SMA will host three days of training at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida from February 18-20. If you are in the Southeast and are interested in learning about residential, commercial and off-grid solar and storage, then you don’t want to miss these seminars with the best resources in the industry!
You asked for it and here it is! In this new Tech Tip video, our Solar Academy Senior Technical Trainer Mike Mahon provides us with an overview of the installation process of the SMA Sunny Boy Storage-US battery inverter, the cornerstone of the SMA Energy System.
SMA engineered the Sunny Boy Storage battery inverter to serve as the intelligent interface between PV, the electrical grid and industry-leading high-voltage batteries. Its AC coupled architecture enables installation at any point in time, providing greater flexibility and giving installers the opportunity to generate new business with existing customers.
For more information on the SMA Energy System, check out our recent two-part series:
Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to install the SMA Sunny Boy Storage.
SMA’s new PowerUP Trusted Solar Energy Dealer program is a select network of installers and integrators closely associated with SMA. This four part blog series will look at all the benefits you can enjoy as an SMA partner.
Competition is fierce and keeping your business on top of mind of your customers can be difficult.
As SMA trusted partners, PowerUP members receive valuable pricing, training, service and marketing benefits that make doing business simpler. In addition, these installers generate third-party credibility with buyers, facilitating an easier sales process and a more supportive installation experience.
The program uses an exclusive set of discounts, incentives and support functions to grow sales.
Direct SMA Rebate: Recognizing Brand Loyalty
PowerUP Dealers receive preferential pricing on standard products and will receive monthly rebates on product sales. These will improve flexibility and overall profitability. More promotions and incentives may be offered to further enhance the value of your SMA system.
Best in Class Inverter Warranty: + 5 Years Warranty on Sunny Boy Inverters
As a PowerUP Dealer, you can receive a 5-year warranty extension on Sunny Boy inverter purchases. This extends your total inverter warranty to a best in class 15 years! Coupled with a 25-year warranty on TS4-R module-level devices as part of our Power+ Solution, SMA PowerUP Dealers will have a comprehensive product backstop that reduces lifetime product costs.
Tell SMA What You Want to Sell: Provide Input on Next-Gen Products
By completing product development surveys, you’ll have a chance to share valuable feedback regarding SMA products including what types of products and updates you would like to offer to your customers.
Are you interested in learning more? Visit https://www.sma-america.com/powerup/installer and stay tuned for part 2 of this blog series where we’ll outline more PowerUP member benefits!
We’re excited to announce that TÜV Rheinland has certified the SMA Energy System to UL Standard 9450:2016 for the USA and Canada.
TÜV Rheinland is an independent, accredited global safety inspection organization that acts as an unbiased third-party for product testing. With the UL 9540 system-level certification, the SMA Sunny Boy Storage inverter has been certified in conjunction with lithium-ion batteries from global manufacturing leaders BYD and LG Chem.
Since its emergence in 2016, the much-coveted UL 9540 certification has only been achieved by a small group of energy storage system manufacturers. This prestigious certification is particularly important as it assures the highest level of safety for an energy storage system, which is typically comprises multiple components including the inverter, battery management system and the batteries themselves.
While the SMA Sunny Boy Storage inverter and the lithium-ion batteries have already achieved independent product safety certifications such as UL 1741 and UL 1973, this system-level certification is the first instance of these components being evaluated for operation as a combined unit according to a national safety standard. It’s also the first time in history that any product from either BYD or the LG Chem has ever been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to UL Standard 9540.
What does this mean for SMA’s customers?
It means they now have the highest level of assurance and confidence when buying the system. The requirement for the rigorous evaluation is becoming increasingly necessary for receiving incentives for the installation of battery energy storage systems, such as under the California Energy Commission (CEC) Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Guidelines. The UL 9540 certification requirement is also becoming more commonly referenced in regional building construction codes such as the California Fire Code and is a considered a best equipment installation practice by local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) such as building inspectors and fire marshals.
Even where not yet formally required, the safety certification benefits consumers, utilities, building owners, firefighters and the general public. In many circumstances, it also benefits customers and installers by expediting system permitting and approval.
The additional accolade showcases not only the SMA commitment to safety but also the versatility the company offers to clients through multiple battery options. SMA’s holistic approach of achieving certification of the Sunny Boy Storage inverter in conjunction with the BYD B-Box and LG Chem RESU lithium-ion batteries also honors the true intention of the UL 9540 Standard.
The result of SMA’s rigorous certification efforts? Complete peace of mind for our customers.
For more information on this certification click here.