Secure Power Supply (SPS)
The inverter is equipped with a secure power supply by means of which an external socket-outlet can be connected to the inverter. The socket-outlet provides current from the PV plant on demand in the event of a grid failure.
Activation of SMA Smart Connected
During registration of the system in Sunny Portal, the installer simply checks a box to activate SMA Smart Connected which commences automatic inverter monitoring by SMA.
Automatic inverter monitoring
SMA automatically monitors the inverter to identify events around-the-clock. Both installers and their customers benefit from SMA's many years of experience diagnosing sophisticated inverter technology.
The inverter is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
The Sunny Boy-US series features a wealth of improvements and joins SMA’s lineup of field-proven solar technology backed by the world’s #1 service team. The world’s first Secure Power Supply now delivers up to 2,000 W of opportunity power when the grid goes down and the sun is shining. Installation has never been easier thanks to SMA’s Installation Assistant, direct access via smartphone, and integrated DC disconnect.
The Sunny Boy’s multiple independent input channels, each with SMA’s OptiTrac™ Global Peak, mean hundreds of stringing configurations for flexible system design while solving the challenges of complex roofs and shading. Additional efficiencies are achieved with SMA’s new Smart Connected technology, which simplifies service, reduces costly truck rolls and can help installers provide stellar customer service
There are a variety of Inverter manufacturers on the markets. The top two we install regularly are SMA and SolarEdge. Both are fantastic products with great warranties. Depending on the situation, we may recommend one over the other.
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The SolarEdge single phase inverter with HD-Wave technology breaks the mold of traditional solar inverters. Winner of the prestigious 2016 Intersolar Award and the renowned 2018 Edison Award, the single phase inverter is specifically designed to work with SolarEdge power optimizers. It comes with a built-in DC safety switch, integrated rapid shutdown, and features a standard 12-year warranty extendable to 20 or 25 years.
Because Maximum Power Point Tracking and voltage management are handled separately for each solar module by the SolarEdge power optimizer, the single phase inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Consequently, it is a simpler, more cost effective, more reliable solar inverter. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times independent of string length and temperature.
In addition to its functionality as a DC-optimized PV inverter, the single phase inverter also manages battery and system energy as part of SolarEdge’s StorEdge solution.