SMA Inverter Availability

SMA offers three outstanding Inverter Availabilities: 97, 98 and 99 percent. The SMA Inverter Availability provides the long-term financial confidence that your inverter will meet specified uptime metrics, or SMA will make compensation payment as agreed in the relevant Service contract. The Inverter Availability service requires that the inverter is under an active SMA Factory Warranty or SMA Extended Warranty.

PV power plants are long-term capital investments.
Operators and investors must be able to rely on their availability.

SMA’s solutions have availability rates of up to 99.98 percent, * ensuring a project’s success throughout its entire lifetime.

* Plant under SMA service contract

SMA’s solutions have availability rates of up to 99.98 percent, ensuring a project’s success throughout its entire lifetime.

BU: Assumptions: PPA rate: 5.5 Euro cents, kWh/kWp: 1300, plant service contract term: 20 years, DC/AC ratio: 130%, plant size: 100 MWac

Our availability promise for unmatched uptime

  • Inverter availability of 97-99% uptime or higher
  • Annual availability assessment and report
  • Compensation payment if inverter falls short of the warranted uptime

The SMA Inverter Availability is available in five year segments or one year segments if more than four inverters are under contract. The maximum duration of the Inverter Availability is twenty years combined with the SMA Factory Warranty or SMA Extended Warranty.

SMA Inverter Availability

The SMA Inverter Availability is available for the following SMA products:

  • SUNNY CENTRAL: SC UP, SCxxxxCP-XT, SCxxxCP-JP, SCxxxCP-US, SCxxxx, SCxxxx-US, SCxxxx-EV, SCxxxx-EV-US
  • SUNNY CENTRAL STORAGE: SCSxxx, SCSxxxx, SCSxxxx-US, SCSxxxx-EV, SCSxxxx-EV-US UTI-IA-EN-1518 1/5

Your benefits

Increase uptime

Increase uptime

High investment security

High investment security

Receive compensation

Receive compensation

Reduce service cost

Reduce service cost

Availability is the key: SMA quality guarantees successful PV projects

Availability is the key: SMA quality guarantees successful PV projects