Digital Solar & Storage Conference: Platforms are indispensable

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At the beginning of December, leading representatives from the fields of solar, storage technology and the digital economy met at the Digital Solar & Storage conference in Munich, an event organized by SolarPower Europe. This was the first time the event had been held and it provided an impressive insight into the digitalization of the energy supply.

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SMA Module Level Optimization – Make More Energy & Money

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SMA’s Optimizers with their “selective deployment” capability allow your solar system to make more energy and generate more money.

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Blog Parade: Disruptions in the Energy Industry

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The new energy world is smart, connected and decentralized. More and more people are becoming “prosumers” who are active on completely new platforms and utilize their energy efficiently by coupling photovoltaic and wind turbine systems with storage systems and loads.

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Digital Electricity Market: Turning Consumers Into Prosumers

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Digitalization will enable new opportunities and business models across the entire energy sector. In order to use the full potential, we will need innovative technological solutions. SMA CTO and COO Jürgen Reinert explains what impact this will have on system technology.

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Welcome to the new World of Energy

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All over the world, digitalization is revolutionizing energy production and supply – and will drive the continued growth of solar PV and other renewable energy sources. What will the energy supply of tomorrow look like? Jochen Schneider, EVP Energy Services at SMA, has some answers.

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Barcamp Participants Focus on Digital Trends for Renewables

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Disruptions in the energy industry: What are they and what impact will they have? These were the topics of the sixth Barcamp Renewables. Here is a short summary of the most important trends and theories. 

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What is the monetary value of Smart Connected?

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In the following blog, we take you through a short example to illustrate how much SMA’s new free Smart Connected service package is worth to an end customer.

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Digitization and Photovoltaics — the Future Has Begun

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Digitization is becoming part of life in an ever increasing number of areas — and will even further accelerate the decentralization of energy supply. It is therefore no wonder that the subject is at the top of the agenda of SolarPower Europe, the European photovoltaics trade association. Detlef Beister, Business Development Manager at SMA, is also part of this.

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E-Mobility Plugfest: The Heating Communicates With the Car

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The first e-mobility Plugfest of the EEBUS initiative in June is now followed by the second one. Put to the test: All generators and loads in the home are interconnected to communicate via energy management platforms, such as ennexOS from SMA. PV systems, heating, home appliances and even charging stations for electric cars will thus have to be optimally connected with each other for optimized use of energy in all areas of application.

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Sunny Island: Set Up a Stand-Alone Grid in 8 Steps

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This screencast demonstrates how to configure a stand-alone grid with Sunny Island in only eight steps. Thanks to the integrated web interface, commissioning can be performed easily using a smartphone, tablet or–more conventionally–a PC. Jan Roessler, trainer at the SMA Solar Academy, provides handy tips and tricks on the settings required for storage systems in off-grid operation.

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Sunny Island: Connect to the Utility Grid in 8 Steps

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This screencast demonstrates how to make the Sunny Island ready for operation for self-consumption systems on the utility grid in only eight steps. Thanks to the integrated web interface, commissioning can be performed easily using a smartphone, tablet or PC. Jan Rössler, trainer at the SMA Solar Academy, provides handy tips and tricks on the settings required for storage systems on the utility grid.

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A New Direction in Inverter Development

Agile methods have become the standard in software development. SMA employees have now employed this principle for the first time for an inverter prototype.

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