As part of the international EEBUS Initiative, reputable manufacturers have joined forces to develop a uniform communication standard for all household electrical devices so that, in the future, energy consumption can be coordinated in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. We have spoken to Frank Blessing, who sits on the board of this initiative, about the successes and challenges as well as what drives him personally to get engaged with this issue.
In June, representatives of the EEBUS initiative met in Cologne for the first e-mobility Plugfest to test the state of development of their respective devices live. A Plugfest is a bit like a LAN party for developers. In Cologne, the specific focus was on interactions between the charging station, electric vehicle and energy management system.
Storing solar power and optimizing self-consumption at home are key trends for all PV system operators. Depending on the size of the system and of the storage system, you can optimize your use of self-generated solar energy and can even make you completely independent from your power company. We can show you how it works in Sunny Places with the new “Try a Demo” function.
An electrically qualified person can install the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 in a home connection box in just a few minutes. In our case, the SMA Energy Meter was replaced by the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 in less than 15 minutes.
The particular highlight at our Intersolar 2017 booth in Munich is ennexOS. SMA’ s new energy management platform for the first time connects all energy generating and consuming sectors, can be applied in all segments from household up to utility-scale applications and significantly reduces energy costs.
The more self-generated solar energy you use in your own home, the more efficient your PV system becomes. When self-consumption is high, grid feed-in goes down. If you combine a battery-storage system with an electric heating element, you can use as much of your solar power as possible for yourself. Thanks to electric water heating, our colleague Manuel März enjoys hot water essentially at zero cost, which means that his heat pump even gets some time off in the summer month.
The new Sunny Home Manager 2.0 will be available in April 2017. Just like the term Web 2.0, the extension 2.0 does not describe a radically new type of technology or application. Instead, it describes the modified and extended use of the product. Here, you can learn why the Sunny Home Manager now looks like the SMA Energy Meter and what this means for the PV system.
It was great to win the Middle East Electricity Award in 2015 for the “Smart Solar Project of the Year” (we reported it here). Now, two years later, the SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0 is once again winner of the Middle East Electricity award. This time we won “Smart Product of the Year” – a great reward for our continuous efforts to find smart solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
Read more about what convinced the jury in this article…
Nel campo del monitoraggio e del controllo degli impianti SMA ha lanciato da poco SMA Com Gateway un dispositivo che, proprio come una porta (gateway), apre agli impianti fotovoltaici dotati di comunicazione dati RS485 la strada verso la moderna tecnologia SMA Speedwire. Abbiamo raccolto per voi le sette principali domande e risposte su questo nuovo prodotto di comunicazione.
Mejora en la comunicación de plantas fotovoltaicas: 7 preguntas y respuestas sobre la SMA Com Gateway
SMA ofrece desde hace poco, dentro del segmento de la monitorización y el control de las plantas, la SMA Com Gateway. El nombre de este equipo lo dice todo, ya que como pasarela (“gateway”) abre la vía para plantas fotovoltaicas con comunicación de datos RS485 al mundo de la última comunicación Speedwire de SMA. Hemos recopilado las siete preguntas y respuestas más importantes sobre este nuevo equipo de comunicación.
SMA now offers the SMA Com Gateway for PV system monitoring and control. The name of the device says it all – as a gateway, it provides PV systems featuring RS485 data communication with access to state-of-the-art SMA Speedwire communication. Below, we’ve summarized seven important questions and answers on the new communication device.