Why Large Battery Storage Systems Are the Energy Solution of the Future

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What role do large battery storage systems play in the future energy supply? What opportunities does energy market 2.0 offer for companies involved? How is a megawatt-class battery inverter actually built? In April, Large-Scale Storage Day at SMA offered participants interesting lectures, tours of Sunny Central Storage production and the SMA Test center, and plenty of time for networking.

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Solar-Powered Hot Water – How to Use Even More Solar Energy in Your Own Home

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The more self-generated solar energy you use in your own home, the more efficient your PV system becomes. When self-consumption is high, grid feed-in goes down. If you combine a battery-storage system with an electric heating element, you can use as much of your solar power as possible for yourself. Thanks to electric water heating, our colleague Manuel März enjoys hot water essentially at zero cost, which means that his heat pump even gets some time off in the summer month.

 

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Change in SMA Device Communication: WLAN and Ethernet to Replace Bluetooth

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In the future, SMA will equip all devices with WLAN and Ethernet communication–so called IP communication–by replacing the previous Bluetooth communication. Thus PV systems are extremely easy to integrate into existing home networks with an internet connection. Below we have provided information for you, including how you benefit.

 

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How to Register Your PV System in Sunny Portal and Activate SMA Smart Connected

Everyone who operates a PV system with SMA inverters should register their system in Sunny Portal.

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Fact Check: 5 Reasons Why Quality of PV Inverters Pays Off

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Quality and safety are non-negotiable for us because in the end exactly these factors guarantee maximum and sustainable efficiency of PV projects. To live up to this claim, we continuously put our products and those of other manufacturers through their paces in our certified test centers.

You will find key findings at a glance below.

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SMA Test Center: The World in a Lab [Video]

More is expected of them than of others: SMA solar inverters must work perfectly for many years. No matter in which country, in which climate, or to which power network they are connected.

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Two in One: New Generation of the Sunny Home Manager

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The new Sunny Home Manager 2.0 will be available in April 2017. Just like the term Web 2.0, the extension 2.0 does not describe a radically new type of technology or application. Instead, it describes the modified and extended use of the product. Here, you can learn why the Sunny Home Manager now looks like the SMA Energy Meter and what this means for the PV system.

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Fuel Save Controller Wins Prestigious Middle East Electricity Award 2017

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It was great to win the Middle East Electricity Award in 2015 for the “Smart Solar Project of the Year” (we reported it here). Now, two years later, the SMA Fuel Save Controller 2.0 is once again winner of the Middle East Electricity award. This time we won “Smart Product of the Year” – a great reward for our continuous efforts to find smart solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
Read more about what convinced the jury in this article…

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Trainings for Design and Commissioning of a SMA Fuel Save Solution in 2017

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As diesel prices increase and costs for solar energy decrease, the advantage of a Fuel Save Solution to any diesel grid continuously grows. With 1.2 billion people without electricity and even more suffering from weak grids, the market for solar diesel hybrid systems is tremendous. But solar hybrid systems are often complex and unique with each having its own challenges. With SMA Solar Academy training courses, you gather essential knowledge to actively take part in this new business. Learn more about the courses that enable you to plan and commission solar diesel hybrid systems by yourself in this article.

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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

Krystalline 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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