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SMA Test Center: The World in a Lab [Video]

More is expected of them than of others: SMA solar inverters must work perfectly for many years. No matter in which country, in which climate, or to which power network they are connected.

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SMA on the Road: Optimization Redefined Tour 2017

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SMA is getting ready to hit the road this spring for its Optimization Redefined Tour 2017! Come out to an event at an Authorized Distributors near you to meet SMA Solar Academy trainers and experience our new Power+ Solution firsthand.

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SMA Redefines Optimization with its Power+ Solution

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SMA is now taking orders for its new, game-changing Power+ Solution to optimize residential systems. Combining the proven Sunny Boy US inverter with the TS4-R Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE), the new SMA solution cost-effectively optimizes residential PV systems and ensures higher energy yields.

The Power+ Solution will redefine what it means to optimize a residential PV system using MLPE. SMA’s MLPE solution can be applied per module for operational simplicity or selectively for faster installation.

Every PV project has its own unique challenges and objectives, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution in today’s solar landscape. The Power+ Solution enables integrators to apply the technology in a way that optimizes ROI for their individual business model.

The TS4-R module components of the SMA Power+ Solution can be used like traditional MLPEs and satisfy all of the challenges that incumbent solutions address. But unlike traditional optimization, which requires MLPEs on every module even when it’s not needed, the Power+ Solution can also be applied selectively. This reduces installation time, service risk, and ultimately cost. Selectively deploying TS4-R can save up to 90 minutes of installation time per residential system while realizing greater energy production and roof usage, and providing a higher ROI.

Selective deployment is also ideal when it comes to service and O&M. Fewer components mean fewer potential points of failure and less risk, and when service is required, it is simpler.

For integrators opting for full deployment, installation can still achieve significant time-saving.

The module-based DC technology is supplied by the universal TS4 platform, which offers various levels of plug-and-play functionality. The TS4 is available as a factory integrated component through leading module suppliers. It is also available as an add-on, retrofit option exclusively through SMA, and makes any system instantly smarter and more powerful.  Benefits of the TS4 line include module-level monitoring, shutdown code compliance, shade mitigation and increased string lengths.

The TS4 has been engineered to work seamlessly with the Sunny Boy US inverter, which is the fastest PV inverter to install. This allows installers and distributors to realize additional cost savings by reducing the total number of products they must carry. Now, integrators can carry one line of inverters for MLPE and non-MLPE applications, which reduces warehouse space while also improving flexibility when installation requirements change at the last minute.

For data monitoring, module-level diagnostics can be viewed through Sunny Portal – the world’s largest monitoring repository for PV systems.

 

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IEC o UL – Lo que necesita saber al seleccionar inversores para Latinoamérica

En el Mercado actual dos de las organizaciones más importantes para la definición de estándares para las pruebas y certificación de inversores para plantas fotovoltaicas a nivel internacional son IEC (International Electrotechnical Comission), y UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Estas dos organizaciones se encargan de preparar y publicar los estándares para diferentes tecnologías dentro del sector eléctrico y electrónico. Una de las principales diferencias entre estas dos entidades es el área de influencia y los lugares en los cuales son adoptados sus respectivos estándares. En Europa predomina IEC mientras que en Norteamérica es UL.

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The SMA Christmas Game: Can you get the high score?

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Ready for a little break today? Join SMA in some holiday fun and play a round of our Christmas game!

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Sneak Peek: SMA to showcase never-before-seen PV solutions at SPI 2016

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SMA is working hard to put the finishing touches on what is sure to be our most exciting exhibit to date at this year’s Solar Power International show in Las Vegas, September 12-15. Our Powerful Partners booth (#959) will showcase game-changing residential and commercial solutions and strategic partnerships that were developed with the North American market in mind, making it easier for our customers to do business while reducing their costs. That includes our newest inverters and O&M offerings, all of which will be on display for the first time in the U.S.

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Tech Tip: Sunny Explorer Basic Overview

With a Speedwire-enabled inverter from SMA, all you need for access to key PV plant data is to connect an Ethernet cable from your computer to the inverter and start Sunny Explorer. In this Tech Tip video, the Solar Academy walks you through a basic overview of Sunny Explorer, including how to use this free software for fast and efficient system commissioning and parameter changes.

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Tech Tip: Internet Connectivity with Webconnect

Checking to make sure a customer’s inverter is receiving a good Internet connection will find and resolve the majority of communication-related service calls. The Solar Academy’s Mike Mahon demonstrates the diagnostic process with key things to look for in determining if the Internet connection is getting lost before it reaches a Sunny Boy.

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Four Reasons to Register Your System in Sunny Portal

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Sunny Portal offers PV system operators and installers the ability to monitor their systems online and is an essential component in intelligent energy management. Over 200,000 PV systems and over 400,000 users are already registered in Sunny Portal. Read about the advantages of Sunny Portal here.

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Introducing Alex: The Solar Academy’s newest technical trainer

The SMA Solar Academy welcomes Alex, fully Alejandro Avellaneda, to the team! As a technical trainer with the Solar Academy, Alex will conduct seminars and webinars, in both English and Spanish, about SMA products, code compliance and installation best practices. Alex holds nearly a decade of experience in the energy industry, most recently a regional trainer and instructor for mechanized rig equipment commissioning, operation and maintenance in the oil and gas sector.

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SMA Service catapults in GTM Research report

In a recent report by GTM Research, Megawatt-Scale O&M and Asset Management 2015-2020, researchers confirmed the important role the inverter plays in plant operations and performance, solidifying the role inverter manufacturers play as a key provider of plant-wide PV services. SMA, one of the leading inverter companies providing O&M services, launched head-first into the global PV services market with dramatic success over a relatively short time period.

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Three cheers for the Sunny Tripower

Part 3: More Profit

A well-designed solar system can show its value the moment the breakers are flipped. The Sunny Tripower TL-US inverters have been installed and the system is producing power, but solar systems are long-term investments that require consistent monitoring and maintenance. Only the best solar systems continue to show that value 10 years later and beyond.

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