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Maintenance of Central Inverters with Augmented Reality App

Regular maintenance of large central inverters is important to ensure maximum efficiency and long-term profitability of the entire PV project. In order to make preventive maintenance work and acute corrections to individual components as easy as possible, SMA presented a new app for electricians at Intersolar 2019. (Video)

The Trend is Toward Growth in America

The U.S. is one of SMA's most important sales markets and, in the estimation of the Managing Board, will make a significant contribution to the expected increase in sales and earnings in the second half of the year. This assessment was reinforced by my visit to the U.S. in mid-April.

Fire safety of PV systems

Worldwide several million households enjoy safe, clean and cost-efficient energy from PV systems. Despite this, some online media sources claim that PV systems cause fires and put firefighters at grave risk. These articles spread fears about PV safety and are sometimes used to sell add-on safety products like module shutdown devices. Fortunately, these fears are unfounded.

by Angelika Löning (guest post), , 0 Comments

Backup options with Sunny Boy Storage

With the Sunny Boy Storage 3.6/5.0/6.0 range, you can have backup power for your home when there is a blackout. In this blog, we will discuss how to use the Secure Power Supply function included in your Sunny Boy Storage and alternatively how you can have automated backup of your household with the optional Automatic Backup Unit.

by Daniel Chung (guest post), , 4 Comments

Net Metering: Why you can add a Sunny Boy Storage to a single or 3-phase PV system

With the Sunny Boy Storage range of battery inverters, you can add battery storage to either a single phase or a three-phase PV system. Households in Australia are billed for their energy using net metering across all three phases of the grid. That means, the net energy purchased across all three-phases is what is billed, and it does not matter how energy is distributed across the phases.

by Daniel Chung (guest post), , 0 Comments

Sizing a storage system: Inverter Power vs Battery Capacity

It’s not always obvious how to choose the size of the battery (kWh) or the rating of the battery inverter (kW). These choices, along with your specific household energy usage, have a large influence on the cost and benefit of a new battery storage system. In this blog, we will show you examples from SunnyDesignWeb.com that illustrate the effect of different battery and inverter combinations for a typical household.

by Daniel Chung (guest post), , 0 Comments

Large Projects and Positive Trends

The implementation of measures to reduce costs and increase sales is proceeding according to plan, and order intake is developing positively. The Managing Board believes that SMA is well on the way to achieving its revenue and earnings targets for 2019.

Detailed Analysis of Commercial Battery Storage Systems with Analysis Pro

Batteries are taking on an increasingly important role in decentralized energy systems and constitute the heart of off-grid systems. They can also be increasingly found in on-grid systems, where they can cut energy purchase costs by means of increased self-consumption or peak load shaving. Battery monitoring plays a key role here. After all, PV system operators want to know whether their systems are actually working as intended, because downtime costs money and causes hassle. That is why SMA is offering a comprehensive upgrade for battery analysis via ennexOS.

by Johannes Kehl (guest post), , 0 Comments

How a Solar-Powered Micro Grid Is Changing the Lives of 1,000 People

Approximately 1,000 people live in the village of Gutu in Nepal, about 800 kilometers away from the capital city of Kathmandu. There is no public electricity supply. Until recently, everybody shifted for himself: open fires to cook on and smoke in the house, a huge stock of candles or the hum of the diesel generator at the local metal processing company were a part of everyday life. Find out why the village inhabitants have been able to leave all this behind them.

by Raju Maharajan, Peak Power (guest post), , 0 Comments