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Outclass the Shade With Module Optimizer

What to do if a tree, chimney or even a neighboring house casts its shadow on the PV system? This video shows how you can get the highest possible energy yields from the modules with the TS4-R-O module optimizer, even in shade.

The SMA Power+ Solution combines legendary SMA inverter performance and intelligent DC module-level electronics in one cost-effective, comprehensive package. With the Power+ Solution, you can save significantly on installation costs and maximize solar power production for your customers.

Be sure to head over to our product page to learn more and download the Power+ Solution brochure for trade professionals!

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SMA Secure Power Supply Provides Post-Hurricane Power

When Hurricane Irma made landfall in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in September, Wendy Michels and her family quickly evacuated.

As a pilot, Michels is responsible for flying planes out of the area in the event of natural disasters, including hurricanes. She and her family flew to Lexington, Kentucky, unsure of what was to come of their home and newly installed PV system while Irma battered their hometown.

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Join SMA’s Solar Academy for In-Person Commercial Inverter Training

On November 14 and 15, SMA’s technical trainers will be holding a two-day, hands-on commercial inverter training at the SMA Solar Academy in Northern California.

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Power+ Payday: Have You Cashed in on Your $50 Rebate?

Remember, the residential solution that’s changing the game has just gotten better.

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SMA Takes New Sunny Boy Storage Solution on the Road

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SMA will soon be embarking on another roadshow to showcase the new Sunny Boy Storage-US residential solution. 

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Register for Our Upcoming Residential Energy Storage Webinar

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On Thursday, October 12, SMA will be hosting a Solar Power World webinar on residential energy storage and the future of home energy management. 

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Join SMA October 10 for a Webinar on Reducing Commercial PV Costs

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On Tuesday, October 10, SMA will be hosting a Greentech Media webinar on how leading commercial PV integrators are finding new ways to achieve cost savings across both CAPEX and OPEX.

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Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, SMA to Host Battery Inverter Training in Florida

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The SMA Solar Academy is heading to Cocoa, Florida, in October for two special training events. Our technical trainers will be providing a two-day class on SMA’s battery-based inverter solutions as well as a one-day class on designing hybrid systems. The events will be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center, located on the University of Central Florida’s Cocoa satellite campus. 

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SMA to Host Utility-Scale Storage & PV Forum in Las Vegas

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On Tuesday, September 12, SMA will host a special event for solar professionals focused on utility-scale solar and storage.

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SMA Inverter First to Achieve 1500V, UL 62109-1 Certification

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Inverters are rightfully recognized as the “brains” of PV systems and that is perhaps more true today than it has ever been. As PV systems become more intelligent and increasingly commonplace in electrical power systems, inverters have to be equipped to deliver reliably and safely. 

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Solar Eclipse – A Time for Storage to Shine?

The upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, will impact the operation of many GW of solar PV production across the United States.

The loss in production during the eclipse has been estimated at roughly 4,200MW of utility-scale solar, and 1,350 MW of rooftop solar, just in California.

While this is a substantial amount of power, the duration of the eclipse will be very brief in California. Grid managers were able to plan around this well understood event, and have other generating sources prepared and ready. Large amounts of energy storage resources (including pumped hydro storage) will be used for grid support during this event but in the future quick responding electrical energy storage may provide the bulk of needed support.

SMA is best known for its PV inverters. Still, the company has sold several hundred MWs of grid interactive battery storage inverter capacity that is perfectly suited to be used as a grid support resource in such an event – where large power discharge is required for a short time period.

In a few months, SMA will launch its residential grid-tied storage inverter, the Sunny Boy Storage US. This device can be programmed to ensure there is plenty of energy stored up to offset a known time of high load demand (peak shaving) or for a time of poor solar production (allowing increased self-consumption), such as a solar eclipse!

Imagine how easy it would be to give the sun a break if you could work with customers to program a Sunny Boy Storage to offset their household’s demand during this event?

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SMA will host a nationwide roadshow for the Sunny Boy Storage later this year. Like the path of totality of this eclipse, the roadshow will not visit all states, so keep your eyes peeled for stops near you! And in the meantime, make sure you don’t look at the sun without proper eye protection.

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Join SMA and Aurora Solar for Discussion on Residential PV Optimization

SMA America and Aurora Solar are partnering to bring you a Greentech Media webinar on August 31 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Speakers include SMA America Director of Marketing Brad Dore, SMA America Senior Technical Training Mike Mahon, and Aurora Solar Chief Operating Officer Samuel Adeyemo. 

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