Sunny Home Manager 2.0

The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 monitors all energy flows in the home, automatically identifies potential savings and facilitates efficient use of solar energy. It makes intelligent energy management even easier and more cost-effective by combining the functions of the Sunny Home Manager Bluetooth and the SMA Energy Meter in a single device starting in April 2017.


The control center for intelligent energy management

Understand your energy generation and consumption

  • Do you know how much energy is required to wash a load of laundry?
  • Do you know that your beloved refrigerator actually uses three times more energy than an A++ refrigerator?
  • Are you aware that on a sunny day, your PV system produces more energy than you actually can consume?

Being connected to all major household appliances, Sunny Home Manager can tell you and allows you to adjust your consumption habits. This is the first step in reducing your energy bill and being more ecologically conscious by actually using energy when the sun provides it.

What Sunny Home Manager has to offer

  • Clear visualization of key energy flows in the household
  • Energy balance diagrams which show PV generation, charging/discharging of the storage battery
  • Energy mix (electricity from photovoltaics, battery, utility grid) as used by individual household appliances
  • Historic energy consumption charts with various view selections
  • Basic PV system status monitoring to confirm correct system performance


Energy Balance

The analysis page shows the energy balance for a specified time period and provides analyses for generation, consumption, self-consumption and battery usage.

Energy Balance with SUNNY PORTAL

Switch and Manage

Sunny Home Manager - Current status and forecast

Energy management with the SMA Smart Home automatically reduces your energy bill

Once you know where energy comes and goes in your home, you can let Sunny Home Manager do what it is designed to do... manage energy.

Having access to all key household appliances, the optional battery-storage system and the PV generation unit, the Sunny Home Manager always knows how much energy is available and where it is needed. Aided by a weather forecast from Internet data and individual adaptation to local conditions, it is able to accurately predict solar irradiation for a few hours into the future and supply the connected household appliances with low cost PV energy. Thanks to the Sunny Home Manager’s self-learning function, appliances such as the heat pump run exactly when there is sufficient sunlight available, making it possible to cover electric power demand by solar production.

The online Sunny Portal shows the status of the PV system and displays energy availability and consumption forecasts. It indicates the scheduled operating periods of the household appliances that Sunny Home Manager factors into its energy planning. So you know that the washing machine will be finished at 4 p.m. and that the laundry will have been washed almost entirely using solar power. It also gives tips on how you could use additional excess PV energy.

The diagrams in the Sunny Portal display the power consumption for connected household appliances together so that you can see exactly when Sunny Home Manager started the dishwasher or how much solar power the heat pump used over the past month.

View load balance

The Ideal Partner for Professional Monitoring

Sunny Portal Professional Package for more system details and better performance

The combination of the Sunny Portal Professional Package and Sunny Home Manager is ideal for professional monitoring of systems in the 5 kWp to 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. With the Sunny Portal Professional Package, system information is displayed at 5-minute resolution, therefore offering 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.

Sunny Portal Professional Package monitoring

Saving Energy Intelligently


Managing household appliances

Particular energy savings can be made by allowing Sunny Home Manager to schedule distribution of solar power among the household appliances. The biggest savings can be made when the system takes control of the largest electrical appliances in the home. SMA offers a number of solutions that allow Sunny Home Manager to access appliances:

Switch appliances on and off
The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 works with select WLAN radio-controlled sockets from the online shop (see Accessories).

These radio-controlled sockets switch appliances on and off using control signals from the Sunny Home Manager 2.0. The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 measures power consumption levels and records exactly how much power the device has used and for how long.

A variety of appliances can be controlled via the energy management system, including washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, immersion heaters, pumps and many more.
Radio-controlled sockets are available in various country-specific versions. You can find more information in our SMA Smart Home planning guidelines (available in April 2017).

Smart Appliances With Direct Data Connection

The household of the future is completely interconnected. SMA has already partnered with a few manufacturers to develop major household appliances that work with the Sunny Home Manager in automatically managing household energy:
For example, after simple plug-and-play installation,  an intelligent heat pump automatically coordinates with the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 to find the best time to heat the house with solar energy.

SMA Smart Home Partners

  • Stiebel Eltron heat pumpsor
    Compatibility list see Planning Guidelines - SMA Smart Home (available in April 2017)
  • MENNEKES AMTRON® wall charging stations (Premium/Xtra models)
  • Household appliances with the EEBUS communication standard (e.g., Bosch-Siemens household appliances)

More and more controllable devices will be added with the EEBUS communication standard for energy efficiency. Each manufacturer will supply detailed information on compatible appliances and setup.

To overview "Compatible electrical and thermal loads".

