Why Power+? How to Explain the Solution to Homeowners

From on 04/13/2017 in Category Company with 4 Comments

Many of our installation partners and Authorized Distributors are excited about the game-changing Power+ Solution. Hopefully, many of you have even received some training via a Solar Academy webinar, or have watched our tech tips on how to install it.

But how do you explain the benefits of the Power+ Solution to homeowners who may not immediately understand it – or perhaps aren’t even sure what an inverter does?  Rather than focusing on technical information, here are a few tips that may help you explain why SMA’s Power+ Solution is the best choice for residential PV systems.

  • Highlight SMA’s proven experience as a #1 global inverter brand, sharing that SMA has 35 years of field-proven experience.
  • Talk about the safety and reliability of the Power+ Solution, including how our solution uses fewer components than competitor solutions, meaning there will be less maintenance involved.
  • SMA’s Power+ Solution produces more power than its competition. This means more savings on power bills for homeowners!
  • Share information about Sunny Portal, our free, mobile-friendly tool that will help homeowners track their system’s performance and ROI.
  • Spotlight SMA as a future-proof choice. With SMA’s continued commitment to developing home energy management technology and exciting partnerships with leading battery brands, homeowners can count on SMA technology as they equip their home to be a smart home of the future.

Power+ Solution

Each of these is highlighted in our special brochure just for homeowners. This is a great tool for you to use when you are talking to homeowners about their residential PV project. To access the brochure, simply click here or scroll down to the bottom of the Power+ Solution page. There, you’ll see a red icon labeled with Download the Power+ Solution brochure for homeowners.

We encourage you to browse our website for additional resources as well, and come back to our blog regularly for more helpful tips and tools.

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    Ricardo Vidri

    04/19/2017 at 8:14 am

    Is power plus needed if there is no shading problems on the pv panels??

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      05/02/2017 at 10:24 am

      Hello Ricardo, our Power+ Solution can be used to address shade issues, but it has several other uses as well. Using the TS4-O devices allows multiple orientations of modules within a single string. The TS4-S devices can also meet the requirements of NEC 2017 690.12 (B)(2) well ahead of the Jan 1, 2019 enforcement date.

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    Connor Devlin

    02/23/2018 at 6:23 am

    How will this compare to SolarEdges Power Optimizers in performance, efficiency, and cost?

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      03/02/2018 at 1:03 pm

      Hi Connor! As every installation is different in terms of shade and mismatch, direct comparisons will always be viewed with skepticism. We are very happy that the rooftop TS4 units are primarily in standby mode, not continuously working and introducing an efficiency penalty for the system. Only when they need to be mitigating shade are they bucking voltage. They will never boost, and are not always in operation in unshaded conditions simply to provide a constant string voltage. Our New Speed of Solar tour is kicking off on March 6 if you want to come learn more about the improved Power+ solution. Regards.

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