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Service tip: How to replace your old data logger

The following step-by-step instructions explain how system operators can easily modernize their PV system with a new data logger. So here’s how to replace SMA Sunny WebBox with SMA Data Manager M.

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SMA EV Charger & Co. – das bringen die neuen Updates

Service tip: SMA EV Charger etc. – The Benefits of the Latest Updates

Whether charging multiple electric vehicles, protecting the SMA EV Charger against unauthorized access or allowing you to use lots more new features, the upcoming e-mobility updates in SMA Energy Systems Home will offer a whole range of new and highly practical features. This article tells you more about the latest features available with the SMA EV Charger, Sunny Home Manager 2.0 and SMA Energy app along with some things you need to bear in mind.

Working Out Loud at SMA: How Networking Facilitates Collaboration

How do I tackle new and complex issues? What can I offer others and where can they help me? These questions relating to collaboration are central in today’s information society in a constantly changing world. Encouraging employees to communicate and share ideas is all the more important. In this interview, Anne Schreiber, Change Agent at SMA, explains how the method of Working Out Loud can help.

Five myths about DC power optimizers

When it comes to power electronics at the module level, the world’s photovoltaic markets are divided. While it is very common for solar technology specialists in the U.S. to install power optimizers (MLPE) in PV systems to meet the relevant installation regulations, these devices are the subject of considerable controversy in the rest of the world. Sweden, for example, has even issued a partial ban on the sale and installation of power optimizers from one major manufacturer because they do not meet the applicable electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements.* So what’s the story with MLPE? What is really technically relevant, and what is just clever marketing? We resolve five common myths about power optimizers.

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SMA EV Charger mobilizes surplus PV power and relieves the utility grid

The first 18 months of field experience with the charging solution SMA EV Charger have shown in Sunny Portal: more than half of the energy used for charging electric vehicles is provided by solar power from your own roof. It is no longer a secret that this allows you to be on the move in a particularly climate-neutral and cost-effective way. But did you know that it means you can even prevent expensive grid expansion and your contribution to the energy transition becomes even more valuable?

SMA Storage Solution vuelve a encender las luces en Taiwán

SMA Storage Solution turns the lights back on in Taiwan

On March 3, 2022, a serious power outage in Taiwan, happened. More than five million households and 500 industrial businesses were affected. Thanks to the SMA storage solution, however, they were quickly back on the grid and supplied with power. The example clearly shows the importance of storage solutions in grids with an increasing share of renewable energies.

In wenigen Klicks zu höheren Erträgen – Anlagenmodernisierung mit SunnyDesign

PV plant repowering made easy with Sunny Design

Improved performance, better availability of spare parts and use of the latest technologies as well as analysis and monitoring tools – there are many arguments in favor of modernizing existing PV power plants. However, the complexity of such a project scares many system operators off, but a repowering project does not have to be labor-intensive. The SunnyDesign web portal provides an easy way to create a modernization plan for your own PV power plant in just a few clicks.

At work in Uganda: stable power supply for school and hospital

When Dennis Halpape and Alexander Krug journeyed to East Africa for the first time with Kassel-based association TOGETHER – Hilfe für Uganda [Aid for Uganda]  to install a solar system twelve years ago, there was rarely any light to be found for many kilometers in every direction in the region of Kooki after sunset. Today, when it gets dark, there are significantly more lights on in the houses there.