SMA America, LLC Blog

- January 22, 2014

What Is a Photovoltaic Diesel Hybrid System?

In many regions of the world, power grids are either inadequate or nonexistent. As a result, industrial consumers often ensure their power supply through diesel gensets. Five hundred...

- January 15, 2014

Snowy Ski Resort Gets 100 Percent of Power from Sun and Wind

Nestled in the snowy hills of Mt. Institute a new 500 kW solar farm is helping a ski resort make snow! The Massachusetts family-run business, Berkshire East, can now claim the rights...

- January 08, 2014

Solar Spotlight: Toyota Plant Flips the Switch on New Solar Array

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. (TMMMS) in Blue Springs is the company’s model sustainable plant for vehicle assembly in North America. A myriad of energy-efficient designs...

- January 02, 2014

Modernizing the Mining Industry with PV-Diesel Hybrid Systems

With the commissioning of the mining industry’s first PV-diesel hybrid system, located at Cronimet Mining AG’s chrome mine in South Africa, more companies within this sector are accepting...

- December 26, 2013

Let’s Chat: Ezra Auerbach, solar pioneer and former executive director of NABCEP

SMA recently sat down with solar trailblazer Ezra Auerbach, former executive director and one of the founders of NABCEP. Auerbach recently retired from his busy NABCEP life, and SMA...

- December 18, 2013

Solar Spotlight: NRG Energy’s “Power2Serve” Vehicle Prepared to Help

With the Atlantic hurricane season running from June 1s through November 30t, many residents affected by 2012’s Superstorm Sandy are left wondering if they are prepared for another...

- December 11, 2013

Think Google Maps for Solar. Think PV Potential.

Think Google Maps for solar. This is what the Australian PV Association (APVA) plans to produce. The APVA is investing in an interactive solar mapping web interface and working in collaboration...

- December 04, 2013

Quiet on the Set! No Noisy Generators for Jason Bateman's New Film

Jason Bateman, a film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the sitcom “Arrested Development,” is adding director to his long list of accomplishments. Bateman’s...

- November 27, 2013

NOLA Lower 9th Ward Village "Greenest Skate Park" in the World

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, flooding the city and destroying everything in its path. Seven years later a community is still moving forward and trying...

- November 20, 2013

Fox News: U.S. Army Saves Energy and Lives with Mobile Solar Power

                      The U.S. Army is investing heavily in solar power technology, with an estimated one gigawatt (GW) of renewables scheduled to deploy by 2025. The move towards renewable...

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SMA America is the U.S.-based subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, headquartered in Germany, and provides North America with the world’s finest inverter, control and monitoring products for renewable energy sources, primarily solar. SMA...