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The Show Must go on… Online!

We are pleased to participate in the Solar Asset Management North America virtual event taking place online April 6-8, 2020.

 

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In the best interest of all parties and due to the ongoing Coronavirus safety precautions, the Solar Asset Management North America event has been postponed until later in 2020. But that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on opportunities to network, learn and share knowledge with industry leaders across the entire asset management and O&M spectrum.

Conference organizers have announced plans for a virtual event that will take place online during the originally planned dates for the in-person event, April 6-8, 2020. Join us as we take the discussion online and share insight on the service landscape including the challenges and opportunities facing PV and storage system owners and operators. Click here to register for this exciting virtual event.

And remember, SMA has the resources to support PV and storage businesses of all sizes.

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SMA Donation Empowers Local Police Department

SMA’s donation to the Rocklin Police Officers Association will contribute to the construction of the first and only K-9 training facility in Placer County.

SMA Donation K9 Rocklin program

Caden Elvik, presents the $2,500 donation on behalf of SMA to Officer Alexis Casciato, technical assets coordinator at the Rocklin Police Department.

Rocklin Police K-9 trainingThe Rocklin Police K9 Program protects the community by helping law enforcement officers with crowd control assignments, tracking projects and child and missing person search efforts. The canine unit also makes regular appearances each year at the local schools and community events to demonstrate how the dogs are trained and how they interact with their handlers.

The Rocklin Police Department would significantly benefit from a local K9 training course and is looking for the funds to make this a reality. The nearest existing facility of this kind open to Rocklin K9 Officers is in Davis, about an hour and a half away.

With help from community members including students from the Leadership Rocklin Class of 2019-2020 and the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, the Rocklin Police Department is one step closer to its goal.

SMA Sales Support & Operations Manager Stephanie Fellenberg and Project Manager Caden Elvick are part of the leadership class and led SMA’s efforts to support the Rocklin Police Officers Association with a $2,500 donation.

We are pleased to know that this project will not only elevate law enforcement in Rocklin through readily accessible training facilities, but also the surrounding communities as the course will be open to police departments across Placer County.

Donate today to show your support for our officers and the Rocklin K-9 program

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SMA Returns as a Global Diamond Sponsor of the Solarplaza Asset Management Event Series

We are excited to showcase leading service concepts at the first of four events in 2020, Solar Asset Management North America.

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Differentiate your Business with Help from SMA

How can you better stand out amongst your competitors while maintaining a lean operation? In this SMA PowerUP Trusted Solar Energy Partner blog post series, we have talked about the perks of being a member including: special sales and pricing benefits, exclusive training and installation assistance, as well as priority service support. But there’s more! As a PowerUP member you get exclusive resources that will boost your marketing reach and help you reach customers more effectively.

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Interconnect Your Residential and Commercial Projects Faster with Less Risk

Don’t get left behind when mandatory compliance of California Rule 21 Phase 2 and 3 goes into effect on March 22, 2020.

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Get Premium Access to SMA Service Line Experts as a PowerUP Member!

In this blog post series, we have summarized some of the perks of being an SMA PowerUP Trusted Solar Energy Partner. In Part I, we talked about special sales and pricing benefits. Then in Part II we provided details on exclusive training and installation assistance.  In Part III, we elaborate on how PowerUP members benefit from SMA’s best in class, award-winning service support.

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SMA Solar Academy Global Offerings Are Now Just a Click Away!

SMA is expanding its training program and presenting all available seminars and online classes on a new website: https://solaracademy.sma.de/en.html.

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Achieve a Whole New Level as an SMA PowerUP Member!

In Part I of this blog post series, we summarized a few of the benefits in becoming an SMA PowerUP Trusted Solar Energy Partner, including special sales and pricing benefits. In this second post, we are excited to share details on our training & support benefits.

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Power Up Your Business with SMA’s Trusted Dealer Program!

SMA’s new PowerUP Trusted Solar Energy Dealer program is a select network of installers and integrators closely associated with SMA. This four part blog series will look at all the benefits you can enjoy as an SMA partner.

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Competition is fierce and keeping your business on top of mind of your customers can be difficult.

As SMA trusted partners, PowerUP members receive valuable pricing, training, service and marketing benefits that make doing business simpler. In addition, these installers generate third-party credibility with buyers, facilitating an easier sales process and a more supportive installation experience.

The program uses an exclusive set of discounts, incentives and support functions to grow sales.

Direct SMA Rebate: Recognizing Brand Loyalty

PowerUP Dealers receive preferential pricing on standard products and will receive monthly rebates on product sales. These will improve flexibility and overall profitability. More promotions and incentives may be offered to further enhance the value of your SMA system.

