Accelerate Your Business, Mitigate Risk
SMA offers a first-of-its kind service called Grid Emulation™ that offers its partners the unique ability to significantly pull forward their commercial operation dates. It arms developers and EPCs with the ability to pull forward commissioning, providing a dependable defense against project delays.
Proven on the largest plants in the world, Grid Emulation is a game changer in the way large-scale PV plants are tested and brought online.
Success Begins with the Essentials
Proper commissioning is absolutely critical to maximizing project velocity. SMA’s global team of field service engineers provides the industry’s most thorough commissioning process. With more than 100 inverter and system checks during the commissioning process, we make sure your SMA inverters are electrically and mechanically sound and ready for optimum performance.
Vital Care to Achieve Outstanding Reliability
With SMA Preventative Maintenance, plant owners benefit from a program that fits seamlessly with plant-level O&M plans. During annual service appointments, experienced SMA engineers perform a comprehensive 20-point inspection, which includes 17 functional tests. A careful fault history analysis is completed and maintenance is carried out to proactively eliminate a potential reduction in performance. A detailed maintenance report documents the process and provides the operator with an annual device history.
Future-Proof Your Investment
The SMA Extended Warranty provides the outstanding guarantees needed to secure funding and execute operationally by protecting against unforeseen costs from electrical or mechanical issues that may arise over the life of your PV plant. This future-proof assurance provides added confidence to financiers, developers and utilities by leveling your O&M cost models and optimizing your internal rate of return (IRR). It includes 100 percent coverage of all spare parts, remote and onsite diagnostic and repair services, as well as travel and expense costs.
To fully protect investment security, SMA offers two outstanding inverter uptime guarantees: 98 or 99 percent. These guarantees provide the long-term financial assurances that inverter production will meet specified metrics or SMA will compensate the agreement holder for the difference between the actual and agreed-upon inverter availability per kilowatt of nominal AC power.
PLANT-WIDE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Rely on SMA for Long-Term Success
Executing a successful O&M strategy is paramount to the long-term viability (and profitability) of a PV plant. SMA – already the world’s largest servicer of solar inverters – now offers plant-wide O&M, including array, racking, balance of system and monitoring services.
Available as one of three plans, SMA provides world-class O&M services that will increase performance ratios, protect power production and simplify long-term planning.
BUNDLE SERVICE PACKAGES FOR VALUE PRICING
Predictable Cost Planning Made Easy
Fixed cost budgeting is key to a long-term service strategy. SMA has created discount levels to make it easy to plan and choose multiple service packages customized to meet your solar asset management needs. The added convenience of a single-source service provider plus attractive discount rates provides system owners with simple, predictable costs that fit within any long-term plan.