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Tech Tip: Complying with Earth Fault Alarm (Australia)

Anwar Mahmood, Service Engineer from SMA Australia, explains the different options available for complying with Earth Fault Alarm according to Australian standards. According to Clause 3.4.3 of AS/NZS 5033, PV systems installed after 11th July 2015 which have an array operating at Low Voltage (that being greater than 120V DC) must include earth fault alarm capability. For SMA inverters, there are three options which comply with these standards. Anwar explains these options in this Tech Tip video.

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3 Ways on How to Communicate With a Solar Inverter

SMA webconnect

Utilising system monitoring tools available with SMA is one of the easiest ways to ensure a system is operating as expected. It also improves the ability to troubleshoot a system in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. Setting up communications links between various components within the SMA system solution is vital when attempting to set up monitoring. To this end there are a variety of options available to achieve communications links.

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5 reasons why Australia’s Renewable Energy Target should be kept

SAVE THE RET

Australia has a target to source 20 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by the year 2020. The Renewable Energy Target (RET) was developed to drive the deployment of at least 41,000 GWh of renewable electricity by 2020 to meet the 20 per cent target.

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10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss from SMA Australia at Clean Energy Week

Clean Energy Week 2013

If you are attending Clean Energy Week in Sydney this week, here is a sneak preview on what you can expect from SMA Australia. At the exhibition, held at Sydney Showground, we will focus on our innovative storage solutions, which offer private households and commercial operations greater independence in their use of energy. Our Sales teams will be available to explain our range of solutions and our Service team will be on hand to answer technical questions.

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Amidst the uncertainty over Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, Councils continue to embrace solar

Sydney Town Hall 48kWp solar pv system

Councils are committing to sustainable practices and renewable energy amidst the current Government’s intention to dismantle the Renewable Energy Target. They have implemented innovative renewable energy projects to reduce electricity bills and pass the financial, and environmental rewards back to the taxpayers in their communities.

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Tech Tip: An Overview of the SMA Cluster Controller

 

SMA’s Technical Service Engineer Gilbert Jin takes you through a quick overview of the Cluster Controller. He explains which ports are responsible for which sensors and grid management specifications, runs through the interface of the device, and then looks at the web interface of the Cluster Controller.

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Renewable Energy Target Under Threat in Australia

Save our Solar

The Australian Federal Government is conducting a review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), with a particular focus on the level of the target and its impact on electricity prices. This presents a real risk to the industry and warrants a concerted effort to defend the policy at the heart of the clean energy sector.

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Tech Tip: Double Tap Display, Sunclix, Electronic Solar Switch (ESS)

 

In this ‘Tech Tip’, Solar Academy Trainer Adrian Ho looks at three features of SMA new generation inverters.

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Off-Grid Workshop at a Co-operative Community in Australia

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Charles and I both attended a four-day off-grid workshop held by The Australian Solar Council. We travelled to a site about an hour’s drive east of Melbourne to a small co-operative community. The workshop focused on off-grid systems, PV system design, battery sizing and load profiling. Here is our story.

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Service Technicians bringing Solar Power to Asia Pacific

SMA service installation taiwan

We want to share a few experiences from our colleagues who have recently been in Japan and Taiwan to provide field service support. 

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May We Introduce? Australia’s New Solar Academy Trainer

Adrian Ho SMA Solar Academy Australia

SMA Australia recently launched an updated program of courses with a new Solar Academy trainer at the helm. Adrian Ho has recently taken up the role of Solar Academy Trainer at SMA Australia. Prior to that, he spent two years in the role of Technical Service Engineer at SMA, handling technical enquiries and troubleshooting.

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The Sun Shines on Barossa Vintners

The Senator for South Australia, Anne McEwan officially opened the event with the cutting of the ribbon on the SMA Flashview screen.

This summer, wine and sunshine blended together nicely at the launch and unveiling of the 90kW solar array at Barossa Vintners winery in South Australia.

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