Communication

SolarEdge Home Gateway Kit

The SolarEdge home gateway kit uses the ZigBee network to wirelessly connect any SolarEdge inverter to the internet through the homeowner’s router.  The Home Gateway sits next to the router and can transmit and receive signals from as many as 15 inverters or other SolarEdge devices.  

The Home Gateway kit features an improved communication range of 50 meters indoors and 400 meters outdoors by utilizing an external antenna on the inverter. 

Wi-Fi Communication Solution

The Wi-Fi Communication Solution enables wireless communication between the SolarEdge inverter and any Wi-Fi router. The Wi-Fi solution is installed in the inverter, saving the time and cost associated with installing an Ethernet connection. 
The following Wi-Fi Communication Solution options are available:

SolarEdge Control and Communication Gateway

The SolarEdge Control and Communication Gateway expands the SolarEdge monitoring and control capabilities. It can connect to SolarEdge and non-SolarEdge inverters, environmental sensors and meters and can transfer the monitoring data to the SolarEdge monitoring server and optionally, to a non-SolarEdge logger.
The Control and Communication Gateway has an interface that allows for controlling of the SolarEdge inverters' power.

Firefighter Gateway

The Firefighter Gateway provides centralized safety management of SolarEdge systems. 
Firefighters can immediately stop production of a SolarEdge PV system, either manually through an emergency stop button or automatically through a Fire Alarm Control Panel System. 
This reduces string voltage to a safe voltage using the unique SafeDC™ feature.

RS485 Expansion Kit

The RS485 Expansion Kit provides an additional RS485 port for enhanced communications. The kit contains a module which is installed on the communication board and has a 3-pin RS485 terminal block.

GSM Cellular Modem

The GSM Cellular Modem provides wireless communication between the inverter and the SolarEdge monitoring server. The modem can be installed inside the SolarEdge inverter and connected to an external antenna, simplifying the communication setup and saving installation time.

RS485 Surge Protection Device

Lightning and other surge events are unpredictable and can destroy an unprotected inverter in a moment. The RS485 Surge Protection Device from SolarEdge, is designed to protect the inverter's RS485 transceiver in cases where surge events might occur. The small and inexpensive device is compatible with all SolarEdge three phase inverters, including the E-Series. It snaps into the RS485 terminal via the 9-pin connector and a single cable is connected to the inverter with a grounding screw.