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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.