SMA Data Manager M - Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS

Get the most out of energy

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 50 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. For example, it is the ideal professional system interface for electric utility companies, direct marketers, service technicians and PV system operators.

Particularly impressive is its innovative and highly efficient user interface, which has been standardized for both Data Manager M and the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. A range of intuitive assistance functions for the Data Manager M, inverters and Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS significantly reduce the amount of time involved in commissioning and parameterization.

The basic scope of functions and interfaces offered by the new Data Manager M is coordinated with the associated functions in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS and adapts to future requirements step by step. Thanks to its modular design and systematic support of industrial standards such as Modbus/TCP, systems can be expanded to include additional components such as I/O systems or energy meters, from either SMA or other suppliers.

Benefits at a Glance

Quick and easy

  • Quick and intuitive commissioning of all local components and Sunny Portal
  • Simple integration of I/O systems and energy meters


Reliable and convenient

  • Complies with national and international grid integration requirements
  • Detailed analytics, alert system and reporting
  • Convenient and secure remote monitoring and parameterization of all connected components


Future-proof and flexible

  • Can be flexibly expanded to satisfy new requirements and changing customer needs
  • Access to the rapidly changing energy market of the future based on ennexOS
  • Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS offers even more features for the new energy world

Monitoring & Control powered by ennexOS


SMA ennexOS Data Manager Sunny Portal Bundle

The Data Manager M and the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS are perfectly coordinated with each other. This not only makes it easier to monitor, analyze, parameterize and manage PV systems, but also helps save time and money.

  • Standardized user interface
  • Seamless remote parameterization
  • Easy overview of entire portfolio
  • Quick and direct online identification and troubleshooting
  • Easy structuring of PV systems according to individual needs

Whether for an entire portfolio, system groups, systems, PV system sections or individual devices, you will find the relevant information for the various user roles on the dashboards in a clearly structured format—at every level

Standard pages for monitoring, analysis and parameterization allow you to work efficiently and help you save time managing your systems.

You can learn everything about Monitoring and Control in the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS here

I/O Systeme from MOXA and Wago


The preconfigured MOXA and Wago I/O systems available from SMA are perfectly coordinated with the new IoT energy management platform ennexOS and can be easily integrated into a system. Thanks to its high level of flexibility, the system can meet changing customer requirements at any time, for example, if there are any changes in legal or normative requirements.

IO System MOXA Wago

Basic device information and system diagram


Update November 2019

Advanced support for connected devices

  • Expansion of the Inverter Manager integration
    • In addition to the already supported STPS 60, this release allows SMA inverter types STP 60 and SHP 75 to be connected to the SMA Data Manager M and the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. The devices connected to the Inverter Manager are aggregated and displayed as one device.
  • Central update of connected SMA inverters
    • Connected SMA inverters previously had to download available firmware updates individually. Now, the SMA Data Manager M simply downloads updates once centrally and distributes these throughout the PV system. This reduces the required data volume for systems that are connected via the mobile network to the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.

Advanced support for connected devices

  • Connection of inverters from other manufacturers
    • Implementing the Modbus Sunspec interface means that inverters from other manufacturers can now be monitored and managed using the EDMM and visualized in Sunny Portal. To support the different functions, more than 15 Sunspec data models have been integrated into the SMA Data Manager M. A connection can be established either via Modbus/TCP or Modbus/RTU.
  • Support for affordable Modbus/RTU energy meters
    • To expand the scope of supported devices here as well, Modbus/RTU energy meters can - in addition to the already supported Modbus/TCP energy meters - be connected to the SMA Data Manager M. The use of the generally more cost-effective Modbus/RTU energy meters is another way to optimize costs.
      The following devices are directly supported:
      • Measurlogic DTS-307
      • WattNode WNC-3Y XXX-MB
    • For the connection of additional energy meters, individual Modbus profiles can be created directly in the SMA Data Manager M.

Enhanced system security

  • Speedwire Encrypted Communication (SEC)
    • To enhance the security of our devices and, in turn, the entire PV system, secure encryption of the local SMA system network is now possible. The SMA Data Manager M automatically supports the activation of SEC in new systems.

