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Oct 27th, 2011
SMA to expand its product portfolio with new micro inverter
The new Sunny Boy 240 is especially suited to rooftop plants in the power class of up to 2 kilowatts. It will be available by the middle of 2012.
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With the new micro inverter, SMA expands its product portfolio in the low power class. The global market leader is the only manufacturer offering inverters for plants of all power classes from watt to megawatt.

“With our new Sunny Boy 240 energy losses are minimized even with highly complex roof geometries”, explains Alfred Karlstetter, Director Sales Germany SMA Medium Power Solutions. The new micro inverter has been developed mainly for the U.S. market, but can be used worldwide. It is especially applicable for small and micro plants, plants with complex shadowing situations, and building integration. The Sunny Boy 240 offers high flexibility in the planning of small plants in the power class of up to 2 kilowatts, and may be combined with all other SMA devices. High reliability and performance at an attractive price are main advantages of the completely new design. SMA’s micro inverter features an innovative safety concept as well as intelligent panel failure detection and is easy to install.

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92) is the global market leader for solar inverters, the leading supplier of transformers and chokes, and a provider of innovative energy supply solutions for mass transit and main-line rail transportation. The SMA Group generated sales of €1.9 billion in 2010. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 19 countries on four different continents. The Group employs a staff of over 5,300 worldwide, plus a number of temporary employees which varies on a seasonal basis. The multi award-winning product range covers solar inverters for roof systems, major solar projects and off-grid systems, enabling SMA to provide a technically optimized inverter solution for all size categories and system types. Its range of services is complemented by a worldwide service network. The highly flexible manufacturing plants for solar inverters in Germany and North America have a capacity of approximately 11.5 GW a year. The SMA Group also operates a manufacturing plant for electromagnetic core components in Poland. Since 2008, SMA has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for its excellence as an employer and achieved first place in 2011 in the federal “Great Place to Work” competition.



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