Archives from Months August, 2013

Solar Spotlight: Trade Union Employs the Sun at Sacramento Training Center

IBEW Solar Spotlight
Members are greeted by Sunny Boys mounted on a Sunny Tower in the IBEW lobby.

Members are greeted by SMA Sunny Boys mounted on a Sunny Tower in the IBEW training center’s lobby.

Since 1902, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 340 has represented members and retirees in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. Conveniently located in California’s state capital of Sacramento, Local 340 lobbies on behalf of myriad industries—including solar—and hosts government officials, in addition to servicing union members.

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Tech Talk: The Benefits of Micro Inverter Multigate Technology

Sunny Boy 240-US and Sunny Mulitgate

SMA knew there was a better way. We recognized the shortcomings of current micro inverters and worked diligently to develop a new system that can deliver on the promise of quality, reliability and the high standards that customers have come to expect from us.

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Solar Spotlight: NRG Energy’s “Power2Serve” Vehicle Prepared to Help

NRG Power2Serve event

With the Atlantic hurricane season running from June 1st through November 30th, many residents affected by 2012’s Superstorm Sandy are left wondering if they are prepared for another devastating event. NRG Energy and its employees are ready to help areas affected by severe weather and power outages with a new concept and mobile vehicle called Power2Serve.  

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Intersolar North America 2013: 3 Days in 3 Minutes


Intersolar North America 2013 proved to be SMA America’s most successful, productive and entertaining event yet! Not only did we introduce new solar technology, products and services, but we also met so many wonderful people during our time in San Francisco, Calif. But, most importantly, we made great memories!

Check out the SMA experience at Intersolar with a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s show. See the hustle and bustle of business, enjoy the city views from the terrace at the SMA-sponsored Solar Summerfest and watch the SMA band–The Voltaics–rock the stage at Solar Battle of the Bands.

What was your favorite Intersolar memory? Let us know in the comment section below.

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What Is a Photovoltaic Diesel Hybrid System?

PV-Diesel-Systemlandschaft mit Speicher (Kommunikationslinien)

In many regions of the world, power grids are either inadequate or nonexistent. As a result, industrial consumers often ensure their power supply through diesel gensets. Five hundred gigawatts of power from diesel gensets provide industrial companies with electricity worldwide. However, fuel costs for the gensets continue to rise. The price for one liter of diesel has already exceeded one U.S. dollar.

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SMA’s Highly Anticipated Micro Inverter Now Shipping


Solar professionals have been waiting anxiously for the release of the SMA Sunny Boy 240-US micro inverter. SMA America is proud to announce that it is now available!

The Sunny Boy 240-US offers leading efficiency, design flexibility, simplicity and module-level optimization, all backed by SMA’s unrivaled bankability and service support. It also features exclusive SMA Sunny Multigate technology, which maximizes system reliability. Watch this short video to learn more about the Sunny Boy 240-US.

Click here to find out “Where to Buy” the Sunny Boy 240-US.


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