The free PC software solution

Switch on your laptop or PC, activate the Bluetooth interface, and start Sunny Explorer. That’s all that’s needed to give operators and installers an overview of their PV system. The free software is the optimum addition to the new generation of SMA inverters with integrated Bluetooth. Key plant data can be visualized on a computer quickly and wirelessly. Energy values and events can be archived by exporting data in CSV format, and then processed and visualized in Excel. Sunny Explorer also provides support during inverter configuration. Because no complicated cabling is needed, system maintenance is convenient and fast.

Easy to Use

  • Free PC software for wireless monitoring of the PV plant via Bluetooth®
  • Quick overview of yields and system status


  • Intuitive operation
  • Graphic display of key PV system data


  • Long-term archiving via data export in CSV format
  • Rapid diagnosis via access to measured values and event memory
  Sunny Explorer
Available languages German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Czech, Greek, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch
System requirements  
Supported operating systems Windows XP (Service Pack 2), Windows Vista (32 Bit), Windows 7
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Supported Bluetooth stacks Microsoft, Toshiba, BlueSoleil, Broadcom
Hardware (minimum requirements)  
Processor PIII 800 MHz (XP) / P4 1 GHz (Vista)
Main Memory 512 MB (XP) / 1 GB (Vista)
Free hard disk space 265 MB (240 MB .Net / 25 MB application)
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
Inverter communication Bluetooth
Max. number of devices 1 master: 50 / 2 masters: 25
System information  
Plant overview ideally suited for an overview of the entire PV plant by presentation of the most important data
System settings simple parameter setting for an entire device class
Current system values summary of current device data and display of minimum and maximum values, sums and averages (depicted for every device category) provides the operator with detailed information about the current status of their PV plant
Device information  
Device overview most important device information at a glance
Device settings individual parameter adjustment for each device
Current device values detailed information on the current values of the selected device
Events rapid event analysis with use of the device analysis functions and direct viewing of recorded events
Data export  
Daily data overview of the PV plant performance data stored every 5 minutes, with daily storage of a fi le containing the values for all inverters
Monthly fi les long-term overview of the PV plant daily yields, with monthly storage of a fi le containing the values for all inverters
Events rapid overview of all events that were written to a fi le for a selected time frame

You can download this version directly from the download area.

Sunny Explorer Version 1.07.17.R (Updated June 2014)

  • Supports the following SMA devices:
    • Sunny Island 6.0H (SI6.0H-11)
    • Sunny Island 8.0H (SI8.0H-11)
  • Support of Japanese language
  • General Bugfix

Sunny Explorer Version 1.07.11.R (Updated March 2014)

  • Supports the following SMA devices:
    • SB6000TL-US-22
    • SB5000 TL-US22
  • Supports the country data set:
    • G59/3

Sunny Explorer Version 1.07 (Updated January 2014)

  • Update of the device support
  • Better performance for Speedwire connections
  • Bug fixes

Sunny Explorer Version 1.06 (Updated November 2013)

  • Update of the device support
  • Support of new country codes with the country-specific application guidelines

Sunny Explorer Version 1.06 (Updated May 2013)

  • Update of the device support (STP inverters)
  • Compatible with new national standards

Sunny Explorer Version 1.05 (Updated October 2012)

  • Troubleshooting for devices communicating via Speedwire

Sunny Explorer 1.04 (last updated: June 2012)

  • Update of the device support (Inverter, Bluetooth® Piggy-Back Off-Grid Module, SMA Power Control Module)
  • Support of Speedwire® as type of communication for inverters with Webconnect data module as well as inverters with integrated Webconnect function (STP/WTP 5000TL / 6000TL / 7000TL / 8000TL / 9000TL)
  • Improved plant analysis and control for installers via visualization of the Bluetooth network topology and display of the connection quality between individual devices
  • Bug fixes

Sunny Explorer 1.03 (last updated: October 2011)

  • Parameters of the VDE application guide (VDE-AR-N 4105) can be adjusted (only for Germany)
  • Whether it is necessary to enter the GridGuard password is - as of now - checked on the basis of the country set in the device.
  • Internal improvements by inverter update

Sunny Explorer 1.02 (August 2010)

  • Graphical display of daily, monthly and yearly yield summed up for the whole plant
  • Faster display of each chart
  • General improvements and debugging


PC Software

SUNNY EXPLORER Setup 1.07.17
Type: PC Software
Language: International
Document number: SunnyExplorerSetup10717R
Version number: 1.07.17
Technical Description

SMA Safety and Password Concept for Passwordprotected PV Plants with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology - Technical Description
Type: Technical Description
Language: English (US)
Document number: Sicherheit-eng-TUS113310
Version number: 1.0