Update May 2019

Grid management services

  • Supports digital inputs as well as analog inputs and outputs (through MOXA & WAGO I/O systems available from SMA) for the implementation of specifications regarding cos (φ), active and reactive power and the response from control values.
  • Reactive power: Open- and closed-loop control of cos (φ) already possible through constant setpoints. Specifications via Modbus and/or via analog inputs now also possible.
  • Active power: Specifications via Modbus and/or via analog inputs now also possible.
  • New MOXA I/O (ioLogik 1241) with four analog outputs. Soon also available directly from SMA.
    (SMA order number: eIO-E1241)
  • New Wago 750 I/O Bundle with four analog outputs (output signal 0–20 mA).
    (SMA order number: 115214-00.01)
  • Master/slave functionality: For the closed-loop control of large systems / systems with multiple devices, a master EDMM can control multiple subordinate slave EDMMs. Up to 50 devices or a maximum system size of 2.5 MW are supported (as before).


Find out more here


Other functions of SMA Data Manager M

Available features
(as of release 1.4.x)
Release
Q4 2019*
Future
releases*
Comments
General
Number of supported devices 50
Local admin account and access with Sunny Portal user account x
Interfaces
RS485 - x For Modbus/RTU devices (e.g., non-SMA inverters with Modbus Sunspec)
Digital input x
Ethernet x
USB x Exclusively used for importing manual updates
Communication
Inverter fieldbus Fast Ethernet
(Speedwire)
100 Mbit/s
Network (LAN) Fast Ethernet
100 Mbit/s
WLAN x WPA2, peer-to-peer connection for commissioning & service purposes
Live data in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS - - x Data currently uploaded every 5 mins
Communication protocols
SMA Data 2+ - Speedwire x
SMA Data 1 - RS485 (via SMA Com Gateway) x
SMA Energy Meter protocol x
DHCP server for fieldbus - - x Disconnection of the SMA system network from LAN
EEBus client - - x
Integrated webserver x
Modbus server SMA profile (system level) x Modbus profile for unit ID 1 and 2 compatible with SMA Cluster Controller
Modbus server SMA profile (device level) - x Subdevices can be queried directly (no separate networks)
Modbus server support for Sunspec - x The following Sunspec models are supported:

General: 1,11,12
PV inverters: 101,102,103,120,121,122,123,126,127,128,129,130,131,132,160
E-meters: 201,202,203,204,211,212,213,214

Important:
To find out which functions of the devices to be connected are available in concrete terms, please refer to the device manufacturers' documentation.
FTP push client x
(daily, hourly)
x
(15 mins)
XML export identical to the SMA Cluster Controller format
Modbus/RTU for energy meter via RS485 - x
Parameterization
Remote configuration of devices (SMA components) x Via Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS
Assistant for system-wide parameterization; parameter comparison (local and remote) x Via Data Manager M and Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS
Parameterization via Modbus Sunspec - x Provided parameterization is supported by the respective device
Updates
Update via SMA Update Portal and USB (Data Manager M) x
Update via SMA Update Portal and USB (SMA components) - x
Energy monitoring
Supports multiple energy meters x
Supports any Modbus/TCP energy meter x Registration with individual Modbus/TCP registers
Supports any Modbus/RTU energy meter x Registration with individual Modbus/RTU registers
Representation of systems with batteries x
Representation of diesel generators x
Representation of non-SMA inverters x Via Modbus Sunspec, energy meter or manual input
Energy management
Modbus interface with direct selling x With external VPN router
Integrated direct selling (SMA SPOT) x
Peak load shaving with SMA STPS60 x In conjunction with Inverter Manager
Simple control for increased self-consumption with battery systems (STPS60) x In conjunction with Inverter Manager
Simple control for optimizing battery systems with time-of-use electricity tariff (STPS60) - x In conjunction with Inverter Manager
EEBus – HVAC support - - x
EEBus – e-mobility support - - x
Grid management services
Assistant-led setting of grid management services x
Fast stop via digital input x Five digital inputs integrated in EDMM – one reserved for fast stop
Active power setpoint via digital signals x Five digital inputs integrated in EDMM – four for active power limitation
Active and reactive power setpoints via Modbus/TCP x Via SMA Modbus profiles
Active and reactive power setpoints via Modbus/RTU - x
Connection of the Janitza UMG 604 energy meter x
Connection of the SMA Energy Meter x
Connection of the Modbus/RTU energy meters Elkor WattsOn Mark II and measurlogic DTS 307 x
Active and reactive power setpoints via IEC 60870-5-104 - x Already possible today together with Wago PFC200 (IEC60870<->Modbus)
Active and reactive power setpoints via digital or analog signals x Together with MOXA ioLogik E1242 or WAGO 750
Feedback on active and reactive power setpoints via digital and analog outputs x
(analog outputs)
x
(digital outputs)
Together with MOXA ioLogik E1241 (analog outputs), E1242 (digital outputs) or WAGO 750 series
Active power control (including zero export) x Negative active power setpoint also possible with manual control
Adjustable fallback behavior for missing setpoints/measured values x
Adjustable ramp-up rate for active power x
(identical ramps for up & down)
x
(different ramps)
Voltage-dependent active power control - - x
Frequency-dependent active power control P(f) - x Currently implemented in the inverter; in the Data Manager M in Q4
Operation with constant cos phi x
Voltage-dependent reactive power control (Q(U)) x
Active power-dependent reactive power control (Q(P)) - - x
Active power-dependent control of cos phi (CosPhi(P)) - - x
Reactive power control x

