Today SMA announced two new power classes for its utility-scale storage product portfolio. Now available, the Sunny Central Storage 2750-EV-US for 1,500 V projects has achieved UL 62109 listing, and the Sunny Central Storage 2475-US for 1,000 V projects has achieved UL 1741 listing. Other products in the line-up, including the Sunny Central Storage 2200-US and the 2500-EV-US, achieved UL listing earlier this year.
“With a complete utility-scale storage product portfolio, SMA can create customized storage solutions to meet the challenges of individual projects, using advanced technology and a full power class lineup for 1,000 V and 1,500 V applications,” said Volker Wachenfeld, executive vice president of SMA’s Off-grid and Storage Business Unit. “As storage becomes increasingly important in today’s energy market, we are committed to offering the most advanced technology to our customers.”
The Sunny Central Storage inverter is the central component of SMA’s solution for integration of large-scale battery storage systems into the utility grid while ensuring maximum grid stability.
Sunny Central Storage inverters are compatible with different types of battery technologies, including those from all leading manufacturers. The inverter offers comprehensive grid management services such as automatic frequency control and ramp-rate control. The battery inverter is optimized for continuous operation at nominal load and temperatures of -25˚ C to +50˚ C and is also available as a medium-voltage block solution from SMA.
The SMA Group with sales of around €1 billion in 2016 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems and large-scale PV power plants. To increase PV self-consumption efficiently, SMA system technology can easily be combined with different battery technologies. Intelligent energy management solutions, comprehensive services and operational management of PV power plants round off SMA’s range. The company is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, is represented in 20 countries and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, including 500 working in Development. SMA’s multi-award-winning technology is protected by approximately 1,000 patents and utility models. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is currently the only company in the solar industry that is listed in the TecDAX index. www.SMA-America.com