Archives from Months February, 2015

SMA Engineer puts Sunny Boy through its paces on her own turf

Sunny Boy TL-US on SMA Inverted

Ronnie Raxter has helped thousands of solar installers in her years as an application engineer for SMA America, walking them through the ins and outs of complicated system configurations and working tirelessly to ensure optimal performance and ease of installation.

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Secure Power Supply finds a home among extreme Oklahoma weather

Ion Solar - Sunny Boy TL-US

Oklahoma residents are no strangers to booming summer thunderstorms, hail and the unfortunate tornado roaring through their state. With such storm potential and the history of grid outages they’ve caused, solar-curious customers are increasingly interested in backup power.

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Winter outages have your customer thinking battery backup?

SMA Inverted - PowerHouse Solar 5

As another season of powerful winter storms takes its toll on the East Coast, many installers will be greeted at the door with questions of modifying their system, battery costs and the vast capabilities.

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Properly sizing a PV inverter breaker

PV Inveter Breaker - SMA Inverted

Believe it or not, code references for determining the calculation to adequately size a PV inverter breaker are longer than the calculation itself. Don’t be intimidated into making a costly mistake when designing a customer’s solar system.

The calculation is simply the maximum output current of the inverter multiplied by a 125 percent safety factor, then rounded up to the nearest breaker size.

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Construction continues at largest Sunny Tripower site

Honduras Sunny Tripower site - SMA Inverted

At a blistering three megawatts-per-week pace, progress at Honduras’s largest PV plant is being made in great strides. The 24 MW Pavana Solar Park in Choluteca began construction in late 2014 and is expected to be commissioned in early 2015.

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Contractors showcase their 102 kW carport

102 kW carport - SMA Inverted

Long Island’s Eldor Construction is showcasing its love for solar and dedication to renewable energy with a 102 kW carport system at its company headquarters. The carport centerpiece is as attractive with the building’s façade as it practical, offering a reprieve from winter storms and a charging station for the company’s fleet of electric vehicle.

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Calendar maker opts for year-round clean power

Sunny Tripower at Calendar Club

Calendar Club, a national retailer of seasonal calendars, toys and games, recently commissioned a 247 kW solar system on the roof of its Austin, Texas warehouse. With more than 1,000 stores nationwide, production and distribution is a large-scale operation requiring major electrical demands.

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Tech Tip: Installing the Sunny Tripower

Watch as the Solar Academy shows how to install the Sunny Tripower TL-US, the most advanced solution for commercial solar systems. Greg Smith also covers installation best practices for using the Connection Unit and advantages of the SMA ReadyRack.

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