The sun was shining brightly last weekend as SMA and non-profit GRID Alternatives installed solar for a Northern California homeowner. Nine volunteers from SMA America and GRID Alternatives worked over the course of two days to complete a 2.3 kW residential installation in Yuba City, California, for the well-deserving Singh family.
SMA America recently partnered with Greentech Media to discuss the tremendous growth of the commercial PV market and promising new technologies and designs. While 1,000 V DC has been a common practice in Europe for many years, it is just now being introduced into the United States as UL listed products for 1,000 V DC applications enter the market.
Cedars-Sinai, otherwise known as “Hollywood’s Hospital,” has been made famous for treating some of Hollywood’s most elite celebrities including Patrick Swayze, Frank Sinatra and Madonna. Cedars-Sinai is located in Los Angeles, California, and is a non-profit hospital and research institute that offers top-notch medical care to patients from around the globe.
Sunny PRO Club members were recently invited to participate in the limited launch of the highly anticipated Sunny Boy 3000TL-US/4000TL-US/5000TL-US inverter series. The new Sunny Boy TL-US series represents the next step in performance for residential solar inverters. The inverter’s impressive features include a dedicated emergency power supply, dual MPPT trackers, flexible design capabilities, high efficiency and reduced weight.
According to a recent study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), PV installations grew by 76 percent in 2012. The solar industry is expected to grow by another 30 percent in 2013! With such rapid growth solar professionals in the United States are in higher demand than ever before.
Since SMA released its free online version of Sunny Design, system designers have experienced the benefits. Sunny Design Web can be accessed on any standard web browser and is designed for any tablet, PC or Apple product.