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Solar Spotlight – Islas Secas: Unmatched Sustainable Tourism Model in Panama

Sustainability and stewardship are noticeable in the facilities, infrastructure and operation of Islas Secas Reserve & Lodge, where visitors enjoy the timeless natural beauty and ecological abundance of Panama’s Pacific Coast. At this pristine location, the sun generates the energy and SMA inverters power the facilities.

Islas Secas: Unmatched Sustainable Tourism Model in Panama

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Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, SMA to Host Battery Inverter Training in Florida


The SMA Solar Academy is heading to Cocoa, Florida, in October for two special training events. Our technical trainers will be providing a two-day class on SMA’s battery-based inverter solutions as well as a one-day class on designing hybrid systems. The events will be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center, located on the University of Central Florida’s Cocoa satellite campus. 

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Tech Tip: Sunny Island Battery Commissioning

Commissioning a new lithium-ion battery within a Sunny Island system takes only minutes. In this Tech Tip video, the SMA Solar Academy demonstrates the simple commissioning procedure for a Sunny Island system with a battery that uses an external battery management system, or BMS.

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Solar Spotlight: Ted Turner’s Hunting and Fishing Lodge Goes Off-Grid


Costilla Lodge, a 578,000 acre hunting and fishing resort owned by media mogul and multi-billionaire Ted Turner, recently commissioned at $1 million off-grid solar system.

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Tokelau – the First Country with 100 % Solar Energy


Tokelau is one of the world’s most remote countries – and the first to generate its energy supply using only photovoltaics. We spoke with Alexander Kaemmerer of SMA Australia, who spent almost a month in Tokelau supporting the project, training Tokelauans to operate the plants and demonstrating to the clients how to proceed with the rest of the commissioning.

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