Trainings for Design and Commissioning of a SMA Fuel Save Solution in 2017

SMA Solar Academy

As diesel prices increase and costs for solar energy decrease, the advantage of a Fuel Save Solution to any diesel grid continuously grows. With 1.2 billion people without electricity and even more suffering from weak grids, the market for solar diesel hybrid systems is tremendous. But solar hybrid systems are often complex and unique with each having its own challenges. With SMA Solar Academy training courses, you gather essential knowledge to actively take part in this new business. Learn more about the courses that enable you to plan and commission solar diesel hybrid systems by yourself in this article.


Designing Hybrid Energy Systems


Fuel Save Controller System Layout

Adding solar to your diesel hybrid grid is easy if you’re familiar with the latest technologies and proficient with the design tools to aid you in the design process and economical calculations. This three-day training course provides you with expert knowledge on designing solar diesel hybrid solutions.

You obtain in-depth knowledge on:

  • Hybrid industrial system concepts and components including components that can be used and how to connect them
  • Main features and function of Sunny Tripower inverters
  • Primary features of diesel engine generator sets and their controllers
  • Essential functions, features and components of the SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0 S and M
  • Designing hybrid energy systems using the SMA software, Sunny Design

More details and registration


99Commissioning Hybrid Energy Systems

When you have successfully planned your solar diesel hybrid system, ordered the necessary components and the material has safely reached the site, you can then commission the system. To be best prepared for commissioning, this training provides you with the necessary theoretical and practical background.

You will get hands-on training on:

  • SMA commissioning process
  • Configuring the Fuel Save Controller with its graphical user interface
  • PV plant configuration with Sunny Explorer
  • Practical workshops for putting a hybrid plant into operation in our SMA Hybrid Testbench, a 5MW test facility.
  • Information about how SMA Service can help if you experience problems

More details and registration


Both trainings are held in English and scheduled so that design training and commissioning training can be taken in one week of training.

You also find an interesting article about our training programs here: One week with the SMA Fuel Save Controller – Commissioning Training at SMA Solar Academy


More information

You can find all of our blog posts on the Fuel Save Solution here. It’s a great source of information if you’re interested in saving fuel or planning to integrate solar energy into your grid.

Do you have comments or questions? Great! Just use the comment field below. We look forward to receiving your comments and will answer each question as best as we can.

You can find even more details on the Fuel Save Solution Product Website.

If you would like our experts to help you lay out your own Fuel Save Solution, just send us an email at




This article was published in 2017. As we are constantly developing our solutions, there may be newer or additional options for the tips and techniques in this article.

  1. Owais
    Owais says:

    I’m interested in SMA fuel save controller training session.Can you shared with me date of training and Place ?

    • Anke Baars
      Anke Baars says:

      Hi Owais,
      The next training takes place in Niestetal in June. Please check the trainings here. Please note: The former SMA Fuel Save Controller is now SMA Hybrid Controller.
      Kind regards,

      • Owais
        Owais says:

        Hi Anke Baars,
        Thank for informing me about the training.I went through the website to read more about it.The detail of location, price and month of training is shared.However,I didn’t see exit date of training on which it’s be conducted.Please shared with me exit date of training to plan to accordingly.

  2. lokender
    lokender says:

    I am based in nigeria and would like to be trained on fuel saving pv diesel hybrid solution.
    kindly advise.

  3. Abdulghani A Alzubairi
    Abdulghani A Alzubairi says:

    Dear Christian,
    I also would like to know the training classes for hybrid Fuel Save solutions in 2019.

    • Anke Baars
      Anke Baars says:

      Hi Abdulghani,
      The new Solar Academy training offer is now available. The next design training with SMA Hybrid Controller (formerly Fuel Save Controller, FSC) in 2019 will take place on January, 29 until February, 1. Two commissioning trainings will take place in February.
      Kind regards, Anke

  4. Sikandar ali
    Sikandar ali says:

    Dear Christian,

    Need Suggestion…
    I have 400KVA Diesel Generator to power my entire commercial load during day. Also i have a 125KVA Diesel Generator for night operation (one fourth load).
    I want install a PV system which can be synchronized with any of my Diesel Genset.

    There is no grid supply available at all.

    I have estimated 250KWp PV System (for major load). Now need your suggestion, which type of Fuel Save Controller I need? and which Diesel Genset i need to synchronize in order to obtain maximum PV penetration with low fuel consumption?

    If you can, please send me the solution at my email:
    Waiting for response & thanking you in advance.

  5. Wilson Lalo
    Wilson Lalo says:

    Iam very much interested in knowing more about sola design and installation of renewable energy power. And any fields that associated with solar energy power

    • Jennifer Rößler
      Jennifer Rößler says:

      Hello Wilson,
      Thank you for your interest! You can find more interesting information and details on the fuel save solution product website. If you would like our experts to help you lay out your own Fuel Save Solution, just send an email at FuelSaveSolution@sma.
      Kind regards, Jennifer

    • Christian Höhle
      Christian Höhle says:

      Hello Wilson,

      it is great to hear that you are interested in this really exciting topic of solar diesel hybrid systems.
      I would like to point you to our Fuel Save Solution – Info Package. There you find a lot of useful information about how a solar diesel hybrid system is designed and set up. You find infos about technology and also to a lot of reference plants.

      Feel free to learn more about solar diesel hybrid systems there.

      Sunny regards,

  6. Stephen Abiah
    Stephen Abiah says:

    Dear Christian,
    Please send me a fuel saver manual explaining its importance in the system, how it is connected and configured.

    • Christian Höhle
      Christian Höhle says:

      Dear Stephen,

      you can find a Fuel Save Controller Manual for installation and usage on the Fuel Save Controller product page. Just click on “Downloads” – the current manuals and technical informations are publicly available there.

      Sunny Regards,

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