Archives from Category Energy Management

A New Era in Power: The Promise of Virtual Power Plants

Distributed energy resources with storage are being aggregated and managed by SMA using ennexOS, the award-winning cross sector energy management platform. 

Distributed renewable energy resources bring a variety of benefits to the electrical grid. However, they also increase complexity due to their intermittent nature. The addition of battery storage can help offset that intermittency while allowing system owners greater self-consumption of their onsite power generation.

But with this distributed network of renewable energy storage systems, how do utilities manage an effective flow of electricity throughout their network while maintaining price and grid stability?

The solution is the Virtual Power Plant enabled by SMA technology.

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Keep the Lights On with the SMA Energy System

If a power outage or other emergencies like tornadoes or hurricanes hit your home, you can keep the refrigerator running and the lights on with backup power from by the SMA Energy System.

In Part I of this blog series, we provided details on how homeowners can maximize energy consumption with the SMA Energy System. In Part II, we elaborate on the options for protected loads and whole home backup power. 

SMA Energy System

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The Secret to Maximizing Your Energy Consumption at Home

With the SMA Energy System, homeowners are able to achieve both whole home backup during power outages and efficient energy management when reducing energy bills requires more than just a PV system.

In Part I of this blog series, we will provide details on how homeowners can maximize energy consumption with the SMA Energy System. In Part II, we will elaborate on the options for protected loads and whole home backup power. 

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Rule 21 Phase 2: What does it mean for the solar industry?

It is February the 22, 2019, and today is the day we’ve been anticipating for California Electric Rule 21, Phase 2 implementation!

Rule 21 Phase 2: What does it mean for the solar industry?

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Tech Tip: Installation and Commissioning of New Data Manager M Powered by ennexOS

The energy management of the future is here! Everything on one platform for the first time: intelligent connection of heating, cooling, solar power and e-mobility.

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Future-Proof Energy Management is Here

Here at SMA, we are investing in efforts to digitize energy management and bring greater energy independence to our customers. The future of energy isn’t far off – in fact, it is fast becoming today’s reality.

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SMA Aerial Thermography, Keeping Your PV Plant Profitability Soaring

A properly maintained solar system can accelerate investment payback and increase yields by up to 30 percent. Whether it is a commercial, utility or storage project, hot spots can be indicative of future system issues, so SMA insists on finding those potential problems before they can affect system profitability.

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SMA Executives to Speak About O&M at Solar Asset Management North America

Solar Asset Management North America is the region’s must-attend event focused on the operational phase of PV assets.  SMA is a proud diamond sponsor of the event hosted by Solarplaza on March 13 – 14 in San Francisco where two of our subject matter experts will be participating in panel discussions.

SMA at Solar Asset Management North America

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Safeguard Your Commercial Portfolio and Get Peace of Mind With SMA

You may know that SMA is one of the most trusted providers of plant-wide O&M services worldwide, but did you know the company also provides commercial O&M services?

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SMA Technical Trainer Outlines Importance of Design Flexibility for Residential Storage

SMA Solar Academy Technical Trainer Mike Mahon recently contributed to pv magazine USA; in his piece, Mike outlines why design flexibility matters for residential storage.

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Part 2: With SMA, Users Stay One Step Ahead in the Integration of PV Plants

In part one of our series, we described the challenges that arise with the growth and increased penetration of distributed energy systems. A viable approach to overcome these challenges is to improve the operation characteristics of the inverters.

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With SMA, Users Stay One Step Ahead in the Integration of PV Plants

Over the last few years, distributed generation systems, such as PV, have grown rapidly throughout the country. Every day there are more and more systems integrated to the grid. However, with the growth and increased penetration of distributed energy systems (DERs), new challenges arise. This three part series will look at the best solutions to overcome these challenges. 

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