On Tuesday, September 12, SMA will host a special event for solar professionals focused on utility-scale solar and storage.
Inverters are rightfully recognized as the “brains” of PV systems and that is perhaps more true today than it has ever been. As PV systems become more intelligent and increasingly commonplace in electrical power systems, inverters have to be equipped to deliver reliably and safely.
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.
On Wednesday, July 12, SMA will host a special event for solar professionals, particularly those focused on utility-scale solar and storage.
The Utility-scale Storage & PV Forum will highlight cutting-edge solutions for utility-scale projects, and will address use cases for storage as well as challenges and solutions for high-penetration PV networks. The program will include a wide-range of expertise presented from SMA and special guest Siemens Energy Management Solutions.
At the forum, attendees will also learn more about SMA’s new large-scale storage solution, the Sunny Central Storage 2500-EV-US. The Sunny Central Storage 2500-EV-US is SMA’s power conversion system for large-scale battery storage systems. These systems enable the integration of large amounts of intermittent renewable energy into the utility grid while maintaining grid stability. Sunny Central Storage is compatible with different types of leading battery technologies.
The event will take place at the Hotel Zetta in San Francisco from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In addition to educational sessions, the event will provide valuable industry networking. Seats are limited, and early registration is encouraged. We hope to see you there!
SMA and Siemens just announced their cooperation in the field of megawatt PV projects. At Intersolar Europe in Munich, we present the first joint technological development, the SMA MV Power Station 2500 SC. Let’s take a look at this completely new turnkey solution with Boris Wolff, Executive Vice President of the SMA Business Unit Utility.
Today, SMA and Siemens announced their cooperation in the field of megawatt PV projects. I talked to Pierre-Pascal Urbon, CEO and CFO of SMA, and Ralf Christian, CEO of the Siemens Division Energy Management, about the background of the partnership.
The world’s largest PV-diesel hybrid power plant with a battery storage system is currently being built in the Bolivian province of Pando. SMA has been not only selected to supply the PV inverters for this project, but also SMA’s Fuel Save Controller, which recently won the Intersolar Award in the PV category. SMA was also selected to provide four newly-developed inverters for large-scale battery storage systems using lithium-ion technology.
From June 4-6, 2014, Munich became the center of the solar industry. More than 44,000 visitors flocked to Intersolar Europe to learn more about the latest solar innovations. Follow us through 3 days of Intersolar and experience the show through the eyes of SMA. Didn’t get to make the trip over? Don’t worry, we captured the most important moments and our personal highlights for you.
Our Utility Power System was unveiled during the first day of Intersolar Europe in Munich last week, much to the enjoyment of the crowd gathered around the SMA booth.
The electrical grid has a fundamental need for reactive power and, in some cases, the requirement to avoid instabilities via reactive power feed-in. SMA Sunny Central CP XT inverters satisfy this requirement and make reactive power available even outside of normal feed-in periods.
Saudi Arabia is a land of superlatives. Thanks to the kingdom’s vast wealth of oil, new and impressive structures are built on a regular basis on the Arabian Peninsula situated between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. What is to become the tallest building in the world, a 1,000 meter skyscraper resembling a gigantic arrow, is currently being constructed near Jeddah. An entire subway system is planned for the desert city of Riyadh, with construction to begin in 2014.