Exclusive Monitoring Package Provides Real-Time Data for the Life of the Inverter
ROCKLIN, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014—SMA is now offering free monitoring for life for its Sunny Boy 240-US micro inverter. Applicable to all Sunny Boy 240-US micro inverters purchased during 2014 in North America, and active for the inverter's entire lifecycle, this exclusive monitoring package includes the Sunny Multigate-US and Sunny Portal. This combined technology allows system owners to access module-level data via the Internet or iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android applications.
The Sunny Multigate-US provides reliable, distortion-free communication between the Sunny Boy 240-US and Sunny Portal by keeping the powerline communications on a private band. This allows the Sunny Portal, the world's largest Web-based PV monitoring platform, to provide real-time data, enabling pinpoint control and fast error detection. Advances in module-level monitoring data provide a granular look at system performance and allows swift correction should there be an issue with an individual panel.
"While other manufacturers charge upwards of $249 for module-level monitoring, SMA is pleased to offer this as a free service for Sunny Boy 240-US micro inverters purchased this year," said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada. "Because it lasts for the entire life of the inverter, this monitoring package provides significant savings that solar professionals can pass on to their customers."
In addition to its advanced communication capabilities, the groundbreaking Sunny Multigate-US technology enables greater energy production and superior reliability by mitigating the damaging effects of temperature-related stress commonly found under a module. It also provides advanced diagnostics for simplified installation and servicing.
The Sunny Boy 240-US is ideal for residential systems and rooftops with complex, shaded situations. It boasts an improved cabling concept that eliminates the need for a trunk and branch cabling scheme, increasing flexibility. Simple installation is achieved by pre-assembled AC plugs and connection cables used in a daisy chain configuration, as well as multiple DC connector options. Furthermore, the Sunny Boy 240-US does not require additional grounding equipment, speeding installation.
Installers can contact SMA at Sales@SMA-America.com or by calling (916) 625-0870 to obtain more information or to place an order.
The SMA Group generated sales of more than €930 million in 2013 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA's broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for grid-connected photovoltaic plants as well as off-grid and hybrid system technology. The product portfolio is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of utility-scale pv-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 also in the TecDAX index. www.SMA-America.com/www.SMA-Canada.ca