Application Note – Sparq Microinverter – Effective Wireless Monitoring, Not Power Line Communications
Target audience and document scope
The application is written for installers and EPCs, with others that are interested in the next generation of effective wireless monitoring.
Next Generation Monitoring
The Sparq Q1000 is WiFi monitoring ready with individual panel power production and temperature monitoring. The Sparq Q1000 doesn’t require Power Line Communications PLC protocol or additional AC supply/Wiring.
It is noted that some microinverter and optimizer technologies have PLC protocols which requires additional AC supply/wiring. Other microinverter and optimizer technologies have a combination of PLC and WiFi, or WiFi by itself. With these technologies, they do not provide an ease of install, nor is effective as the Sparq Q1000 with the SparqLinq and SparqVu’s wireless -self-sensing and self-healing Zigbee-HA mesh protocol system. With SparqLinq’s cloud-based energy management portal “SparqVu”, users can expect to have complete access to their data from anywhere with nearly any device. The SparqLinq also allows system to remotely updated which minimizes operation and maintenance cost, while also ensuring that the Q1000 is always up to date.
Why does this matter to installers when using the next generation, effective wireless monitoring?
-Less Labor (Engineering and Installation)
-Less Equipment (Monitoring and Peripheral Equipment; removes the need for CAT Cable, AC Cable, AC Power Supply and Line Transformer)
-Less System Cost
-Less Operation and Maintenance Cost
Sparq PV Microinverter Direct Wireless monitoring
-Zigbee-HA mesh protocol system; self-sensing and self-healing.
-SparqLinq Wireless Monitoring Gateway (Monitors up to 30 Q1000 microinverters without PLC or AC power supply).
-Wireless monitoring, no Power Line Communications PLC protocol and requires no additional AC supply/Wiring.
-Each Q1000 unit is WiFi monitoring ready, with individual panel power production and temperature monitoring.
-Future proof the solar installation.