German inverter manufacturer, SMA has moved to offer PV operators and owners free access to its online monitoring platform with its latest range of Sunny Boy Inverters. 

The company is bundling its Webconnect technology as a standard feature in all of its current Sunny Boy inverters up to 6kW, which will allow access to the company’s Sunny Portal platform free of charge. 

The inverter manufacturer believes that its online energy management platform is beneficial to both consumers and installers. Owners of the solar system are able to monitor its yield as well as access historic data to build a fuller picture of their energy generation. While operators of solar arrays can monitor energy generation and help identify any potential incidents.

Falko Schmidt, product manager at SMA explained: “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 analysing data and visualising yields.”

The following inverters will be offered with free online monitoring: 

  • 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

SMA Solar UK will be demonstrating a broad range of products designed for all system sizes at this year’s Solar Energy UK (SEUK).

Reflecting Solar Energy UK’s wider focus this year with the introduction of the Energy Plus Pavilion, SMA will be launching its Sunny Boy Smart Energy storage solution. The inverter boasts a storage capacity of 2kWh and is designed to allow PV owners to enjoy the benefit of consuming solar energy throughout the day.

SMA Solar UK can be found exhibiting at stand D40 at SEUK.

Register for your free ticket here.