In June, representatives of the EEBUS initiative met in Cologne for the first e-mobility Plugfest to test the state of development of their respective devices live. A Plugfest is a bit like a LAN party for developers. In Cologne, the specific focus was on interactions between the charging station, electric vehicle and energy management system.
Heinrich Eurich racconta le sue prime esperienze con il sistema di accumulo composto da Sunny Boy Storage e Tesla Powerwall. Il collaboratore SMA è stato uno dei primi a cui è stato installato il nuovo sistema di accumulo nel quadro dei test sul campo di Sunny Boy Storage.
We are very pleased with the great interest in our new battery inverter Sunny Boy Storage. The inverter, which is compatible with high-voltage batteries such as the Tesla Powerwall, is perfectly suited to the consumption of self-generated solar power — even in the evening. Here, as promised, Product Manager Thomas Thierschmidt answers your most asked questions on availability, prices, scalability and much more.
As an SMA employee, I was able to familiarize myself with the new Sunny Boy Smart Energy in the test phase. Many of you are probably wondering why you should invest in an inverter with a battery, so I would like to share my experience and take you through a few questions that could help you make a decision.
The Sunny Boy Smart Energy combines a PV inverter and a lithium-ion battery and is the heart of the SMA Integrated Storage System solution for simple, intelligent energy management. In an interview, Product Manager Thomas Thierschmidt describes to me this innovative combination solution, its use and benefits—and some of the challenges the engineers had to overcome with this project.
Imagine if you could go through your house or apartment with your mobile phone and identify how much power each appliance is drawing from the utility grid. This would enable you to replace energy-sapping appliances with energy-saving ones in the future. Now, this is all possible thanks to the new mobile app “EMView”. This tool provides you with an overview of your current energy consumption by visualizing the data sent from an SMA Energy Meter on your own network. The app was developed by Nico Treffkorn and Tobias Frank, the operators of the website www.eb-systeme.de.
Making tea, doing the laundry, washing the dishes, drying hair, watching television. My family, the Thriftys, uses a lot of electrical appliances on a typical day. Let me tell you how I use and manage solar energy intelligently, not only to save electricity and money, but also to protect the environment.
Energy from conventional sources is becoming more and more expensive. As a result, people are increasingly interested in using energy when costs are low – for example when their PV system is producing abundant current. However, being able to use energy to get the most out of it also involves a number of other considerations. This article describes smart energy management with the Sunny Home Manager.
Now that grid parity has been reached in Germany, self-consumption of solar energy has become the most cost-efficient way to operate a new PV system. The new motto: Use the electricity you generate for your own needs instead of feeding it into the grid.
A black-and-white compact car, a thick cable with an oversized plug in the fuel tank opening, a gray box about the size of an inverter, and a PC. At first glance, the whole thing looks a bit like a gas station – only without the smell of gasoline. And I’m not too far off the mark: This is SMA’s research on e-mobility.
Large PV power plants like Europe’s largest thin-film PV power plant commissioned in Templin, Brandenburg/Germany recently, need large amounts of reactive power which have to be compensated often also at night. With Q at Night, PV power plants that implement plant solutions from SMA can now also provide the reactive power needed at night and not only during daytime.
In accordance with the Energy Concept 2020, the German Federal Government plans to generate over 35% of power from solar, wind and biomass sources. By 2050, 80% of electricity should be provided from renewable energy. The majority is to be provided by solar energy, which is fed into the utility grid by PV plants.
Accordingly, we are tackling the challenges associated with feeding PV energy into our distribution grids.