SMA Solar Academy

Where theory meets day-to-day life

Sharing knowledge. That is our philosophy. Because we can only advance photovoltaics together. Whether it is planning a plant, choosing from the range of SMA inverters, or deciding upon communication solutions, our courses will teach you everything you need to know.

But we also would like to learn from you; it is the only way we can make our products even more user-friendly and efficient.


We bring solar energy to life. The majority of our courses also include a practical component. For example, taking part in a course on plant design also means you will be configuring the plant using SMA Sunny Design planning software or putting a Sunny Backup system into operation.

Trend setting

Regardless of whether it comes to SMA products or current topics such as Smart grids, grid management, or internal consumption – our speakers are always up-to-date. When developing new courses, we discuss and frequently integrate the latest developments into our trainings.


Being a photovoltaic specialist is a good start for SMA Solar Academy instructors – but certainly not the only qualification required. Beyond the PV world, our instructor team is made up of experts from the fields of electronic network engineering, energy management, thermal engineering and communications technology. They offer an immense amount of real-world experience, including substantial experience with renewable energy. In addition, SMA Solar Academy instructors stay in close contact with our developers as well as experts outside the company. This is how we ensure that knowledge and expertise in the field of photovoltaics is exchanged between all parties and subsequently passed on to you.

Custom Fit

Customized offers for individual needs. We offer the perfect training session for any target group: for solar specialists, sales staff as well as for system planners, architects and engineers. Furthermore, our courses are organized according to different topics and levels of knowledge. We have designed training sessions on SMA products as technical courses which increase in difficulty for beginners, advanced learners and experts.

In addition, our compact courses provide instruction on specialist subjects aimed at specific target groups. We also offer in-house training courses upon request. Whatever your needs may be, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Team Players

Dialog is extremely important. This is why we consider every course held at the SMA Solar Academy to be a forum where industry experts come together.

Whether it is during the courses themselves, over lunch, while taking a tour of our inverter factory in Niestetal or during an evening program, every course visit is made up of the subject related input from all parties involved.


The Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica, the Olympic Park Boulevard in Sydney or Berlin Central Station, SMA products are in operation around the world. It is really no wonder that there is such a high level of demand for qualified training sessions about our inverters. We offer solar specialists and systems integrators the training sessions they need at all international SMA subsidiaries. For detailed information on the courses we offer, please visit the respective international subsidiary’s website.