Suntrol Portal

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Apr 19, 2017 - New features for installers and system operators

With SolarWorld's reference systems you will now find a link to the new demo view. In demo view, with one click unregistered visitors can view the new system overview with status icons.

As an installer you will find the new “My profile” under “My Suntrol”. You can use this view in your customer meetings to present your company and your own reference systems at a glance.

The system settings menu has been restructured for an easier use. Also, in important menues new icons have been added to simplify navigation.

Mar 20, 2017 - System overview new features: System status and data logger

In Suntrol portal you can now see the status of all your systems at a glance. Therefore, you will find new status icons in the overview of My systems:

● Green - no events

● Yellow - one or more events

● Red - no data connection

With one click on the icon you open the events log where you will find more detailed information about the events.

As installer you will also see the installed data loggers in the system overview. Thus, you can easily sort your installed systems by device type.

You can customize the columns in the overwiew as usual.

Feb 25, 2015 - SolarWorld Sunplug eco

The new SolarWorld Sunplug inverters offer an impressive combination of top efficiency and innovative properties, “Made in Germany”. Easy, low-cost and time-saving installation of an inverter is especially important for domestic solar systems. With power classes of 2.0, 3.0 and 3.6 kW, Sunplug eco is an ideal inverter for smaller private solar systems up to 4 kWp.

Sunplug eco inverters start to operate at very low irradiation levels and its MPP tracker always maximises efficiency regardless of the system's voltage, so that flexible designs using 5 to 16 solar modules are possible.

Sunplug is a lightweight unit weighting less than 10 kg, which simplifies transport to the installation site. The inverter has an integrated data logger with a direct connection to the free-of-charge Suntrol portal.

Jun 2, 2014 - News about Intersolar 2014

The Suntrol eManager is the SolarWorld system for monitoring solar power systems and intelligent distribution of energy in the home. At the Intersolar 2014, SolarWorld will present a number of new functions for the Suntrol eManager. Thus, the eManager manages, for instance, the new battery system SunPac LiOn and electrical consumers via intelligent outlets. These can be automated depending on the yield and consumption or controlled manually when out in the field. A customized yield forecast and your personal load profile serve as a basis for calculation.

Another new feature is the Suntrol HoMy, the management platform for the Suntrol eManager. All of the data is prepared in an understandable manner and optimized for mobile devices. In addition, Suntrol HoMy enables remote control of consumers.

All of the new products and functions can be seen at the Intersolar 2014 in Munich at our stand no. 190 in Hall A1. We look forward to your visit!

Sep 5, 2013 - Power prices and financial overview

The new SunPac 2.0 was one of the highlights at this year's Intersolar and will be available in Germany starting in September 2013. In the Suntrol portal, system owners can immediately start using the self-generated power view which has been expanded to include all of the important battery parameters.

The financial overview is new for all self-generated power and SunPac 2.0 PV systems. Here, the expenses for power from the grid are compared to the earnings from net metering and power savings.

To obtain precise values, it is necessary to save the household power price in the Suntrol portal and adjust it to every change in power prices. The power price calculator is also a useful tool.

Jun 13, 2013 - New self-generated power view

Users with PV systems with a meter connected to a Suntrol data logger now have the new self-generated power view available. The view offers a clear and intuitive overview of all important data relating to the PV system's revenue and household consumption. In addition to the daily view, it is now possible to display values on a monthly or annual basis. This means you can, for example, quickly check what percentage of your power consumption for the year was produced by your own roof and what was obtained from the mains.

In addition, the system configurator has been redesigned and simplified in order to improve tablet PC operation.

You can obtain a glimpse of the future Suntrol Portal between 19 and 21 July at Intersolar in Munich. A highlight of the show is SolarWorld's new home management system, including the Suntrol eManager. We look forward to your visit at Booth 123!

Jan 17, 2013 - Comparison view, sensor data

As a result, comparing your PV plant's operating years could not be easier: The new yearly comparison view compares absolute as well as specific yield values in the course of the years.

