Archives from Months December, 2015

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to take a look back and forward.

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Paris Climate Deal a Success:
Now the Real Work Begins

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The world is celebrating the international climate change conference in Paris as a success. However, it remains uncertain whether the agreement will actually make history by curbing climate change. It all depends on whether countries actively implement their ambitious climate targets, and it won’t be possible without a real transition to clean energy. 

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7 Reasons Why You Should Oversize Your PV Array

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Oversizing a PV array, also referred to as undersizing a PV inverter, involves installing a PV array with a rated DC power (measured @ Standard Test Conditions) which is larger than an inverter’s rated AC output power (i.e. DC @ STC > AC). It can be a valuable tool for system designers seeking to deliver a maximum amount of energy at a lowest possible specific cost. Reasons for oversizing PV arrays and important factors to consider are summarised below.

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Technical Documentation and Updates in December 2015

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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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SMA Is Opening Its Doors to Third-Party Suppliers

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SMA recently published development documentation for inverters and SMA energy management on SMA Developer. We talked to Martin Volkmar, Product Manager for SMA Smart Home, about the motives and benefits as well as perspectives in terms of an international standard. 

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Africa’s Top Tourist Attraction Goes Solar

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (V&A Waterfront) in Cape Town, South Africa

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (V&A Waterfront) in Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most visited tourist spots in Africa and attracts about 20 million visitors per year. The historical complex consisting of two harbor basins and surrounding buildings is a mixed-use area with a focus on retail, tourism and residential development, with the continued operation of a working harbour. And it has now gone solar.

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