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June 16, 2017

SMA America Announces New Solution to Simplify Residential Service

SMA America has unveiled new, state-of-the-art service technology with its SMA Smart Connected solution. Now available with the Sunny Boy-US residential line of inverters, SMA Smart Connected is a proactive service package integrated into Sunny Portal, the world’s largest PV monitoring database, that automatically detects and evaluates system events and initiates remediation or repair activities.

This groundbreaking solution will decrease truck rolls, lengthy service calls and system downtime, saving installers time and money and maximizing a homeowner’s power production.

“We know that long service calls and undiagnosed errors lead to frustration for both [...]

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May 23, 2017

SMA Inverters Powering 3 MW of Mexico’s Largest Solar Plant

ROCKLIN, Calif.—SMA inverters have recently been installed to help power up 3 MW of solar in Mexico as part of a rebuild for the Aura Solar I project in La Paz, Baja California Sur.

Aura Solar I is a 30 MW solar plant developed by Gauss Energia, a leading developer in Mexico. It is currently the largest solar plant in Mexico, delivering solar power directly to a local utility.

After suffering damage from a hurricane, a significant portion of Aura Solar I was out of commission. When the time came to rebuild the 3 MW section of the project that had been destroyed, Gauss Energía selected SMA inverters. The Aura facility has been delivering power to the grid since last [...]

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April 18, 2017

SMA Equipment Selected for Storage Test at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will utilize SMA technology for a 1 MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation’s premier wind energy technology research facility.

Using the proven RESolve® energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate the public on how energy storage can create a more stable, secure U.S. electric grid and accommodate increasing amounts of clean, renewable energy.

“We truly value the opportunity to work with RES on this project,” said Volker Wachenfeld, executive vice president of SMA’s Storage [...]

 
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November 15, 2016

SMA Extends Helping Hand to Customers in Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, one of the most destructive hurricanes in recent history, SMA America has reached out to utility customers in the affected areas to offer support and provide free inspections of SMA Sunny Central utility family inverters.

In October, Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc across the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean with flooding, record-breaking wind speeds and torrential rain. It severely damaged homes, businesses and utilities, resulting in widespread power outages.

Some of those affected by the hurricane are SMA customers in the region who rely on solar as a source of power, and many experienced severe damage to their [...]

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