Chilicon Power manufactures microinverters for 60 cell (CP-250) PV modules.
and complete energy generation and control systems for residences and commercial buildings.
The GATEWAY is a monitoring system communicating with the inverters in your array that can be cloud interconnected or can run stand-alone. The GATEWAY provides a 7" 800 x 480 LCD Touch Screen making it very informative and easy to use. Setup of the solar array's configuration occurs on the gateway screen and this setup is automatically posted to the cloud monitoring system when a customer enables cloud interaction.
Powerline communication with the GATEWAY uses a sophisticated multi-rate, error-resistant, and encrypted powerline communications technology to connect to each microinverter without additional wiring.
In addition to the power line communications interferace to inverters, the GATEWAY also has a zWave (908 MHz) wireless interaface 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 uo 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.
Chilicon Power CP-250 inverter performance leads the industry with sustained power production of 250 watts AC which eliminates clipping on 60-cell modules. Grid-interactive conversion occurs with a CEC rating of 96% with peak efficiency of 96.6%.
Reliability is provided through design that has all components rated to at least 200,000 hours service lifespan (or about 50 years of operating time).
Chilicon has been profitable for 4 years with revenues of $1.5M thus far. We need funds to build a marketing/sales campaign to take on the market leader, enPhase.