How to Install the New Sunny Boy

Tech Tip: Sunny Boy 3.0–5.0 Installation

Voilà! It is finally happening: The worthy successor of the world’s most successful inverter — the Sunny Boy 3000-5000TL — is now available. The new PV inverter of the Sunny Boy 3.0–5.0 type is suitable for private rooftop installations, 10 kg lighter than its predecessor and is easy to operate via a smartphone. It also comes up with the new service concept, SMA Smart Connected, including the all-inclusive service package.

The video above shows you how to install the device. The one below explains the advantages for installers.

Sunny Boy 3.0–5.0 with SMA Smart Connected


More information

All technical information on SMA Smart Connected with associated explanations can also be found on our product page.


Do you have any questions about the new device? Please write in the comments section. Our product managers Stefan Zanger and Thomas Thierschmidt will be happy to answer any questions you may have in a new post.



This article was published in 2017. As we are constantly developing our solutions, there may be newer or additional options for the tips and techniques in this article.

  1. Leo John Oliveros
    Leo John Oliveros says:

    Hello is this inverter model equipped with the feature Secure Power Supply like the SMA Sunny Boy US?

    “SMA America just released their new line of Sunny Boy grid-tie inverters that allow you to have power from your solar system when the grid is down and the sun is shinning. This feature eliminates the need of batteries for energy storage by drawing energy directly from your solar panels.”

    • Anke Baars
      Anke Baars says:

      Hi Naomi,
      Thanks for your request. The wall mounting bracket is included in the scope of delivery of our Sunny Boy inverters.
      Please find details in the operating manual of the inverter, see SMA downloads.
      Kind regards,

      • Naomi
        Naomi says:

        Hi Anke
        I mean the perforated mesh wall panel that they use in the video? We would like to incorporate it in our system?

        Kind Regards

      • Anke Baars
        Anke Baars says:

        Hi Naomi,
        Sorry, but these are tailor-made products, they´re not available for free sale. If you use perforated mesh walls, please make sure that the screws are the right type and thickness.
        Kind regards,

  2. Vincent Chau
    Vincent Chau says:

    Hi Sir,
    I’m in Vietnam. We use 2 pcs of SB5.0. Its working not good, always occur grid fault. Maybe it depend country standard code.
    Can you guide me to change this country standard? Vietnam is same thailand country standard. (We tried set condition: default and PEA2013 but it wasn’t work well).

    Please help to check and give me advice.
    Thank you.


    • Carolyn Schlosser
      Carolyn Schlosser says:

      Hello Vincent,

      please contact your installer. He is able to help you. If you have further questions feel free to sign in on our Service Line.

      Kind regards,


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