The additional new option for a comparative daily view allows for a yield progression comparison on two different days.

Now, the program also provides the option of displaying temperature, insolation and wind sensor data overall as well as by month and year. Thus, you can now read values, such as total yearly insolation or maximum annual temperature of the solar modules or their surroundings.

Sep 20, 2012 - Sensor data, Polish translation, etc.

Sensors connected to the data logger or inverter for PV systems can now be visualized in the Suntrol Portal. The system supports various sensors for this purpose, such as the „Sunny Sensorbox“ from SMA, the „PIKO Sensor“ from KOSTAL and the „Sensorbox“ from Solare Datensysteme.

There are also new features for the income diagrams. In addition to absolute values, it is now possible to display specific income, in other words, per kWp. As a result, inverters and strings can be more easily compared to each other. The scaling for the Y axis within the diagrams can now be toggled between 'static' (identical for all days/months/years) and 'dynamic' (each day/month/year displayed with its own scale).

In addition, the Suntrol Portal is now available in Polish.

May 31, 2012 - Vario poly modules and new area search tool

The new Sunmodule Plus SW 196 Vario poly is now available in the module database. As part of this update, the system configurator now makes it possible to mix modules which match to each other.

The area search tool now lists all PV systems in the surrounding area. This enables a system to be more quickly compared to neighboring systems. The system overview now includes a link to the system installer, so that interested parties can gain a rapid overview of the installers in your area.

Jan 19, 2012 - System installer service, data export, etc.

System operators now have the option of having their systems managed by their system installer. The new menu item „Access Authorization“ in the system menu can be used to grant the system installer access to most settings.

The data export function is also new. The output data for your own systems can now be downloaded in CSV format.

The Suntrol mobile Web view makes the Suntrol portal available to a host of additional smartphones.

Dec 12, 2011 - Now available: Suntrol mobile

The new Suntrol mobile app allows you to access the Suntrol portal from anywhere. In addition to Apple's well-known smartphones and tablet-PCs, we now support devices running the Android operating system.

Moreover, the look and feel of the Suntrol iPhone app has been redesigned to make Suntrol mobile even more intuitive to use.

Further information at Suntrol mobile.

Nov 10, 2011 - Register as an installer

We now offer installers who are not SolarWorld specialist partners the option of appearing in the Suntrol portal as system installers, with their own contact page. The Are you an installer? link on the „My Suntrol“ page opens a registration form for entry of the required data.

All registered company profiles are checked by our service staff and released, at which point they are made public. We will be adding additional functions for installers during the course of time, as well as, of course, for our specialist partners.

Sep 29, 2011 - Print layout, event notification with filter, etc.

The trend views now have a print function for the Flash animated diagrams. In addition, the „HTML snippets“ function has been improved. This enables you to integrate trend views for your public systems into your own websites.

The new filter function on the „Events“ page enables error messages which are not required (e.g. „0-None“) to be individually suppressed, thereby enabling better customization of the message system to your circumstances.

In the rare event that an inverter is not properly recognized by the Suntrol portal during the installation process, this will now be displayed in the system configurator and manual model selection is possible.

Aug 25, 2011 - Improved system configurator

The system configurator now displays the serial number of each inverter in addition to the type. Moreover, each inverter can now be assigned its own commissioning date with remuneration data. This means that the actual remuneration amounts can be calculated more accurately, even for retrofitted expansions to the solar installation.

Aug 4, 2011 - Additions, KOSTAL support and more

Income can now be added not only for individual days and months, but also for whole years. In addition, the system for adding successive days or months has been significantly improved.

Up until now, operators of KOSTAL inverters didn't have the option of configuring the data upload frequency. For this reason, the „My systems“ page now includes a configurable upload interval option for „Data logger“ in the „access data“.

An option has been added to the user profile („My Data“), enabling the real name display to be suppressed.

Apr 28, 2011 - Improved output monitoring

The previous “performance monitoring system” for individual inverters is now being replaced with the new, improved “output monitoring system”. Now it is possible to compare the outputs of individual MPP trackers and in doing so, take the pitch and orientation of the connected modules into consideration. For very small systems, this comparison is made with other systems in the same region.

