Enecsys advised that it has partnered with Ember for the company’s wireless ZigBee communications, which will be incorporated into Enecsys microinverters so that households and business can better monitor and improve their systems’ performance. The ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) and ZigBee PRO software have been added to Enecsys’ SMI microinverter series and should allow for real-time and historical data to be populated for its users.
“Ember's ZigBee technology enabled us to deliver a microinverter solution with robust wireless communications that's easy and inexpensive to install,” said Louis-Philippe Lalonde, vice president of worldwide marketing and product management at Enecsys. “We selected Ember because of the company's leadership in the ZigBee industry and the reliability of their technology.”
The companies noted that the ZigBee monitoring system can help to detect performance issues and identify the location and nature of a problem, such as shading or dust, on a module section. Additionally, the microinverter connects to an Ember-enabled ZigBee-to-IP gateway that permits monitoring from any Internet device, including the Enecsys iPhone app.