Archives from Category Hybrid Energy System

Solar Spotlight: From Net-Metering to Zero-Export With Sunny Boy Storage

The SMA Sunny Boy Storage offers an AC coupled architecture, enabling installation at any point in time. This provides greater flexibility and gives installers the opportunity to generate new business with existing customers. Davis Electric experienced this first-hand with one of their customers in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Sunny Boy Storage Installation

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Solar Spotlight – Islas Secas: Unmatched Sustainable Tourism Model in Panama

Sustainability and stewardship are noticeable in the facilities, infrastructure and operation of Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, where visitors enjoy the timeless natural beauty and ecological abundance of Panama’s Pacific Coast. At this pristine location, the sun generates the energy and SMA inverters power the facilities.

Islas Secas: Unmatched Sustainable Tourism Model in Panama

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SMA Wins Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Award

The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) hosted the inaugural COSEIA Solar and Energy Storage Awards yesterday in Denver, Colorado, where they acknowledged projects that exemplify innovation and the spirit of Colorado’s clean energy movement.  The organization recognized SMA’s St. Eustatius Solar Hybrid System project as the best in the Solar Connector Innovation- Energy Storage category.

COSEIA

SMA Senior Storage Sales Manager Ben Tackett, and Strategic Account Manager Chad Spring accepted COSEIA award on behalf of SMA at the first annual COSEIA Solar and Energy Storage Awards.

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St. Eustatius: 100% Solar Power in the Caribbean

The diesel generators have fallen silent. No longer is the idyllic island of St. Eustatius tarnished by their drone and black diesel soot. And gone, too, is the need to buy expensive diesel fuel. In November 2017, this Caribbean island – a “special municipality” of the Netherlands – became that little bit more special thanks to the launch of a diesel-free daytime electricity supply.

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Flagship Project in the Caribbean:
PV Hybrid System on the Island of St. Eustatius

The setting: An island with 4,000 inhabitants and three diesel generators to supply power. The mission: Reduce fossil fuel usage and establish a grid stabilizing energy supply based on renewable energies. The challenge: Supply a smart combination of a 2 MWp PV farm and diesel generators; introduce the largest lithium battery storage system in the Caribbean; use the latest SMA products; and develop a new monitoring platform—within the space of just nine months.

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Farm from a Box™ offers rural communities local food production

Farm from a Box featuring SMA technology

By simply unpacking a standard shipping container, the health and economic opportunity for an entire village can change forever. SMA has proudly partnered with Farm from a Box to develop a complete, off-grid toolkit for localized food production that is ideal for rural communities worldwide.

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Winter outages have your customer thinking battery backup?

SMA Inverted - PowerHouse Solar 5

As another season of powerful winter storms takes its toll on the East Coast, many installers will be greeted at the door with questions of modifying their system, battery costs and the vast capabilities.

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Integrating solar systems into diesel genset networks

Fuel-Save-Controller-Intersolar-Award

The SMA solution for solar diesel hybrid systems, with the Fuel Save Controller as its central component, has been introduced with rave reviews including winning the Intersolar Award in the Photovoltaics category. To learn more what this does, how it works in a PV-diesel hybrid system and what makes it so special, I turned to Product Manager Johannes Weide.

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