Archives from Months April, 2013

SMA Italy is a Big Family!

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In April, SMA Italy celebrated the fifth SMA Family Day, one of the most expected event of the year. The Italian subsidiary opened the door to children, wives, husbands, friends and relatives of all SMA employees and involved them in a very funny party.

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Milan Design Week: SMA Inverter for Solar Roof

Solar Roof at Milan Design Week

Green design and sustainability to develop the smart city: this is the goal of Tan Tien, the innovative photovoltaic roof powered by SMA inverters which was recently presented at Milan Design Week, the most important Italian design and creativity fair. The project promotes a green and zero-emission use of electrical vehicles in the city.

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Thermal Regulation and Photovoltaics – The French Model

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France has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to the energy efficiency of buildings.  The following two facts make it clear: 42.5 percent of energy is consumed by the global building sector; and French households spend an average of €900 per year on heating bills. The French government reacted to these issues by setting a new goal to reduce energy consumption in buildings. In 2009 a series of laws came into force. With the aim of increasing building efficiency, these new regulations set three major milestones.

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Students at SMA: Popcorn and Inverters – An Unexpected Connection

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A group of electronics engineering, industrial engineering, and environmental engineering students from the Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig) recently found out what solar inverters and popcorn have in common during a field trip at SMA.

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Technical Documentation and Updates in April

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The purpose of this blog entry is to keep you informed about the latest updates and new publications for SMA devices released each month by the technical documentation team. This information will be made available on a monthly basis. This means that you will always be kept up to date and will never miss any changes or anything new that is published.

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Bundled System Solution for Decentralized Large-scale PV Power Plants

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Many photovoltaic professionals know that the larger the PV plant, the faster small reductions in power negatively affect yields – at least, as long as they remain undiscovered. The new SMA Cluster Controller provides just the right solution for PV plants with string inverters.The scalable system solution offers flexible management of decentralized large-scale PV power plants, even up into the multi-megawatt range.

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Twitter Co-Founder Applauds his Parents as they Bring Solar to St. Louis

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St. Louis, Missouri, was all “a-Twitter” last weekend at the ribbon cutting of a buzzworthy new PV system installed at the business of Tim Dorsey, father of Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey.

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Doing Homework before Work: Going Part-Time for Continuing Education

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Before Ingolf Hoffman comes into the office at SMA, he often sits at his desk at home. That’s because the technician is currently completing a distance learning degree in electrical engineering while simultaneously pursuing his career at SMA. In the following interview, Ingolf explains what he’s had to do to make it work.

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Australian PV Hits the One Million Mark

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It was a proud moment for the Australian PV Industry last month when it was revealed that more than one million homes and businesses throughout Australia now have PV systems installed and registered under the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme.

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PV in 60 Seconds: What Does Self-Consumption of Solar Power Mean?

It’s a good idea to use self-generated solar electricity: you can save money and make yourself independent from rising electricity prices. But what do I have to do to be able to operate the washing machine with solar power?

The second episode of “Photovoltaics in 60 seconds” gives the answer.

Enjoy the movie.

 

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Once Again, SMA Gets to Extend a Warm Welcome to Its Sunny Seniors

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The seniors came to the Solar Academy SMA has many time-honored traditions, but there is one that truly stands out: our Sunny Seniors’ Spring Get-Together.

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SolarWorld and SMA Partner to Bring Clean Drinking Water to Thousands

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Imagine sitting down and ordering a glass of water at a restaurant, but instead of a nice, clear glass of water you’re handed a glass of cloudy, brown liquid. Would you drink it? For millions of people, this is the only option available.

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