#suddenlyremote: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most SMA employees are working from home. New territory for many, a challenge for everybody. But also an opportunity to learn something new and to eliminate prejudices. Julia Wieland, an expert in digital collaboration, shares her ideas on how collaborating also works well in digital form.
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.
PV system operators and installers receive fast support when they need it via our new SMA Online Service Center. You can use this to contact our Service team, look at the status of your service cases and access information on products, innovations and software updates.
Integrated energy planning is a hot topic at the moment, and the ennexOS IoT platform for energy management combines individual energy sectors to create one efficient overall system. We explain how commercial PV system operators can benefit from this. We make regular updates to flexibly adapt ennexOS to current market and customer requirements. We present the latest functions here.
Fish, sea, salt, diesel – and cowshed. Along with the typical port smells, there is an odor that wafts through the air of Europe’s largest deep-sea port that you wouldn’t expect to find here. Away from the huge container ships just a few meters from Rotterdam’s port wall is the world’s first-ever floating farm. This one-of-a-kind sustainable project has 32 resident cows, and also a floating PV system that provides a low-cost energy supply.
Last year, SMA sold more than 10 gigawatts of inverter output for the first time ever and significantly improved sales and earnings. The figures show that the measures implemented to reduce costs and to increase sales after a difficult 2018 were successful. We will continue to follow this path in 2020.
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.
With the PV system on the roof of their home, the Reinhardt family from northern Hesse, Germany, is committed to be part of the energy transition. The sustainable power generation is well established so that they want to continue to store excess energy using a storage system.
The world of renewable energies is truly fascinating. Our new Sonnenallee magazine presents compelling stories about the people, ideas and projects. Sonnenallee takes a broader view, clears up misconceptions, and seeks to change minds and make readers think.
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 😊.