Archives from Months September, 2013

Quiet on the Set! No Noisy Generators for Jason Bateman’s New Film

Jason Bateman on the movie set of "Bad Words", standing in front of a mobile solar trailer.

Jason Bateman, a film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the sitcom “Arrested Development,” is adding director to his long list of accomplishments. Bateman’s directorial debut of “Bad Words,” an indie film about a childhood spelling bee contestant who sets out to win as an adult, is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival September 5–15, 2013. While Bateman is redefining his role in Hollywood as a director, he is also helping pave a path in the film industry for clean renewable energy.

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Ten weeks of training abroad

Bike the Bridge

At the beginning of June, I and eight of my fellow trainees set off into the big wide world.

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Technical Documentation and Updates in September

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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Intelligent Energy Management with the Sunny Home Manager

SMA Sunny Home Manager

Energy from conventional sources is becoming more and more expensive. As a result, people are increasingly interested in using energy when costs are low – for example when their PV system is producing abundant current. However, being able to use energy to get the most out of it also involves a number of other considerations. This article describes smart energy management with the Sunny Home Manager.

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5 Remarkable Uses of Solar

Source: club alpine francais

Solar has become the new norm and can be seen on rooftops and in large-scale commercial projects all over the world.  It has become a key component in many fascinating projects that might give us a sneak peak at what the future holds. Here we’ll introduce five interesting solar projects that push the boundaries of technology.

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The Five Hottest Solar Gadgets

solar gadgets

It’s amazing what solar energy can move, illuminate and operate. It lengthens the day after the sun goes down, provides energy where is no utility grid and – just as important – froths milk. Here is a random selection of five solar-powered devices we came across while surfing the Internet.

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Why Solar Is Far from Finished but Has Just Begun

Huge potential

In times of feed-in tariff cuts, there are many prophecies of doom for solar. Companies in different countries around the world have gone bankrupt and have had to shut down their factories. Reason enough for many to believe that the end is near. Not quite. Yes, in 2012 as the industry began consolidating, PV production recorded its first annual drop. But because demand continues to rise this contraction will be short-lived. Global solar developments show that this industry is far from finished but that the journey has only just begun.

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10 Weeks Abroad – a Sunny Stay in England

stonehenge

I experienced beautiful landscapes, historical cities, humorous people and a new work environment during my stay in England from early June to mid-August 2013.

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Saudi Arabia: The Largest PV Module-Covered Parking Lot in the World

Saudi Arabia: The Largest PV Module-Covered Parking Lot in the World

Saudi Arabia is a land of superlatives. Thanks to the kingdom’s vast wealth of oil, new and impressive structures are built on a regular basis on the Arabian Peninsula situated between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. What is to become the tallest building in the world, a 1,000 meter skyscraper resembling a gigantic arrow, is currently being constructed near Jeddah. An entire subway system is planned for the desert city of Riyadh, with construction to begin in 2014.

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May We Introduce? Australia’s New Solar Academy Trainer

Adrian Ho SMA Solar Academy Australia

SMA Australia recently launched an updated program of courses with a new Solar Academy trainer at the helm. Adrian Ho has recently taken up the role of Solar Academy Trainer at SMA Australia. Prior to that, he spent two years in the role of Technical Service Engineer at SMA, handling technical enquiries and troubleshooting.

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