*Current planning status. Subject to change.

Check in the settings of the router whether DHCP is enabled. If DHCP cannot be enabled, a static IP address must be assigned to the Data Manager.

For this, establish a direct connection to the Data Manager via WLAN and perform commissioning (see product manual). Assign a correct static IP address to the Data Manager (ask your grid administrator).

or

Connect the Data Manager to a DHCP-capable router outside the system and carry out the commissioning. Assign a correct static IP address to the Data Manager (ask your grid administrator).

Then connect the Data Manager to the router in the PV system. Now the Data Manager can be reached via the static IP address. Follow the installation assistant steps and make the settings appropriate for your system.

Depending on the web browser, the entry may be interpreted as a search entry. Enter "https://" before the access address of the Data Manager in the address bar of the web browser.

In order to save the self-signed certificate of the Data Manager in the web browser, it must initially be accepted as trustworthy in the web browser. After the Data Manager has been reset to the default settings, the web browser interprets this certificate as outdated or invalid. Delete the old certificate in the security settings of your web browser. Reconnect to the Data Manager and accept the newly offered certificate.

It is possible that the IP address of the I/O system cannot be determined. Check in the router's settings whether DHCP is enabled and, if necessary, enable DHCP. Ensure that the I/O system is set to DHCP. For this, all DIP switches on the I/O system must be set to ON (see the manufacturer's manual).

In order to use the I/O system with the Data Manager, the I/O system with its IP address must be disclosed in the Data Manager. To determine the IP address of the I/O system, proceed as follows:

1. Open the command line interpreter on a suitable end device and enter the command "arp-a".

  • A list of all interfaces with IP address, physical address and type is displayed.

2. The physical address indicates the associated IP address.

  • I/O systems by WAGO use physical addresses in the range 00-30-de.
  • I/O systems by Moxa use physical addresses in the range 00-90-E8.

 

The buffer capacitor of the Data Manager's real-time clock might have discharged due to being without voltage supply for a longer time period. Make sure that the Data Manager has access to a time server on the internet to obtain a current time.

No. Assign the user name and password and then stop the installation assistant. The original PV system data are still there and are adopted automatically.

This is not possible. However, system sections can be created and visualized in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.

Yes. To adjust the data transfer rate of the SMA Energy Meter, you have to log on to the user interface of the SMA Energy Meter with the user group Installer (see the SMA Energy Meter manual). The remote configuration of the SMA Energy Meter is not possible for safety reasons.

A few RS485 devices are currently not yet supported by the Data Manager:

  • SolTrk (control for PV tracking systems)
  • Windy Boy (wind power inverter)
  • Hydro Boy (fuel cell inverter)
  • Sunny SensorBox
  • Schoolmeterbox

This is possible in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. System sections and system groups can be created and visualized there.

Both the SMA Cluster Controller and Data Manager are data loggers. Parallel operation of both products is not advisable.

