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SMA achieves billion euro mark in sales despite coronavirus crisis in 2020

SMA generated over one billion euros in sales and doubled its operating result in 2020 despite the coronavirus crisis – as the Managing Board forecast at the start of the crisis. We put three questions about this to Chief Executive Officer Jürgen Reinert.

Five ideas for a digital Christmas party

Can it also work digitally? As planning for this year’s Christmas party approached and it became clear that there was no way we would be able to meet “for real,” we were skeptical. Is it possible to get into the festive spirit when you’ve been sitting in front of the screen all day? But a few rounds of brainstorming later it was clear that this could work.

Die Beziehung zwischen Heimspeicherlösungen und Michael Ebel hält bereits ein Jahrzehnt. Er war von Anfang an für SMA dabei und hat den Markt für einen Rückblick noch mal besonders unter die Lupe genommen. Er gibt Einblicke in eine Entwicklung auf der Überholspur, verrät, was eine gute Partnerschaft ausmacht und sagt, warum die Batterie im Heimspeichersystem von Anfang an mitgedacht werden sollte.

(R)evolution of the home storage system

Michael Ebel has spent the past decade specializing in home storage solutions. As someone who was there right at the start for SMA, he gave us a detailed insight into the market for this interview. He talks about accelerated development processes, reveals exactly what constitutes a good partnership and tells us why the battery in the home storage system should be considered right from the start.

Fit in die Zukunft: Repowering für Solarkraftwerke

Fit for the future: Repowering for PV power plants

Low performance, components increasingly malfunctioning or data security no longer guaranteed? In these scenarios, power plant operators and investors should be urgently looking for information on how to modernize their power plants, even before they are technically due for an upgrade. After all, repowering solutions can significantly increase profitability.

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How to design East/West polystring PV arrays

How to design East/West polystring PV arrays

Have you ever heard about polystrings? Did you know that PV plants with this special plant design benefit from more energy yield over the course of the day? Sunny Design Web will help you easily design a polystring PV Array. Find out all you need to know about this key but often overlooked feature.

More sunshine needed in the tank

Driving under electric power is already more cost-effective than gasoline-fueled vehicles, says Lisa Spangenberg. As an expert in charging technology, she knows exactly where momentum of the energy transition on the road is still lacking. She also explains why e-mobility is becoming more and more fun.

Projets Grandes Toitures < MW : 3 raisons pour lesquelles les installateurs choisissent le CORE1

Large rooftop projects: 3 reasons why installers choose the CORE1

Since its launch in 2017, the Sunny Tripower CORE1, the first freestanding string inverter, has proven its value with installers for commercial megawatt projects. This is what Serge Communal, Technical Expert and Trainer at the SMA Solar Academy, observed. In daily contact with our (partner) installers, he accompanies them and advises them on technical questions relating to large rooftop projects. In this article, he explains why installers particularly appreciate CORE1.

SMA Schokoladenhersteller in Dubai stellt auf Solarstrom um

Dubai’s chocolate manufacturer switches to solar power

Chocolate and the sun are actually not a good combination, but the La Ronda chocolate factory in Dubai proves the two can go together very well. The factory is now relying on solar power to manufacture its speciality "Chocodates." The goal is to produce the Chocodates with a zero-carbon footprint.

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SMA is looking for solar pioneers

SMA is looking for PV pioneers who laid the foundation for a sustainable, decentralized energy supply with their PV systems many years ago. With their enthusiasm for photovoltaics, they paved the way for today’s energy transition. All PV system operators who installed an SMA solar inverter or battery inverter in the early years of photovoltaics and are still producing solar power today can participate in the photo campaign. SMA will be giving away 15 solar outdoor packages. The closing date for all entries is December 31, 2020.