SMA ShadeFix
The next level of PV performance optimization

SMA ShadeFix optimization is a proprietary, integrated inverter capability that optimizes the yield of PV systems in every situation – even in shading.

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SMA ShadeFix
The next level of PV performance optimization

SMA ShadeFix optimization is a proprietary, integrated inverter capability that optimizes the yield of PV systems in every situation – even in shading.

Read the whitepaper 

Yield optimization directly from the inverter

PV Systems are generally installed in scenarios where they can convert the largest amount of sunlight into electric current. However, it is not always possible to prevent dormer windows, chimneys, trees and other obstructions from casting shadows on PV modules. This reduces energy yield and lengthens a system owner’s payback period.

This is why SMA has developed a superior optimization technique – SMA ShadeFix. And the best thing about this solution is that SMA ShadeFix optimization is integrated into SMA inverters at no extra cost.

Greater energy production with SMA ShadeFix

Greater energy production
in most situations and over the entire lifetime of the system. Even in shading.

Enhanced safety with SMA ShadeFix

Enhanced safety
due to fewer components. This keeps the risk of failure to a minimum.

Improved quality & service life with SMA ShadeFix

Improved quality & service life
thanks to field proven SMA products and automatic inverter monitoring.

Greater sustainability with SMA ShadeFix

Greater sustainability
through efficient complete solutions and high recyclability.

SMA ShadeFix achieves the highest energy production

SMA ShadeFix is a software solution integrated into the inverter that comprehensively optimizes energy yield in PV systems and in most cases is more effective than module optimization hardware solutions. This has been proven by a scientific study entitled “The Impact of Optimizers for PV Modules” carried out by the University of Southern Denmark in May 2019.

SMA ShadeFix optimizer - no shadow

No shading
The ideal PV system is not shaded and achieves maximum energy production with SMA ShadeFix optimization. Why? Lower conversion losses and electricity demand of the module optimizers.

SMA ShadeFix optimizer - Little shading

Light shading
In slight shading due to a chimney, for example, systems with SMA ShadeFix optimization achieve greater energy production than those with traditional module optimizers. Why? The unnecessary electricity demand of the module optimizers.

SMA ShadeFix optimizer - Moderate shading

Moderate shading
In the case of heavier shading due to trees, for example, systems with SMA ShadeFix optimization achieve greater energy production. Why? The unnecessary electricity demand of the module optimizers.

SMA ShadeFix optimizer - Heavy shading

Heavy shading
Only in heavy shading do traditional module optimizers achieve some benefit. A system design with selective deployment of module optimizers can be useful here.

SMA ShadeFix
Fewer components, enhanced safety and a longer service life. Maximum sustainability.

How SMA ShadeFix works

SMA ShadeFix - Whitepaper Download

The proprietary inverter software SMA ShadeFix increases energy yields of PV systems, even if the modules are in shade, without the need for additional hardware. And it is backed by a study conducted by the University of Southern Denmark.

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