Archives from Months December, 2013

Season’s Greetings and a Sunny 2014

Season’s Greetings and a Sunny 2014

A turbulent year is drawing to a close. The solar industry experienced highs and lows, as it does every year. We had the pleasure to work on a lot of great projects, and saw how using photovoltaic diesel hybrid systems is gaining importance in remote regions of the world.

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Technical Documentation and Updates in December

Technical Documentation and Updates in December

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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Electricity From a Container – a Village Development Project in Malawi

Malawi

More than 1.3 billion people – or 22 percent of the world’s population – still live without electrical power. They live predominantly in rural regions without a connection to the grid. In September 2013, Harald Leitl and his team flew to Chilonga in Malawi in East Africa to set up a stable, maintenance-free power supply with the help of solar technology. We spoke to Harald Leitl, the managing director of the German Gablenz-based company Umweltcentrum für Haustechnik (Environmental Center for Housing Technology).

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2013 Recap: Your Top SMA Images

Fanposts 2013

As the year 2013 draws to a close, it is time for us to look back. We published many posts and articles on our different channels, but we also received many questions, suggestions, links and great images from you. Many of them made us smile, laugh and be proud of the solar technology.

Reason enough to show you our favorite images from YOU in 2013. Thank you!

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Solar In The Desert: Among Camels And Gazelles

First Solar Plant Dubai

In January 2012, while the World Future Energy Summit was held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai presented its plans for a 1,000 Megawatt solar project, named the “Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum plant“. Those plans were revealed only a few meters away from SMA booth which made us very excited about this vision. When I had a closer look at the model I wondered who would realize it, when this would be done and if they had already selected a location. One year later, phase one of this vision started becoming a reality as the 13 MW Plant was ready to be commissioned with SMA inverters.

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Service Tip: Give It Space

Clearance

Inverter manufacturers recommend maintaining a certain amount of clearance around the units to ensure adequate air circulation. This helps prevent derating, which is when performance is reduced to protect the electronic components. It is important for installers to know and follow the recommended clearances whenever possible so as to avoid additional expenditures for ventilation systems.

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