Increase PV Self-Consumption with the SMA Smart Home & Automated Load Control
SMA offer a full range of PV and battery inverters including smart communications to help a home or business owner make the most of their investment in solar.
SMA has introduced the next phase of the SMA Smart Home through their partnership with load automation specialists, Plugwise.
The Sunny Home Manager, the brains behind a smart PV system, is now able to directly communicate and control loads in the home or business so that they operate whenever there is excess solar energy. In this way, a home or business can increase their PV self-consumption and reduce the electricity they draw from the grid.
The solution can be a cheaper and simpler option for consumers who want to increase the utilisation of their PV, but can’t afford or justify the investment in batteries at the moment.
SMA Product Manager for the Sunny Home Manager, Martin Volkmar, explains the new solution and demonstrates the simple steps on how to connect the Plugwise device to the Sunny Home Manager in this video.