SMA Now Offering Free Online Monitoring for Sunny Boy Inverters

SMA Now Offering Free Online Monitoring for Sunny Boy Inverters

Niestetal, October 1, 2014—SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is now offering private system operators free access to online monitoring of their PV systems. The necessary Webconnect technology will be integrated as a standard feature in all current Sunny Boy inverters for private PV systems, free of charge. All system operators who opt for a Sunny Boy in power classes of up to 6 kW will benefit from this offer.

Compare, analyze and visualize PV system data
The Sunny Boy connects to the Internet via the residential DSL router. Falko Schmidt, Product Manager at SMA, explained some of the benefits: “First, Sunny Places, the community portal for PV systems, offers homeowners the option of not only keeping an eye on their own PV system data, but also comparing it to that of other PV system operators. In addition, system monitoring with Sunny Portal, the world’s largest online portal for PV systems, offers infinite options for analyzing data and visualizing yields.”

Advantages for PV system operators and installers
Monitoring PV systems online has some distinct advantages, compared to local monitoring: PV system operators can ensure their yields and access their PV system data anytime, from anywhere. “With Sunny Portal, it’s easy to access the system data with the provided app. Sunny Places automatically scales to the end device’s display,” continued Schmidt. The installer also benefits: With the PV system operator’s permission to access the online data, he can be immediately available for support in the event of an incident.

Sunny Boy inverters available with Webconnect
To enjoy the advantages of online monitoring free of charge, PV system operators can opt for one of the following Sunny Boy inverters:

  • Sunny Boy TL in power classes 3 to 6 kW
  • Sunny Boy TL Single Tracker in 2.5 and 3 kW versions
  • Sunny Boy 240 micro inverter
  • Sunny Boy Smart Energy with 3.6 and 5 kW
  • Sunny Boy devices in power classes 1.3 to 2.1 kW

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About SMA
The SMA Group generated sales of more than €0.9 billion in 2013 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. As an energy management group, SMA offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for grid-connected photovoltaic plants as well as off-grid and hybrid system technology. The product portfolio is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of utility-scale PV-plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index.

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