Use the S485USPB-NR communication module to connect multiple Sunny Boy inverters and Sunny Boy controls to one PC. The number of Sunny Boys that can be connected to a computer is virtually unlimited. The Busline communication system will provide simultaneous connections to one central controller. This communication module is ideal when using Sunny Data Control software. This is not for wireless connection and every inverter will require dedicated cabling to the central controller. Once the communication is established, you will be able to configure the inverter parameters and monitor production values from your computer.
NOTE: this option is only available with the Sunny Boy Control and the Sunny Boy Control Plus. It is not available with the Sunny Boy Control Light.
SMA America started in Germany in 1981 and is a pioneer in photovoltaics power conversion. Today they are the number one inverter manufacturer worldwide with presence in 15 different countries, including the United States and Canada. In 2011 they opened the solar academy in California to help installers understand SMA’s technology and bring that knowledge to the home of thousands of homeowners in the US.
SMA staples include the Sunny Island inverters for off-grid and remote applications and the Sunny Boy inverters for residential and small commercial applications. In recent years they added the Tripower line of commercial inverters ranging from 12kW to 30kW per unit. Some of their inverters are assembled in Colorado and qualify for the ARRA Recovery Act. All their units are UL listed and comply with the most recent requirements in the National Electric Code (NEC).
SMA America has raised the bar in the solar industry for over 30 years and they continue to do so. They cover a wide range of applications and system sizes. The new inverter models with grid-tie applications come with multiple MPPT channels that will provide increased flexibility for your design and the length of you PV strings. This is a required feature when working with challenging roofs such as odd shapes or significant shading.
Additionally, SMA provides their Sunny Portal free of charge to SMA users. It is one of the most advanced energy communication platforms; all SMA inverters can transfer production data to the Sunny Portal. The portal is accessible to system owners via the Internet, where they can view and monitor their system’s performance in great detail.