Archives from Months September, 2014

How to integrate solar systems into diesel genset networks

Fuel Save Controller

We have already introduced the SMA solution for solar diesel hybrid systems. Its central component is the Fuel Save Controller. To learn more what this does, how it works in a PV diesel hybrid system and what makes it so special, I turned to Product Manager Johannes Weide.

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Service Tip: Short-Term Solution for Logging into Sunny Design

Sunny Design

Since the last update of Sunny Design (version 3.2), some of our customers have not been able to log into Sunny Design via the Windows desktop application using their e-mail address and password. The following error message appears:

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5 reasons why Australia’s Renewable Energy Target should be kept


Australia has a target to source 20 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by the year 2020. The Renewable Energy Target (RET) was developed to drive the deployment of at least 41,000 GWh of renewable electricity by 2020 to meet the 20 per cent target.

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Solar Roadways: Is this the Future of Mobility?


Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and… cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!!

Check this inspiring video and tell us what you think! Is this the future of mobility?

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How Sunny Places works

In these two screencasts, our Community Manager Kilian Rüfer shows you how to register for Sunny Places and what kind of functions the new community portal for PV systems offers.

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SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance. The video was filmed overnight behind the SMA Service Center in Rocklin, California.

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