Archives from Months April, 2013

Don’t be Fooled by Flashy Claims: Why Quality Counts

Quality Counts

With every PV project comes dozens of choices, each making a difference in the overall outcome of your installation. When it comes to which solar inverter you should choose for your PV system, the decision is critical, and there are many factors to consider, for example:

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Giving the Gift of Solar: SMA and GRID Alternatives

SMA America and GRID Alternatives

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.

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SMA and Greentech Media Examine 1,000 VDC for Commercial PV

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.

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Earth Day and SMA: A Clean Sweep for the Environment

SMA Earth Day 2013

At SMA America we have the opportunity to advocate for a cleaner planet by promoting renewable energy every day, and sometimes we get to contribute on the weekends too!

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Cedars-Sinai Hospital to the Stars Gets Power from the Sun

Cedars Sinai Solar Spotlight

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. 

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Twitter Co-Founder Applauds his Parents as they Bring Solar to St. Louis

Dorsey_Brightergy

St. Louis, Missouri, was all “a-Twitter” last weekend at the ribbon cutting of a buzzworthy new PV system installed at the business of Tim Dorsey, father of Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey.

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Sunny PRO Club Members Catch First Glimpse of Residential Transformerless Inverters

Sunny Boy TL-US  3000, 4000, 5000

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. 

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Practice Makes Perfect: Sierra College Students Get Hands-on PV Lesson

Students Celebrate at the Commissioning of PV on Campus

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. 

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The Sunny Design Web Advantage: Access for All, Anytime, Anywhere

SUNNY DESIGN

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.

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