Best in Class Inverter Warranty: + 5 Years Warranty on Sunny Boy Inverters

As a PowerUP Dealer, you can receive a 5-year warranty extension on Sunny Boy inverter purchases. This extends your total inverter warranty to a best in class 15 years! Coupled with a 25-year warranty on TS4-R module-level devices as part of our Power+ Solution, SMA PowerUP Dealers will have a comprehensive product backstop that reduces lifetime product costs.

Tell SMA What You Want to Sell: Provide Input on Next-Gen Products

By completing product development surveys, you’ll have a chance to share valuable feedback regarding SMA products including what types of products and updates you would like to offer to your customers.

Are you interested in learning more? Visit https://www.sma-america.com/powerup/installer and stay tuned for part 2 of this blog series where we’ll outline more PowerUP member benefits!

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SMA Energy System Has Been Recognized with UL 9540 Safety Certification

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We’re excited to announce that TÜV Rheinland has certified the SMA Energy System to UL Standard 9450:2016 for the USA and Canada.

TÜV Rheinland is an independent, accredited global safety inspection organization that acts as an unbiased third-party for product testing. With the UL 9540 system-level certification, the SMA Sunny Boy Storage inverter has been certified in conjunction with lithium-ion batteries from global manufacturing leaders BYD and LG Chem.

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Since its emergence in 2016, the much-coveted UL 9540 certification has only been achieved by a small group of energy storage system manufacturers. This prestigious certification is particularly important as it assures the highest level of safety for an energy storage system, which is typically comprises multiple components including the inverter, battery management system and the batteries themselves.SMA Energy System Seal

While the SMA Sunny Boy Storage inverter and the lithium-ion batteries have already achieved independent product safety certifications such as UL 1741 and UL 1973, this system-level certification is the first instance of these components being evaluated for operation as a combined unit according to a national safety standard. It’s also the first time in history that any product from either BYD or the LG Chem has ever been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to UL Standard 9540.

What does this mean for SMA’s customers?

It means they now have the highest level of assurance and confidence when buying the system. The requirement for the rigorous evaluation is becoming increasingly necessary for receiving incentives for the installation of battery energy storage systems, such as under the California Energy Commission (CEC) Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Guidelines. The UL 9540 certification requirement is also becoming more commonly referenced in regional building construction codes such as the California Fire Code and is a considered a best equipment installation practice by local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) such as building inspectors and fire marshals.

Even where not yet formally required, the safety certification benefits consumers, utilities, building owners, firefighters and the general public. In many circumstances, it also benefits customers and installers by expediting system permitting and approval.

The additional accolade showcases not only the SMA commitment to safety but also the versatility the company offers to clients through multiple battery options. SMA’s holistic approach of achieving certification of the Sunny Boy Storage inverter in conjunction with the BYD B-Box and LG Chem RESU lithium-ion batteries also honors the true intention of the UL 9540 Standard.

The result of SMA’s rigorous certification efforts? Complete peace of mind for our customers.

For more information on this certification click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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The SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum is Back at SPI!

The SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum is Back at SPI!

Building  PV  power  plants  is  a  complex  process  that  carries  risk. That’s  why  so  many  choose  SMA  for their  inverter,  storage,  and  O&M  solutions. SMA understands the entire project cycle, including financial planning, logistics, installation, commissioning and service.

The 2019 SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum at Solar Power International is on Thursday, September 26, in Salt Lake City. Join us!

SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum

SMA thought leaders will be there to discuss innovative centralized and modular utility PV and storage solutions. They will also examine risk-sharing scenarios for plant servicing as well as repowering options for underperforming utility plants.

The program will include a variety of utility-scale and storage focused topics, with a wide-range of expertise from SMA:

» Optimizing value through centralized utility solutions

» Flexibility and scalability with modular utility solutions

» AC and DC coupled storage solutions

» Risk sharing for optimal service and O&M support

» Repowering solutions from SMA

We also have a robust offering for the utility-scale segment at our booth #3837!

We will display the Sunny Highpower PEAK3, a modular solution with up to 150 kW for large-scale PV power plants. In addition, we will highlight the new Sunny Central UP, SMA’s most powerful system with an output power of up to 4,600 kVA for large-scale PV plants, and our DC DC converter that delivers greater efficiency for large PV power plants.

The 2019 SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum starts at 8:30am at the Marriot Downtown at City Creek. Seats are limited. Reserve yours today by registering here!

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See the Future of Solar with SMA at SPI 2019

If you are planning to attend Solar Power International then get ready to see the future of solar right in front of your eyes at SMA Booth #3837. SMA is a proud Megawatt sponsor at this year’s event, which takes place in Salt Lake City from September 23 to 26. Read below for our full list of activities as we’re planning on providing you with a great SPI experience!

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