SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1

Now with new power classes and features!

The updated CORE1 series includes two new power classes as well as a host of new features across the entire product line including:

  • New 33.3 kW model for smaller arrays and repowering 600V legacy systems
  • New 62.5 kW model for larger arrays and higher Wp modules
  • SunSpec certified inverter technology in conjunction with SunSpec certified rapid shutdown devices, which gives integrators a cost-effective way to achieve compliance with NEC 2017 module-level shutdown
  • Advanced AFCI compliant to new Standard UL 1699B Ed.1 for arc fault protection
  • SMA Smart Connected proactive service strategy which can cut truck rolls in half

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SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1 - Rapid Shutdown Certified

Up to 60% faster installation of commercial PV systems

The Sunny Tripower CORE1 is the world’s first free-standing string inverter for decentralized rooftop and ground-based PV systems as well as covered parking spaces. The groundbreaking new design allows reductions in installation time of up to 60% and, at the same time, lowers the total cost of ownership (OPEX).

Intersolar Award 2017
Smarter E Award 2018 - ennexOS

Top Performance and Maximum Efficiency Thanks to Innovative Design

The CORE1 is the third generation in the successful Sunny Tripower product family and is revolutionising the world of commercial inverters with its innovative design. SMA engineers developed an inverter that combines a unique design with an innovative installation method to significantly reduce installation time and provide all target groups with a maximum return on investment.

Scalability for Maximum Energy Yields

Scalability for Maximum Energy Yields

  • With a capacity of 50 kW, the Sunny Tripower CORE1 is scalable up to the megawatt range
  • The unique design enables over-dimensioning of a PV array of up to 150%
  • Six independent MPP trackers guarantee optimal energy production for every use, even in shading

Consistently Integrated Concept

Consistently Integrated Concept

  • The innovative, fully integrated design ensures low BoS costs, simpler processes and lower material expenses
  • Alongside the 12 direct string inputs, a DC disconnector and, as an option, AC and DC overvoltage protection are integrated

Efficient and Economical

Efficient and Economical

  • No additional mounting racks are required
  • Only a simple substructure is needed for other commercial PV applications
  • There are additional savings from the considerably lower expenditure on logistics, installation and materials

OptiCool™ Active Cooling System

OptiCool™ Active Cooling System

  • Ensures reliable operation and maximum energy production
  • Secures your investment in PV
  • Reduces maintenance costs due to its high-performance technology, which has proved its worth worldwide in over 50 GW of installed power

Fast, Easy Communication

Fast, Easy Communication

  • Integrated Wi-Fi interface enables access with any mobile device
  • Easy and uncomplicated configuration and commissioning with the SMA online assistant accelerate installation

Smooth Grid Integration

Smooth Grid Integration

  • Powerful PV system monitoring and control functions, SunSpec ModBus® compatibility and optional 24/7 remote monitoring
  • Reduces maintenance costs due to its high-performance technology, which has proved its worth worldwide in over 50 GW of installed power

The Future of Commercial PV Systems

From delivery and installation to operation, the Sunny Tripower CORE1 generates widespread savings in logistics, labor, materials and services. With integrated Wi-Fi access for fast commissioning, up-to-date plug-and-play communication and smart grid support functions, PV installations are quicker and easier to complete than ever before.

CORE1 rooftop installation

Achieve Cost Savings...
SUNNY TRIPOWER CORE1 for distributors

  • Flexible use with just one product
  • Worldwide platform for universal use
  • Fewer components and BoS components
  • Extensive support and service

Reduce Installation and Purchase Price...
SUNNY TRIPOWER CORE1 for EPCs and Developers

  • Plug-and-play concept
  • Faster installation and lower labor costs
  • Reduced material costs
  • Free tool for system planning

Ensure Top Performance...
SUNNY TRIPOWER CORE1 for energy providers

  • The lowest LCOE
  • Optional 24/7 remote monitoring thanks to SMA’s number one rated service team, worldwide
  • An effective interface for customer monitoring
  • Intelligent grid management service

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SMA’s SunSpec certified shutdown device

SMA’s SunSpec certified rapid shutdown device offers the fastest, most reliable, and safest method for complying with NEC 2017 690.12. Using far fewer components than more complex alternatives, SMA’s SunSpec certified shutdown device is a plug-and-play solution that operates on a simple powerline signal, reducing commissioning requirements. The device operates on the industry standard SunSpec rapid shutdown signal, improving performance and reliability.

SMA SunSpec Certified Rapid Shutdown Technology

For more information on the SunSpec rapid shutdown standard or the SunSpec Alliance, click here.

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Sunny Tripower CORE1 is rapid shutdown certified
SMA’s SunSpec certified rapid shutdown devices

Fast Installation and Grid Integration

Cutting-edge configuration and communication with the SMA online assistant and SMA Web browser access via WLAN with any mobile device. Two Ethernet ports with ModBus® TCP (including SunSpec) ensure smooth communication even in large-scale PV plants.

Fast Installation and Grid Integration

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SMA Modbus interface

Modbus Protocol Interface

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Sensor Module

Sensor Module for monitoring the system

With the SMA Sensor Module external weather sensors for solar irradiation, ambient and module temperature, and wind speed can be connected directly to the inverter, eliminating the need for a separate weather station datalogger and enclosure. Sensor data logged by the inverter is available in SMA Sunny Portal and through the inverter's Modbus protocol interfaces.

Universal Mounting System (UMS)


The Universal Mounting System (UMS) provides a simple, efficient solution for mounting the Sunny Tripower CORE1 inverter to a wall or other fixed structure. Assembles quickly and provides a secure platform for mounting the inverter.

External WLAN Antenna

External WLAN Antenna

The external antenna extension kit increases the inverter's WLAN range to overcome site conditions which inhibit wireless signals and to ensure reliable wireless communications with the network router.

RS485 interface module

RS485 interface module

The RS485 Module is the ideal solution for expansion of existing PV systems that already use RS485 communication. The RS485 module provides compatibility to the SMA RS485 fieldbus communication for reliable connection to a data logger with a cable length of up to 1,200 meters.

emanual: Sunny Tripower CORE1

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