Can You Tell Me More About SMA Inverters Brisbane?
SMA stands for System, Mess and Anlagentechnik which means “System, Measurement and (Power) Plant Engineering .” The AG part just means Aktiengesellschaft, which is the equivalent of an Ltd. in Australia. SMA Solar AG is a publicly listed German solar company that conducts research into and markets solar products worldwide.
SMA is a 40-year-old company making them a food choice for solar inverters as they’ve stood the test of time.
SMA also has many shareholders and is a profitable company. The best part of a public company is that you can see all their historical earnings (and losses) and make your own very informed decision about whether or not you’ll put an SMA inverter on your roof.
I Heard of your Sunny Island Off-Grid Inverter, What Does it Do?
That’s Great! This iconic yellow inverter is an off-grid inverter that can replicate an on-grid setup. Sunny Island can draw power from a grid, solar panels, wind turbines, diesel generators, AC batteries, DC batteries, hydro; basically just about anything you can throw at it, really. You could even hook an alternator to an exercise bike and plug it into the Sunny Island if you wanted!
The Sunny Boy 5kW was the “go-to inverter” of the early pre-2015 solar rush in Queensland, and Australia.
The Sunny Boy was the original go-to inverter of residential solar. Due to its well-known German origins, they are so easy to sell – there was a time when every solar installer and his dog was selling and installing Sunny Boys!
So Are SMA Good for On-Grid?
Yes. SMA has long been able to perform in power grids with varying voltages, extreme weather events, extreme heat, extreme cold, intolerable conditions, etc. We wouldn’t be surprised if people use the Sunny Island to grow their hydroponic farms on the moon!
Is Wi-Fi the future of Solar?
Absolutely! Screenless inverters are the future. Other brands are catching on to the idea of screen-less inverters and following in SMA’s trend. Would you expect a (glorified) calculator display to work 10 years in the Sun?
A big reason for the removal of the screen was to reduce electromagnetic interference and to better shield from external interference. Who needs a screen when you have data on an App?
Are you in Brisbane and looking for experts in SMA Inverters near you? Give us a call on 07 3153 4178.