The Sunny Portal PV monitoring and energy management solution from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) takes first place among the world’s PV monitoring portals again in 2017 according to a new GTM Research analysis of the global photovoltaic monitoring market on trends and providers. The study reports that SMA also reached number one for the first time in the field of large-scale PV systems generating 1 MW to 5 MW.
The comparative study entitled Global PV Monitoring 2017 – 2022: Markets, Trends and Leading Players shows that with more than 17 GW of PV power monitored worldwide, SMA is the clear leader on the list of 62 PV monitoring providers analyzed. Monitored solar output increased by approximately 1.5 GW in the first half of 2017. SMA reported substantial growth in the industrial PV solutions segment in particular, responsible for 1 MW to 5 MW, and now sits at the top of the rankings with approximately 3.8 GW of monitored PV system output. That means that as in previous years, SMA has confirmed its position as a global provider of online monitoring services. In addition, SMA is the world’s leading provider of monitoring and energy management solutions for residential PV systems, as revealed in a study by U.S. analytics company Navigant Research published at the end of September.
Solutions for online monitoring and energy management for all PV systems
SMA offers PV system operators in all areas the right monitoring and energy management solutions for their PV systems. In combination with the Sunny Portal Professional Package monitoring software, Sunny Portal is the ideal solution for professionally monitoring multiple systems. With the new ennexOS energy management platform for multi-sector energy management, tasks such as data recording, monitoring and management of large-scale PV systems with Sunny Portal will soon be even easier and more efficient. Electric utility companies, direct marketers, service technicians and PV system operators can access the key data for their systems, configure systems and devices, analyze measured values, clearly visualize and compare yield figures and thereby identify potential for optimization from anywhere and at all times.
The results of the study Global PV Monitoring 2017 – 2022: Markets, Trends and Leading Players are available here.
The SMA Group with sales of around €1 billion in 2016 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants. To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 20 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 900 patents and utility models. 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 is currently the only company in the solar industry that is listed in the TecDAX index.
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