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Solar Spotlight: Dairy-Mix, Inc. Finds a Sweet Deal With Solar

SMA inverters are powering the 201.75 kW rooftop solar array installed by Advanced Green Technologies and can supply up to 25 percent of the Dairy-Mix processing plant’s energy needs.

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Solar Spotlight: School Is in Session With SMA Inverters

In a collaboration with Harvey Construction Corporation, ReVision Energy installed the rooftop array on Phillips Exeter Academys 84,574-square-foot field house as part of a modernization project.

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Solar Spotlight: Award-Winning CORE1 Inverters Land in Arizona to Power The Four Points Sheraton at Tucson International Airport

The Four Points Sheraton Tucson Airport project by Technicians For Sustainability (TFS) is comprised of a 170.52 kW ground mounted array over an old tennis court area, and 200.94 kW of custom-built solar parking shade canopies feeding two electrical services.

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Solar Spotlight: San Diego Padres and Sullivan Solar Power to Start 2018 MLB Season with a Solar Home Run!

The solar energy revolution has arrived to San Diego and Sullivan Solar Power is leading the way with a groundbreaking project, which features SMA inverters at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres.

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Solar Spotlight: Sunny Centrals Pilot “Hometown” PV System at Sacramento International Airport

In an effort to advance its commitment to sustainability and renewable energy, the Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which saw 10.9 million passengers travel through last year, recently installed a new PV system.

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Solar Spotlight: CORE1 Inverters in Action With Pickett Solar

SMA is thrilled to see that its award-winning CORE1 inverters are officially making it into the field, and Pickett Solar is among the first to install the groundbreaking commercial inverter! The CORE1 is the world’s first free-standing PV inverter, and offers 60% faster installation.

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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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SMA Inverters Powering First Shopping Mall in Mexico to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Plaza Arcos Campestre is Mexico’s first shopping center to use renewables for all of its energy needs. The project, located in the city of Aguascalientes in North-Central Mexico, uses six SMA Sunny Tripower 170000 TL inverters and is part of a distributed energy trend in the country.

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Sunnier Days Ahead for Tampa Electric With SMA Inverters

Burns & McDonnell recently completed a 106-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Tampa, Florida. The 23-megawatt project, owned and operated by Tampa Electric, is now the largest single source of solar power in the Tampa Bay area, and is the largest solar installation in West Central Florida.

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SMA Inverters Chosen for Mexico’s Largest Solar Plant

After suffering from a hurricane, a significant part of Aura Solar I – Mexico’s largest solar plant – was out of commission. When the time came to rebuild a 3 MW section of the project that had been destroyed, Mexico’s largest developer Gauss Energía selected SMA inverters citing reliability and efficiency.

The project rebuild uses 50 Sunny Tripowers which will be responsible for producing energy for 10 percent of the total Aura Solar I project.

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The Aura Solar I plant is self-sustainable, and unlike most other solar plants of this size around the globe, it operates without any subsidies from public or private agencies. The facility has also led the way for environmental sustainability in the region, substantially reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.

SMA America is proud to be part of this important rebuild! Head over to our newsroom to see what representatives from SMA America and Gauss Energía had to say about the project.

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SMA Inverters Help California Farm to Save on Costly Irrigation

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R.A. Sano Farms, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, is a large farm that grows tomatoes and a variety of other row crops.

Farm owner Alan Sano has always faced a challenge because tomatoes require large amounts of watering, and in a place where surface water is limited, he had to use groundwater from wells on the farm to irrigate his crops. This is extremely costly because pumping from wells requires a great deal of electricity.

To offset those costs, Sano turned to JKB Energy, a tried-and-true expert for agricultural and commercial projects, to install two 750 kW fixed ground-mount systems for his irrigation wells. JKB used two different sites to take advantage of existing utility transformers and install the maximum solar capacity on each one – thus avoiding significant upgrade costs for Sano’s farm.

Both sites combine for a 1,500 kW system that saves R.A. Sano Farms nearly $361,000 per year. The system will also offset more than 93 million pounds of CO2 over the next 25 years.

JKB Energy used 28 SMA Sunny Tripower inverters for the system, which are the ideal inverters for flexible, efficient installations.

“We value long-term business relationships and reliable products. SMA is the clear industry leader on both of these points, and they’ve been a terrific partner over the years. They have the history and reputation to back up their product claims and services,” said Chad Cummings, Director of Sales & Marketing for JKB Energy.

JKB Energy has been a long-valued partner to SMA, incorporating effective designs using the Sunny Tripower line of inverters for agriculture-related installations.

We are glad that SMA inverters are helping R.A. Sano Farms save on its electricity bills and focus more on farming.

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California Dairy Farm Offsets 85% of Energy Consumption with SMA Inverters

Sunvalley Solar recently completed a 2.2 MW solar project on Wreden Ranch, a dairy farm located south of Fresno in Hanford, California. A total of 58 SMA Sunny Tripower inverters, together with 6,920 Canadian Solar panels, were deployed on 12 acres of land.

“Reliability is our top concern when choosing parts for agricultural projects. SMA has a reputation for great customer service and reliable products,” said Mehmet Cercioglu, general manager of Sunvalley Solar.

The system uses the Sunny Tripower 30000TL-US, the ideal inverter for designing a system with power, efficiency and flexibility.

This installation is an addition to a 1.1 MW project that was commissioned on Wreden Ranch in 2015. In total, the 3.3 MW solar array is the largest, privately-owned PV system on a California dairy farm.

The solar energy provided from the system will offset around 85% of the farm’s electricity consumption.

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