Archives from Months March, 2013

SMA Receives Green Business Award for Best Solar Product

Sacramento Business Juornal Green Leadership Awards Breakfast

In Sacramento, California, “going green” has become the norm thanks to the example set by companies across the region. To acknowledge the great efforts of these notable organizations, the Sacramento Business Journal developed an awards program to recognize green leadership.

Best Solar Product

Out of hundreds of entries, SMA was recognized last Friday alongside other regional green leaders, receiving a Green Business Award.

SMA was noted for its leading solar technology and for developing products that address our energy challenges in a socially responsible way. The very core of SMA’s business revolves around innovation and leadership in green technology, so this is a great honor as SMA continues to advance this mission in the capital of solar’s largest state market.

Product Innovations

With numerous new products and services slated to arrive in 2013, SMA continues to develop the highest quality, most efficient inverters for the solar market, and its innovative technology and diverse solutions fit installations of all sizes – from homes and businesses to large-scale power plants.

SMA is grateful for the recognition and plans to lead the green trail for years to come!

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Colorado Dome Home – from Astronaut’s Dream House to Educational Facility

Photo Credit: Iron Edison

Nestled in the foothills just west of Denver in Conifer, Colorado is a home unlike any other in this predominately suburban neighborhood. The 4,049 square foot “Dome Home” was originally built in 1996 by Bilby Wallace, a former astronaut, and sits on 38 beautiful acres at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 

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SolarWorld and SMA Partner to Bring Clean Drinking Water to Thousands

Children in Wakawaka, Uganda enjoying clean drinking water solutions provided by Water Missions Int'l.

Imagine sitting down and ordering a glass of water at a restaurant, but instead of a nice, clear glass of water you’re handed a glass of cloudy, brown liquid. Would you drink it? For millions of people, this is the only option available.

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Volkswagen Brings Big Solar to Tennessee, with Largest Automotive Solar Park in the U.S.

Photo Credit: Phoenix Solar

Volkswagen recently flipped the switch on a brand new solar park and is now using solar to operate its manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The commissioning of Volkswagen’s 9.5 MW solar park took place in January. This is the largest solar project in Tennessee, and Volkswagen’s largest solar park worldwide. 

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Grooming the Next Generation of Solar Professionals

International Internship Program

SMA has been hard at work recruiting a new group of engineering students to fill several internship positions for summer 2013. 

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From the Dusty Desert to the Rainy Hills – OptiCool: The Climate Expert

As solar use increases throughout the world, inverters are increasingly exposed to every type of climate.

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Guatemala Retailer Explores the Power of Solar with Largest Installation in the Nation

Photo Credit: Advance Energy S.A.

Super Tienda MAX, the largest electronics retailer in Guatemala, has recently realized the benefits of solar. This grid-tied solar system, installed in June of 2012, is the largest of its kind in Guatemala. 

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Let’s Chat: Ezra Auerbach, Solar Pioneer and Former Executive Director of NABCEP

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SMA recently sat down with solar trailblazer Ezra Auerbach, former executive director and one of the founders of NABCEP

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