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SMA Inverters used in the Most Powerful Energy Storage Project in the U.S

SMA inverters are now helping to power the largest battery project in the world, according to a recent report from Greentech Media. The Gateway Energy Storage Project, which is located near San Diego, California, went live in June and is managed by grid infrastructure developer LS Power. It is expected to become an important source of power for the electrical grid in Southern California. 

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Photo Credit: LS Power

The project is in a 70,000-square-foot building and is equipped with 98 SMA inverters as well as batteries from NEC Energy Solutions. The developers plan to expand the project to 250 megawatts, Greentech Media said, meaning it will have a four-hour duration.

The system is already proving its value. During California’s recent heatwave, the Gateway Energy Storage project played an important role in helping to meet peak demand, Greentech Media reported.

For more project details read the full report here!


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Deliver Greater Value in Your Distributed Generation PV Projects by Adding Storage

Join SMA and Dynapower on Tuesday, June 2  for a free, informative webinar. Our companies have tailored solutions to work in harmony with one another, reducing the integration and operational risks of alternatives. 
PEAK3 PV and Storage webinar

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Solar Power World Features SMA’s DC Coupled Storage Solution at SPI

Large-scale storage solutions from SMA allow system owners access to new revenue streams.

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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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SMA to Highlight Large-Scale Storage Solutions at ESA Conference 2019

ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, April 16-18 and SMA will be there. Visit us at booth #811 to learn more about our AC and DC coupled system solutions that enable greater integration of renewable energy on the grid and support grid stability.

SMA @ ESA’s Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo

The energy storage market is growing: expanding in size and scope and SMA has positioned itself as a key player in the large-scale storage market with solutions that are ready for global deployment.

Attendees can visit the SMA booth to learn about the company’s Sunny Central Storage solution, the Sunny Central DC coupled solution, and the SMA DC-DC converter.

Our team of experts will also share information on use cases, including grid services for generation capacity and support for grid stability, as well as solutions for renewable integration using both AC and DC coupled architectures.

We’ll also have experts present to discuss our flexible service solutions for asset management, spanning from spare parts supply warranties to preventative maintenance, plant-wide O&M and repowering solutions.St. Eustatius Project

Read this article and watch this video before heading to the ESA Conference to learn about an award-winning large-scale project in the Caribbean. SMA inverters help to provide the St. Eustatius municipality with a diesel-free daytime electricity supply that saves 1.7 million liters of diesel fuel and 4,500 metric tons of CO2 annually.

Have you registered for the ESA Energy Storage Annual Conference & Expo? Sign up today and remember to visit us at booth #811. See you there!

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SMA Repowering Brings Utility PV Plant Impacted by Hurricane Maria Back in Business

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest and deadliest on record. Hurricane María, a category five storm, was especially catastrophic for the northeastern region of the Caribbean. As the eye passed south of the island, the hurricane severely affected St. Croix USVI, bringing heavy rainfall, flooding and hurricane-force winds.

BMR Utility PV Plant, St. Croix USVI

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Solar Spotlight: Utility Solar Project in Riverside County, California, will Have Enormous Impact on Preservation of Natural Resources

Sunpin Solar, who earned Solar Power World’s distinction as a 2018 Top Five Solar Developer in the United States, constructed the ground-mounted project in Mecca, California.

Sunpin North Shore Solar project



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Join us at the SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum in Anaheim

SMA Utility-Scale PV & Storage Forum

If you are attending the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, and you have a special interest in the utility segment, this is the one event you don’t want to miss!


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Energy Reborn: Live the SMA Experience at SPI

Visit our booths – outdoors at the Grand Plaza and indoors at the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace – and experience how SMA is leading the evolution of renewable energy with major advancements in solar technology.



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SMA OPTIM: New Name, Same Superior Operations and Maintenance Service


SMA is a top ranked O&M provider and manages a portfolio of more than 3.5 GW under contract globally. Now our solution for comprehensive operations and maintenance of commercial and utility PV power plants has a new name: SMA OPTIM.

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Convenience Without Compromise: SMA Unveils Utility Power Rack

Flexible, turnkey, convenient. SMA’s new Utility Power Rack 5000/5500 is all this and more.


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SMA to Host Utility-Scale Storage & PV Forum in Las Vegas

Utility-scale Storage and PV Forum

On Tuesday, September 12, SMA will host a special event for solar professionals focused on utility-scale solar and storage.

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