California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SMA America LLC, the North American subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, has unveiled the next generation of the Sunny Boy, one of the world’s most popular lines of solar inverters. The new, high-frequency (HF) grid-tied inverters feature a new enclosure, reduced weight and modern graphic display.
The HF models measure less than 14 inches across and features a 35 percent reduction in weight, allowing them to be mounted in between wall studs in new home construction or for retrofit projects where space is a concern. Available in three models ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 watts, the next generation inverters are SMA’s first U.S. units to utilize a high-frequency transformer.
The HF line displays class-leading efficiency and an input voltage range of 175–600 volts, which is designed to provide added flexibility in system design and performance in low power situations.
The new line includes Sunny Boy’s standard 10 year warranty, which is optionally extendable up to an additional 10 years.
Data can be transmitted from the inverters by cable or through the integrated Bluetooth wireless communication system. A graphic display presents a summary of critical performance information.
The Sunny Boy HF line was engineered to meet UL1741/IEEE 1547 requirements and is compatible with SMA’s advanced data collection and communication devices such as the Sunny WebBox data logger and Sunny Beam wireless desktop system monitor.