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Solar Professionals Take Over the California State Capitol in Support of Energy Storage

During California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) Lobby Day 2018, SMA America teammates joined hundreds of solar workers from all over California in support of SB700 – a bill that would extend incentives for residential and commercial energy storage systems.

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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.

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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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SMA Joins CALSSA to Educate the Capitol Community at the Clean Energy Fair 2018

Yesterday SMA America joined the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) for the 2018 Clean Energy Fair in an effort to inform the capitol community about the value of distributed energy resources.

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Honoring Earth Day with Clean Energy

This year, Earth Day is celebrated around the world on Saturday, April 22. On this day and every day, SMA honors Mother Earth and the abundance of resources the planet provides to us.

From helping farms and businesses offset their electricity costs to installing enough solar power in North America to power 2 million homes, SMA is grateful to play a small role in developing clean energy that respects and values our environment.

SMA staff has participated in Earth Day cleanups over the years

SMA staff has participated in Earth Day cleanups over the years

We believe that harnessing the power of the sun will protect the resources we have here on earth to create a greener, more sustainable way of life that will preserve our planet for years to come.

The 155 MW Springbok Solar Farm 2, one of many solar projects that uses SMA inverters for clean power

 

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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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How to explain Secure Power Supply to homeowners

SMA’s Secure Power Supply does something that no other grid-tied solar inverter without added storage can: provide power during a grid outage. Solar professionals have been talking about this amazing feature since its inception with the Sunny Boy TL-US and our data shows consumers love it. Now with even more power in the all-new Sunny Boy-US, it’s important to make sure you truly understand how to convey the benefits of this groundbreaking feature so that you can better differentiate your SMA proposal from your non-SMA competition.

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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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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’s Rapid Shutdown System makes for complete Sunny Boy solution

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SMA’s highly anticipated Rapid Shutdown System is now available and ready for pairing with the latest Sunny Boy-US and TL-US inverter families. Engineered for use with SMA’s inverter lines featuring Secure Power Supply, this simple, reliable and cost-effective solution achieves all requirements for 2014 NEC 690.12 rapid shutdown.

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O&M Takes Center Stage: Reviewing Solar Asset Management 2016

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For the second year in a row, I’ve had the notable privilege to speak at Solar Asset Management North America—the most distinct conference for the solar service industry. Like last year, SMA sponsored the event and I was allowed the pleasure to be onstage with some very distinguished colleagues to discuss the key topic of understanding, controlling and driving down the true cost of O&M and Asset Management.

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Real- world experience: college students design and build solar-powered barn

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College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine is taking its classroom outside for serious hands-on know-how in its renewable energy practicum program. Lead by Professor Anna Demeo, Ph.D., students learn the ins-and-outs of building design and how to incorporate renewable energy during the planning stages.

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Smaller, lighter and better than before—the redesigned ReadyRack™

SMA’s ReadyRack™ forever changed commercial rooftops by creating an all-in-one inverter, rack and disconnect solution for immediate rooftop placement and system connection. Now in its second generation, the improved ReadyRack features a smaller footprint, lighter per-unit weight, and reduced cost, making it an even more versatile solution for today’s crowded commercial rooftops.

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