Archives from Months August, 2014

SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance. The video was filmed overnight behind the SMA Service Center in Rocklin, California.

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Supercross legend Jeremy McGrath goes full-throttle at Thing Valley Ranch

Thing Valley Ranch solar

In the early 1990s, Jeremy McGrath took the dirt bike world by storm, riding his way to becoming the “King of Supercross” and arguably one of the greatest dirt bikers of all time. After retiring from Supercross competition in 2007, McGrath began focusing on other forms of motorsports, like off-road and stock car racing and mentoring the next generation of AMA Supercross riders.

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Tech Tip: Installing the SMA Cluster Controller

SMA’s Cluster Controller is a data logging and plant management device that can handle up to 75 inverters. Don’t let that impressive statistic scare you away; the Cluster Controller is easy to install and commission, as Solar Academy’s Mike Mahon demonstrates in our latest Tech Tip.

Have a question for the Solar Academy trainers? Send it to socialmedia@sma-america.com and we might just answer your question in our next Tech Tip! 

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Keep it in the bank: Solar shines where the power’s pricey

Solar in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands come with a catch-22: some of the world’s most idyllic beaches and an outdated, unstable electrical grid with prohibitively expensive power. These two came to a head for resident Jim Knapp after 2004’s Hurricane Ivan, which left the small island nation without power for nearly four months. Knapp then decided to take control of the situation and make sure he wasn’t left in the dark again.

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The Solar Van takes a trip to New Day Solar in Murrieta, California

New Day Solar and SMA

The SMA Solar Van took to the highways once again in search of solar installers ready to learn more about SMA and see our inverters in action. The team at New Day Solar was the latest group to welcome the van and talk all-things solar.

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More Power? Easier Installation? Who Said you can’t improve the best?

The Sunny Boy TL-US line of inverters with Secure Power Supply is now more efficient and easier to install.

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Whole Foods proves everything really is bigger in Texas

Austin’s well-known and well-loved chain of natural foods stores is like most things in Texas: it’s big. Whole Foods Market has long been nationally recognized as a leading organic grocery store, but the company’s new flagship store in Austin makes sustainability its biggest priority.

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The New York Times lists Solarchecker as a way to live greener through mobile

Solarchecker by SMA

Smartphones are fully integrated into our daily lives. People are relying on them to help organize their already busy schedules into manageable chunks of time and to-do lists. For those trying to find time to make their lives and homes greener, The New York Times recently profiled a few top apps to help get the job done.

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