“With the Sunny Home Manager 2.0, we have made intelligent energy management from SMA even simpler,” said Frank Blessing, Head of Product Group Solutions at SMA. “Previously, two devices were needed for data recording and control. The new Sunny Home Manager 2.0 now combines these functions in a single device, therefore reducing the required components and installation effort. Another new feature is that loads can now be measured and controlled using cost-effective standard WLAN radio-controlled sockets.”
The option to control intelligent loads via a direct data connection with the EEBus standard and other data protocols is still fully available. Using the stable Ethernet connection, the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 is connected to the local router, through which all the data in the household flows. The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 can be employed for energy management, with immediate effect, in all new PV systems. Retrofitting in existing systems without Bluetooth communication is also possible under certain conditions.
As the central control unit in the SMA Smart Home, the Sunny Home Manager plans the use of electrical household appliances in line with the availability of more affordable energy and therefore ensures the optimal use of self-generated solar energy. It determines the power of the PV system and also recognizes the typical consumption patterns of the household. Based on this information, the Sunny Home Manager creates a schedule and starts the heat pump, washing machine, charging station for electric vehicles or other appliances accordingly. Thanks to the integrated EEBus data communication standard, the Sunny Home Manager integrates compatible household appliances from Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH) into the intelligent SMA energy management system.
You can find all available information on the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 here.
The SMA Group with anticipated sales of about €1 billion in 2016 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants, and offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 20 countries. The Group employs more than 3,000 people worldwide. SMA has an extensive range of products, which offers the right inverters for all module types and plant sizes; for small residential systems as well as large-scale plants, grid-connected photovoltaic systems as well as off-grid and hybrid systems. Moreover, SMA offers system technology for various battery technologies and system sizes and collaborates with renowned battery manufacturers and companies from the automotive industry. The SMA technology is protected by about 700 patents and utility models worldwide. The range of services is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of large-scale PV power plants. 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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