PV inverter manufacturer SMA has introduced a new SMA Sunny Portal application for smartphone users with the Android operating system. Almost all tablets are thin and lightweight but few have good connectivity options.
Available for free download from the Android Market, the SMA Sunny Portal Android application allows solar power system owners and operators to manage, monitor and display PV system performance through the SMA Sunny Portal, a Web-based PV monitoring product.
This new addition is designed to complement SMA's Sunny Portal and Solarchecker applications for the Apple iPhone, the company says. Much like its companion, SunnyPortal.com, the Sunny Portal application provides a snapshot of any registered PV system. The information is uploaded daily via the SMA Sunny WebBox, a communication hub that continuously collects data from the solar inverters.