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SMA Launches Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 Inverter
- Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 08:46
SMA Solar Technology AG launches the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5*. The new Sunny Boy is the perfect inverter for customers who want to take full advantage of their small photovoltaic systems.
Among other features, it supports a high rate of self-consumption, has a wide range of applications and is very easy to integrate into a home network. In addition, its innovative design, broad input voltage range of 80 V to 600 V and new communication concept offer numerous advantages during installation and commissioning. Thanks to direct communication with the SMA Energy Meter, both limitation to 70 percent, which is required in Germany, and limitation to 0 percent is possible.
Simple and fast installation
The innovative design of the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 is not only easy to install, but also allows for quick DC and AC connections via plug and play. For example, because it weighs just 9 kg it can be suspended from just two screws, with no additional wall mounting bracket. Commissioning is equally easy. “Through the integrated intuitive user interface, it is possible to choose the necessary settings wirelessly in next to no time—without having to open the enclosure,” said Product Manager Manz.
Communication via an innovative user interface
Even when it comes to communication, the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 presents an innovation: The product engineers have translocated the entire display operation to mobile devices and PC. “The integrated user interface makes it possible to monitor system data on any smartphone or tablet,” explained Manz. Users can choose between local and online monitoring via Sunny Places and Sunny Portal.
*The Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 will be available from mid-April 2015