Cooperation partner SMA Smart Home

Store energy when it’s the most worthwhile

The active power limitation policy in Germany forces PV systems with battery storage to curtail PV inverter power output when more than 50% of the installed PV power (kWp) is fed into the utility grid.

With its PV yield forecast and measurement of household consumption, the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 knows precisely when it needs to limit grid feed-in, for example at midday. After all, even though on sunny days as much as 100% PV power may be available, if there is no one at home to use this energy, everything over 50% has to be discarded.

To be able to use valuable PV power, it is best to store the otherwise discarded energy in a battery. You can use this practically free energy in the evenings to operate television or prepare a meal.

For such purposes, the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 always ensures that there is enough capacity left in the battery. Instead of charging the battery with excess PV power first thing in the morning, the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 controls the battery inverter to make sure as much PV energy as possible is curtailed during the midday peak so it can be stored in the battery.

Read more about SMA storage solutions:

SMA Residential Solutions

News from the blog - Sunny Home Manager

Version 2.3.4.R (December 2019)

Performance features:

  • Option to enter a battery state of charge (SOC) to enhance the function of forecast-based battery charging.
  • Support for AVM FRITZ!DECT 200 / FRITZ!DECT 210 radio-controlled socket via AVM FRITZ!BOX.
  • Automatic radio-controlled socket start-up detection for all supported devices (AVM and Edimax).
  • EEBUS Support activation by default.
  • Support for the "Battery charge before optional load" function to prioritize battery charging over an optional load that you have defined.

Version 2.2.15.R (March 2019)

Performance features:

  • Support of the Edimax WLAN radio-controlled socket SP-2101W V2, firmware version 3.0.

Version 2.2.9.R (June 2018)

Performance features:

Version 2.1.3.R (August 2017)

Performance features:

  • Update process improvement to fix unstable Internet connection

Version 2.1.2.R (June 2017)

Performance features:

  • Improvement of the connection for program-controlled loads in automatic mode in a proper temporal sequence.

Version 2.1.1.R (May 2017)

Performance features:

  • Support of WLAN RC socket SP-2101W from Edimax. Now including the firmware version 2.08 additionally to the already supported firmware version 2.03.
  • Support of the integrated SMA Smart Connected feature of SB3.0 / 3.6 / 4.0 / 5.0-1AV40.

Version 2.0.6.R (April 2017)

Performance features:

  • New hardware: Sunny Home Manager 2.0 (HM-20)
  • Successor of Sunny Home Manager Bluetooth (HM-BT-10).
  • Two products in One: Incorporates an integrated energy meter up to 63 A (> 63 A via current transformers),
    Standard application: Power measurement at grid connection point (grid supply/ feed-in), no additional SMA Energy Meter required
  • All well-established energy management features of firmware version 1.13.14.R of the previous Sunny Home Manager Bluetooth
  • Support of WLAN RC socket SP-2101W from Edimax, available via electronics wholesalers in various country versions
    (up to firmware version 2.03, from firmware version V2 v1.00 available from May 2017 via Edimax update process)
  • As a difference to Sunny Home Manager Bluetooth (HM-BT-10), Sunny Home Manager 2.0 (HM-20) does NOT support:
    • No Bluetooth devices (SMA Bluetooth RC sockets, Bluetooth connections to SMA inverters)
    • No S0/D0 power meters
    • No Plugwise components
    • No Miele@home appliances

Version 1.13.14.R (August 2016)

Performance features:

Energy Management for Bosch/Siemens home appliances via EEBUS

  • Integration of EEBUS compatible Bosch/Siemens home appliances in Sunny Home Manager energy management.
  • Simple process to establish the EEBUS data connection between Sunny Home Manager and EEBUS compatible Bosch/Siemens dishwashers, washers and tumble driers.
  • Increased PV self consumption and reduction of energy cost through EEBUS controlled load shifting.
  • EEBUS is available for all appliance manufacturers as an open standard. In the near future more smart appliances will join in the EEBUS connected smart home.
  • A separate technical information with detailed description for connection and control via EEBUS will be available (Download via
  • Please note: For detailed instructions in regards to EEBUS compatible Bosch/Siemens home appliances please contact the Bosch/Siemens service line.

Battery Charge Time Window control – you decide, when your batteries shall be charged.

  • Applicable specifically for home owners who get a time-of-use tariff from their power company.
  • Charge your battery with low cost power and use the stored energy in times, when grid power is high in price.
  • Definition of time windows, where batteries shall be charged at a defined charge power.
  • Available for AC coupled SMA storage battery systems (Sunny Island or Sunny Boy Storage).
  • A separate Technical Information with detailed explanations and application samples will be available for download from

Zero Export control for PV systems with AC coupled storage batteries.

