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What are your options when you lose your
Feed-in-Tariff?

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When your PV system loses its premium Feed-in-Tariff (FiT), the priorities and objectives for the energy you generate from your PV system will change. When a FiT is much lower than the cost of grid supplied electricity, the main aim of your PV system will change from generating and exporting as much as possible, to generating and self-consuming as much solar electricity as possible. This change in priority for the PV system means you need to consider changes to your system to ensure you continue to get the greatest financial benefit from your PV system. There are a variety of options available to achieve this and depending on your unique situation, different options will be best suited to meet your individual needs. These option plus some preliminary checks before making decisions are discussed below.

 

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The SMA Flexible Storage System With the Mercedes-Benz Energy Storage

 

An ever increasing number of manufacturers with high brand recognition are offering solutions for decentralized power supply. One of them is Daimler AG. The automobile group has even recently established a separate subsidiary for the development and sales of its stationary energy storage units, Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH. The company’s “new star”, a battery storage system which can be seamlessly integrated into the SMA Flexible Storage System, attracted much interest at Intersolar Europe.

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ees Award Goes to Sunny Boy Storage: “Cost-Effective Solution for Storing Self-Generated Electricity”

 

The Sunny Boy Storage 2.5 for high-voltage batteries did not only win the ees award Intersolar Europe, it also drew a lot of attention at the SMA booth. The AC-coupled battery inverter is suitable for new PV systems as well as for retrofit storage integration in private households.

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A dishwasher and the Sunny Home Manager chatting via EEBus…

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No, it’s not the start of a joke. And the image doesn’t show Sunny Home Manager and a dishwasher. Rather, the topic is a common language for connecting household appliances and applications for the sake of energy efficiency. This is an important goal of the EEBus Initiative.

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Sun at Night: Sunny Boy Storage in the Field

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Heinrich Eurich reports on his initial experiences with his PV storage system comprising the Sunny Boy Storage and Tesla Powerwall. As part of the field test for the Sunny Boy Storage, the SMA employee was one of the first to have the new storage system installed.

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“Sunny Boy Storage è conveniente e flessibile al tempo stesso”

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Approvvigionamento elettrico domestico indipendente e conveniente: questo obiettivo finora tecnicamente irraggiungibile è finalmente alla portata di tutti grazie al nuovo inverter con batteria SMA Sunny Boy Storage, che a marzo ha ottenuto il premio per l’innovazione al PV Symposium di Bad Staffelstein. Intervista a Volker Wachenfeld, Executive Vice President dell’unità Offgrid & Storage di SMA, sulla nuova era “post tariffa onnicomprensiva”, sulle differenze fra le varie soluzioni di accumulo e su come Tesla Powerwall cambierà il mercato.

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“El Sunny Boy Storage es económico y puede utilizarse a la vez de forma flexible”

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Un suministro de corriente para el hogar independiente y económico a la vez: hasta ahora, esto era técnicamente imposible. Sin embargo, exactamente esto es lo que ofrece ahora el nuevo inversor de batería SMA Sunny Boy Storage y por lo que obtuvo en el congreso fotovoltaico celebrado en marzo en Bad Staffelstein, Alemania, el premio a la innovación. Volker Wachenfeld, Executive Vice President de la SMA Business Unit Offgrid & Storage, charla en esta entrevista sobre la era siguiente a las remuneraciones por inyección, sobre las diferencias entre los dispositivos de almacenamiento y sobre cómo la Tesla Powerwall cambiará el mercado.

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How to Connect the Plugwise Radio-Controlled Sockets to the Sunny Home Manager

The Sunny Home Manager release 1.12 rollout starts today, and with this, we are making it possible to integrate the internationally deployable Plugwise radio-controlled sockets into the SMA world. To this end we have made a video for you, showing you in simple steps how to connect the SMA Appliance Control Set – the new Plugwise radio-controlled sockets – to the Sunny Home Manager.

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Sunny Home Manager Update to Arrive in Early October

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In a few of the comments we made, we announced that the new Sunny Home Manager Release 1.12 would be available in August/September. Unfortunately, the project has been delayed, and we now expect it to be completed in early October. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Intelligent Storing

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Intelligent management of battery-storage systems can save money and, at the same time, be beneficial for the utility grid. Read this article and discover what is behind all this.

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New Guest in the SMA Smart Home:
Plugwise Radio-Controlled Sockets

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Martin Volkmar

Martin Volkmar

SMA will be presenting the new Plugwise radio-controlled sockets for the SMA Smart Home at Intersolar Europe 2015. The Dutch home automation expert designs, produces and sells wireless energy management and control systems.The Plugwise radio-controlled sockets will be compatible with the Sunny Home Manager after the next firmare update (version 1.12).

We talked to SMA Product Manager Martin Volkmar about why the new radio-controlled sockets were chosen and what benefits they offer. 

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Storage behind the meter: some determining factors for end consumer owned batteries

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Decentralized residential battery storage systems owned by private end customers are controversially discussed worldwide. Professionals discuss at international conferences the benefits of such solutions, saying that as of today there is no business case which delivers economic viability- without subsidy programmes- or they propose other solutions which offer higher benefits. Despite the discussion, the market already offers a variety of storage solutions which seem to be well accepted by the end-customer. How to explain such a contrast?

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