Solaredge SE-GSM-R12-XX-S1 Cellular GSM Kit
- Cellular GSM KIT, with included 12-year (non-extendable) prepaid cellular service data plan (for use with a single SolarEdge residential inverter, and two meters).
The SolarEdge Cellular kit enables Internet connectivity from the inverter to the SolarEdge Cloud-Based Monitoring Platform with no need to rely on the homeowner’s internet connection. The cellular modem can be installed directly inside the SolarEdge inverter and connected to an external antenna, simplifying the communication set up and saving installation time. Two separate models are available: one supporting the GSM network, and one supporting the CDMA network.
- Connects SolarEdge inverters wirelessly to the Internet
- Reports module level data over cellular
- Eliminates the need for Internet infrastructure at the site
- Outdoor rated when installed within the inverter enclosure
- Enables remote analysis and troubleshooting
- Comprehensive coverage in the US*
- Immediate monitoring connection feedback
|Manufacturer Part Number||SE-GSM-R12-XX-S1|
|Function||Cellular Internet Connectivity|
SOLAREDGE MODULE-LEVEL MONITORING
SolarEdge provides free web-based monitoring for the first 25 years. The system provides PV performance monitoring, fault detection, and troubleshooting at module, string, and system levels. Web-based software provides real-time monitoring, facilitating increased system uptime, and lowering maintenance costs. Remote fault detection pinpoints the location of underperforming modules on a virtual PV site map. The monitoring sensors and transmitters are built-in and data is transmitted over the DC power lines. Connection between the inverter(s) and the Internet can either be by Ethernet or a wireless connection using a ZigBee gateway with connections between multiple inverters using their RS-485 connection ports.
The ZigBee Gateway Kit includes the ZigBee home gateway and a single ZigBee card with extended- range antenna for connecting a single inverter wirelessly to an existing network router. Additional inverters can be added using a Zigbee wireless slave module, and wired to the master unit. A ZigBee Slave module can be used to connect each additional inverter to the master inverter. The ZigBee Repeater can be installed and used to extend the range of the Gateway Kit network by up to 800’.
For residential systems that lack internet connection, SolarEdge has GSM Cellular Network Cards that will connect a single inverter to the SolarEdge monitoring portal through a cellular network. Systems with multiple inverters will need one card installed in each inverter.
A free monitoring iPhone app is available as a download from the Apple iTunes Store. Registered users can monitor multiple sites from their iPhone. The application provides an at-a-glance view of past and present energy production. Current weather conditions and forecasts are also presented to aid in assessing the system’s performance. For commercial systems, the monitoring portal is easily configured for display in a public display through a public web address. The display is refreshed every five minutes and shows the site production, and environmental benefits, along with the installer logo and the site image.
The Site Mapping Tool software is also available free on the SolarEdge website, which allows barcode scanning for creation of a virtual site map using an iPhone. The Site Designer software and an Inverter Configuration Tool for on-site configuration and module-level installation verification are available free online as well.
Commercial installations that require weather station data can install the optional Control and Communications Gateway and then connect up to three environmental sensors that will then display the data on the SolarEdge monitoring portal. Add and link additional Gateways if more sensors are needed. The Firefighter Gateway can increase first responder safety by triggering a shutdown through a E-Stop button or through connection to the fire alarm system present at site, and offers real time indication of system voltage.