SMA Solar Technology AG is a global leader in the development, production and sales of PV inverters and offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. SMA is represented in all important photovoltaics markets in 20 countries. The company has a staff of over 3,000 and reached a sales volume of about 1 billion euros (preliminary figure) in 2016.
Technologically, the inverter is the most important component of a PV plant. It converts the direct current generated in the photovoltaic cells into alternating current compliant with the grid requirements – for self-consumption or feed-in to the power distribution grid. As an intelligent system manager, it also monitors both the PV array and the power distribution grid. SMA inverters already perform important grid management functions, which are becoming increasingly important as electricity production from renewable sources grows. SMA has been developing leading technological solutions and pioneering trends in this area for years and is driving future-oriented topics. For instance, these include intelligent energy management at a household level, grid integration of solar power and connecting storage facilities for more effective use of renewable energy.
SMA partners with TESVOLT to enables companies in the commercial sector to sustainably and cost-effectively reduce their energy costs.