SMA is a leading specialist for PV system technology. It is founded in 1981 with headquarters at Germany. It has more than 3000 employees and has a global presence with sales and services in 20 countries. SMA aims at making its customers independent of meeting their energy needs. People living in industrialised countries use intelligent SMA technology to transform their house to smart homes powered by solar energy. SMA system technology aims at providing a sustainable and inexpensive electricity supply which in turn leads to prosperity and economic development.
• Offers customised service and excellent support so as to benefit the system during the entire operating times.
• Provides a warranty of 5 years. Extra warranty can be purchased.
• There is a wide range of service options, customers can customise it according to their needs.
Rooftop solar panel installation helps in meeting energy requirements during daytime. But the customers will have to depend on grid during evenings and when weather is unfavourable. Such situations can be avoided by integrating storage systems. It reduces operating cost by producing cost efficient solar power.
For over 30 years SMA has served people and companies to produce and consume solar energy independently. SMA has received many awards and recognitions for its contribution to the field of renewable energy.
- It’s one of the most used inverter brands for residential solar installations in Western Australia
- Winner of “ Entrepreneur “ Industry Category, nomination for “ World Entrepreneur of the year 2007”.
- Great place to Work: Too 5 Best Workplaces in Europe,”Companies with more than 1000 Employees” category and special prize for “Best Practices for Involvement of Employees in Corporate Social Responsibilty Activities”.
- Great Place to Work: Too 5 Best Workplaces in Germany,” Companies with 501 to 5,000 employees” category and special prize for “Lifelong Learning”.
- European Solar Prize in the “Industrial Enterprises “Category.
- Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Backup system.
- German Fairness Award 2008.
- Great Place to Work: Top 10 Best Workplaces in Europe,”Companies with more than too Employees” category and special award for “Fair Remuneration”, 2009.
- Great Place to work: Top 10 Best Workplaces in Germany,” Companies with row to 5000 Employees” category and special award for “Lifelong Learning”,2009.
- Too Employer for Engineers.
- German Job Creation Award.
- Intersolar Award for the Sunny Central 800CP Central Inverter.
- Great place to work:Top 5 Best Workplaces in Europe,”Companies with more than 500 Employees” category,2010.
- Great place tp Work: Top 5 Best Workplaces in Germany,” Companies with 501 to 5000 Employees” category and award for “Life long Learning”, 2010.
- 1 stPlace Energy Efficient Award 2010 for the world’s largeat inverter factory which is also Com neutral Bad Staffelsteib Innovation Award for the Sunny Tripower three phase string inverter.
- Best Innovator Award in the Renewables Category
- Great Place to work: Top 10 Best Workplaces in Europe,” Companies with more than 500 Employees” category, 2011.
- Interstellar Award for the Sunny BOY Smart Energy Inverter with integrated storage.
- Smart Energy Award 2013 for the SMASmart Home Comprehensive energy management solution.
- Great Place to Work: Top 5 Best Workplace in Germany,” Company with more than 5000 Employees”.
- Top Employer for engineers 2014 and 2016.
- Ees Award 2016for the Sunny BOY Storage.
- Interstellar Award 2016 for photovoltaic diesel hybrid system on the Carribean Island in the category” Outstanding Solar Projects”.
SMA gives great importance to service.Their service team offers customised service and excellent support so as to benefit the system during the entire operating times. SMA support system provides full help from commissioning to monitoring and maintenance. They provide all round service for optimum and safe system performance. Each PV system is unique with its own specific technology. They have a wide range of warranty and service options.
- SMA Extended Warranty – Manufacturer gives a warranty of 5 years. If we choose SMA Extended Warranty we get prompt service even after 5 years. Depending on the model we can extend warranty to 10, 15 or 20 years. SMA Extended Warranty includes SMA replacement device and SMA service line. There is no hidden costs. SMA takes care of shipping costs and replacement on site. Customers can qualify for additional tax advantages by making an extra payment in your PV system.
- SMA Remote Service – With this, SMA monitors the inverter to check that it is functioning properly. We are designated a contact person and we contact them as soon as the system report any irregularity. SMA Remote Service is very useful as it helps for early error recognition and customers get a quick assistance if needed.
- SMA System Check – It is highly recommended to get our system checked periodically. This will help to identify unnoticed factors that might pose a problem in near future. Animal bites, damage to cable and supply lines, shading caused by change in surroundings, damage caused by climatic conditions , dust in the system etc can be recognised through periodic check up. They give a detailed report and professional recommendations. SMA System Check enables your PV System to operate with no errors and with maximum performance.
- SMA Maintenance – Regular maintenance of PV system by SMA experts improves the performance of and minimises the risk of a potential shut down. SMA experts inspect the inverter, perform necessary updates and clean important equipment components. They makes sure that everything is running optimally. It prevents possible downtime and yield loss.
- SMA Upgrade – With this service old inverters are replaced with new ones from the latest SMA product portfolio including cutting edge technology for maximum efficiency. It boosts the field and reduces the maintenance cost. The system gets updated with latest technology.
- SMA Commissioning – With this service, SMA experts inspects the proper installation of PV plant and make sure that all the necessary commissioning requirements are fulfilled. SMA experts set the required plant specific parameters and perform a comprehensive function test. Once done system will be stably connected to the grid and deliver required performance. Customers will be provided with a detailed commissioning report.
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- Adelaide Showground is heralded as an important pilot project of Australia. It is Australia’s largest PV power station that stretches across 6 roofs and 2 building facades. It is a flexible system design with SMA’s Sunny Central and Sunny boy Inverters. The plant generates 1 MWp which is 5 times more energy than needed.
- SMA has equipped one of the first large-scale PV plants on the African continent with 84 Sunny Central Inverter. The South African 75 MW kalkbult project produces 145 million KWh of solar power per year, which can provide current to 35,000 South African households.
3.Tokelau lies in South Pacific. It has 3 atolls and can be reached by boats. Power supply based on diesel fuel was expensive and daring to the environment. In 2012, Tokelau became the fully powered photovoltaic. The entire system with an output of 1 MW is made up of 4032 PV modules, 298 Inverters and 121 Sunny Island Charger. The project provides the territory with more energy than needed. The PV hybrid system saved up to 200 litres of fuel per day.
4.Upholstered furniture manufacturer from the Bavarian town of Taufkirchen established a PV plant to provide them with their own electricity. The PV plant had 3700 modules and SMAs46 Sunny Trooper Inverter. The PV plant produces more electricity than needed.
SMA has received various certifications:
• EC declaration of Conformity
• Manufacturers Declaration
• Medium- voltage Directive
• Clearance Certificate
• AS 3100/AS 4777
• BS OHSAS 18001.
People living in industrialised countries use intelligent SMA technology to transform their houses to smart homes powered by solar energy. SMA system technology aims at providing a sustainable and inexpensive electricity supply which in turn leads to prosperity and economic development. With it’s technology SMA plays a pivotal role in solar power business.