The SMA Sunny Island is a grid-forming battery inverter that can be used for the construction of stand-alone power supply systems. The Sunny Island inverters are capable of forming an AC grid, this sine wave can be used as an interface for PV inverters to synchronize and feed power into the system which is used for supplying loads and recharging batteries.
The energy supply of the future is renewable, independent and affordable. Solar energy and thus SMA as a system provider for photovoltaics will play a major role here. Learn new things about SMA and find out what makes us stand out in our one-minute video.
Guests from the worlds of politics, business and society took up the invitation and celebrated 35 years of SMA with us at the beginning of September. The official ceremony was followed by the SMA summer party for the employees at the Kassel site in Germany. Here are a few images from the festivities.
Service Tip: Accessing inverter information from new generation SMA inverters using WiFi and the Web User Interface
For improved long term reliability in the field, new generation SMA inverters do not have a built-in display. Instead these inverters utilise WiFi with a built-in Web User Interface (WebUI) to turn any smart device into an inverter display, even when the inverter is not connected to the internet. Connecting to the inverter’s WebUI can allow access to real-time performance of the inverter, as well as event and error log information. Such information can be useful to an installer or home owner either during system commissioning, field operation, or troubleshooting if things ever go wrong.
“The energy supply of the future is decentralized and renewable.” This was the vision that inspired Günther Cramer, Peter Drews and Reiner Wettlaufer to found SMA 35 years ago. Today, their vision is a reality in many countries around the world. Thanks to innovative technology and falling system costs, a global decentralized electricity supply using renewable energies is now unstoppable.
Palau is a beautiful island country located in the Pacific Ocean, with a population of approximately 21,000 people. The archipelago is well known for its pristine beaches, scuba-diving and snorkeling sites. SMA Australia’s Service Engineer, Cyril Laugeon, shares his experience in commissioning the Fuel Save Controller (FSC) 2.0M in Palau.