With Sunny Portal, PV system operators and installers can access key system data anytime, anywhere. They can also analyze measured values and visualize and compare yields, meaning that even minor deviations can be detected and resolved quickly.
Sunny Portal is the biggest PV monitoring portal,* with over 330,000 registered systems world-wide and more than 20 GW of monitored PV power in over 160 countries.
*GTM Research comparative study “Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players, 2014–2018”
Sunny Portal visualizes all yield data conveniently and concisely:
Sunny Portal offers specialist views of the energy yields, taking into consideration the requirements of different system types. The Sunny Portal features optimal possibilities for analyzing measured values and visualizing yields, whether you need a data table or a diagram.
The reporting functions provide reliable updates via e-mail and therefore help ensure yields. Users automatically receive information about their system yields and performance at regular intervals (daily or monthly). If needed, Sunny Portal users can also receive events such as inverter status information.
Whether for residential systems or commercial PV systems, centralized management and monitoring of PV systems saves time and money. With Sunny Portal and the Sunny Portal Professional Package, PV system operators and installers can always view key data. Private PV system operators can also use the SMA Community Portal Sunny Places to exchange and compare PV system data with other users.
|Function||Sunny Places||Sunny Portal||Professional Package|
|Basic Yield Monitoring||x||x||x|
|Live Data ¹||x||x||x|
|Display of Energy Management Information||o||x||x|
|PV Community and System Comparison||x|
|Setup of a simulated PV system for interested customers||x|
|Management of many Systems||x||x|
|Monitoring and Alerting||x||x|
|Configuration and Display of Grid Management Services ¹||x||x|
|Display of all key operating data ¹||o||x|
|5-minutes data resolution ¹||o||x|
|Goal-oriented Data Analysis through professional UI||x|
|Status Overview over entire Portfolio||x|
|x Full support|
|o Partial support|
|¹ Depending on used gateway and its configuration|
Sunny Portal is a highly successful, global online monitoring portal with functions for monitoring with the SMA Cluster Controller, Sunny Home Manager 2.0 for inverters with integrated Webconnect technology and its predecessors with the Sunny WebBox.
Private end users and professional PV system monitors and installers alike can use Sunny Portal’s vast range of features for monitoring anything from small residential PV systems to large PV power plants.
Sunny Places offers a dedicated interface designed explicitly for the requirements of private residential PV system owners, who can use the functions available with Sunny Places to monitor the PV system status, gain information and share data with other PV system owners.
Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS is an enhancement of Sunny Portal and focuses on the requirements of professional users and installers to offer customers the best possible service and to be ready for future demands.
Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS is initially available in combination with SMA’s Data Manager M and will be gradually rolled out for all future technologies. The existing PV systems registered in the Sunny Portal will be seamlessly transferred to the new system.
PV inverter comparison view
With this release, our “Detailed Report” is also available as an interactive view in the “Analysis” menu.
The “PV Inverter comparison” view makes it easy to compare all the PV inverters with each other. The additional highlighting of the devices that under or over step the tolerance helps you to find the sweet spot for your inverter monitoring.
Sensor data on the Dashboard
With this release, it will be possible to display current measured values from sensors, that are present in a PV system, directly on the dashboard. Until now, the measured values were only available via the "Analysis Pro" view.
At the plant level, the sensors that were configured under the menu item Configuration> Sensor assignment are automatically displayed.
At the device level e.g. for a Moxa I/Os also all sensor channels are displayed on the device dashboard. Even reported percentages can be displayed, for example to represent the filling level of a diesel generator.
The individual sensor widgets can be turned on/off for each dashboard.
We have optimized the usability of the navigation bar. Until now, it was possible to jump directly to a status list with one click or, if you only clicked on the symbol, to select individual elements directly in the navigation via a submenu. It was difficult to understand and hardly recognizable.
From now on, one click always opens a submenu in which you can directly select a corresponding sub section or a device etc.. The detour via the status list is omitted.
You can now access the status list both via an additional entry in the "Monitoring" function area and via the submenu in the navigation bar.
We have also cleaned up the submenu itself, which is called up via the navigation bar. In the upper area, all grouped elements are now directly one below the other. They are also marked with their distinctive symbol. This makes it much easier to differentiate between the individual entries.
Faster site setup
Introduction of user roles
There was always the possibility to assign certain access rights to each. This allowed to specify what type of information a user could view or edit. However, the rights do not tell anything about the function of a person in relation to the site. With this update, we introduce the following user roles:
The assignment of the roles currently has no further effect. On the one hand, it serves as documentation and on the other hand it allows us to address the right person either in regards to “Smart Connected” or other cases.
Russian as new Language supported
New Features for „Analysis Pro“
New functions for Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS
With the Sunny Portal Professional Package, PV system operators benefit from optimal operation:
The STATUS MONITOR simplifies monitoring of several systems and displays key data at a glance. In this way, the entire system portfolio is monitored efficiently—saving valuable working hours every day.
The innovative user interface ANALYSIS PRO enables comprehensive, simple and accurate system analysis.
PV system data is displayed at 5-minute resolution offering users even greater detail.
PV system operators can analyze their daily energy use even more accurately using the detailed energy balance data and can learn about their consumption patterns.
The combination of the Sunny Portal Professional Package and Sunny Home Manager 2.0 is ideally suited for the professional monitoring of systems in the 5 kWp and 50kWp power range.
Users can also read the inverter’s most relevant DC and AC measured values and pull up information about power and yield.
Using the Professional Package, the new generation SMA inverters provide detailed information about the system via Webconnect, which previously was only possible via data loggers.