ROCKLIN, Calif., April 22, 2014—SMA’s Sunny Portal has reached a milestone achievement of 100 terawatt hours (TWh) of solar energy monitoring on Earth Day. This achievement, which affirms Sunny Portal’s status as a leading Web-based PV monitoring platform, is the equivalent of avoiding more than 70 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering Earth’s atmosphere.
“Reaching 100 TWh of energy in Sunny Portal is a fitting reminder of the important role solar power plays in ensuring our planet’s health on Earth Day,” said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America and president of SMA Canada. “We’re proud to help deliver clean, solar energy to homes and businesses as consumers turn to renewable energy to power their lives.”
Sunny Portal provides free system monitoring for photovoltaic plants throughout the world and currently supports more than 150,000 systems. It allows system owners to access PV system data anytime and anywhere via the Internet or Sunny Portal application for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones. Automatic product updates ensure that the device firmware is always up to date, while any operation irregularities or interferences are quickly detected, and an email notification is sent through the Sunny Portal.
The SMA Group generated sales of more than €0.9 billion in 2013 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. As an energy management group, SMA offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for grid-connected photovoltaic plants as well as off-grid and hybrid system technology. The product portfolio is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of utility-scale PV plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index. www.SMA-America.com/www.SMA-Canada.ca