ClearType might be disabled. Activate Clear Type in your web browser.

Some Modbus devices may have been restarted due to a voltage drop. In the process, the Modbus devices received new, modified IP addresses from the DHCP router. This can happen if a MAC address has not been assigned in the DHCP router. The Modbus devices do not necessarily receive the same IP address.

Set up the MAC address connection in your DHCP router or extend the lease time.

If the IP address of a Modbus device had been changed, it must be recorded in the installation assistant of the Data Manager.

Assign only static IP addresses for Modbus devices if possible.

Ensure that the I/O system is set to DHCP or a valid IP address (see manual from manufacturer).

The I/O system must be configured as follows (from left to right):

  • 750-352: Fieldbus coupler/controller
  • 750-602: DC power supply (24 V)
  • 750-1414: 8 Digital inputs (24 V)
  • 750-1515: 8 Digital outputs (24 V)
  • 750-464: 2/4 Resistance inputs (2 x Pt100)
  • 750-455: 4 Analog inputs (4 to 20 mA)
  • 750-559: 4 Analog outputs (0 to 10 V)
  • 750-600: End clamp

The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 is suitable for connecting Pt100 temperature sensors with two, three or four wires. SMA only supports the connection of Pt100 temperature sensors with two wires since the corresponding bus terminal 750-464 is preset to 2-channel measuring technology (see Figure 1). Inputs that are not used must be shorted (see Figure 2).

For shorted measuring channels, the value -200 °C is shown in the user interface of the Data Manager. No values are shown when sensors are defective or cables broken.

 

Ensure that for both I/O systems DHCP has been set or a valid IP address. Ensure that the mode of the analog inputs is adjusted for the ioLogik E1242 (see manufacturer manual).

IP address:

The IP addresses of the I/O systems from Moxa can be adjusted via the user interface or via the ioSearch program from Moxa.

Analog inputs ioLogik E1242:

The analog inputs of the ioLogik E1242 from Moxa are preset to 0 V to 10 V.

To be able to use the analog inputs of the ioLogik E1242 with the Data Manager, the analog inputs of the ioLogik E1242 must be set to 4 mA to 20 mA (see manufacturer manual).

The ioLogik E1260 from Moxa is suitable for the connection of Pt100 temperature sensors with two or three wires.

3-Wire Connection:

When connecting Pt100 temperature sensors with three wires, the measurements are more accurate, especially for long conductor lengths.

2-Wire Connection:

When connecting 2-wire Pt100 temperature sensors, SMA recommends connecting a 3-core shielded cable to the Moxa ioLogik E1260. Lead the third conductor close to the Pt100 temperature sensors and connect it to one of the two Pt100 connectors. Connect the cable shield on one side to the grounding conductor on the Moxa ioLogik E1260. The Moxa ioLogik E1260 itself does not have a connection for a grounding conductor. That is why the grounding conductor of the switch cabinet should be used (there should be a grounding conductor on the DIN rail or the enclosure of the switch cabinet).

In case of inaccurate measured values, the inputs of the ioLogik E1260 from Moxa can be individually calibrated via the user interface (see manufacturer manual).

You can use the power supply unit of the Sunny WebBox, SMA Cluster Controller, SMA Com Gateway or the SMA Inverter Manager. You can also use all power supply units that meet the specifications of the datasheet and the Data Manager manual.

No. To be able to detect new devices, the installation assistant of the Data Manager must be started. Devices with different passwords can also be detected in the installation assistant.

No. Only the master data is currently transmitted. For release 2018, it is also planned to allow for transmission of slave data.

For technical reasons, only in-house certificates will be used. Certificates that could be replaced by an intercepting proxy server cannot be verified. Please contact your network administrator to specify the exceptions for the firewall.

You can connect temperature sensors, solar irradiation sensors, and anemometers to a suitable I/O system. The measured data are displayed in real time as a list view in the Data Manager. Furthermore, the data can be displayed with a delay in wave form in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.

The linearization of the temperature sensors' data takes place in the I/O system. In the case of solar irradiation sensors and anemometers, however, the sensor itself must be designed for a linearization of the data.

