The monitoring tool Sunny Portal Professional Package was originally intended for business customers who simultaneously service several PV systems. However, residential PV system users, may also find many of the functions valuable. After repeated inquiries from residential customers and an extensive phase of testing, SMA has now decided to also make the tool available to private system operators. In this blog post, I will go through the primary function in professional PV monitoring – the “Analyse Pro” function.
With a free demo package, SMA offers the option of testing the Professional Package on your own PV system for four weeks. After the trial period has expired, you can purchase the annual subscription for just 30 euros.
Here, I would like to give you a glimpse of the Analyse Pro’s functional range. The ’Energy and Power’ and ’Specific Comparison’ functions are already known from the Sunny Portal’s standard analysis.
Detailed analysis within 5 minutes
Whereas the standard analysis intervals are 15 minutes, Analyse Pro enables detailed analysis within only 5 minutes.
Customized Comparison Function With Detailed Analysis
Power, voltage, electrical current strength, frequency, insulation resistance, battery state of charge and much more can be queried here — a differentiation is made between individual inverters and battery inverters. This allows you to compare the results.
In addition, you can activate a reference day which is displayed as background in the graphic. The status of the communication and the status of the inverters can be reported in the graphic.
Watch this screencast briefly explaining how it works:
Test the Professional Package now. I would say the “Analyse Pro” function, in particular, is effective and above all is essentially easier to operate compared with the Webbox. With this new tool, even technically inexperienced PV system operators can now monitor and control their systems seamlessly.
Before going live, Matthias was given access to SUNNY Portal Pro to test it for one year free of charge. Thanks Matthias, for this useful blog post.
Matthias Röschinger (guest author)
Matthias works as an industrial mechanic for an automotive parts supplier. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving. He has upgraded his home to a smart home with a PV system and a storage system. He takes an active part in the photovoltaic forum sharing his experience with other users—just like here in the blog.