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Turkey as a PV Country:
Major Potential—Major Challenges

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Plenty of sun, lots of space and high demand for energy as well as a boost from the government. In Turkey, the solar industry is really starting to gain momentum. Growth of 600 MW or more is anticipated in 2016. However, the industry is still in the early stages, and this is difficult, particularly because of the frequently changing authorization requirements, regulations and approving parties. Valerio Natalizia, Regional Manager South Europe is right at the heart of the developments. He explains the most important points from SMA’s point of view.

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Avviati lavori per un impianto a terra da 23.1 MWp in Giordania

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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.

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SMA Achieves Fourth Place Worldwide for Maintenance Contracts

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It goes without saying that PV systems, whether commissioned recently or some time ago, should function stably long term and generate high yields. It’s therefore no surprise that the demand for PV system services both before and after commissioning continues to grow. With its Operations & Maintenance service, SMA handles every aspect of technical management of PV systems, including regular maintenance of all the components in a PV power plant. An SMA maintenance contract guarantees stable operation of a PV system and ensures high yields.

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Solar Power for Rwanda: “A Great Project in a Great Country.”

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At the end of 2013, the first PV power plant in Eastern Africa was connected to the utility grid, boosting Rwanda’s capability to generate electricity by six percent. The PV power plant, built in the shape of the African continent, is situated around 60 kilometers east of the Rwandan capital Kigali, on land belonging to the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), a community that looks after orphans. Here, eight Sunny Central 800CP inverters in four Medium-Voltage Power Station 1600SC systems convert direct current into alternating current, providing around 15,000 Rwandan homes with electricity every year.

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Bancos de baterías para plantas fotovoltaicas de gran tamaño: comparativa de las diferentes aplicaciones

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A diferencia de los equipos de almacenamiento de energía domésticos Behind the Meter (‘detrás del contador’), cuya estrategia de funcionamiento por lo general persigue optimizar con rentabilidad el consumo energético local, los casos de uso de tecnologías con baterías a escala industrial se determinan principalmente por las necesidades de las redes de suministro eléctrico, en especial, de las redes locales de distribución.

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Korea Focuses on Storage Power Plants

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200 MW of pure storage capacity: Before the end of 2015, the world’s largest battery-storage system will go into operation in Korea. Its aim is to help stabilize the Korean utility grid.

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Examining the Use Cases for Industrial-Scale Battery Storage

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In contrast to “behind-the-meter” household energy storage systems, whose operational strategy is generally aimed at local financial optimisation of power consumption, the use cases for battery technologies on an industrial scale are primarily determined by the requirements of the electricity supply grids, particularly the regional distribution grids.

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“De vuelta al buen camino”

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En las últimas semanas, han sido muchas las noticias positivas de SMA. Entre ellas, que la junta directiva ha elevado en dos ocasiones las previsiones para el 2015. Planteamos tres preguntas al Board Member for Strategy/CEO y director financiero Pierre-Pascal Urbon al respecto.

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A Shipping Container Full of Energy Performance

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. 

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A Strong Partnership: Interview About the Cooperation Between SMA and Siemens

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. 

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The Practical Box Behind the Scenes:
SMA String-Monitor and String-Combiner

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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.

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Commissioning of Large-scale PV Project Celebrated in Thailand

A large number of tourists have been aware for quite some time that sunshine is a guarantee in Thailand. This is true because the Kingdom is located in the Earth’s Sunbelt, with the most solar irradiation located in the Northeast of the country. Therefore, it is no surprise that the company Solar Power set up 36 PV systems with a total output of 288 MW in Thailand—supplied with SMA inverters. This most recent PV system, with an output of 7.46 MW, was commissioned in the province of Surin and is aptly named “Surin2.” In total, 670 Sunny Boy inverters were installed on a surface of 100 hectares and a contract on extended warranties of up to 20 years was concluded.

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