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Simple and efficient PV system monitoring
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”
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Everything at a glance
Sunny Portal visualizes all yield data conveniently and concisely:
Live system status data
Information about current energy flow (purchased electricity, battery charging)
Monitors communication to the portal
Monitors inverter performance
Weather information for location
Visualized energy yields
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.
Always up to date
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|
|Live Data ¹|
|Display of Energy Management Information|
|PV Community and System Comparison|
|Setup of a simulated PV system for interested customers|
|Management of many Systems|
|Monitoring and Alerting|
|Configuration and Display of Grid Management Services ¹|
|Display of all key operating data ¹|
|5-minutes data resolution ¹|
|Goal-oriented Data Analysis through professional UI|
|Status Overview over entire Portfolio|
x Full supporto Partial support¹ Depending on used gateway and its configuration
Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS offers numerous features designed to make professional online PV system monitoring even easier, more efficient and quicker than ever before.
In combination with the new Data Manager M and based on the new IoT platform ennexOS, the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS features an innovative user interface and optimized functions for ever-increasing customer requirements. As a result, system monitoring and communication are well-equipped to meet the requirements of the future digital energy and communication world.
Users of the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS benefit from a range of free basic functions for online PV system monitoring. In addition, modular selectable functions designed to make professional PV system monitoring even more efficient will be available in the future.
Everything always available at a glance
Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS not only makes it easier to monitor an entire portfolio, but also provides up-to-date status information for individual devices, at any time.
This saves time and money.
Clear displays at all levels from an entire portfolio, PV system groups, system, PV system section to an individual device
Central monitoring overviews for fault detection and rapid navigation
Display of system-specific status information
Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS optimizes management of an entire PV system portfolio thanks to its intuitive user guide and clear display.
Informative dashboards at all hierarchy levels for an easy and effective overview
Intuitive linking of different hierarchy levels for quicker flow of information
Innovative navigation structure for more efficient management and configuration in a heterogeneous PV system portfolio
The new user interface for Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS allows for detailed, easy and accurate analysis of a portfolio and PV system.
Quick fault analysis saves time and reduces yield losses
Analyzing historicized PV system data helps identify unwanted PV system behavior
The ability to compare different PV systems is another way of detecting anomalies and fixing them quickly
Perfect partner for trendsetting monitoring
Combined with the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, the Data Manager M from SMA optimizes communication for state-of-the-art PV system monitoring.
The Data Manager M and the new Sunny Portal interact perfectly. Their almost identical intuitive user interfaces are every bit as important here as the capability for seamless remote parameterization.
In connection with the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, the new Data Manager M makes work processes easier and thus enables viable online monitoring for an entire PV system portfolio.More information about the Data Manager M
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. It 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.
With the Sunny Portal Professional Package, PV system operators benefit from optimal operation:
Clear status display allows for several systems to be monitored at the same time
Updating and archiving of PV system data in 5-minute cycles quickly detects deviations
Extensive analysis options ensure ideal service planning
Greater overview with the STATUS MONITOR
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.
Central monitoring platform for fault detection
User-friendly system filters
Fast search and filter functions
Customized system information displays
More details with ANALYSIS PRO
The innovative user interface ANALYSE PRO enables comprehensive, simple and accurate system analysis.
Quick fault analysis
Analysis of historical PV system data
User-defined favorites for fast access
More energy balance data
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 ideal partner for professional monitoring
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.Purchase the Sunny Portal Professional Package or test it for four weeks free of charge
Update August 2023
- Energy flow visualization on the dashboard, known from the SMA Energy App
- Easier registration of SMA Smart Connected
Update March 2023
Update January 2023
- PV sub-arrays
- PV system can now be created with multiple orientations/tilts
- PV sub-arrays are specified when creating the system or later under Configuration > System properties > PV modules
- Sensors for irradiation, module temperature and outside temperature can be assigned separately to each sub-array in order to improve the calculation of the performance ratio
- Virtual loads
- Improved user guidance when creating virtual loads
- Deletion of virtual loads is now possible
- Bug Fixes
- Wrong scale in preview graph
Update September 2022
Update June 2022
- Analysis Pro view:
- Simpler selection of multiple devices
- Clearer representation of devices
- Performance optimizations for systems with many devices
Update April 2022
- System image upload for presentation on dashboard
- Chronological display of changes in device parameters
- New language: Swedish
Update January 2022
- New language support: Danish, Hungarian and Romanian (later in Q1 – Swedish)
- Redesigned forms for better usability
- Configuration of a plant specific CO2 factor to adapt to the energy mix of the individual utility company
Update September 2021
- Monitoring of loads
- Based on energy meters and their measurements it is now possible to create virtual loads as devices and monitor them
- Loads are shown grouped (e.g. light, heating and warm water) in the “Energy balance” view
- Configuration is done in the “Device administration” through the additional menu (3 dots) on energy meters that are not yet linked to other devices
- Improved menu with text and updated Icons
Update June 2021
- New view “Yearly comparison” (Analysis)
- Many dashboard widgets now have a direct link to the corresponding overview pages for easier navigation
- Optimized readability of graphs (Analysis Pro view)
- New option to activate “Automatic updates” of communication devices and their subdevices under Configuration > System properties
- From now on, notifications can only be sent to registered users (unregistered users have been informed about this change in the notifications for the past few weeks)
Update January 2021
- Added new notifications for compatibility with IEC 62109-2 & AS 5033
Update September 2020
- Under Configuration > Device administration you now see the hierarchy between the data logger and the secondary devices
- Event reports are now available with an “Hourly” option
- The status list now includes the additional column “Total energy”
Update July 2020
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.
