At the beginning of December, leading representatives from the fields of solar, storage technology and the digital economy met at the Digital Solar & Storage conference in Munich, an event organized by SolarPower Europe. This was the first time the event had been held and it provided an impressive insight into the digitalization of the energy supply.
The first e-mobility Plugfest of the EEBUS initiative in June is now followed by the second one. Put to the test: All generators and loads in the home are interconnected to communicate via energy management platforms, such as ennexOS from SMA. PV systems, heating, home appliances and even charging stations for electric cars will thus have to be optimally connected with each other for optimized use of energy in all areas of application.
This screencast demonstrates how to configure a stand-alone grid with Sunny Island in only eight steps. Thanks to the integrated web interface, commissioning can be performed easily using a smartphone, tablet or–more conventionally–a PC. Jan Roessler, trainer at the SMA Solar Academy, provides handy tips and tricks on the settings required for storage systems in off-grid operation.
Da Luglio 2017 è disponibile il nuovo Sunny Home Manager 2.0! Perché Sunny Home Manager avrà d’ora in poi lo stesso aspetto di SMA Energy Meter? Cosa comporterà il nuovo dispositivo per l’impianto fotovoltaico? Tutte le risposte nel BLOG di SMA.
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.