SMA Solar Technology AG – Energy That Changes

As a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, SMA is setting the standards today for the decentralized, digital and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. More than 3,000 SMA employees in 20 countries have devoted themselves to this task. Our innovative solutions for every type of photovoltaic application offer people and companies worldwide greater independence in meeting their energy needs. In collaboration with our partners and customers, we are helping people transition to a self-sufficient, decentralized and renewable energy supply.

Technological leadership

For over 35 years, SMA has been setting technological trends and driving the development of renewable energies. With our groundbreaking inverter technology, we have made significant contributions in seeing that renewable energies leave the pioneer phase behind and increasingly become the norm worldwide.

Helping shape the energy supply of the future

With the digitization of the energy industry, we are now entering the energy world of the future. Photovoltaics are playing an important role, given that they will soon be the most cost-effective energy source in all regions.

To exploit their full potential, we will need to connect photovoltaics with storage, e-mobility and other sectors and integrate them into the entire system. Here, SMA has a key role to play. Our vast experience and comprehensive expertise make us a sought-after partner for leading companies from other areas. Today, SMA is developing sophisticated system solutions perfectly tailored to the needs of the “electricity prosumers” of tomorrow.

Since 2008, 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. Our technology has won multiple awards and is protected by approximately 1,000 patents and utility models.

Facts and Figures

Headquarters: Niestetal, Germany

Global presence: sales and service companies in 20 countries

Founded: 1981

Number of employees: over 3,000

2016 sales: about 1 billion euros

Selected Awards

2017

Intersolar AWARD 2017 for the SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1 in the "Photovoltaics" category

2016

Top Employer for Engineers

ees Award 2016 for the Sunny Boy Storage

Intersolar AWARD 2016 for photovoltaic diesel hybrid system on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius in the category „Outstanding Solar Projects“

2014

Top Employer for Engineers

Intersolar AWARD 2014 for the SMA Fuel Save Controller in the "Photovoltaics" category

2013

Intersolar AWARD for the Sunny Boy Smart Energy inverter with integrated storage

Smart Energy Award 2013, “Energy Information Communications Technology” category, for the SMA Smart Home comprehensive energy management solution

Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category

2012

Great Place to Work®: 1st Place Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 Employees” category

2011

Best Innovator Award in the Renewables category, Award from A.T. Kearney and WirtschaftsWoche

Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category

Great Place to Work®: 1st Place, Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category

2010

German Job Creation Award

Intersolar AWARD for the Sunny Central 800CP central inverter

Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category

1st Place Energy Efficiency Award 2010 for the world’s largest inverter factory, which is also CO2-neutral Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Tripower three-phase string inverter

Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special award for “Lifelong Learning”

2009

Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category and special award for “Fair Remuneration”

Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special award for “Life-Long Learning”

Top Employer for Engineers

2008

German Fairness Award 2008

Great Place to Work® Europe: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category

Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category

2007

European Solar Prize in the “Industrial Enterprises” category

Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Backup System

2006

“Winner of “Entrepreneur” Industry category, nomination for “World Entrepreneur of the Year 2007”

Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 1,000 Employees” category and special prize for “Best Practices for Involvement of Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Activities”

Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special prize for “Lifelong Learning”