SMA Introduces First Freestanding Inverter for Commercial PV Systems

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has expanded its internationally successful Sunny Tripower string inverter family with the third generation. At Solar Power International 2016, which currently takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, visitors have the opportunity to see the new Sunny Tripower CORE1 for the first time. The 50 kW string inverter is designed for global use in decentralized, commercial rooftop, carport and ground-based PV systems. It will be available in the second quarter of next year. With its innovative installation concept, the Sunny Tripower CORE1 is the first freestanding inverter for commercial solar projects. Fast installation and the brand-new integration concept significantly reduce costs for all project participants.

“The groundbreaking design of the freestanding Sunny Tripower CORE1, which can be installed directly on roofs or the ground without the need for additional installation or racking equipment, makes the process of implementing commercial PV systems much more efficient and cost-effective,” said Nick Morbach, Executive Vice President of SMA’s Commercial business unit. “The Sunny Tripower CORE1 will set the base of a new SMA solution achieving optimal self-consumption in commercial applications on both the strong growth U.S. market and worldwide. It provides maximum flexibility in system design and helps cut project costs significantly for all commercial PV systems up to a multi megawatt range. Once again, SMA impressively demonstrates why years of market experience, understanding of customer’s voice and innovative and quality-focused design are the key factors to develop future-proven energy supply solutions.”

With an output of 50 kW, scalability up to the megawatt range, six MPP trackers, twelve DC inputs and integrated DC and AC switches, the Sunny Tripower CORE1 ensures maximum energy yields at all times. Over-dimensioning of up to 150% is possible. Integrated WLAN makes communication via mobile devices even quicker and easier.

SMA presents the new SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1-US on the Internet at

About SMA 
The SMA Group with sales of about €1 billion in 2015 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants, and offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 20 countries. The Group employs more than 3,000 people worldwide. SMA has an extensive range of products, which offers the right inverters for all module types and plant sizes; for small residential systems as well as large-scale plants, grid-connected photovoltaic systems as well as off-grid and hybrid systems. Moreover, SMA offers system technology for various battery technologies and system sizes and collaborates with renowned battery manufacturers and companies from the automotive industry. The SMA technology is protected by about 700 patents and utility models worldwide. The range of services is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of large-scale PV power plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, 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.

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