The Sunny Home Manager release 1.12 rollout starts today, and with this, we are making it possible to integrate the internationally deployable Plugwise radio-controlled sockets into the SMA world. To this end we have made a video for you, showing you in simple steps how to connect the SMA Appliance Control Set – the new Plugwise radio-controlled sockets – to the Sunny Home Manager.
In a few of the comments we made, we announced that the new Sunny Home Manager Release 1.12 would be available in August/September. Unfortunately, the project has been delayed, and we now expect it to be completed in early October. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
The Sunny Boy Smart Energy combines a PV inverter and a lithium-ion battery and is the heart of the SMA Integrated Storage System solution for simple, intelligent energy management. In an interview, Product Manager Thomas Thierschmidt describes to me this innovative combination solution, its use and benefits—and some of the challenges the engineers had to overcome with this project.
Let’s start with the good news: After the release last year of the iOS app used for display live data in PV systems with the Sunny Home Manage, an Android app with the same functionality is now available as well.
Making tea, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, drying hair, watching television. My family, the Thriftys, uses a lot of electrical appliances on a typical day. Let me tell you how I use and manage solar energy intelligently, not only to save electricity and money, but also to protect the environment.
Energy from conventional sources is becoming more and more expensive. As a result, people are increasingly interested in using energy when costs are low – for example when their PV system is producing abundant current. However, being able to use energy to get the most out of it also involves a number of other considerations. This article describes smart energy management with the Sunny Home Manager.
Now that grid parity has been reached in Germany, self-consumption of solar energy has become the most cost-efficient way to operate a new PV system. The new motto: Use the electricity you generate for your own needs instead of feeding it into the grid.
France has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to the energy efficiency of buildings. The following two facts make it clear: 42.5 percent of energy is consumed by the global building sector; and French households spend an average of €900 per year on heating bills. The French government reacted to these issues by setting a new goal to reduce energy consumption in buildings. In 2009 a series of laws came into force. With the aim of increasing building efficiency, these new regulations set three major milestones.