Quality and experience to overcome various obstacles
Emerging markets bring a host of challenges for the effective planning, implementation and operation of PV power plants.
PV projects in emerging markets must first contend with a lack of political understanding, laws and regulations in the renewable energy sector. Additional factors with a significant impact, especially on a financial basis, include complicated bureaucracies, different business cultures and infrastructural shortcomings.
Unstable power distribution grids
Additional difficulties involve unresolved issues regarding grid stability, feed-in regulations and grid management capabilities of large-scale PV power plants. In such cases close cooperation is the only way to build trust and seize new opportunities. SMA employees are active around the world in helping define and establish requirements and standards through direct communication with electric utility companies and government authorities.
Changing environmental conditions
Difficult climates often require specially designed inverters and other PV components. Inverters must be able to withstand temperatures higher than 50 degrees Celsius or far below freezing, sand and dust, humidity combined with corrosive effects of salty air and special requirements in high altitudes or during the monsoon season.
Trust in the specialist
SMA Solar Technology AG has supplied inverters and leading system solutions for PV power plants with different architectures and sizes on a global scale for more than 30 years. We are the world market leader with over 5,500 employees and more than 23 gigawatts of installed PV capacity worldwide. SMA provides high quality products and technical expertise through all of its 20 subsidiaries located in 21 different countries on six continents.
Security during the planning phase
Quality and know-how are not only critical for products, system solutions and the implementation of PV projects, but also provide our partners with confidence during planning and technical design phases.