SMA Sunny NewsOctober 13, 2012

SMA America LCC
Did you know?

SMA is the only company currently offering an integrated AFCI solution that meets NEC 2011 requirements.

Our Sunny Boy inverter line is the only code-compliant inverter currently on the market with this feature for those AHJs requiring DC AFCI on the inverters. There is no extra hardware or wiring required.

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SMA Partners with Greentech Media on Informative Webinar

Grid Integrated 1,000 VDC Systems: The New Standard for Commercial PV

Attendees of this webinar will learn how Grid Integrated 1,000 VDC systems:

  • Reduce Grid Integrated 1,000 VDC Systems: The New Standard for Commercial PVl and installation costs
  • Generate additional power due to lower line losses and higher efficiency
  • Achieve AHJ acceptance and code compliance
  • Incorporate UL listed components for a wide range of applications
  • Utilize next-generation central inverter technology that supports grid management and SCADA integration

Commercial PV integrators, EPCs, developers and utility power providers will benefit from this insightful webinar that will illustrate why 1,000 VDC systems are quickly becoming the new standard in commercial PV.

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Facts for the Field: A Monthly Tech Tip from the Experts at SMA

The Sunny Portal Status Dashboard

Whether for a small home system or a large solar plant, centralized administration and system monitoring saves time and money. To better serve our partners in the field as well as their customers, SMA is constantly making improvements to Sunny Portal. To stay current with all of the updates, check out our Sunny Portal Dashboard.

Here, users can see upcoming enhancements and view maintenance dates, which allows for more time-effective monitoring, planning and analysis.

SMA Solar Academy plans Sunny Island training in Midwest

The SMA Solar Academy is bringing two days of Sunny Island training to St. Louis, MO this fall.

Each session runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for one day is $175, or $300 for both days of training. We hope to see you in St. Louis, but even if you can€™t make it this time around, be sure to check out the full schedule of upcoming courses and webinars.

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Step into the Spotlight!

Do you have a PV project using an SMA inverter? Whether it€™s a  PV project or a multi-megawatt install, if you€™ve got photos of (or with!) our inverters, we€™d love to share them.

Solar Spotlight aims to highlight SMA inverters in real-world situations. We€™re always looking for PV projects to profile on SMA America€™s blog,, so send information about and photos of your interesting SMA-powered PV projects to:

SMA Sponsors National Solar Tour

The ASES National Solar Tour offers the opportunity to visit innovative green homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. More than 165,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S.

Now in its 17th year, this event is coordinated nationally by ASES in collaboration with dozens of outstanding partner organizations. The tour kicked off on Saturday, Oct. 6.