The Solarnative IntelliGate is the control unit of your PV system and the entire Smart Energy Home. It receives information and performance data from all devices in the system and sends it to the Solarnative Cloud for processing and supervision. The data is fed into the Solarnative app to allow real-time monitoring of the PV system and all other devices, such as an EV charger or a battery system.
Each 1‑phase string of PowerStick micro-inverters is connected with a Solarnative IntelliGate. Several IntelliGates can be combined in a master-slave configuration to form a comprehensive PV system. Depending on the mounting orientation, at least 13 PowerSticks can be connected to each Solarnative IntelliGate in a self-limiting 20 A string. In East-West orientation, the number increases due to the lower amperage per module. Each IntelliGate comes with a Solarnative Termination Cap that is attached to the open connector of the last micro-inverter to close off the string.
Thanks to its smart connectivity concept, the Solarnative PV system does not require WiFi connection or data cables. The Solarnative IntelliGate is connected with the PowerStick micro-inverters using power-line communication. All other devices in the system are controlled over an autonomous wireless LoRa WAN network that can easily reach into the basement or the garage to exchange data with every system component. Cloud connectivity is provided via LTE, so there is no need for WiFi connection on the roof.
During commissioning, the Solarnative IntelliGate enables a smart device detection functionality allwoing installers to perform a system check even before the PV system is connected to the grid. Thanks to an automatic mapping function, there is no need for scanning or collecting the bar codes of the individual micro-inverters.