Simon’s family generates their own solar power using the SMA Smart Home system. The family has become largely independent from rising electricity costs by using the system intelligently.
Even before building their Smart Home, Simon and Mandy were excited about the idea of generating their own power.
“This is something we were sure of for a long time. If we were going to build our own house, we wanted an innovative and sustainable home that generates electricity and saves energy. And it quickly became clear that we would need an intelligent energy management system with the SMA Smart Home.”
The following features were important for Simon and his family:
It all came together quickly after they selected the installer and received the bid. The PV system was installed on the roof and they were able to start producing their own clean energy within just two days.
Incidentally, the panels were installed on the roof facing east and west “in order to get high generator output from early morning until late in the day,” Simon emphasized. The roof was fitted almost completely with monocrystalline modules with 195 Wp each. “And by installing the Sunny Home Manager, Sunny Island and a lithium-ion battery, the system is also smart,” this proud owner explained with a smile.
The following components were installed in Simon’s house:
Simon’s family did not have to make any changes to their daily routines when they moved into their house. Because intelligent energy management with the SMA Smart Home operates completely automatically without sacrificing comfort or convenience. “It’s basically very easy,” explained Simon.
“I tell the Sunny Home Manager by what time I want the laundry to be done and the dishes washed. And the Energy Manager knows, through local weather reports, when the PV system produces enough power to operate the washing machine and the dishwasher—and switches them on automatically from the radio-controlled socket.”
For Simon real benefits include:
Simon’s solar power system was configured using several system components that are part of the SMA Flexible Storage System, which includes the Sunny Home Manager and Sunny Island battery inverter.
Overview of PV system components:
Sunny Tripower 12000TL
The specialist for home systems with complex configurations: Our ultramodern three-phase inverter meets the highest technological requirements and comes in different power classes up to 17 kW.
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Sunny Island 6.0H
The battery inverter can be retrofitted and is responsible for storing excess power. As part of the SMA Flexible Storage Systems, the Sunny Island offers the best features for achieving a high self-consumption rate. Thanks to its outstanding flexibility, it can be combined with any generator size and almost all battery types.
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Sunny Home Manager with Sunny Places
The Energy Manager is the brain behind the brawn of the SMA Smart Home. Integrated access to Sunny Places not only gives you an overview of your PV system’s energy data, it also lets you compare your system’s performance with that of other systems.
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To the Sunny Portal
Kai is pleased with his lower electric bill, because, for over a year now, he has been generating his own electricity and even consuming most of it himself.
“I always wanted to be more independent and do my part to reduce my carbon footprint. When we decided to completely renovate our house, we also installed a photovoltaic system on our roof.”
Near Kassel, Germany, Simon is living his dream of having a Smart Home. He and his family have been living in a house equipped with an intelligent energy management system for two years.
“We now use our photovoltaic system to produce our own power. It is much less expensive than electricity from the grid, and we are largely independent from continually rising electricity prices.”