SMA Expands Solar Inverter Manufacturing

While solar photovoltaic (PV) modules may be in short supply, one inverter company is making sure there won’t be any shortage. In response to increasing demand for their solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters, Germany-based SMA Regelsysteme GmbH, makers of the Sunny Boy inverter, has opened two new manufacturing facilities to satisfy the needs of the global solar inverter market.

Grass Valley, California – July 29, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] The first is dedicated to the production and testing of the Sunny Central commercial line of inverters which range from 60 kW to 1 MW. The second building will focus on the new Sunny Island inverters for the off grid and back up power markets. The commencement of these new facilities has also enabled more resources to be devoted to increasing the production of the industry leading SMA line of Sunny Boy inverters for the US grid connected PV market. “Our partners at SMA Germany are standing behind SMA America to once again prove their commitment to guarantee a steady supply of high quality inverters to the US market” said Sam Vanderhoof of SMA America. “It is important for our customers to know that even during these times of limited PV module availability, there are and will continue to be plenty of Sunny Boy inverters available for projects in the United States.” With more than 250,000 units installed worldwide, SMA is the industry leading manufacturer of PV inverters in both Europe and the United States.
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