Archives from Months March, 2015

SMA PV Test System: Generating Solar Power and Testing Prototypes


On an exposed area near the autobahn 7, the SMA ground-based plant on Sandershäuser Berg can be viewed far and wide in the North Hessian community of Niestetal. In operation for ten months, the PV power plant has been supplying clean solar energy to the adjacent Solar Factory 3 as well as other corporate buildings of SMA Solar Technology AG in Niestetal. 

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Technical Documentation and Updates in March 2015


The purpose of this blog entry is to keep you informed about the latest updates and new publications for SMA devices released by the technical documentation team. This information will be made available regulary. 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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The New SUNNY BOY 1.5/2.5 Has Arrived:
All About Installation, Commissioning & Settings

Sunny Boy with WebUI

The new Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 has arrived and will be available starting mid-April 2015*. The PV inverter is suitable for all those who want to tap into the full potential of a small-scale PV system.

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Solar Energy Changes People`s Life on Kutubdia Island


Kutubdia Island is an island near the coast of Bangladesh. It has 14,463 households and a total area of 215.8 square kilometers. The island is famous for having the only lighthouse, which was built by the British during their rule. Kutubdia is rich in salt and uses it to dry fish, which is locally known as ‘Shutki.’ In fact, most people are involved in salt cultivation or agriculture on Kutubdia. As Kutubdia is an upazila (sub-district) in the Bay of Bengal, it is isolated and not connected to the national power grid. In these rural areas of Bangladesh, every 2 out of 3 villagers have no access to electricity. A solar minigrid was installed to help make residents’ daily lives more comfortable.

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Video: How Tokelau Switched to Solar Energy

Tokelau is one of the world’s most remote countries – and the first to generate its energy supply using only photovoltaics.

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Unique Testing Center for Hybrid Energy Supply Systems in Operation


Solar energy combined with battery and diesel generators ensures that everyday electricity demand and the needs of industrial loads can be met in off-grid regions. The first Testing Center in the world has now been set up in Germany.We spoke with Jakob Issleib about what is being done there and why it is so important.

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Energy Supply of the Future with SMA

Photovoltaics can play an important role in the future energy supply. Here is a short video on how it works.

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Storage behind the meter: some determining factors for end consumer owned batteries

battery storage of pv

Decentralized residential battery storage systems owned by private end customers are controversially discussed worldwide. Professionals discuss at international conferences the benefits of such solutions, saying that as of today there is no business case which delivers economic viability- without subsidy programmes- or they propose other solutions which offer higher benefits. Despite the discussion, the market already offers a variety of storage solutions which seem to be well accepted by the end-customer. How to explain such a contrast?

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