All Gateways are Not Created Equal
Often it can be said that your solar system is only as good as the solar panels and inverters. You know, “higher wattage is always better”. But what if that is just a myth?
Making power is only one element of the equation. You also need to manage that power intelligently. And you also need to have choices, based upon changes in public policy dictated by public utility commissions. This trickles down to you are your clients in the form of often byzantine rate structures instituted by utilities.
The Cortex Gateway is the brain of the system. It is taking cues from all reference points and making decisions in micro-seconds.Optimizing production and neutralizing load is only one element.
As the grid becomes more responsive to the new rate structures at utilities, so does your system. Whether it is time of use (TOU) and wanting to leverage battery storage to harvest energy at the least expensive time of the day and use it during the evening peak, or managing your fleet of commercial PPA’s, you want a platform that grows with your changing needs.
The architectural design needs to be flexible from the onset.Pushing updates for changes in utility programs seamlessly is the standard. In some markets, demand response will also be important as it could be a revenue stream for your assets or a homeowner who has battery storage with their solar system, can help support the grid, when it is needed.
Having a simple and reliable way to communicate with any solar system, whether it is onsite or on the internet, is easy, when you deploy our Cortex Gateway. Drop us a message to get your microinverters and gateway future proofed for changes to the regulatory environment, today.