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Are you Ready to Achieve Compliance of California Rule 21 Reactive Power Priority Requirement?

CA Rule 21 Phase1 new requirements will include a Reactive Power Priority setting starting Thursday, July 26.  UL has certified SMA inverters as compliant with this new regulation.

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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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Tech Tip: How to Easily Achieve California Rule 21Compliance with the Sunny Boy-US

 

Penetration of distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV has increased rapidly over the past few years resulting in concerns about grid reliability.

 

California’s Investor owned utilities (IOUs), through California Electric Rule 21, are now requiring that inverters come equipped with several new safety features and advanced grid functionalities. The new rule establishes specific requirements for generation facilities to be connected to a utility’s distribution system. This regulation has been in effect since September 2017, and although it only applies to California, other states across the nation are expected to adopt measures like this in the future.

Fortunately, smart inverters like the Sunny Boy-US contribute to the stability of the grid and use unique autonomous functions that allow you to fully comply with UL 1741 SA standards.

Watch this Tech Tip to learn how to utilize these grounbreaking functionalities! You will see how easy it is to use a single file package to configure the Sunny Boy to be in full compliance of CA Rule 21’s phase 1 requirements.

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Tech Tip: Activating SMA Smart Connected and How It Works

SMA Smart Connected is a fully-automated functionality that is included in our Sunny Boy-US inverter series and provides active system monitoring at all times.  

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Tech Tip: Instalación de la nueva solución Power+ de SMA

Nuestro último Tech Tip ofrece una visión general del proceso de instalación de la nueva solución Power+ de SMA, una solución que redefine la optimización de un sistema fotovoltaico residencial utilizando electrónica de potencia a nivel modular (MLPE).

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Tech Tip: Installing SMA’s New Power+ Solution

Our latest tech tip provides an overview of the installation process for SMA’s new Power+ Solution – a solution that redefines what it means to optimize a residential PV system using Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE).

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Installing SMA’s Rapid Shutdown System: Tech Tip Video

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Check out our latest Tech Tip to learn how to properly install SMA’s Rapid Shutdown System.

Why choose SMA’s Rapid Shutdown System? First of all, it’s the most cost-effective way to comply with 2014 NEC 690.12 for states that have adopted 2014 NEC or will be adopting it soon. It will also ensure compliance in those states that have adopted 2017 NEC, until the 2019 80-volt limit goes into effect.

Another major reason to select SMA’s Rapid Shutdown System is that it is compatible with our Secure Power Supply functionality for residential string inverters in case of grid outages – whereas other rapid shutdown systems would eliminate such functionality.

Finally, our Rapid Shutdown System is fast to install. It also fits underneath a module, so you won’t need to extend racking to accommodate it.

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Tech Tip (Spanish): Sunny Boy 5.0/6.0-US Secure Power Supply Installation

Check out our latest video in which technical training specialist Alejandro Avellaneda shows how to install Secure Power Supply with the newest Sunny Boy 5.0/6.0-US. Installing SPS with these inverters will ensure that grid-tied systems have daytime power in the event of a grid outage. Be sure to check back regularly for more Spanish language tech tips and blog posts – we will offer more content in Spanish in the coming weeks and months!

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Tech Tip: (Spanish Version) Installing the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5

In our latest tech tip video, technical training specialist Alejandro Avellaneda demonstrates the simple step-by-step installation of the new Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 solar inverter, which is an ideal and simple solution for small residential PV systems. Be sure to check back regularly for more Spanish language tech tips and blog posts – we will offer more content in Spanish in the coming weeks and months!

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