CA Rule 21 Phase1 new requirements will include a Reactive Power Priority setting starting Thursday, July 26. UL has certified SMA inverters as compliant with this new regulation.
SMA inverters are powering the 201.75 kW rooftop solar array installed by Advanced Green Technologies and can supply up to 25 percent of the Dairy-Mix processing plant’s energy needs.
The Plaza Arcos Campestre is Mexico’s first shopping center to use renewables for all of its energy needs. The project, located in the city of Aguascalientes in North-Central Mexico, uses six SMA Sunny Tripower 170000 TL inverters and is part of a distributed energy trend in the country.
Over the last few years, distributed generation systems, such as PV, have grown rapidly throughout the country. Every day there are more and more systems integrated to the grid. However, with the growth and increased penetration of distributed energy systems (DERs), new challenges arise. This three part series will look at the best solutions to overcome these challenges.
On November 14 and 15, SMA’s technical trainers will be holding a two-day, hands-on commercial inverter training at the SMA Solar Academy in Northern California.
After suffering from a hurricane, a significant part of Aura Solar I – Mexico’s largest solar plant – was out of commission. When the time came to rebuild a 3 MW section of the project that had been destroyed, Mexico’s largest developer Gauss Energía selected SMA inverters citing reliability and efficiency.
The project rebuild uses 50 Sunny Tripowers which will be responsible for producing energy for 10 percent of the total Aura Solar I project.
The Aura Solar I plant is self-sustainable, and unlike most other solar plants of this size around the globe, it operates without any subsidies from public or private agencies. The facility has also led the way for environmental sustainability in the region, substantially reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.
SMA America is proud to be part of this important rebuild! Head over to our newsroom to see what representatives from SMA America and Gauss Energía had to say about the project.