Archives from Months April, 2014

Sunny Portal: Two Milestones at Once

Sunny Portal

SMA’s Sunny Portal has reached a milestone achievement of 100 terawatt hours (TWh) of solar energy monitoring and 150,000 systems monitored. This achievement, which affirms Sunny Portal’s status as a leading Web-based PV monitoring platform, is the equivalent of avoiding more than 70 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering Earth’s atmosphere.

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Top Solar Stories in April 2014

Top Solar Stories April 2014

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

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PV Diesel Hybrid Systems – 3 Designs

SMA PV Diesel Hybrid

With SMA’s Fuel Save Solution for large industrial applications, PV can be easily and efficiently integrated into diesel grids. The Sunny Tripower and Sunny Central inverters convert the direct current from PV modules into alternating current and feed it into power supply systems. The SMA Fuel Save Controller manages PV feed-in and the diesel genset remains unaffected. The result: An achievement up to 60 percent of PV capacity compared to installed genset capacity.

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SMA Solar Projects at a Glance

SMA references

Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Japan – there are PV systems all over the world. If you are interested in reference examples from your region, check out our website. There you’ll find a selection of exciting PV systems, each with photos, background information on the system, partners and a downloadable PDF.

You can search on the world map or alphabetically with photos, and filter your selection by categories like Medium Power Solutions, Power Plant Solutions and Hybrid Energy Solutions.

Have fun browsing!

Check the SMA References

 

PS: If you are planning projects of your own in your country, write to Sales@SMA.de. Our colleagues will be happy to advise you.

 

Selected SMA references worldwide

Selected SMA references worldwide

 

 

 

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Energy Unlimited

energy unlimeted

How can we succeed in providing the growing world population with access to clean and affordable energy, thus offering a chance of economic development? 

Raymond Carlsen, Chief Executive Officer of the international solar project developer Scatec Solar, has been a manager in the energy industry for more than 20 years and has traveled the world. “Access to energy is a prerequisite for prosperity. Almost everything we do in the modern world requires energy, especially the running of a company and the creation of jobs. This is a mammoth task,”said Carlsen a native of Norway and hits right at the heart of the challenge – globally, 1.3 billion people still do not have access to energy – and thus have very little chance of improving their standard of living.

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Not just spinning yards

SMA-India

The sun is shining in the glimmering heat. At Raja Shanmugham’s cotton mill, over 20 000 spindles are running at full capacity. It is immediately obvious that this is using electricity – and a lot of it. However, the energy supply in the South Indian city of Palladam is unstable. For many business owners, this is the primary motivation to invest in a diesel genset. But the cost of diesel fuel continues to creep higher. To cut costs, Shanmugham looked for an independent electricity supply – and found photovoltaics.

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Facts and Figures about the Bamyan Off-Grid Renewable Energy Project, Afghanistan

1 MW Off-Grid Plant Bamyan, Afghanistan

We recently introduced the Bamyan Renewable Energy Programme in Afghanistan. This program funded by the government of New Zealand is the biggest so far. With 1 megawatt output, it is also one of the world’s largest off-grid solar systems in the world.

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An Ecovillage for Orphan Children in Kenya

An eco-village for orphans in Kenya.

On March 1, 2014 living conditions improved for people in Kitui, Kenya. Together with SMA and other companies, Energía Sin Fronteras opened a new 44,280-watt PV system in Nyumbani Village.  More than 1,000 orphans infected with HIV/AIDS live in the ecovillage.

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Renewable Energy Target Under Threat in Australia

Save our Solar

The Australian Federal Government is conducting a review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), with a particular focus on the level of the target and its impact on electricity prices. This presents a real risk to the industry and warrants a concerted effort to defend the policy at the heart of the clean energy sector.

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Technical Documentation and Updates in March

Technical Documentation and Updates in March

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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