Chilicon Power’s gateway allows you to communicate with the microinverters and monitors the daily performance of your solar array in real time. It can be connected to the cloud and monitor the system from any device via the Internet or operate in stand-alone mode and monitor the system directly on the gateway’s 7" LCD Touch Screen.
The setup of the solar array's configuration occurs on the gateway screen and is done automatically. It is 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 gateway screen, saving time for the installer and providing an friendly interface to the end user.
The Powerline Communication technology used by Chilicon Power 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. It also allow for the gateway to be installed anywhere in the house.
In addition to the power line communications interferace, 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.
In addition to solar monitoring Chilicon designed the gateway so it is also capable of being used as the home security center of the home controlling Z-Wave sensors and Sirens. The Gateway Home Security center is fully featured with user management, status, arm away, arm stay and loggin of any relevant information to the security of the home. This present installers and homeowners with a whole new set of features beyond the solar system.
Z-Wave Security systems compatibility
Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter Gen5, ZW095-A
Aeon Labs Door/Window Sensor Gen2, DSB29-ZWUS
Aeon Labs Siren Gen5, ZW080-A17
Aeon Labs Range Extender/Repeater, DSD37-ZWUS