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The GATEWAY is a monitoring system communicating with the inverters in your array that can be cloud interconnected or can run stand-alone. The GATEWAY provides a 7″ 800 x 480 LCD Touch Screen making it very informative and easy to use. Setup of the solar array’s configuration occurs on the gateway screen and this setup is automatically posted to the cloud monitoring system when a customer enables cloud interaction. There is no need to use a laptop to provision the Cloud and organize the array since it is all done on the nice Gateway screen, thereby saving time for the installer.
Powerline communication with the GATEWAY uses a sophisticated multi-rate, error-resistant, and encrypted powerline communications technology to connect to each microinverter without additional wiring. In addition, every inverter is part of a mesh network where each one can also act as a repeater, thereby extending the range and ensuring reliable communication in any situation.
In addition to the power line communications interferace to inverters, the GATEWAY also has a Z-Wave (908 MHz) wireless interface that enables power consumption monitoring via current clamps placed in any utility panel. When cloud communication is selected. it is performed through an Ethernet or integrated WiFi interface.
One GATEWAY can communicate with up to 255 microinverters. For larger commercial installations, multiple GATEWAY devices are used in combination with Line Communications Filters (LCF) to separate networking domains across the site. Learn more.