SUNNY EXPLORER

SUNNY EXPLORER

The free PC software solution

Switch on your PC, activate Bluetooth and start Sunny Explorer. That’s all that’s needed to give operators and installers an overview of their PV plant. The free software is the optimum addition to inverters with Bluetooth. Key plant data can be visualized on a PC. Sunny Explorer also provides support during inverter parameterization. PV plant maintenance is convenient and fast thanks to quick access to measured values and the event memory.

Easy to use

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

User-friendly

  • Intuitive operation
  • Graphic display of key PV plant data

Reliable

  • Long-term archiving via data export in CSV format
  • Rapid diagnosis via access to measured values and event memory
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Languages
Available languages German, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, Korean, Czech
System Requirements
Supported operating systems Windows XP SP2,
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit),
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Supported Bluetooth stacks Microsoft,
Toshiba,
BlueSoleil,
Broadcom
Hardware (minimum requirements)
Processor PIII 800 MHz (XP), P4 1 GHz (Vista, Windows 7)
Main memory 512 MB (XP), 1 GB (Vista, Windows 7)
Free hard drive space 265 MB (240 MB .Net / 25 MB application)
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
Communication
Inverter communication Bluetooth
Max. number of devices 1 Master: 50 / 2 Masters: 25
Plant information
Plant overview Ideally suited for an overview of the entire PV plant by presentation of the most important data
Plant settings Simple parameter setting for an entire device class
Current plant values Summary of current device data. The display of minimum and maximum values, sums and averages (depicted for every device class) provides the operators with detailed information about the current status of their PV plant
Device information
Device overview The most important device information at a single 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 files Easy overview of the PV plant performance data stored every 5 minutes, with daily storage of a file containing the values for all inverters
Monthly files Long-term overview of the daily PV plant yields, with monthly storage of a file containing the values for all inverters
Events Rapid overview of all events that were written to a file for a selected time frame
Footnotes
Type designation Sunny Explorer

You can download this version directly from the download area.


Sunny Explorer Version 1.07.20.R (Updated December 2014)

  • Update of the device support
  • Compatible with new national standards (EN50438_2013, NEN-EN50438_13, PEA2013, MEA2013, SI4777_HS131_Pf, RD1699/413)
  • Compatible with new parameters for grid monitoring as well as system and device control
  • General bug fixing


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 August 2013)

  • Update of the device support (SMA Energy Meter)
  • Support of new country codes
  • Bug fixes


Sunny Explorer Version 1.06 (Updated May 2013)

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


Sunny Explorer Version 1.06 (Updated March 2013)

  • Update to the device support (inverter, Sunny Island 6.0H, Power Control Module, SMA Grid Gate (GRIDGATE-20), Speedwire/Webconnect Piggy-Back)
  • Multicast support for special routers, switches and powerline adapters
  • Retrieval of all of the events of an inverter for the Installer user group
  • Visualization of the inverter status "No feed-in"
  • Various bug fixes and improvements


Sunny Explorer Version 1.05 (Updated October 2012)

  • Troubleshooting for devices communicating via Speedwire


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
Language

Technical Description

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

PC Software

SUNNY EXPLORER Setup 1.07.20 SunnyExplorerSetup-v10720R.exe
  • Type: PC Software
  • Language: International
  • Number: SunnyExplorerSetup-v10720R
  • Version: 1.07.20

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