The ConnectDER enables rapid connection of grid-ready distributed energy resources (DERs), especially solar photovoltaic systems, by creating a connection point to a collar that installs between a residential electric meter and a meter socket.  It drives a number of benefits for the installation process:

  • Reduces costs by removing some balance of system components and premises wiring upgrades
  • Minimizes logistics headaches & site inspection time
  • Eliminates one of the primary areas of inspection failures, the load-side wiring

It comes in two versions: the SIMPLE ConnectDER, which provides the basic connection, and the SMART ConnectDER, which adds metering and management functions for the local utility.

Rev A. SIMPLE ConnectDER

  • Simple connectivity for solar and other DERs
  • Integrated branch circuit protection
  • Supports up to 15 kW @ 240 V
  • Grounding compliant with NEC Article 250
  • UL Listed
  • Patent pending
Product Specification

Rev B. SMART ConnectDER

  • All SIMPLE ConnectDER features plus…
  • Revenue grade metering on branch circuit (certified to ANSI C.12)
  • Cellular, Wifi, Zigbee, or AMI communications options
  • Cloud based fleet operations system
  • Emergency remote disconnect on branch circuit
  • Hardwired serial bus communications to inverter
  • Hardwired TCP/IP over MODBUS communications to inverter*

*Anticipated Q3 2016

Product Specification

ConnectDER Cloud

The ConnectDER Cloud is an intuitive system that enables fleet operators to retrieve metering and operational data, commission and decommission ConnectDER units, and manage operating parameters and firmware.

  • HTTPS secure socket communications
  • Batch command management
  • Randomized restart delay for black start support
  • API*

*Anticipated Q3 2016

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