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Coronavirus: Now we need to keep our distance – and stand together

The Coronavirus poses a big challenge for people and the economy around the world. It’s on each and every one of us now to observe the necessary precautions and in particular to keep our distance from each other. At the same time, however, we should all stand together in order to minimize the impact of the virus and contain its spread. 

Repwering Sunny Island 5048

Battery repowering for SMA off-grid systems

Over 800 million people in the world have no access to an electricity supply. A sustainable solution is available in the form of off-grid systems. These produce renewable energy from sun, wind or water in the exact places where it is needed. SMA off-grid systems are extremely robust and can therefore be modernized, even when the batterie´s lifecycle ends. Replacing old lead-acid batteries now with modern lithium-ion technology increases the efficiency and service life of the off-grid system.

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Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Thanks to Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement, climate change has found its way to the top of the global agenda. And rightly so! We at SMA have spent almost 40 years working to expand renewable energies. However, we are now taking the opportunity to catch our breath as we close the SMA headquarters in Germany for the holidays. Read on for all the information on how to reach SMA between December 20, 2019, and January 1, 2020. We also have a little surprise for you 😊.

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Upgrades for emissions-free research station in Antarctica

The Belgian polar base Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is the first emissions-free research station in Antarctica. A hybrid system that intelligently combines the renewable energy sources of the sun and wind provides the energy to supply the station, making electricity and heating available to the researchers on-site. The system is now to be expanded and optimized for future operations. The first step in this endeavor was to install a Data Manager M.

Battery-Storage Systems: Nothing Works Without the Right Inverter

Clean electricity supply around the clock without expensive grid expansion – no problem for PV systems combined with battery-storage systems. Intelligent system technology ensures the smooth interaction of PV systems, batteries, the utility grid and loads. SMA storage system expert Dr. Aleksandra-Sasa Bukvic-Schäfer explains why the right battery inverter plays a central role in every storage system.

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Update – Sunny Home Manager 2.0: Use 100% Solar Power

There may never be enough solar power in the household for your own personal energy transition. The Sunny Home Manager 2.0 provides some practical help in this respect. It automatically distributes the power from the roof within the household according to where you need it at that time: for washing the dishes or doing the laundry, integrating a heat pump or charging your electric car. It doesn’t get any simpler or greener than this. A new update is now making the Sunny Home Manager 2.0 even smarter.

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Solar Storage – A Declaration of Independence for Your Home

Record solar yields in Europe: The summers of recent years have been extremely profitable for PV system operators. While nature suffered under the unrelenting heat of the sun, millions of PV systems were busy producing green power. And this is how PV system operator Vincent Illian is becoming increasingly independent from electric utility companies – right in the heart of Germany.