The New SUNNY BOY 1.5/2.5 Has Arrived: All About Installation, Commissioning & Settings

This post was originally published in 2015. The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.

by Peter Menzel (guest post), , 25 Comments
Sunny Boy with WebUI

The new Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 has arrived and will be available starting mid-April 2015*. The PV inverter is suitable for all those who want to tap into the full potential of a small-scale PV system.

 

Easy commissioning thanks to user interface

The new, small Sunny Boy has a wide range of applications and is very easy to integrate into a home network. Together with the SMA Energy Meter, it makes your energy consumption in the household transparent. In addition, its innovative design, broad input voltage range of 80 V to 600 V and communication concept with integrated user interface offer numerous advantages during installation and commissioning. Our two Tech Tips will explain the advantages and offer useful information to installers as well as providing practical support to PV systems operators. Have fun!

 

Installation and Commissioning of the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5

 

Configuration of the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 via Web UI

 

Find more information about the new Sunny Boy on our website.

 

* The Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 is expected to be available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands starting mid-April 2015, and in Australia as of May 2015. Gradual rollout in other countries, depending on certifications (except in the U.S. and Japan).

 

The New SUNNY BOY 1.5/2.5 Has Arrived: All About Installation, Commissioning & Settings
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  1. John says:

    Two questions:

    1/ When will this inverter be available to UK wholesalers?

    2/ New 96 cell Benq Sunforte 300W 20% efficient panels are now available for single purchase. Because their Voc is 65V no micro-inverters are available on the market to be used with them. The Sunny Boy 1.5 will allow for a two panel system to be created because its Vmin is 80v which is great. SolarEdge P500 power optimizers are usable with these panels but does any SMA inverter have the ability or should it have the ability to have it’s MPPT switched off to allow use with power optimizers?

    Reply
    • Sarah Römsch says:

      Hi,
      1. The inverter is available now. Please contact your wholesaler.

      2. You have the possibility to switch from MPPT mode into the “constant voltage mode” in order to enable the inverter operating on a constant voltage source as well (login in the installer mode).

      Best regards,

      Sarah

      Reply
  2. Rakesh Chaturvedi says:

    SMA inverters are best in performance, but their availability in India is difficult. Even SMA India do not market them directly and dealers seems less responsive.

    SMA must review its marketing policy (must add more re sellers), so inverters are easily available to common men at write price.

    Reply
  3. Evgen says:

    Hi,

    one more question:
    Are Sunny Boys 1.5 and 2.5 suitable for off-grid or self-consumption applications with Sunny Island Inverters?

    Reply
    • Sarah Römsch says:

      Hi,
      I’m very sorry for the late answer.
      Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment, because we don’t have a country standard. If you wish, I keep you up to date.

      Best regards,

      Sarah

      Reply
      • David says:

        disappointing to read that the sunny boy 1.5 will not be supported for use with the sunny island; I was looking at the microinverters but evidently they will also not “co-operate” with a sunny island battery inverter.

        so, what is the smallest capacity solar inverter that *will* work with a sunny island battery inverter?

    • Evgen says:

      Hi,

      thank you Sarah for your answer.
      So, if I understand correctly, they will be able to work with Sunny Islands in the future?

      Reply
  4. David says:

    Hi,
    Will the SMA SB-1300TL-10 or SB-1600TL-10 string inverters work with the SMA SI-80H-11 sunny island battery inverter?

    Many thanks.

    Reply
  5. David says:

    Hi,

    Sorry for the questions…

    Will the SMA SB-2000HF high-frequency string inverters work with the SMA SI-80H-11 sunny island battery inverter?

    Essentially I am trying to ascertain which small scale solar inverters will function with the sunny island battery inverters. Do not wish to buy an incompatible solar inverter.

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  6. Federico says:

    GoodMorning,
    is the SB 1.5-1 VL40 compatible with the energy meter?
    If yes, what is the part no. of the correct energy metert?
    Regards,
    Federico

    Reply
    • Annika Linke
      Annika Linke says:

      Hi Federico,
      yes the SMA Energy Meter can linked directly with the SB1.5 1VL-40 via Ethernet cable. The order code is: EMETER-10.
      Regards, Annika

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      • Federico says:

        Ok,
        And when e-meter is connected to the same network of the inverter.
        In the same Web page of the inverter i can see at the same time what produced the FV and what I consume?
        Or I need another components?

      • Annika Linke
        Annika Linke says:

        Federico, you can see this on the WebInterface and also on the Sunny Portal, which you can use for free.
        Regards, Annika

  7. David says:

    I have a sunny boy 2.5 and have to install it but don’t know wich country code to use . Our net is 230 volt 2X115 volt and 60 Hz how I go by to install this inverter.

    Regards david

    Reply
    • Lucas Unbehaun says:

      Hello David,

      the Sunny Boy 2.5 is not suitable for split-phase-net. Please contact your installer, he can help you to find a solution.

      Kind regards, Lucas

      Reply
  8. Marcos says:

    Hi
    To connect the Sunny Boy 1.5 to a energy metter .Is it posible to use a TP-Link TL-PA4010

    Best regards.

    Reply
    • Tobias
      Tobias says:

      Hello Marcos,

      In general, it is advisable to establish a direct connection via ethernet cable between the Sunny Boy inverter and the Energy Meter.
      Please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee an accurate functionality if power line adapters are use.

      Kind regards, Tobi

      Reply
  9. marcos says:

    Hi

    As I am not able to se the energy metter from the inverter.
    Could it be a fw problem?
    metter fw 2.0.16.R
    sunny boy 1.5 FW 2.5.1.R

    Best regards

    Reply

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