Archives from Months June, 2014

SMA Is First Inverter Manufacturer to Receive FRT Certification for Japan

SMA Is First Inverter Manufacturer to Receive FRT Certification for Japan

The Sunny Tripower 10000TLEE-JP-10 has been recertified by Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET). This means that SMA already meets the new FRT requirements in accordance with JEAC 9701-2012, which are not due to take effect until the end of the year. SMA is the first inverter manufacturer worldwide to meet these requirements. Development Engineer Christian Gehrke and Product Manager Jens Garthof have guided the certification process.

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Can your inverter handle the heat?

Can your solar inverter can handle the heat?

Summer is fast approaching and though that means more hours of sunshine, for most of the U.S. it also means hot days and plenty of them. A well-known fact about PV arrays is that as temperature rises, system voltage drops and can fall dangerously close to the lower edge of the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) window.

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Amidst the uncertainty over Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, Councils continue to embrace solar

Sydney Town Hall 48kWp solar pv system

Councils are committing to sustainable practices and renewable energy amidst the current Government’s intention to dismantle the Renewable Energy Target. They have implemented innovative renewable energy projects to reduce electricity bills and pass the financial, and environmental rewards back to the taxpayers in their communities.

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Tech Tip: Personalising Pages in Sunny Portal

 

Do you know how to create personalised pages in Sunny Portal? Can you plot ambient temperature against plant power? SMA’s Technical Service Engineer Wendy Truong takes you through a step-by-step guide on how to do just this and much more.

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Sunny Boy Smart Energy: The First PV Inverter With an Integrated Battery

Sunny Boy Smart Energy: the first PV inverter with integrated battery

The Sunny Boy Smart Energy combines a PV inverter and a lithium-ion battery and is the heart of the SMA Integrated Storage System solution for simple, intelligent energy management. In an interview, Product Manager Thomas Thierschmidt describes to me this innovative combination solution, its use and benefits—and some of the challenges the engineers had to overcome with this project.

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World Cup Fever at SMA

World Cup Fever at SMA

It’s June in Germany. Heading to the coffee machine one afternoon as usual, I notice a group of men gathered in the break room. They’re fairly quiet, but they are doing something intently. Since I don’t follow soccer, it takes me a while to realize what they’re up to. Upon closer inspection, it’s clear—they’re trading Panini soccer cards. Each of them has an album and is trying to collect a card for every player.

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Our Intersolar Europe 2014 Highlights

 

From June 4-6, 2014, Munich became the center of the solar industry. 44,000 visitors flocked to Intersolar Europe to learn more about the latest solar innovations. Follow us through 3 days of Intersolar and experience the show through the eyes of SMA. Didn’t get to make the trip over? Don’t worry, we captured the most important moments and our personal highlights for you on video.

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The New Sunny Portal App for Android Has Finally Arrived

Let’s start with the good news: After the release last year of the iOS app used for display live data in PV systems with the Sunny Home Manage, an Android app with the same functionality is now available as well.

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Unveiling of the SMA Utility Power System

 

At exactly 10 o’clock on the first day of Intersolar Europe 2014 in Munich the Utility Power System was solemnly unveiled on the SMA trade show stand booth.

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