Inverter manufacturer SMA America has introduced the Sunny Portal application for iPhones. Available for free download from the Apple App Store, it allows solar power system owners and operators to manage, monitor and display PV system performance instantly.
SMA's first iPhone application, the Solarchecker, was released earlier this year.
‘The Sunny Portal iPhone application provides on-the-go monitoring for any PV system, regardless of its configuration or size,’ says Jurgen Krehnke, president and general manager of SMA America. ‘Being able to instantly access systems' data to ensure peak production and discovering unnoticed performance disturbances helps system administrators conserve both time and costs.’
The application features a visual display of a system's energy yield for the day, month, year and life-to-date of the system, in addition to listing its CO2 savings in tons per year. These data are uploaded daily via the SMA Sunny WebBox, a communication hub that continuously collects data from the solar inverters.
SOURCE: SMA America