Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Reinert, CEO
Since time immemorial, the sun has been a symbol of prominence in the worldview of human society. Civilisations from ancient Egypt to the Aztecs revered and worshipped the sun as the king of all gods and an emblem of life. Even today, its importance has not diminished in the slightest. As a limitless source of energy, the sun is the key to sustainability. And, embarking on a mission to harness the sun’s potential and garner sustainable energy, SMA Solar Technology—a provider of photovoltaic solutions—marks its establishment. Backed by extensive know-how and expertise, SMA is the most sought-after provider of sophisticated energy solutions for clients worldwide. Over 3000 employees in 20 countries are passionately implementing the SMA goal by cooperating with partners and customers to foster independent usage of solar energy.
The company believes that with the digitalisation of the energy industry, photovoltaics (PV) has cleared the path for clean and affordable energy. As a global specialist in photovoltaic systems, SMA is progressing on this path and laying the foundations for a decentralised, digital, and renewable supply energy. The company is combining photovoltaics with storage and e-mobility to develop a robust, integrated energy system.
SMA aims to make energy consumption affordable, manageable, and reliable. Its self-sufficient solar home solutions are designed to generate energy up to 100 percent of the requirement without relying on the public power grid. The PV modules are installed on rooftops or any other convenient location from where it can harness solar power. The direct current (DC) from the PV systems is converted into usable alternating current (AC) by SMA’s inverters, which then adequately supplies the electricity throughout the house.
As a global specialist in photovoltaic systems, SMA is progressing on this path and laying the foundations for a decentralised, digital, and renewable supply energy
The company ensures the availability of power at all times, freeing the consumer from surging electricity costs. The users can also expand system modularity and extend capacity by adding more energy storage. When it comes to supplying electricity to remote villages and communities, SMA’s island grids combine solar, wind, and water energy to deliver up to 300 kW of power. Whether it is SMA’s single-phase Sunny Boy or three-phase Sunny Tripower inverters, they ensure maximum energy yield for its purpose.
For industrial and commercial applications, SMA offers holistic, comprehensive solutions designed to address every client’s energy requirements. The next-generation commercial PV systems go beyond offsetting energy costs while boosting the standing of businesses in the energy markets. From generation to load usage, the SMA solutions provide an unparalleled level of monitoring and control to plant owners, enabling them to plug into the untapped streams of revenue in renewable energy.
To gain a deeper understanding of SMA’s standing in the world market, we can explore the case study of an executive class hotel in Nicaragua that recently upgraded to energy independence. The hotel used SMA components, owing to its high reliability and quality. Today, the solar project produces an impressive 548,200 kWh annually, powering the hotel year-round via the sun. The hotel now has the largest solar installation in all of Managua, Nicaragua, giving it an edge over all its competition. The guests, who experience the exotic lakeside view and the elegant décor of the hotel, also enjoy self-sufficient, clean energy thanks to SMA’s revolutionary PV components.
Such success stories continuously propel SMA to steer ahead with confidence. With global clients seeking SMA for their solar energy requirements, the company is set to further augment its capabilities in the sector. SMA is already investing in upgrading its technologies to foster its clean energy goal. The company is indeed on the path of redefining the energy industry with its revolutionary power harnessing technologies.