06/28/17

Intersolar Award-winning, UL-Listed Sunny Tripower CORE1 is Now Available

U.S. Road Show Will Showcase World’s First Free-Standing PV Inverter for Commercial Installations

Today SMA America announced that the Sunny Tripower CORE1, the world’s first free-standing PV inverter for commercial installations, has achieved UL listing and is available for purchase. The CORE1 was also recently awarded the prestigious Intersolar 2017 Award in photovoltaics, beating out other inverter manufacturers in the category.

SMA will host a nationwide road show beginning July 18 to showcase the innovative solution, which is designed to provide up to 60 percent faster installation for commercial PV systems – a revolutionary development for commercial rooftop, carport and ground-mount PV projects. The tour will include 17 stops throughout the U.S. and will teach installers how to install, wire and commission the CORE1.

“The current solar market is highly competitive, and industry professionals are looking for solutions that they can install quickly and efficiently – and more importantly, that they can count on to operate reliably, without extra maintenance or failure risk,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s Residential & Commercial business unit. “Integrators can see firsthand the simple installation, reduced components and reliable performance of the CORE1 at one of the road show stops.”

The tour will make stops in the following cities:

  • July 18: Rochester, N.Y., at CED Greentech
  • July 19: Auburn, Mass., at CED Greentech
  • July 20: Cambridge, Mass., at PROINSO
  • July 21: Enfield, Conn., at CED Greentech
  • July 25: Secaucus, N.J., at Allied Building Products
  • July 26: Hauppage, N.Y., at WESCO
  • July 27: Baltimore, Md., at BayWa r.e.
  • July 28: Monroe, N.J. at Cooper Electric/Sonepar
  • August 1: Charlotte, N.C., at WESCO
  • August 3: Orlando, Fla., at GEXPRO
  • August 4: Tampa, Fla., at CED Greentech
  • August 8: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, at The Power Store
  • August 10: Austin, Texas, at GEXPRO
  • August 10: Rocklin, Calif., at BayWa r.e.
  • August 17: Phoenix, Ariz., at BayWa r.e.
  • August 22: San Diego, Calif., at CED San Diego
  • August 24: West Sacramento, Calif., at PROINSO


The CORE1 is a fully integrated solution designed specifically to speed installation and achieve higher return-on-investment. Without the need for additional racking, components or other equipment, installers will save a great deal of time and see reduced balance-of-system costs. The CORE1 features integrated AC and DC disconnects, direct string inputs and six MPP channels using SMA’s OptiTrac™ Global Peak technology. It also includes complete grid management capabilities.

With 50 kilowatts of power, the CORE1 is scalable and suitable for a variety of commercial installations and system designs up to the megawatt range. Field serviceability also results in significant savings. Where most commercial inverters must go back to the manufacturer for repair in the event of a fault, the CORE1 contains components that can be replaced in the field, resulting in hours of downtime instead of days — and ultimately leading to extensive OPEX savings.


About 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 900 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.
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Media Contacts:
Jessica Dumont • Jessica.Dumont@SMA-America.com
Brad Dore • Brad.Dore@SMA-America.com
SMA America • 916 625 0870


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