Archives from Months August, 2012

Sunny PRO Club 2012 Member Summit

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Sunny PRO Club members being greeted in Denver

Each year, SMA rolls out the red carpet for its valued partners: Sunny PRO Club members. This year, the members were treated to two action-packed days at the home of the Sunny Boy manufacturing facility in Denver, Colorado.

The members-only event included a variety of information, materials and a few outings. The Sunny PRO Club team was delighted to have delivered an exclusive experience to members.

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Central Inverters Withstand Extreme Conditions

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Dust collection on exterior of Sunny Central

 

SMA puts its inverters through the ringer to ready them for real-world locations. Sandstorms and enormous temperature swings are just a couple examples of the extreme conditions all components of outdoor-installed central inverters must endure. The worst imaginable weather is just one of the great risks that solar technology has to take into account because PV technology must be completely reliable and operationally secure, no matter the forecast. All components of an inverter, and especially its interior, need to be securely sealed to protect against the damaging effects brought on from desert storms and enormous temperature swings.

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Solar Power Goes Mobile

Sun Dial Mobile Solutions

In our last post we shared one of SMA’s projects that brought solar power to a remote, developing region in Haiti. SMA has also recently supplied inverters for a unique mobile power system called SunDial SmartPower, which transports containerized solar PV systems to remote regions of the world. 

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SMA Helps Brings Light to Haiti

SMA in Haiti

This past June, Bates Marshall, director of strategy and business development for SMA America, led a group of SMA employees on a charity mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. SMA took the trip alongside representatives from NRG Energy, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the Solar Electric Light Foundation (SELF).

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