- We added a zoom option to the charts.
- Under Configuration > Device administration you now have a flexible filter option to easier manage systems with many devices.
- Event reports are now covering all event categories.
- We optimized the calculation of the “Direct consumption” in the energy balance view.
Update April 2020
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.
Update September 2019
Faster site setup
- Less is more
With this release we simplify the registration of a new site.
It is now no longer necessary to enter the address data of the installer and the system owner. This is only needed if the site is monitored by our integrated "Smart Connected“ feature.
When registering the site, you only have to select whether you are the installer or if you are the owner of the system yourself.
- Invite new users
Until now, it was necessary that users already have a Sunny Portal account before they could be given access to a site. That was complicated. From now on, you can invite new users to the ennexOS platform, both directly during the initial site setup and from the user administration of a site.
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.
- Dashboard widgets
With this update, we have adjusted the times shown in the dashboard widgets. So far, the last 24 hours, the last 7 days and the last 30 days were shown there. That was apparently not optimal.
The widgets now show the current day, the current month and the current year.
- Notification Center
In the upper navigation bar, there is now a new icon, a "bell". There you find our new notification center, which will inform about updates of Sunny Portal itself and will show important events of the user´s sites.
- New menu structure
We have sorted the menu items and aligned them across the different site hierarchies, making them easier to find.
- New report with detailed device information
Within the notifications, a new report is available with this release. Detailed information about all the PV inverters and their performance are listed in tabular form. In addition, when the inverter comparison is activated, devices that performed outside the defined tolerance are marked in color.
Update June 2019
Russian as new Language supported
New Features for „Analysis Pro“
- Production Comparison
Besides the tab „Detailed Analysis“ there is now a new tab „Energy & Power“. Within this new view the user is able to easily compare absolute and specific yields of inverters for individual days, months and years. In addition to that it is possible to do comparisons with multiple plants.
- Personalized selection of measurements
Within the left filter sidebar the user has now access to the new feature “Channel Profiles”. They allow the user to easily select various basic measurement combinations that are predefined through SMA. Additionally the user is able to save individual combinations of measurements as his own “Channel Profiles”, which will then be available for all plants in the portfolio.
Update March 2019
New functions for Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS
- Supports the exchange of a SUNNY WEBBOX against a SMA Data Manager
Energy and power data of existing plants with one or several Sunny WEBBOXes can be transfered from Sunny Portal Classic to Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS when you create a new plant.
Before that only the transfer of plants with the SMA Cluster Controller was possible.
- Support of plural SMA Data Manager in one plant (Master/Slave configuration)
From now on plural SMA Data Manager can be registered in one plant. This can be necessary when a plant has more than the 50 devices which are supported by the SMA Data Manager M or e.g. large existing plants with plural Sunny WebBoxes or SMA Cluster Controller which should be converted to the SMA Data Manager M.
During the commissioning an operating modus can be selected which determines the role of the Data Manager within the plant. Either he is a Master and can control the entire system and sends control commands to subordinate SMA Data Manager M´s and inverters or he is configured as a Slave an is only able to receive control demands from the Master send them to the inverter.
For now there is only one Master and one grid connection point in the entire plant.
- Virtual devices on base of energy meters
With the release it is now possible to visualize other energy producers in the system, besides PV. The following virtual devices can be implemented and monitored energetically:
- CHP unit
- Diesel generator
- Hydro power plant
Besides new energy sources virtual inverters (several foreign inverters) can be implemented into the system with an extra energy meter.
- View of energy sources within the energy balance
When there are plural energy sources monitored there is the possibility to see all energy sources an their interactions.
- Data migration of plants with a SUNNY WEBBOX from ‚Sunny Portal Classic‘ to Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS:
Data of WebBox plants from the Classic Portal can be copied in the ennexOS portal, if instead of the WebBox a EDMM (and COM GW) is implemented.
- Support of large plants with more than one Data Manager M within one plant:
The EDMM supports up to 50 devices. If there are more devices in the plant (e.g. an old WebBox), then the EDMM´s can be matched in one plant. Hint: New plants only, no already registered plants
- Cross Sector Energy Monitoring
For the expansion of "Cross Sector Energy Monitoring" abilities we support other producers besides PV. Visualization of further energy producers in the energy balance which are implmented with meters (SMA Energy Meter or other Modbus TCP meters):
- CHP unit
- Diesel generator
- Hydro power plant