  • ... up to now, Zero Export was supported for PV systems with inverters only.
  • Inclusion of AC coupled storage batteries in Zero Export control. This enables you to use an optimum amount of your self generated PV energy.
  • A default waiting cycle of 5 seconds allows the battery inverter to use excess PV power for charging before the PV inverter output is scaled down to avoid grid feed-in.
  • Available for AC coupled storage battery systems (Sunny Island or Sunny Boy Storage and other battery storage systems).
  • Please note: In Zero Export mode, a minimum level of power feed-in cannot be avoided. The amount of feed-in depends on the number of household load changes and composition of the PV system.

If you have activated the automatic software update function for the Sunny Home Manager, the update will be performed without any user interaction. In case you want to initiate the update manually, please temporarily activate the automatic update function. After successful completion of the update, you can revert to the deactivated state of automatic update function. Please note, that the update is processed step-by-step. Multiple Sunny Home Managers are updated one after another.

Version 1.12.17.R (July 2016)

Performance features:

  • Support of the new Sunny Boy Storage (Single unit with one high voltage storage battery) for prognosis-based battery charging and visualisation of storage data.
    For detailed information about Sunny Boy Storage please refer to the product information page at

If you have activated the automatic software update function for the Sunny Home Manager, the update will be performed without any user interaction. In case you want to initiate the update manually, please temporarily activate the automatic update function. After successful completion of the update, you can revert to the deactivated state of automatic update function. Please note, that the update is processed step-by-step. Multiple Sunny Home Managers are updated one after another.

Version 1.12.11.R (October 2015)

Performance features:

  • New RC sockets and RC switches available through integration of Plugwise home automation components (Plugwise Circle, Sting and Stealth)
    SMA Bluetooth RC sockets still are available. In regards to energy management functionality, SMA Bluetooth RC sockets and Plugwise RC sockets are identical.
    • For compatibility of the Plugwise components, the Plugwise base station Stretch needs to have a minimum firmware version 2.7.7 (see further notes below).
    • To connect the Sunny Home Manager with the Plugwise components, please find a description in the Quick Reference Guide or in the new version of the Planning Guidelines "SMA Smart Home".
    • ON/OFF control and enabling the Auto-Mode for Plugwise RC sockets is done via Sunny Portal or the Sunny Portal App. (no control button for Plugwise RC sockets). Setup of the basic Plugwise system is described in Plugwise's device documentation.
  • New features for energy management of Smart Appliances with control via direct data connection (variable load appliance)
    • Mennekes Amtron charge stations are controlled with power level recommendations. (Amtron Firmware minimum version 1.07, update process acc. to Mennekes instruction manual). With this feature, it is possible to consume excess PV energy to an extremely high degree independent from a changing weather situation.
    • Stiebel Eltron heatpumps (with WPM 3 and LWZ) are controlled via plug&play via direct data connection in the local area network.
  • Full support of lead acid storage batteries (FLA) for prognosis based storage management. With this extension, all available battery types can be controlled in energy management.
  • Miele appliances in the Miele@home system with base station XGW3000 or XGW2000 are fully supported in energy management.

New documentation and application support:

  • New Quick Reference Guide for Sunny Home Manager with a description of the new Plugwise RC sockets
  • The new version 4.1 of the Planning Guidelines "SMA Smart Home" describes the extended set of features of the Sunny Home Manager version 1.12.
  • Application samples for typical controls in energy management are avaiable as Technical Information:
    • Washing machine with MUST time window load control
    • Pool pump with CAN time window load control
    • Immersion heater with control via relay/contactor

New features in Sunny Portal for Sunny Home Manager PV plants:

  • In Sunny Portal section "Overview of New Device" it now is possible to transfer multiple new devices to the PV plant. In comparison with the one-by-one transfer method, this significantly saves time during plant setup.
  • Sunny Portal Apps now are available in a new version with simplified operation of appliances and other new features. (iOS and Android versions available)
  • Various bug fixings


  • Update of Plugwise Stretch: The update commands are triggered via the Stretch's HTML Interface, which can be entered via the Plugwise App (please refer to the Plugwise documentation).
  • Safety status of RC sockets during communication disturbance: Besides On/OFF so far, there was another state "keep last known status". Due to potential safety hazards, this state is not supported anymore for new load profiles. Existing load profiles, which used this state, will be transitioned to a new setting with the next active change of the load profile. With the change, only the states "ON" or "OFF" can be selected.
  • If you have activated the automatic software update function for the Sunny Home Manager, the update will be performed without any user interaction. In case you want to initiate the update manually, please temporarily activate the automatic update function. After successful completion of the update, you can revert to the deactivated state of automatic update function. Please note, that the update is processed step-by-step. Multiple Sunny Home Managers are updated one after another.

