Archives from Months June, 2016

Flexible Module Level Power Optimization with SMA and Tigo Energy

With the smart module technology TS4, SMA and Tigo Energy for the first time offer PV system operators to equip individual PV modules with additional functions. For example, when trees or dormers cause partial shading, only the modules that are affected need to be equipped with an optimizer.

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Come far splendere il sole anche di notte. Test sul campo per il nuovo Sunny Boy Storage

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Heinrich Eurich racconta le sue prime esperienze con il sistema di accumulo composto da Sunny Boy Storage e Tesla Powerwall. Il collaboratore SMA è stato uno dei primi a cui è stato installato il nuovo sistema di accumulo nel quadro dei test sul campo di Sunny Boy Storage.

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Sunny Boy Storage: le vostre domande, le nostre risposte

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Siamo lieti del vostro interesse per il nostro nuovo inverter con batteria Sunny Boy Storage. Questo dispositivo, adatto alle batterie ad alto voltaggio come Tesla Powerwall, è la soluzione ideale per sfruttare l’elettricità solare anche nelle ore serali. Il product manager Thomas Thierschmidt risponde su questo blog alle vostre domande su disponibilità, prezzi, scalabilità e molto altro.

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A first look: The MVPS for the New Generation 1,500V PV Power Plants

 

Equipped with two Sunny Central 2500-EV inverters the new Medium Voltage Power Station is ready for use in utility-scale PV power plants worldwide. Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Utility at SMA, takes you on a tour around and inside the turnkey Medium Voltage Power Station, which offers highest efficiency at a low specific price.

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The SMA Flexible Storage System With the Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage

 

An ever increasing number of manufacturers with high brand recognition are offering solutions for decentralized power supply. One of them is Daimler AG. The automobile group has even recently established a separate subsidiary for the development and sales of its stationary energy storage units, Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH. The company’s “new star”, a battery storage system which can be seamlessly integrated into the SMA Flexible Storage System, attracted much interest at Intersolar Europe.

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ees Award Goes to Sunny Boy Storage: “Cost-Effective Solution for Storing Self-Generated Electricity”

 

The Sunny Boy Storage 2.5 for high-voltage batteries did not only win the ees award Intersolar Europe, it also drew a lot of attention at the SMA booth. The AC-coupled battery inverter is suitable for new PV systems as well as for retrofit storage integration in private households.

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Service Tip: How to change grid parameters for SMA inverters in Sunny Explorer

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One of the most important steps during the commissioning process is connecting the inverter to the grid.  For the inverter to be suitable for the local grid, the correct country standards must be selected. However, in some areas, customized grid settings of the inverter need to be configured to meet the special requirements of the local utility grid. Wrong grid settings can cause inverters to frequently cut off or affect the stability of the local grid. SMA inverters have flexible grid settings which can easily be changed via Sunny Explorer. Your SMA inverter can easily meet the requirements from local grid providers and have a stable grid connection at the same time.

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A dishwasher and the Sunny Home Manager chatting via EEBus…

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No, it’s not the start of a joke. And the image doesn’t show Sunny Home Manager and a dishwasher. Rather, the topic is a common language for connecting household appliances and applications for the sake of energy efficiency. This is an important goal of the EEBus Initiative.

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Philippines: One of the World’s Largest Photovoltaic Plants Including String Inverters Commissioned

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The Catalagan Solar Farm on the Philippine island of Luzon was commissioned in March. At 63 MW, it is one of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants including string inverters, supplying solar power to the entire western part of the Batangas province. Spread over approximately 160 hectares (about 400 acres), the solar farm includes more than 200,000 PV modules, along with 830 Sunny Tripower 60 inverters and 23 SMA Inverter Managers.

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Sun at Night: Sunny Boy Storage in the Field

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Heinrich Eurich reports on his initial experiences with his PV storage system comprising the Sunny Boy Storage and Tesla Powerwall. As part of the field test for the Sunny Boy Storage, the SMA employee was one of the first to have the new storage system installed.

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Sunny Boy Storage: Your Questions, Our Answers

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We are very pleased with the great interest in our new battery inverter Sunny Boy Storage. The inverter, which is compatible with high-voltage batteries such as the Tesla Powerwall, is perfectly suited to the consumption of self-generated solar power — even in the evening. Here, as promised, Product Manager Thomas Thierschmidt answers your most asked questions on availability, prices, scalability and much more.

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How a regional SMA training center is imparting PV knowledge in East Africa

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Small- and medium-sized grid-tied renewable energy systems have recently created interesting investment opportunities in Kenya. Electricity tariffs ranged from 0.14 US$/kWh for large industrial consumers to 0.226 US$/kWh for normal household consumers in December 2014. As the market segment solar PV grows, the main question for both utility companies and investors is the possibilities of reducing cost of power production and its maintenance.

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