SMA API price model principles

No entry barriers

  • Cost-free trial on SMA Sandbox environment
  • No setup fee for your client (application) access credentials


B2B Plans

  • Please understand that SMA API plans are B2B prices for our application partners, which may embed our fees in their solution bundles.
  • Therefore your fee might differ due to additional cost of our partners (e.g. for collection & settlement).
  • As SMA system owner, you may only directly contract with SMA if you are in control of the connected 3rd party application.

SMA Monitoring, SMA GridControl and SMA SmartHome-API

  • Regret-free usage:
    No standing fees in case of non-usage: 100% usage based fee for consumed systems in any given month
  • Flat-fee per system for meaningful consumption & kW-factor model to prevent system-capacity cost-jumps
  • SMA Monitoring API provides a “foundation” for most application use-cases.
    Our modular API portfolio offers you to select further SMA APIs to enhance the functional scope of your application

System Size SMA Monitoring API SMA GridControl API SMA SmartHome API
in kWac base-fee kWac factor fee base-fee kWac factor fee base-fee factor fee
1-19 12 € None 18 € None 6 € None
20-99 12 € 0.09 € 18 € 0.12 € 6 € 0.045 €
100-499 15 € 0.06 € 21 € 0.09 € 7.50 € 0.030 €
500-999 25 € 0.04 € 31 € 0.07 € 12.50 € 0.020 €
> 1.000 65 € None on-request on-request 32.50 € None

SMA Monitoring API calculator

Your SystemSize kWac
19 kWac 1 MWac
Yearly consumption price: €12
Cost per month: €1

Example calculation Monitoring API
e.g. 50 kWac PV-system

12 € base-fee
+ 4,5 € factor fee (50 kWac * 0.09 €)
= 16,50 € per year

SMA GeoForecast and SMA Live-API

  • Five attractive request package sizes available
  • No hard shutdown on threshold limit. Following requests charged on selected package/quota request-price
  • Package sizes can be switched with 1 month advance notice

Quotas/Packages XS S M L XL
API calls included 15.000 50.000 125.000 300.000 750.000
GeoForecast-API monthly fee 100 € 200 € 350 € 750 € 1.250 €
Additional request-fee 0,0067 € 0,0040 € 0,0028 € 0,0025 € 0,0017 €
Live-API monthly fee 100 € 200 € 350 € 750 € 1.250 €
Additional request-fee 0,0067 € 0,0040 € 0,0028 € 0,0025 € 0,0017 €