The high-end planner for solar systems.Online product configurator for efficient solar system planning
in 18 countries
more than 3,000
SMA Technology AG, headquartered in Niestetal, Hesse, is a global leader in photovoltaic system technology. More than 3,000 employees in 18 countries are dedicated to the decentralized, digital and renewable energy supply of today and tomorrow. Especially for providers of commercially used PV systems, SMA is the world’s number 1 when it comes to inverters. These convert the direct current generated from solar energy into usable alternating current for buildings, factories or large solar power plants. When planning a photovoltaic system, the following applies: The better all planning criteria are coordinated, the higher the energy yield.
Configure complex products easily: The Sunny Design PV design software from SMA offers intelligent, web-based software for planning sophisticated solar systems. Since 2010, trinidat has taken over the development of the high-quality software and, together with SMA, has continued to develop it ever since. After the original version was designed as a desktop application, SMA commissioned trinidat to program a modern, intuitive configurator as a web application. trinidat won the race not only because of the many excellent reference projects. The expertise in the required technologies, such as Microsoft ASP.NET MVC and AngularJS, also convinced SMA to award the contract to trinidat.
- Tailor-made white label solution with flexible range of functions
- Intelligent and easy-to-use planning tool for customers and interested parties
- User-friendly and comprehensive product configurator for planning solar systems
Planning solar installations is complex. A whole range of factors need to be considered and factored in – for example, the site conditions and sunshine duration or the correct electrical connections and compliance with various international standards. In order to develop a user-friendly and intuitive configurator, an intelligent control system is needed that guides the user step-by-step through the digital plant specifications. In order for the configurator to be able to map the entire planning process, project management, a cost-benefit calculator including an economic efficiency forecast, and comprehensive documentation should be included in the software’s functional scope.
Together with Sunny Design, trinidat designed and developed an individual web application as a white-label solution with an unlimited number of licenses and an unlimited period of use. The product configurator with extensive planning options was created in several stages, during which the web application was programmed and the SMA library CalcLib was integrated. The trinidat team also placed particular emphasis on pixel-precise mapping of the UX specifications for the web application. Thus, the GUI of the Sunny Design software meets the requirements of SMA’s corporate design.
The success of the software development is also based on the close cooperation between trinidat and SMA. For example, the SMA employee who coded the energy calculation formula was seamlessly integrated into the trinidat programming team. At the same time, trinidat adapted the project and test management to SMA’s corporate processes. trinidat Managing Director Manfred Hoffbauer acts as project manager – and has been further developing the configurator for years with his well-established core team.
Web application with clear and user-friendly dashboard: Usable always and from everywhere.
Visual building design
Realistic 3D building planning for PV systems optimally adapted to the individual conditions on site.
Easily create or import consumption data and determine annual energy consumption.
Intuitively operable configurator promotes sales and increases the efficiency of sales at SMA and at sales partners
Plant planners can plan energetically and economically optimally aligned solar plants. Incorrect designs are avoided and all legal requirements are met.
The high-end solar system planner runs stable, fast and is accessible 24/7 from any location via computer, tablet and smartphone
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