network interfaces of the device without the need to know the connection parameters. Your device needs to be on the same network as the inverter so you'll probably have to enable WiFi on your device. The inverter does not need to be connected using WiFi, it will probably be connected using a network cable to your network.

There’s also an option to add a demo inverter. This enables to showcase the application without the need for having a real inverter available. All data is randomly generated.

 

Selecting an inverter from the list opens the inverter connection parameters screen.

You can manually enter the IP address, port and http port to connect to your inverter.

This makes it possible to make connect to your inverter from the internet. You can configure the public IP address of your home network's router/firewall and configure your router to forward those ports to the IP address of the inverter on your home network.

In case the default ports 81 and 80 are blocked for outside access by your internet provider, you can configure other ports (e.g. 5081 and 5080) on your router to be forwarded to the 81 and 80 ports of your inverter.

 

Available for Android in the Google PlayTM Store

DazzleSoft Solar for Kostal Piko inverters is available for Android devices in the Google Play store.
Click here to navigate directly to the app.

It is available on most Android devices. It might not be available on some lower-end devices.
Please contact us at info@dazzlesoft.be if you are unsure about your device.

We aim to be the easiest Android app for Kostal Piko inverters!

Availability for iOS in the Apple App StoreTM

DazzleSoft Solar for Kostal Piko inverters is available for iOS devices in the Apple App store.

Click here to navigate directly to the app in the Apple App Store.DazzleSoft Solar for Kostal Piko

It is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod. 
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

We aim to be the easiest iOS app for Kostal Piko inverters!

Availability for Windows/OSX

The application is primarily intended as a mobile application but it can also be installed and used on a PC environment. Because a PC environment normally doesn’t support gestures (swipe, zoom, pan) the functionality is also available by clicking/double-clicking or through menu items.

The Windows/OSX version can be downloaded here:

Windows / Mac OSX

You might need to install Adobe AIR first.

You can find a detailed explanation with screenshots here about how to register your inverter.

If you don't own the iOS or Android version of the app, you can still get your inverter registered to be used in this Windows/OSX version of the app. Please send us an e-mail at info@dazzlesoft.be requesting the PC version.
 

Overview

The application consists out of 3 tabs:

  • Live
  • History
  • Settings

Navigating between the tabs can be done by pressing the tab, but also by using the swipe gesture (left/right).

Live tab

The live tab displays the live state of the inverter.

It lists the serial number, operation status, live power, the total power of today and the total power ever generated by the inverter. It also displays the voltage, current and power of the various strings of the photovoltaic panels and the phases of the power grid to which it is connected to deliver the generated electricity.

The data can be updated manually by clicking the refresh button at the top right corner or it can be updated automatically at a specified interval as configured in the settings tab.

 

History tab

The history tab displays the power generation history of the inverter.

It shows the power generated by the inverter on an hourly, daily, monthly and yearly timeline. Switching between timelines can be done by using the zoom gesture or through the device menu button.

Navigating backwards or forward in time can be done by using the pan gesture (using two fingers while swiping left or right) or by pressing the left/right arrow area’s in the bottom left/right corners.

The data can be updated manually by clicking the refresh button at the top right corner.

 

Settings tab

The settings tab allows the configure the application settings.

Current settings are:

  • The list of configured inverters.
  • The automatic refresh rate (for the data in the Live tab).
  • The language of the application. The application is entirely multi-lingual and extra languages can easily be added.
  • The about screen.

 Connect from anywhere over the internet

Although the DazzleSoft Solar for Kostal Piko app was initially created to quickly check the current status of a Kostal Piko inverter from your home network, it is possible to connect from anywhere on the internet. To do that, you need to configure some things.
Click here to get more information about how to setup that possibility.
 
Disclaimer
This software was written by DazzleSoft for use with Kostal Piko solar inverters.
Kostal is not affiliated with DazzleSoft and is not responsible for this software.
Kostal does not take any liability for loss of data and damage and Kostal will not take over any technical support.
The use of this software is entirely at your own risk. DazzleSoft nor Kostal can be held responsible for any damages or data loss.

 

The only financial support is generated from users who buy this application. If you are pleased with this software, you can always support us extra by promoting to other owners of Kostal inverters or by voluntary money deposit on the bank account:
  IBAN : BE54 9730 0368 2697
  BIC  : ARSPBE22XXX

That way we will be able to improve the software or make it available on other platforms.