“The positive response from customers shows that with the Sunny Central UP, we are entirely meeting the needs of growing PV markets worldwide,” said Boris Wolff, Executive Vice-President of the Large-Scale & Storage Solutions business unit at SMA. “The capacities of our sustainable central inverter production and reliable supply of components at our headquarters in Germany mean that we are easily capable of meeting the high demand. The Sunny Central UP is used in projects worldwide with a current focus on major projects in the U.S. Starting in September, we will also be delivering the inverter as part of a turnkey container solution featuring perfectly matched medium-voltage technology. With this solution, SMA will be in a good position to profit from of the continued growth expected over the next few years, especially in the large-scale PV power plant segment.”
Flexible storage connection to PV power plants
In May 2019, the Sunny Central UP was one of the top crowd-pullers at SMA’s booth at the Intersolar trade fair. With an output of 4.6 megawatts, it is one of the world’s most powerful central inverters. Its high power density and integrated features for flexibly connecting storage systems allow it to offer customers even more flexibility than before in the construction and expansion of large-scale PV farms. Depending on the project requirements, storage solutions can be connected within the PV power plant on the DC side, the AC side or both — directly during construction of the power plant or during its subsequent expansion.
As a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, the SMA Group is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. SMA’s portfolio contains a wide range of efficient PV inverters, holistic system solutions for PV systems of all power classes, intelligent energy management systems and battery-storage solutions as well as complete solutions for PV diesel hybrid applications. Digital energy services as well as extensive services up to and including operation and maintenance services for PV power plants round off SMA’s range. SMA inverters with a total output of around 75 gigawatts have been installed in more than 190 countries worldwide. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by more than 1,400 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed in the SDAX index.
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