Everything You Need to Know About the New Sunny Boy 3.0–5.0 Solar Inverter

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What makes the successor of the world’s best-selling string inverter, the Sunny Boy TL, so special? The new Sunny Boy is more than just a PV inverter. Thanks to the first integrated SMA Smart Connected service, it’s a package that offers true ease and comfort. Find out here how this can benefit you as a PV system operator.

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Hybrid Energy Supply of East Africas Largest Salt Factory

Kristalline Salt’s factory is supplied by 25% of solar energy in grid parallel and in diesel mode. Following their ambitious energy management, the company took solar to a professional scale and safes expenditures for electricity supply.
SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH as EPC in cooperation with its local construction partner Harmonic Systems build and commissioned the project within 5,5 months.

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More Sun From the Roof. Maximum Energy Yield Despite Shade or Different Module Arrangements

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In this post, we explain to you how to always produce the highest yields from a PV system using the SMA Power+ Solution. It does not matter whether there are different module arrangements because of roof structure or whether power generation is affected by shade from trees, dormer windows or chimneys.

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SMA Smart Connected – What are the Advantages for Installers & Solar Businesses?

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As Solar PV becomes more mainstream, one of the few ways which installers and businesses can create a point of difference in the market is through the service they offer their customers. SMA’s new service offering in Smart Connected provides a way for you (as an Installer or Solar Business) to enhance your connection with your clients, and begin to offer additional services without adding significant costs, effort or expertise by relying on SMA’s intelligent monitoring and diagnosis systems. And best of all, it’s free to both you and your clients. Read below to understand more of the benefits.

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How to Find and View your PV System on Sunny Places?

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Some of our customers who want to benefit from the free services we offer on Sunny Places might wonder why they can’t see their systems on Sunny Places the same way they do on Sunny Portal. In this short article, we will guide you through a few steps on how to view your system on Sunny Places so you can make use of all the monitoring, comparing and sharing features that are only offered there.

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How to Install the New Sunny Boy

Voilà! It is finally happening: The worthy successor of the world’s most successful inverter — the Sunny Boy 3000-5000TL — is now available. The new PV inverter of the Sunny Boy 3.0–5.0 type is suitable for private rooftop installations, 10 kg lighter than its predecessor and is easy to operate via a smartphone. It also comes up with the new service concept, SMA Smart Connected, including the all-inclusive service package.

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SMA Smart Connected – What are the Benefits for System Owners?

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An inverter is the brains at the heart of every solar system. SMA Smart Connected is the new Service Offering from SMA being launched with the new Sunny Boy inverter that means the brains of your solar system just got smarter.

 

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Tech Tip: How to Install the Sunny Boy Storage 2.5

Sunny Boy Storage is the battery inverter designed for high-voltage batteries from leading manufacturers. It is perfectly suited to handle the electricity demand of a private household that wants to reduce energy costs by integrating a battery storage system. This Tech Tip video shows how to install the device in just a few steps.

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Advantages of AC-coupled high-voltage-battery over alternative solutions?

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High voltage batteries only arrived in the market in the last 12 months. However their arrival has allowed a number of other technologies to changes the way battery storage can be included in the home. AC-coupled storage using these new technology high voltage batteries (i.e. > 120V DC) has a number of advantages for homes wanting to include battery storage with their solar system. In addition to being a lower cost solution compared to alternatives, AC-coupled storage with high voltage batteries can allow your home to increase its independence from the grid and provide you with greater flexibility in the future to change your system to meet the needs of a growing or changing home. AC-coupled storage with high voltage batteries is also typically a more efficient system meaning you’ll get more energy and power compared to a similar hybrid inverter system. And perhaps best of all, AC-coupled storage can turn any new or existing solar system into a true battery-ready system.

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What are your options when you lose your
Feed-in-Tariff?

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When your PV system loses its premium Feed-in-Tariff (FiT), the priorities and objectives for the energy you generate from your PV system will change. When a FiT is much lower than the cost of grid supplied electricity, the main aim of your PV system will change from generating and exporting as much as possible, to generating and self-consuming as much solar electricity as possible. This change in priority for the PV system means you need to consider changes to your system to ensure you continue to get the greatest financial benefit from your PV system. There are a variety of options available to achieve this and depending on your unique situation, different options will be best suited to meet your individual needs. These option plus some preliminary checks before making decisions are discussed below.

 

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How to Design a Solar-Diesel-Hybrid-System Easily by Yourself

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Designing a solar-diesel-hybrid-system is quite complex. There are many values that have to be taken into account such as meteorological data, electrical parameters, sizing of the components, profitability and many more. Sunny Design is a free tool that makes designing a solar-diesel hybrid system super easy. This article is a guide on how to design a hybrid system with Sunny Design to easily create offers for your customers, project documentation or suggestions for improvement for your existing diesel grid.

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Season’s Greetings!

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As this eventful year in the solar energy industry draws to a close, we wish you and your family a peaceful and relaxing holiday season.

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