Archives from Months July, 2013

Member Feedback Spurs Exciting Changes, SMA Advance Coming Soon!

Sunny PRO Club

SMA America recently conducted an annual survey to all Sunny PRO Club members. The survey was geared to gain valuable insights into Sunny PRO Club members’ experiences, and we were overwhelmed by the amount of responses we received and the beneficial feedback we heard regarding club membership. 

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Solar Spotlight: Toyota Plant Flips the Switch on New Solar Array

Pre-dawn Array

Mississippi Solar installed a 50kW solar array for Toyota Manufacturing in Blue Springs.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) in Blue Springs is the company’s model sustainable plant for vehicle assembly in North America. A myriad of energy-efficient designs were incorporated into the facility, so the addition of renewable energy was the logical next step in Toyota’s ongoing effort to improve its sustainability. Now, TMMMS, which manufactures the popular Toyota Corolla compact car, is one of the most energy-efficient automotive plants on the continent. 

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Sunny Tripower TL-US: World’s Best Selling Inverter – Now Available in North America!

See what all of the buzz is about! The new Sunny Tripower TL-US is raising the bar when it comes to decentralized PV plants. The Sunny Tripower TL-US is a three-phase transformerless inverter, suitable for both 600 V DC and 1,000 V DC applications.

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SMA America Shines at Intersolar North America 2013

SMA America booth at Intersolar North America
Gov. Brown delivers keynote address at Intersolar, and encourages attendees to fight for a future with clean energy.

Gov. Brown delivers keynote address at Intersolar, and encourages attendees to fight for a future with clean energy.

From the inspiring opening statements by California Governor Jerry Brown to an intense CEO panel discussion, Intersolar North America was an event to remember! SMA America was in full force this year from its booth bursting with new products and services to exclusive sponsorship of the terrace at Solar Summerfest to SMA’s The Voltaics rocking out at the Solar Battle of the Bands. 

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SMART LEASING: A Conversation with Sunrun Co-Founder Ed Fenster

Family standing near eco-friendly home

More and more Americans are using photovoltaics to become independent from rising electricity prices. However, most of them are no longer purchasing their PV systems; instead, they are choosing a complete solar service package, an option that is also referred to as solar leasing. Leasing instead of buying–a business model that established itself in the automobile industry years ago–could also become a worldwide model for success in the solar sector. Discussing this option below are Edward Fenster, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, a pioneer in the solar leasing business model, and Bates Marshall, vice president of the medium power solutions business group at SMA America

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Electric Motorcycle Charges Past Competition at Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Takes Win for Solar!

SMA Sponsored Motorcycle

Sunday marked the beginning of a new era for electric vehicles at the 91st annual running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The fastest two-wheeled vehicle to race up the famous hill was Lightning Motorcycle’s electric SuperBike with now three-time champion rider, Carlin Dunne. 

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