In more and more regions around the world, solar energy is rapidly becoming competitive with traditional energy sources – and profitable without government support. An impressive example is Italy’s largest unsubsidized PV project, which was recently commissioned in Montalto di Castro in Central Italy.
In sunny regions, large-scale solar farms are already generating electricity a lot more cost-efficiently than coal-fired or nuclear power plants. Experts are forecasting that the cost of photovoltaics will continue to decrease, making them the most important energy source worldwide – a goal Bernhard Voll is passionately pursuing. He travels all over the world for SMA, making large-scale PV farms even more efficient and reliable.
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.
Equipped with two Sunny Central 2500-EV inverters the new Medium Voltage Power Station is ready for use in utility-scale PV power plants worldwide. Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President of the Business Unit Utility at SMA, takes you on a tour around and inside the turnkey Medium Voltage Power Station, which offers highest efficiency at a low specific price.
Sorgerà a circa 200 km da Amman il primo di 12 impianti fotovoltaici a terra appaltati dal Ministero Giordano dell’Energia e delle Risorse Minerarie. L’impianto rientra nell’ambito del progetto nazionale che prevede il raggiungimento del 10% di energia prodotta da fonti rinnovabili nel 2020.
Large-scale PV power plants are an investment in the future. Careful planning and SMA technology perfectly adapted to operator needs ensure that every plant is profitable and produces high yields. Regular maintenance is necessary to guarantee all plant components run safely and optimally, long term. They prevent smaller and larger defects from being overlooked and thus exert a considerable influence on plant operation. Here are three good reasons why maintaining a PV power plant is good practice.
Seals, rust protection, flawless insulation: Reinhard Lehmann, an analysis engineer, has been focusing his efforts for eight years now on helping SMA equip Sunny Central inverters for even more effective outdoor use. One of his responsibilities is ensuring that these high-performance central inverters are fit for outdoor use—at all times, anywhere in the world.
La energía fotovoltaica se está convirtiendo en una realidad en Chile, uno de los mercados emergentes sudamericanos de más rápido crecimiento, con un gran potencial para su generación. La construcción inminente de dos instalaciones fotovoltaicas en la región de Coquimbo son la muestra de que la zona está preparada para que la tecnología fotovoltaica a gran escala ofrezca una electricidad competitiva a sus habitantes.
SMA and Siemens just announced their cooperation in the field of megawatt PV projects. At Intersolar Europe in Munich, we present the first joint technological development, the SMA MV Power Station 2500 SC. Let’s take a look at this completely new turnkey solution with Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President of the SMA Business Unit Utility.
Today, SMA and Siemens announced their cooperation in the field of megawatt PV projects. I talked to Pierre-Pascal Urbon, CEO and CFO of SMA, and Ralf Christian, CEO of the Siemens Division Energy Management, about the background of the partnership.
The only time anyone really mentions PV array junction boxes is when listing the individual technical components of a PV power plant. One reason they might be completely overlooked is because, compared with inverters, medium-voltage components and modules, they are quite inconspicuous. But without them, nothing works. Anyone who overlooks these seemingly unimportant boxes will lose out and shouldn’t be surprised if they see decreased PV power plant yield and increased maintenance outlay.