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The Bordesholm stand-alone grid ensures power supply even in the event of a grid failure

With a large-scale battery storage system, the public utility company Versorgungsbetriebe Bordesholm in northern Germany is able to supply the European utility grid with balancing energy – a lucrative business model. In a unique experiment, the electric utility company and TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences in Germany, proved that the entire region can be supplied with electricity 100 percent from renewable energies. Setting a milestone for the energy transition.

Hannes Knopf, Expert in Modern String Inverter Features Interview

PV module optimizers are as useless as a refrigerator at the North Pole

#Optimize energy yields in PV systems intelligently, but safely. When it comes to additional module electronics versus lean system design with modern inverter technology, Hannes Knopf is in his element. The expert in modern string inverter features knows why module optimizers are a safety risk. He explains how operators and installers can benefit from greater efficiency and safety over the entire system life with the integrated SMA ShadeFix software.

Scott Partin SMA

Zero Cost Electricity Bill – My Solar Journey Part 1

Everyone dreams of having a zero dollar/euro electricity bill. In late 2019, my family and I made our own investment in solar system for our home. After just the first summer energy bill, it looks like the dream has already become a reality. Find out how, with our Solar system, we have not only reduced our electricity bill to zero, but have also begun to make our own small personal contribution to the global Paris Accord targets.

Digitales Teamwork: So funktioniert die Zusammenarbeit auch remote

Digital teamwork: How collaboration works remotely

#suddenlyremote: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most SMA employees are working from home. New territory for many, a challenge for everybody. But also an opportunity to learn something new and to eliminate prejudices. Julia Wieland, an expert in digital collaboration, shares her ideas on how collaborating also works well in digital form.

All IoT Platform For Energy Management ennexOS Updates at a Glance

Integrated energy planning is a hot topic at the moment, and the ennexOS IoT platform for energy management combines individual energy sectors to create one efficient overall system. We explain how commercial PV system operators can benefit from this. We make regular updates to flexibly adapt ennexOS to current market and customer requirements. We present the latest functions here.

SMA Floating Farm

Solar Power for Rotterdam’s Offshore Cows

Fish, sea, salt, diesel – and cowshed. Along with the typical port smells, there is an odor that wafts through the air of Europe’s largest deep-sea port that you wouldn’t expect to find here. Away from the huge container ships just a few meters from Rotterdam’s port wall is the world’s first-ever floating farm. This one-of-a-kind sustainable project has 32 resident cows, and also a floating PV system that provides a low-cost energy supply.

Repwering Sunny Island 5048

Battery repowering for SMA off-grid systems

Over 800 million people in the world have no access to an electricity supply. A sustainable solution is available in the form of off-grid systems. These produce renewable energy from sun, wind or water in the exact places where it is needed. SMA off-grid systems are extremely robust and can therefore be modernized, even when the batterie´s lifecycle ends. Replacing old lead-acid batteries now with modern lithium-ion technology increases the efficiency and service life of the off-grid system.