SMA Monitoring & Control2018-04-12T13:50:18+00:00

SMA Monitoring & Control

With our perfectly matched solutions for PV system monitoring, we offer you a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software components that combine to enable digital and fully automated management of energy flows. Our product range is completed by tailored services based on the entire value chain.

SUNNY HOME MANAGER 2.0

Intelligent energy management is now easier and more cost-effective. The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 monitors all energy flows in the home, automatically identifies potential savings and facilitates efficient use of solar energy. It makes intelligent energy management even easier and more cost-effective by combining the functions of the Sunny Home Manager Bluetooth and the SMA Energy Meter in a single device starting in April 2017.

SMA Com Gateway

A high-performance measurement solution for intelligent energy management in PV systems with SMA devices. The SMA Energy Meter calculates phase-exact and balanced electrical measured values and communicates these via Ethernet in the local network. In this way, all data on grid feed-in and purchased electricity as well as PV generation by other PV inverters can be communicated to SMA systems frequently and with a high level of precision.

Data Manager M powered by EnnexOS

In combination with the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, the Data Manager M optimizes communication, monitoring and control of PV systems with up to 25 SMA devices. Based on the new IoT platform for energy management, ennexOS from SMA, the Data Manager M not only replaces the SMA Cluster Controller S, but its expandability also means that it is already well-equipped to handle the new business models of the energy market of the future.

SMA CLUSTER CONTROLLER

Combined with highly efficient SMA inverters, the SMA Cluster Controller is the central communication unit for system monitoring, recording data and controlling large-scale PV plants.

Through a variety of analog and digital in- and outputs as well as fast data exchange via an Ethernet-based data interface (e.g., Modbus TCP), a wide range of applications can be realized, from feed-in management to sensor technology integration.

Users benefit from easy system configuration that is achieved with the integrated web server. In addition, there are infinite options for visualizing yields via the Sunny Portal connection. Alongside the standard solution for large-scale commercial PV plants equipped with up to 75 devices, SMA now also offers a version for small-scale commercial PV systems with up to 25 devices (available in select markets).

SMA Com Gateway

The good news for all owners of PV systems with RS485 data communication is that with the SMA Com Gateway, even existing systems can benefit from all options of the modern SMA Speedwire data communication.

Whether it’s a system upgrade or expansion, the SMA Com Gateway allows the use of the SMA Cluster Controller and thus integration of current and future system monitoring and system control solutions, such as commercial energy management. The PV system’s investment security is therefore guaranteed.

SMA STRING-MONITOR

The new SMA String-Monitor for system voltages of 1,000 V and 1,500 V enables both reliable protection of reverse currents and optimum monitoring of the connected PV generators. For precise performance and fault analysis, every string is measured individually and the data is sent in a matter of seconds. Not only does the innovative inline fuse technology with Sunclix quick connectors increase flexibility during system construction, it also simplifies and accelerates DC wiring on-site. The fuses have been relocated outwards to the string connections. Thanks to this, string fuses can be suitably positioned depending on the PV system layout, and the SMA String-Monitor cannot fail to impress with its extremely compact dimensions.

SUNNY PLACES

It’s easy to transfer your PV system data from the Sunny Portal to Sunny Places. After that, you can see key information and how the system is working at a glance. For example, the home page shows your system’s current performance, how much energy you have already produced, your self-consumption level, the weather forecast for your site or your green contribution in the form of CO2 savings.

  • Assume operational control from Sunny Portal with two clicks
  • Clear, simple layout, presentation and functions
  • Key system data summarized on one page for easy viewing

MODBUS PROTOCOL INTERFACE

With the Modbus protocol interface, SMA makes the flexible integration of inverters possible. The benefits are obvious. Through the use of this well-known, public industry standard, other providers can integrate SMA devices into their systems without having to follow the SMA-specific inverter protocol. System data is transferred via this standardized protocol for further processing and can, as such, be flexibly integrated into any system regardless of the manufacturer. The importance for system planning: You can use SMA inverters in your preferred standard system at any time without having to take manufacturer specifics into account. Direct inverter integration into control room systems or the connection of inverters in building automation systems are both ideal applications.

WEBCONNECT

Direct data exchange with Sunny Portal and Sunny Places – Ideally suited for online monitoring of small PV systems with up to four inverters, Webconnect provides free access to Sunny Portal and Sunny Places, the community portal. It’s simple to use, requiring only Internet access and a DSL router. Following the simple installation of the factory-integrated inverter interface, Webconnect commissioning is plug-and-play. Once configured, key system data can be accessed and displayed in a clear format whenever needed. Furthermore, Sunny Places now offers PV system operators the opportunity to exchange ideas with other users and compare their systems to others in the community.