Version 1.11.6.R (March 2015)

Performance features:

Option for enable/disable of forecast-optimized storage management for Sunny Island

  • New settings item for Installer/Admin in Sunny Home Manager device properties.
    • Enable: Sunny Home Manager controls charging and discharging of the Sunny Island battery in order to optimize excess energy usage for PV plant with dynamic output power limitation (i.e. 70% rule for Germany)
    • Disabled: Sunny Island applies its internal control algorithms according to the measured condition at the grid connection point. (Charge battery for PV feed-in, discharge battery in case of grid supplied energy)
  • Settings of existing PV plants are maintained without change.
  • Default for new PV plants: Disabled
  • Charge/Discharge control for Sunny Boy Smart Energy is not affected. The new settings item only is available for PV plant with Sunny Island.

Various Bugfixes:

  • Suppression of unnecessary info message „EM-Gateway not found“

New version Sunny Portal iOS App

  • Completion of energy balance display
  • Simplified screens for display and control of SMA Smart Home appliances
  • The new Android App with identical improvements will soon be released.


  • Due to an incompatibility between Sunny Home Manager and the new Miele@home Gateway XGW3000, appliance control for Miele appliances via the XGW3000 currently is not possible. The incompatibility will be fixed in the next Sunny Home Manager Release.
  • Miele appliances in PV plants with the old Miele@home Gateway XGW2000 are correctly controlled as before by the Sunny Home Manager.

If you have activated the automatic software update function for the Sunny Home Manager, the update will be performed without any user interaction. In case you want to initiate the update manually, please temporarily activate the automatic update function. After successful completion of the update, you can revert to the deactivated state of automatic update function. Please note, that the update is processed step-by-step. Multiple Sunny Home Managers are updated one after another.

An Internet connection to the Edimax-Cloud is required during commissioning of the socket on the SHM2. After that, the Sunny Home Manager (HM-20) would only need an Internet connection if the user wants to switch on the Edimax sockets via the Sunny Portal or activate >automatic< operating mode. Remember that the operating mode is always deactivated again by the Sunny Home Manager after the start-up. Re-activation is required every time it is used again, e.g., to switch on the washing machine. For this reason, SMA recommends always operating the Sunny Home Manager with an existing Internet connection.

When the “Forecast-based charging” function is deactivated, only the planning for charging and discharging the battery is initially deactivated. The other plans and forecasts continue running regardless of this.

If PV systems with zero feed-in function (zero export) include a battery system, irregularities may appear during battery charge. The reason for this is that the battery can no longer detect any feed-in due to the fast PV energy curtailment. This means that not enough energy can be charged. To allow the battery enough time to charge energy, the PV inverter can delay the response time of the curtailment process. The response time (e.g. 5 s) can be set at Configuration > System properties > Parameters > Limitation of active power feed-in in the user interface of the PV inverter.

WLAN Funksteckdose

Compatible radio-controlled socket
Edimax SP-2101W WLAN radio-controlled socket

This WLAN radio-controlled socket disconnects the loads and measures power consumption levels, and is generally available in the online shop. Once the radio-controlled socket is registered via the Edimax App in the local area network, it will be displayed as a new device in Sunny Portal and can be added to the PV system with the Sunny Home Manger 2.0 (see Sunny Home Manger 2.0 user manual).

Note: The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 is ONLY compatible with the Edimax SP-2101W WLAN radio-controlled socket. Other WLAN radio-controlled sockets from Edimax or another manufacturer cannot currently be controlled by the Sunny Home Manager 2.0.

For compatibility of the Edimax WLAN RC socket SP-2101W with Sunny Home Manager 2.0, the following conditions in regards to applicable firmware versions need to be considered:

  • Sunny Home Manager 2.0 firmware from version 2.0.6.R
  • Edimax SP-2101W firmware up to version 2.03
  • Edimax SP-2101W firmware from version V2 v1.00 (available from May, 2017 via the Edimax update process)

SMA Energy Meter powered by ennexOS

SMA Energy Meter

A measuring device is integrated into the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 that is used in the standard configuration to measure the feed-in power and purchased power at the grid connection point. To record the data of power generation capacity of the third-party inverters, an additional SMA Energy Meter has to be used (see Sunny Home Manager 2.0 user manual).

Note: SMA Energy Meter versions 10, 20 and 30 are compatible with the Sunny Home Manager 2.0.

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