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Availability is key for successful PV projects

 

PV power plant projects are long-time investments that operators, owners and investors must be able to rely on. Only if the calculated yields are achieved the investment is a success. Emphasis is not only on energy yield but also on availability. In our interview Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President Business Unit Utility at SMA, explains how availability rates, OPEX and 1500V technology contribute to successful utility-scale PV projects.

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Large Battery Storage Systems: 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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Unveiling of the SMA Utility Power System

 

At exactly 10 o’clock on the first day of Intersolar Europe 2014 in Munich the Utility Power System was solemnly unveiled on the SMA trade show stand booth.

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Why Choose A Central Inverter For Your Solar Project?

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Central solar inverters have long been a prevalent choice among project developers, EPCs, integrators and other stakeholders engaged in large-scale solar development. They satisfy the demanding requirements of all parties from builders to financiers while providing low installed cost per watt. Central solar inverters are positioned to remain a popular technology for utility-scale and large commercial solar power conversion as their usage increases throughout the world and manufacturers continue to offer larger power classes with more innovative features.

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Saudi Arabia: The Largest PV Module-Covered Parking Lot in the World

Saudi Arabia: The Largest PV Module-Covered Parking Lot in the World

Saudi Arabia is a land of superlatives. Thanks to the kingdom’s vast wealth of oil, new and impressive structures are built on a regular basis on the Arabian Peninsula situated between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. What is to become the tallest building in the world, a 1,000 meter skyscraper resembling a gigantic arrow, is currently being constructed near Jeddah. An entire subway system is planned for the desert city of Riyadh, with construction to begin in 2014.

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Profitable Nightshift for Inverters

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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.

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Bundled System Solution for Decentralized Large-scale PV Power Plants

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Many photovoltaic professionals know that the larger the PV plant, the faster small reductions in power negatively affect yields – at least, as long as they remain undiscovered. The new SMA Cluster Controller provides just the right solution for PV plants with string inverters.The scalable system solution offers flexible management of decentralized large-scale PV power plants, even up into the multi-megawatt range.

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