Archives from Months June, 2017

Solve the Challenges of Service Calls With SMA Smart Connected

What if an inverter was smart enough to monitor its own vitals, know when something irregular might be happening and call for help all on its own? Now our Sunny Boy-US residential line of inverters can, reducing service costs for installers while improving security for system owners. 

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Sunny Portal Registration for Sunny Boy US With Webconnect: Entering Plant Specifics & Linking Power+ Solution Components

In the first installment of our three-part Sunny Boy US Sunny Portal Registration series, we covered the first three steps to register the Sunny Boy US using the Plant Setup Assistant tab on the Sunny Portal homepage.

 

After you’ve entered the PIC and RID codes from the side of the connection unit and the inverter(s) have been identified by Sunny Portal, you’re ready to move on. Steps 4 to 6 in the registration process are not needed and are automatically skipped. 

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In Step 7, at the bottom of the screen shown in Figure 1, it is now possible to link Power+ Solution components so the Sunny Portal plant can display module level data.  If you are linking a plant from Tigo’s portal to the Sunny Portal plant, click “here” in the Tigo components section.  You will be asked to enter your Login ID and Password for the Tigo portal.  Once you have entered this information, you will see a list of all systems associated with that account.  Choose the correct system.  If there is only one active plant it will be linked automatically.  The System ID and number of TS4 components will be shown in the Tigo components section.  In addition, the address and time zone fields will be populated automatically.

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If there are no Power+ Solution components in the system, fill in the address and time zone fields.

Figure 1: Enter remaining plant data and click Next

Figure 1: Enter remaining plant data and click Next

 

Select the checkbox for Automatic updates (it can be turned off once the plant is created), and if using Sunny Places, enter the email for the user.  Note that this email will be added to this Sunny Portal plant with User (Standard) access.

Finally, enter Specific Annual Yield which can be found from a design program like Sunny Design.  Once a design is completed, the Overview tab will show Specific energy yield as shown in Figure 2. For that specific design, the value is 1702 kWh/kWp.  This value will be used by Sunny Portal to benchmark the system’s performance against the expected yield.

 

Figure 2. An example with Sunny Design showing Specific Yield

 

Once all the required values are entered, click on Next to review the settings in Step 8 as shown in Figure 6, and click Finish to configure the system in Sunny Portal.

Figure 3: Ensure the information is correct and click Finish

Figure 3: Ensure the information is correct and click Finish

 

This process may take a few minutes, and the process will be displayed as shown in Figures 4a and 4b.  When completed, a screen like that shown in Figure 5 will be displayed.

 

Figure 4a. Configuration begins for PV system

 

Figure 4b. Configuration complete for PV system

Figure 4b. Configuration complete for PV system

 

Figure 5. Successful creation of the PV system

Figure 5. Successful creation of the PV system

 

Click on the To the PV System button to view the newly created plant in Sunny Portal.

In the next installment of our three-part Sunny Boy US Sunny Portal Registration series, we’ll go over how to personalize the plant in Sunny Portal.

Looking for an additional resource? Watch our Tech Tip video on Registering a Webconnect System in Sunny Portal.

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World’s First Free-Standing String Inverter for Commercial Installations Now Available

SMA is revolutionizing the commercial inverter category for rooftop, carport and ground-mount PV projects with the new Sunny Tripower CORE1. This global solution, the third generation of our industry leading Sunny Tripower product line, is now available. 

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SMA to Host Utility-Scale Storage & PV Forum With Siemens Energy Management

On Wednesday, July 12, SMA will host a special event for solar professionals, particularly those focused on utility-scale solar and storage.

The Utility-scale Storage & PV Forum will highlight cutting-edge solutions for utility-scale projects, and will address use cases for storage as well as challenges and solutions for high-penetration PV networks. The program will include a wide-range of expertise presented from SMA and special guest Siemens Energy Management Solutions.

At the forum, attendees will also learn more about SMA’s new large-scale storage solution, the Sunny Central Storage 2500-EV-US. The Sunny Central Storage 2500-EV-US is SMA’s power conversion system for large-scale battery storage systems. These systems enable the integration of large amounts of intermittent renewable energy into the utility grid while maintaining grid stability. Sunny Central Storage is compatible with different types of leading battery technologies.

The event will take place at the Hotel Zetta in San Francisco from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In addition to educational sessions, the event will provide valuable industry networking. Seats are limited, and early registration is encouraged. We hope to see you there!

SMA’s large-scale storage solution: Sunny Central Storage 2500-EV-US

SMA’s large-scale storage solution: Sunny Central Storage 2500-EV-US

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Sunny Tripower CORE1 Wins Intersolar Award 2017

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The crowd cheered in Munich! SMA once again won the Intersolar Award this year. The jury was impressed by the new design and easy handling of the Sunny Tripower CORE 1.

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