Archives from Months March, 2014

What Can Service Do for You?

SMA Service

The endless lists of components and options have been considered, system designs and mock-ups created and everything ordered—modules, racking, inverters, and the list goes on and on. But what happens when something goes wrong or didn’t come out as planned? While most companies might believe that once a deal is done there is nothing left they can do for you, we think otherwise.

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4.50 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Tech Tip: Double Tap Display, Sunclix, Electronic Solar Switch (ESS)

 

In this ‘Tech Tip’, Solar Academy Trainer Adrian Ho looks at three features of SMA new generation inverters.

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5.00 avg. rating (96% score) - 1 vote

EMView – Power Consumption Data in Real Time

EMView – Power Consumption Data in Real Time

Imagine if you could go through your house or apartment with your mobile phone and identify how much power each appliance is drawing from the utility grid. This would enable you to replace energy-sapping appliances with energy-saving ones in the future. Now, this is all possible thanks to the new mobile app “EMView”. This tool provides you with an overview of your current energy consumption by visualizing the data sent from an SMA Energy Meter on your own network. The app was developed by Nico Treffkorn and Tobias Frank, the operators of the website www.eb-systeme.de.

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5.00 avg. rating (97% score) - 2 votes

Revamping Photovoltaic Systems in Italy

Revamping Photovoltaic Systems in Italy

Turning crisis into opportunity: Despite the fact that the installation of new PV systems has dropped by several megawatts, a new and promising trend known as revamping has developed in Italy.

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3.25 avg. rating (70% score) - 4 votes

Solar spotlight: PV in paradise

SMA SOLAR SPOTLIGHT: PV in Paradise

The British Virgin Islands, known for beautiful beaches and miles of serene coastline, are ideal for rest and relaxation. For travelers looking to escape big-city type noise, the diesel generators powering most vacation resorts wasn’t a welcome sound. Generating electricity on remote Caribbean islands used to be a dirty job, until hybrid solar power systems started cleaning it up.

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5.00 avg. rating (96% score) - 1 vote

Tech Tip: Sunny WebBox Assistant

Got a Sunny WebBox that’s ready to configure?

Solar Academy trainer Mike Mahon demonstrates how to download and run the Sunny WebBox Assistant to remotely configure a Sunny WebBox. Step-by-step instructions show how to create and save a system monitoring profile and how to send it wirelessly to the Sunny WebBox.

Have a question for the Solar Academy trainers? Send it to socialmedia@sma-america.com and we might just answer your question in our next Tech Tip!

 

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Off-Grid Workshop at a Co-operative Community in Australia

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Charles and I both attended a four-day off-grid workshop held by The Australian Solar Council. We travelled to a site about an hour’s drive east of Melbourne to a small co-operative community. The workshop focused on off-grid systems, PV system design, battery sizing and load profiling. Here is our story.

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3.67 avg. rating (76% score) - 6 votes

Technical Documentation and Updates in February

Technical Docus and Updates in February

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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5.00 avg. rating (96% score) - 1 vote

The Top 5 Solar Stories in February 2014

top solar stories feb 14

These are the top stories you can’t miss in February:

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5.00 avg. rating (96% score) - 1 vote