Archives from Months October, 2014

Tech Tip: Sunny Boy TL-US Preventative Maintenance

The Sunny Boy TL-US with Secure Power Supply is easily one of the most maintenance-free inverters on the market today. Even still, there are a few things that should be done on an annual or semi-annual basis to ensure optimal operation. Follow along with the Solar Academy’s Mike Mahon as he goes through the preventative maintenance cycle for this inverter series.

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What can Secure Power Supply do for you?

You’ve been asking about SMA’s Secure Power Supply (SPS) feature for the Sunny Boy TL-US series of inverters. We had a little fun with a few ways SPS can keep your day powered by providing up to 1,500 watts while the sun is shining. Not ready to invest in an expensive battery bank? Then SPS is just what you’re looking for.

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Sunny Boy TL-US with Secure Power Supply now available in 7,000/7,700 watt models

Sunny Boy TL-US with Secure Power Supply

The Sunny Boy TL-US transformerless inverters with Secure Power Supply (SPS) have expanded with two new power classes: 7,000 and 7,700 watts. These sizes are ideal for larger residential PV systems and, like the rest of the Sunny Boy TL-US series, are able to provide daytime power during grid outages.

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Don’t miss the Main Event – SMA at SPI 2014

In a city that knows how to host a prize fight with all the requisite glitz and glamour that it deserves, SMA’s presence at Solar Power International 2014 promises to be nothing short of this year’s Main Event. The lights of the Las Vegas strip will shine bright for the solar industry’s most prominent trade show and expo in late October, but none will be brighter than the SMA America booth, and the special SMA surprise waiting to greet attendees as they enter the South Exhibition Hall.

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Bay Area organic farm grows its own power

Blueline Power SMA Sunny Tirpower collage

The fertile lands south of the famed Silicon Valley are home to thousands of acres of farmland. One such farm, famed for its organic practices, uses the sun for much more than growing crops; it’s the energy source for the farm’s electrical needs.

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Integrating solar systems into diesel genset networks

Fuel-Save-Controller-Intersolar-Award

The SMA solution for solar diesel hybrid systems, with the Fuel Save Controller as its central component, has been introduced with rave reviews including winning the Intersolar Award in the Photovoltaics category. To learn more what this does, how it works in a PV-diesel hybrid system and what makes it so special, I turned to Product Manager Johannes Weide.

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One year later – Michigan’s first net-zero winery

Brengman Bros Crain Hill Solar

One year ago, Michigan gained its first net-zero winery when the Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards commissioned its 18.7 kW solar system. In the year since commissioning, the 45-acre vineyard’s staff has been nothing short of enthusiastic about the returns from the system.

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