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.
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.
In a recent report by GTM Research, Megawatt-Scale O&M and Asset Management 2015-2020, researchers confirmed the important role the inverter plays in plant operations and performance, solidifying the role inverter manufacturers play as a key provider of plant-wide PV services. SMA, one of the leading inverter companies providing O&M services, launched head-first into the global PV services market with dramatic success over a relatively short time period.
The long journey from Hoboken, New Jersey to Irvine, California was worth the effort for Stevens Institute of Technology’s SURE HOUSE, which won the 2015 Solar Decathlon hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. SURE,
standing for Sustainable plus Resilient, represents the team’s vision for a post-Hurricane Sandy Jersey Shore home. The house uses 90 percent less energy than the average New Jersey home by implementing the passive house building standard.
Part 2: More Flexibility
Flexibility from a metal box of high-tech electronics is hard to accomplish. However, solar engineers are able to achieve never-before-seen flexibility when working with the Sunny Tripower TL-US, easily the most versatile three-phase string inverter on today’s market.
The Sunny Tripower TL-US series is adding a 30 kilowatt model to its line of proven three-phase string inverters. This latest cost-optimized solution continues to strengthen SMA’s commercial product portfolio. The Sunny Tripower 30000TL-US is an ideal choice for decentralized PV systems of all scales.
Allowing multiple users to view a common system in Sunny Portal can easily be done during initial commissioning or at a later date. Follow along with the Solar Academy as both methods are demonstrated in our latest Tech Tip.
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IHS Global Insight has once again named SMA the most preferred supplier of PV inverters. SMA has earned the top ranking in the report from the PV Inverter Customer Insight Survey by IHS every year since 2012, despite ongoing increases in competition within the PV marketplace.
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.
On Monday, November 30, 2015, the World Climate Summit negotiations will start in Paris. The goal: a world climate agreement to reduce global warming before it’s too late. Up to now, international climate policy has meant no more than minimal consensus. No surprise that expectations for a breakthrough in Paris are subdued. And yet, the chances for successful negotiations are not so bad, after all.
Wiring the Sunny Multigate XT2S or other, larger, Multigate enclosures is fast and efficient for systems using SMA’s Sunny Boy 240-US micro inverters. The Solar Academy’s Mike Mahon demonstrates the steps for connection and features that make this the most reliable and easy-to-install micro inverter solution available today.