Generating Its Own Energy: Company Uses Flat Roof for Solar Power Production

For a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy production and lower energy costs GRNE has installed a PV system including seven Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverters on the flat roof of the Spraying Systems building. This brings the company one step closer to achieving its environmental targets.

Together with seven Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverters, 1,334 modules generate around 433.55 kWp of solar power for the production of spray systems. This reduces electricity costs and enables the company to pursue its commitment to sustainability. An SMA Data Manager M, which is perfectly coordinated with the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, makes it easier to monitor, analyze, parameterize and manage PV systems.

Innovative design for setup and faster installation

The Sunny Tripower CORE1 is the world’s first freestanding string inverter for decentralized rooftop and ground-based PV systems as well as covered parking lots. The innovative design reduces installation time by up to 60 percent while lowering the total cost of ownership. The Sunny Tripower CORE1 enables over-dimensioning of PV systems by up to 150 percent.


Perfect for flat roofs

The system commissioned in April 2019 is a pilot project. Spraying Systems is evaluating whether it will be worth using PV systems to generate even more energy in the future.

“We are absolutely convinced of the plug-and-play installation and the new option for installing the CORE1 on flat roofs,” said GRNE Solar Design Engineer Travis Kepler. “We also particularly appreciate the ease of commissioning and implementation as well as the clear and comprehensive monitoring offered by the Data Manager M.”

Spraying Systems not only helps its customers work in a more sustainable manner, but is also committed to implementing safe, ecofriendly manufacturing practices in its own facilities.

Its initiatives include:

  • Water reuse in R&D processes
  • Recycling of brass, steel, aluminum, plastic and paper
  • Composting in its cafeteria
  • Natural gas conservation through HVAC systems and building modernization measures
  • Reduction of power consumption for lighting



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