Yet Another Milestone for the Hugely Popular Solar Power Device
GRASS VALLEY, Calif., April 29, 2008—SMA America, Inc., the United States division of global solar technology giant SMA Technologie AG, is proud to report that the installed base of its wildly popular Sunny Boy line of inverters—the key component in a solar power system that turns direct-current power generated by solar panels into usable household current—has topped 750,000 units worldwide. Together, these Sunny Boy inverters are able to provide an astonishing aggregate of three billion watts (i.e., three gigawatts) of safe, usable, grid-quality power.
The reasons for the worldwide success of the Sunny Boy line are straightforward: reliability and efficiency. Ideally suited for residential and light commercial use, the newest Sunny Boy models are certified to the new UL 1741/IEEE 1547 standard, and lead the CEC list with the highest efficiencies, ranging from 95 to 96 percent. Their longevity is enhanced via their patented OptiCool® temperature-management systems and rugged cast-aluminum, outdoorrated enclosures. As proof of their reliability, Sunny Boy inverters are backed by a generous 10-year factory warranty.
"We’re incredibly proud of this achievement," notes SMA America, Inc. President Pierre- Pascal Urbon. "It reinforces SMA’s status as the world’s largest inverter manufacturer, and the Sunny Boy as the world’s most popular inverter."
The worldwide Sunny Boy lineup includes more than a dozen models, including the new Sunny Boy 3000US/4000US and 5000US/6000US/7000US configurations, geared especially toward the American solar market.