You can also make a meaningful upgrade to your PV system by adding other power generators. In addition to small wind farms or hydroelectric power plant, diesel generators ensure that your energy demand is covered in the event of poor weather or if your stores are empty.
Energy control plays a key role when it comes to an off-grid energy supply. SMA technology therefore ensures that all components are compatible with one another and that the storage system is optimally used. If more solar power is available than needed, then the batteries will be charged. If demand is greater than production, it is covered by the electricity stored in the batteries.
For a mountain cabin, an isolated garden house in the country, a vacation home on an island or for those who just want to be off the grid: SMA’s Off-Grid System allows you to be self-sufficient anywhere and at any time.
Monitors, plans, controls: The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 controls power generation quickly, becomes familiar with all the energy flows in your home and uses intelligent planning to harmonize power generation and consumption schedules. Using the optional SMA radio-controlled sockets, household appliances, such as your washing machine or dishwasher, can be automatically controlled.
As an ideal inverter for small and medium-sized households, the Sunny Boy TL-US is already bringing high yields in thousands of PV systems worldwide. It comes not only in different power classes, but is also available in a convenient design, for example for simple roof configurations. Thanks to the right communications technology, such as SMA’s Webconnect integrated into the inverter, this data can also be accessed online.
The battery inverter can be retrofitted and is responsible for storing excess power. As part of the SMA Flexible Storage System, the Sunny Island offers the best features for achieving a high self-consumption rate – and thereby more independence from rising electricity costs.