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SBFspot, formerly known as SMAspot, is an open source project to get actual and archive data out of an SMA® inverter over Bluetooth or Ethernet (Speedwire®) It works on either Linux (Raspberry Pi) and Windows.

What it does

SBFspot connects via Bluetooth or Ethernet to your SMA® solar/battery inverter and reads Archive Day/Month Power generation, user/installer events and the actual (spot) data. The collected data is stored in a SQL database (SQLite/MySQL/MariaDB) or SMA® compatible .csv files. A separate service/daemon uploads the collected data to

Known bugs and limitations

For a list of known bugs, consult the issues. If you find a bug, please create an issue.
Don't create an issue for questions. Start a discussion instead.

SMA Tripower X inverters are not supported by SBFspot. See this discussion


Refer to the Wiki for documentation and FAQ.

Special thanks to:

  • S. Pittaway: Author of "NANODE SMA PV MONITOR" on which this project is based.
  • W. Simons : Early adopter, main tester and SMAdata2+® Protocol analyzer
  • G. Schnuff : SMAdata2+® Protocol analyzer
  • T. Frank: Speedwire® support
  • Nakla: Author of original docker container
  • All other users for their contribution - in any form - to the success of this project


SBFspot is a free tool, developed during personal free time. If you like it, consider a donation. If you click on the button below, you will be taken to the secure PayPal Web site. You don't need to have a paypal account in order to make a donation.



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A user of SBFspot software acknowledges that he or she is receiving this software on an "as is" basis and the user is not relying on the accuracy or functionality of the software for any purpose. The user further acknowledges that any use of this software will be at his own risk and the copyright owner accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising from the use or application of the software.

SMA, Speedwire are registered trademarks of SMA Solar Technology AG