Archives from Months November, 2014

New York machine shop won’t be left in the dark

Sunny Tripower TL-US

Carter, Milchman & Frank’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Queens, New York, expects to be energy-neutral with the commissioning of its 96 kW solar system. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the process of restoring power, the industrial tool and machine distribution company decided on a battery back-up system for all critical loads, ensuring they won’t again be left in the dark.

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Tech Talk: DHCP WebBox Configuration

SMA Sunny WebBox

Customers with older models of the Sunny WebBox are likely operating the device in a static IP mode. Though nothing is wrong with using a static IP, should configurations within the network be changed, the WebBox could experience a temporary loss in ability to communicate with Sunny Portal.

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World’s largest PV-diesel hybrid plant begins construction in Bolivia

PV-diesel hybrid in Bolivia

The world’s largest PV-diesel hybrid power plant with a battery storage system is currently being built in the Bolivian province of Pando. SMA has been not only selected to supply the PV inverters for this project, but also SMA’s Fuel Save Controller, which recently won the Intersolar Award in the PV category. SMA was also selected to provide four newly-developed inverters for large-scale battery storage systems using lithium-ion technology.

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Practice makes perfect – Grid Emulation for utility-scale PV plants

SMA Grid Emulation Services

It’s been said a thousand times before: practice makes perfect—and it can make for a perfect utility-scale plant commissioning. In the incredibly complex world of designing, constructing and commissioning multi-hundred megawatt utility-scale PV plants, using SMA’s Grid Emulation™ service to simulate grid interconnection before project commissioning is a valuable way to proactively identify issues and make sure these incredible systems get the all-important green light to produce power.

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San Jose’s WestGate Church gets power from above

WestGate Church solar with SMA Sunny Tripower inverters.

Silicon Valley’s WestGate Church looks to the heavens for power since installing a 153 kW rooftop solar system. The church’s electricity bill will be cut by nearly 95 percent with the commissioning of its new array, which is expected to generate more than 250,000 kWh of energy annually.

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The Main Event – A look back at SPI 2014

The lights shined bright and the excitement flowed from the center of the ring—Solar Power International 2014 attendees flocked to The Main Event in Las Vegas to see SMA’s line of champion inverters. From October 21–23, the Las Vegas strip embraced solar power to take in the industry’s latest and greatest.

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