As part of this upgrade, the trend views are being extended. In addition to the familiar trend diagrams, it is now possible to compare the outputs of individual inverters and MPP trackers with each other by means of a tabular overview.

This output monitoring system now means that the system operator is able to get more precise information regarding outputs as well as detailed system information and the option to compare the system with other regional and national systems.

Feb 28, 2011 - New system views

All of the content offered in the system views can now be individually customized by the user. In order to do so, the „Customize“ button has been integrated above and to the right of the two tables. The displayed content can now be selected for each column and the number of tabular columns can be varied. The changes are then stored by clicking the „Save“ button.

We would be delighted to receive your feedback in the event that any selection options are missing or you have suggestions for improvement!

Dec 1, 2010 - New output diagrams, SMA WebBox, system configurator

All of the output diagrams have been reworked. Each view now offers various interactive diagram types, such as pie charts, bar charts and zoomable line charts. All of the diagrams also feature a drill-down function in order to access the next level of detail, e.g. clicking on a bar in the monthly view now opens the corresponding daily chart.

In addition to the Suntrol family of data loggers and the integrated data loggers manufactured by Kostal, the Suntrol portal now supports the Sunny WebBox from SMA. An overview of all devices which are compatible with the Suntrol portal can be viewed in the new List of supported devices.

The equally new „System Configurator“ now means it is possible to store a detailed layout of your system on the portal. Various module types with individual specifications for orientation and pitch are configurable.

Sep 28, 2010 - Suntrol portal Makeover

The Suntrol portal has been completely re-designed. We have moved the side menu to the upper section and also re-structured it. The contents area contains the familiar tab-based navigation with changing sub-pages.

The diagram presentation has been significantly improved. The new diagram types with stacked bars enable the individual inverters to be more easily compared.

In addition, the Detail search tool has been expanded with new search options, enabling, among other things, searching for systems with a specified size or particular inverter models.

Jul 29, 2010 - Additions, FAQs & Kostal

The manually added outputs are now taken into consideration for the plotted diagrams (with the exception of the daily statistics).

The new FAQ section serves to answer frequently arising questions. We would be delighted to receive your feedback in relation to this and we will supplement the list accordingly.

The ready-made HTML snippets (available from the „My systems“ page) can be used to integrate system data into your own Websites.

The system log has been improved. Individual days can now be conveniently selected via the date selection tool. Kostal inverter users can now determine the time of each data transfer.

Jul 22, 2010 - Personal startup page

We have improved the profile page for you. There is now an area with a brief overview of the systems. In addition, you can now read the Portal News, where we announce all of the latest changes to the Suntrol portal. „My Suntrol“ shows you an overview of all important data at a glance.

Jun 25, 2010 - Observe systems

A new feature is the option to follow third-party systems.

The information page of each system contains a link to follow the system. Followed systems are shown on the „My systems“ page underneath your own systems. They can also be removed from here.

Mar 5, 2010 - Post-entry of outputs

You can now enter unrecorded outputs for your system. Under „My systems“ you will see that each system has a green icon at the top left. Clicking this icon enables you to call up additional details and explanations for entering data.

In addition, we are interested in receiving your opinion about the Portal. For this reason, you now have the option of providing us with feedback containing your thoughts and suggestions. You will find the „Feedback Box“ at the bottom of your profile page.

Dec 4, 2009 - Delayed output data display

After the portal was updated some users experienced have significant delays in the visualization of your output data during the past days.

We would like to apologize for this situation and we will be undertaking measures to ensure that such difficulties do not occur in the future.

We would like to especially thank those users who informed us so promptly about the error and thereby contributed to solving the problem!

Nov 23, 2009 - Visibility of your systems

You now have an icon next to each system on your „My systems“ page, indicating whether your system can be viewed by the public. Clicking on the icon gives you detailed information as to why your system is not yet visible. This gives you the option of adapting your configuration in a targeted manner.