Energy that Changes
SMA Solar Technology AG is the global leader in the development, production and sales of photovoltaic (PV) inverters. As an energy management group, it offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. SMA is represented in all important PV markets, including 21 countries on four continents. The company has a staff of more than 5,000 and reached a sales volume of EUR 1.5 billion in 2012.
Inverters are the Heart of every PV Plant
Technologically, the inverter is the most important component of a PV plant. It converts the direct current generated by solar modules into alternating current 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 grid. SMA inverters already perform important grid management functions, which are becoming increasingly important as electricity production from renewable sources grows.
For decades, SMA has developed leading technological solutions, pioneered inverter trends and drove future-oriented PV topics, such as intelligent energy management at a household level, grid integration of solar power and connecting storage facilities for more effective use of renewable energy.
For all Performance Classes and Plant Sizes
SMA has an extensive range of products that offers the right inverter for all module types and plant sizes, from small residential arrays to large-scale plants and grid-connected installations to stand-alone and backup systems all over the world. Plant monitoring and visualization products, as well as energy management solutions, complete the SMA product portfolio.
SMA customers worldwide also benefit from comprehensive services, including PV plant installation and commissioning support, quick and easy device replacement, and the free SMA Service Line for technical information and advice. SMA also provides training seminars and webinars for PV plant planners, installers, electricians and anyone else who is interested in solar power as part of the SMA Solar Academy.
SMA has received numerous awards for its product solutions and exceptional corporate culture. In 2011 and 2012, the company earned first place in the German “Great Place to Work®” competition among companies with more than 5,000 employees.