Archives from Months January, 2013

A Manager Working Part-time?

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Jens Dietz has been working at SMA for 10 years. After his day ends at SMA, work continues for the lean manager on his dairy farm in Edertal, south-west of Kassel. That is because Jens is not only a lean manager, but also a farmer. In the following interview, you will find out how he manages to reconcile both.

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How Solar Power Works

 

“Photovoltaics in 60 seconds” – this is the motto of SMA’s new series of comic videos. The first clip explains how a solar power system works and what the differences between photovoltaics and solarthermics are.

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A New Direction in Plant Planning

Sunny Design Web

It was not all too long ago when you needed a number of calculations to search for the ideal PV plant configuration. Back then, you needed ample patience and a healthy stack of paper. Installers and plant planners now use design applications, such as Sunny Design from SMA, which is now also available as a web version.

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What Is a Kilowatt-hour?

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Have you ever found yourself asking this question? It is a unit – correct. It has something to do with electric current – also correct. However, surely only a few of us are able to explain, off the top of our heads, what can actually be done with a kilowatt-hour. We are, therefore, pleased to be given the opportunity to publish Sabine E. Rädisch’s blog article from Ecoquent-Positions. Thank you very much, Sabine!

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Vision 2050: Full Supply with Renewable Energies

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The year is 2050. Wind energy and photovoltaics have been maximized to a performance of 300 gigawatts, and capacities continue to grow. Germany has become the first country to generate power without the use of fossil fuels, setting the bar for the rest of the world. This achievement is not only credited to a few larger companies  or to politics; each and every citizen played a part!

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Share Your Knowledge: SMA Engineering

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The contacts that you make at the beginning will last you a lifetime. There's no more crucial time to fully understand a company’s processes, organizational structures, and project management strategies than when you first join that company. In fact, this is just as important as getting to know co-workers from different departments and establishing a good network from the get-go.
That’s the whole idea behind the SMA Engineering workshop, which the team at SMA Knowledge Management has been organizing since 2006.

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