The following table shows the connection possibilities of the sensors to the I/O systems:

Sensor Configuration Interface WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 Moxa
ioLogik E1242
Moxa
ioLogik E1260
Temperature Ambient temperature in °C
Cell temperature in °C
Pt100
Pt100
1 sensor (2 conductors)
1 sensor (2 conductors)
-
-
1 sensor (2 or 3 conductors)
1 sensor (2 or 3 conductors)
Irradiation Solar irradiation in W/m² 4 mA to 20 mA 1 sensor 1 sensor -
Wind Wind speed in m/s 4 mA to 20 mA 1 sensor 1 sensor -

You can connect suitable energy meters with the Data Manager using the local network. Furthermore, all energy meters can be connected that have a Modbus TCP interface. The measured data are displayed in real time as a list view in the Data Manager. Furthermore, the data can be displayed with a delay in wave form in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.

The following table shows the connection possibilities of the energy meter:

Energy meter Configuration Interface SMA Energy Meter Janitza
Power Analyser UMG 604-PRO
Elkor
WattsOn-Mark II Precision Energy Meter
Grid feed-in and purchased electricity meter Power input in W Ethernet Speedwire Modbus TCP Modbus TCP
Power output in W Ethernet Speedwire Modbus TCP Modbus TCP
Voltage in V Ethernet Speedwire Modbus TCP Modbus TCP
Current in A Ethernet Speedwire Modbus TCP Modbus TCP
Feed-in meter in Wh Ethernet Speedwire * Modbus TCP * Modbus TCP *
Purchased electricity meter in Wh Ethernet Speedwire * Modbus TCP * Modbus TCP *

* Meter values with effect from the date of commissioning

In order to add new devices to the Data Manager, the devices have to be in operation and located in the local network. Make the following settings on the user interface of the Data Manager:

  1. Select the Device registration menu item in the Configuration menu.
  2. Select the Configuration menu item in the Modbus devices entry.
  3. Select the Plus button and enter the device data.
  4. Select the Meter configuration menu item in the Configuration menu.
  5. Select the new device as grid feed-in and purchased electricity meter.
  6. Select [Save].

  1. Select a system in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.
  2. Select the Analysis Pro menu item in the Analysis menu.
  3. Select desired data points and time periods.
  4. Select the Details button.
  5. Select the Download button.
  6. Select the save location and confirm.
    • The data are downloaded as a CSV file.

For this, several Data Managers M must be installed in the system. The Data Manager M supports up to 50 devices.

In order to manage 70 devices, for example, 2 Data Managers M must be installed in the system. Make sure the designation of the devices is unique. This can be helpful by making later assignment of the devices easier. For the commissioning of the first Data Manager M, 50 of the 70 recorded devices in total must be selected. For the commissioning of the second Data Manager M, the remaining 20 devices must be selected.

In order to be able to manage all 70 devices in one system, the devices can be compiled into one system group in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.

To set up zero export, there must be an appropriate energy meter installed at the grid-connection point. Make the following settings on the user interface of the Data Manager:

 1. Select the menu item Grid management service in the menu Configuration.

 2. Select Active power.

  • The installation assistant will open.

 3. Confirm every step with [Continue]

 4. Select the operating mode Closed-loop control.

 5. Select the signal source Manual control.

 6. Enter the value 0 in the field Active power setpoint

 7. Enter the value 1 in the field Time interval.

 8. Enter the value 100 in the field Active power gradient.

 9. In the field Total system power, enter the desired value.

10. Select [Save].

No further settings are necessary. Now you can find a new widget for active power limitation on the system’s dashboard.

 

I/O Systeme from MOXA and Wago

I/O Systems from MOXA and Wago


Compact system MOXA E1200 series for price-sensitive applications

  • MOXA ioLogik E1241 (4 analog outputs)
  • MOXA ioLogik E1242 (4 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, 4 digital outputs)
  • MOXA ioLogik E1260 (6 temperature inputs)


Modular WAGO I/O system 750 series for more flexibility

  • Wago 750 (8 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, 4 analog inputs, 4 analog outputs, 4 temperature inputs)


Additional devices and protocols will be integrated on an ongoing basis via Modbus/TCP (e.g., Janitza Power Analyser UMG 604).

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