The Three-phase Inverter for Private Homes: SMA Introduces the “Small” Sunny Tripower

SMA Solar Technology AG has also made the Sunny Tripower available since October with the power ranges of 5 to 9 kW. The smaller brother of SMA’s “flagship” of decentralized PV inverters is entirely customized to the needs of private plant owners. It boasts a high level of flexibility, outstanding efficiency and first-class communication technology – to name only a few examples.

Multistring for a High Level of Flexibility
Just like the 10 to 17 kW Sunny Tripower, the “small” Sunny Tripower also integrates the asymmetrical Multistring concept, Optiflex. “Installers benefit from a high degree of module compatibility and seamless construction that exactly suits the required number of modules with just one inverter,” explains product manager Wilfried Vogt.

Efficiency not the only Mark of Excellence
The Sunny Tripower for private homes does not lack anything that the larger model offers. “Its technical features make it the standard for mid to large scale residential PV systems,” emphasizes Vogt. Finally, the device has an excellent peak efficiency of over 98 percent, a highly efficient shade management thanks to OptiTrac Global Peak and the option of an integrated SMA Power Control Module as a multi-function interface.

Complimentary: Valuable Sunny Portal Connection
The new Sunny Tripower features online monitoring for the system operator to control up to four inverters using the new, integrated Webconnect function and complimentary basic access to Sunny Portal. For setup, the LAN cable only needs to be plugged in outside and connected to the DSL router, and the Plug & Play installation is complete. Any possible abnormalities or interferences in operation will be quickly detected, and a notification will be sent by e-mail through the Sunny Portal. This way the Sunny Tripower secures optimal plant availability.

About SMA
The SMA Group generated sales of € 1.7 billion in 2011 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. And as an energy management group, it supplies innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented internationally in 21 countries. The corporate group employs a staff of over 5,500 employees worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for photovoltaic plants connected to the grid as well as inverters for off-grid systems. SMA is therefore able to provide ideal technical inverter solutions for all plant sizes and types. 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 also in the TecDAX index. In recent years, SMA has received numerous awards for excellence as an employer and in 2011 and 2012 achieved first place in the nationwide "Great Place to Work®" competition.

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