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What can you do with Niko Home Control?

By using Niko Home Control with your SMA system, you have access to the following:

  • Insights into your total electricity consumption

    • What part comes from your solar panels?

    • What part comes from the grid?

  • Insights into your total energy production
    • What part do you inject into the grid?
    • What part do you consume yourself?
  • Insights into your PV panel production
  • Insights into your self-consumption (% of total production)
  • Insights into your peak power consumption and ways to avoid it
  • Notifications sent in case of:
    • malfunctioning solar panels
    • abnormal overall energy consumption
    • abnormal device energy consumption
    • energy injection into the grid
    • an excessive peak in your power consumption
  • Programming the Solar mode - you can automatically improve your energy consumption

The available functionality within Niko Home Control depends upon the specific installation features of the SMA system.


What do you need?


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  • No additional electrical wiring is required.
  • You have a computer with a web browser and an internet connection to set up the link between both systems.
  • You have connected both systems to the same home network.

Your Niko Home Control installation meets the following requirements:

  • It has a wireless smart hub or a connected controller II.
  • It is configured with the most recent programming software (version 2.10 or higher).
  • It has an active internet connection.
  • It is registered and you have your e-mail address and password on hand.
  • If you have not registered your Niko Home Control installation, go to  mynikohomecontrol.niko.eu .
  • You need extra modules depending on the functionality you want:
    • For installation type connected controller, you need to install an electricity measuring module (3 channels) for Niko Home Control in the electrical cabinet. The module is set to reading type "global reading".

    • For installation type wireless smart hub, you need to install a digital meter with an active P1 port. You have to connect the digital meter to your wireless smart hub with the provided P1 cable.

Your SMA system meets the following requirements:

  • It is a supported SMA inverter and you have its serial number on hand.
  • It has an active internet connection.
  • MODBUS port on the inverter is enabled by your PV installer during installation.
  • Click here for a list of supported SMA inverters.
  • You can find the serial number on the SMA inverter.
  • If the MODBUS communication was not enabled by your PV installer, Niko Home Control will try to enable the port automatically. When it doesn't succeed, you will have to enter the SMA installer password on the Niko portal during the activation procedure to enable the port.
  • The default SMA installer password is 1111.
  • If you don't have the SMA installer password, please contact your PV installer or fill in the form on the SMA website.


How do you activate the link between your Niko Home Control and your SMA system?

  1. Check if you have everything you need (see above).
  2. Go to  https://mynikohomecontrol.niko.eu. 
     
  3. Log in with your e-mail address and password.
     
  4. Click the  Connected services button. This is where you manage all the services linked to your installation, including the SMA system. 
     
  5. Click the ALL tab or the Add another service button in the ACTIVE tab.
     
  6. Click the SMA logo. 
  7. Fill in the serial number of the SMA inverter and click Activate.
  8. (optional) Fill in the SMA installer password and click Activate.

  9. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the activation.

How do you deactivate the link between your Niko Home Control and your SMA system?

  1. Log in to  https://mynikohomecontrol.niko.eu with your e-mail address and password. 

  2. Click  the Connected services button. This is where you manage all the services linked to your installation, including the SMA system. 

  3. Click the ACTIVE tab. 

  4. Click the three dots next to the SMA logo and click Deactivate. 

     
     

After deactivating the link, the following happens:

  • The SMA functions will disappear from your Niko Home Control apps, your touchscreens and Digital blacks.
  • When used in Niko Home Control actions, the SMA functions will not be executed anymore.

Supported SMA inverters

In general, the SMA inverters sold from 2017 onwards are compatible with Niko Home Control II.

You find a complete list below.

Sunny BoySunny Tripower

SB1.5-1VL-40

SB2.0-1VL-40

SB2.5-1VL-40

SB6.0-1AV-41 

SB6.0-1AV-40 

SB5.0-1AV-41 

SB5.0-1AV-40 

SB4.0-1AV-41 

SB4.0-1AV-40 

SB3.6-1AV-41 

SB3.6-1AV-40 

SB3.0-1AV-41 

SB3.0-1AV-40

STP10.0-3AV-40 

STP8.0-3AV-40 

STP6.0-3AV-40 

STP5.0-3AV-40 

STP4.0-3AV-40 

STP3.0-3AV-40




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