Energy & Power
SMA Webconnect monitors residential, small commercial PV systems
By Alyssa Dalton
March 19, 2014 – SMA says it has unveiled a solution to simplify online monitoring of residential and small commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Webconnect enables direct data transmission from the inverter to SMA’s Sunny Portal—a web-based PV monitoring platform—through the system owner’s existing internet connection, without the need for additional communications or data-logging devices. Users can use the solution to monitor plant data and performance of systems with up to four inverters. Webconnect is available across the full range of SMA Sunny Boy inverters, including 3000TL-US, 3800TL-US, 4000TL-US and 5000TL-US transformerless inverters. System owners can access PV system data through the internet or Sunny Portal app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones.