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UKPVC 2010 Thomas Wedde - New inverter developments for solar pv in the UK



New inverter developments for solar pv in the UK

New inverter developments for solar pv in the UK
Thomas Wedde - Product Manager SMA Solar Technology AG



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UKPVC 2010 Thomas Wedde - New inverter developments for solar pv in the UK Presentation Transcript

  • 1. UK PV Conference C f The inverter manufacturer: New inverter deve op e s for so a ve e developments o solar PV in the UK Mr. Thomas Wedde, Product Manager SMA Solar Technology AG London, the 22th of June 2010
  • 2. New inverter developments for solar PV in the UK » Introduction to SMA » New inverter types for the European markets a) Residential market: Sunny Boy HF-series b) C Commercial projects: S l Sunny T Tripower » New innovations and technical trends a) SUNCLIX SM DC co ec o s SUNC SMA C connectors b) Sunny Home Manger » European best practice in PV system design » Update of the current supply issue of inverters » Q+A session 2
  • 3. SMA – Offering a comprehensive inverter product range and serving all market segments All PV applications All power ranges All module types Micro-inverter Thin-Film On-grid < 1 kW (Residential) module From 1 kW Crystalline Off-grid (Residential + module Commercial) To > 1 MW o Concentrator Back-up Back up (Industrial) module > SMA quickly reacts to regional and product-related d i kl i l d d l d demand changes d h 3
  • 4. More products to be launched in 2010 and beyond M d b l h d db d SUNNY CENTRAL SUNNY BOY SUNNY TRIPOWER BLUETOOTH OUTDOOR 3000HF 17000TL Communication C i ti > U to 6 new products per year will offer you the most innovative technology Up d ill ff h i i h l 4
  • 5. SUNNY BOY 3000HF / 2500HF / 2000HF Concept > Range: 2 kW; 2,5 kW; and 3 kW P AC > Substitutes Sunny Boy 2500 & Sunny Boy 3000 > HF= High Frequency (transformer) – Lighter – Improved efficiency - > 96% ff – Galvanic isolated > Market introduction in Q3 2010 k d Picture: SB 3000HF 5
  • 6. SUNNY TRIPOWER from 10000TL to 17000TL > Highest p g performance by a maximum y efficiency of 98 % > Highest flexibility in system planning: > 1 000 V DCmax in connection with a 1,000 MPP voltage range from 150 V - 800 V > Cost reduction and leading edge of technology thanks to integrated protective functions: > String failure detection, electronic string fuse > Overvoltage protector (type II) can be integrated > Performance classes 10 kW, 12 kW, 15 kW and 17 kW > Market introduction in Q3 2010 6
  • 7. New innovations and technical trends a) SUNCLIX SMA DC connectors b) Sunny Home Manger 7
  • 8. SUNCLIX, the new uniform DC connection system The new DC connection system for SMA inverters » Comfortable and fast due to connection without tools » Universal for flexible and fixed conductors ranging from 2.5 to 6 mm² » High conductance with 40 A already with 4 mm² – up to 85 °C ambient temperature C » Secure interlocking using click connections » Easy to unlock with a standard screwdriver - even if plugs are close together » Cost-effective due to field connector included in delivery » Forward looking as it fulfils all requirements of the new PV plug standard 8
  • 9. Sunny Home Manager – the entrance to smart metering 9
  • 10. » E European best practice in PV system d i b i i design a) Example - Residential market b) Example - Commercial projects 10
  • 11. Sunny Boy HF series – Multi domestic solution Building 1 Ethernet Connection Sunny W bB S WebBox or GPRS Bluetooth Sunny Portal OPC Server Automatic meshing of up to 50 participants h f Bluetooth repeater available OPC Client SCADA System Building 50 11
  • 12. Sunny Tripower STP – Commercial solution Example: 37 Tripower STP 17000TL in a 630 kW Block 12
  • 13. Sunny Tripower STP – Commercial solution Multi – MW Power Plant with Sunny Tripower Blocks e.g. 500 kW 30 x STP 17000TL 1 MW 58 x STP 17000TL Up to 100 MW plants possible 13
  • 14. Flexibility – SMA delivery performance l bl MA d l f 14
  • 15. Production facility in Kassel, Germany > Capacity of 4 GW per year, up to 2400 employees > Production since end of March 2009 > Production of inverters for the worldwide market 15
  • 16. 2010: New SMA Production in den USA in Denver/Colorado Capacity: 1 GW per year, up to 700 employees Inauguration: planed for midyear 2010 Production of inverters only for the American market 16
  • 17. Expansion of production capacity in Kassel > Second doubling of capacity due to d d bl f d different interim solutions to approx. 11 GW by mid 2010 (2009: 5 GW) – Outsourcing of Sunny Tripower and Sunny Mini Central production in additional production halls p – Further expansion of production capacity in Electronics Manufacturing – Increased capacity in Sunny Central Division > Short term production of high quantities possible as soon as more semiconductors and electronic components are available 17
  • 18. Disclaimer IMPORTANT LEGAL INDICATIONS This presentation is not an offer or invitation for the subscription, takeover or other acquisition of financial instruments issued by SMA Solar Technology AG (the "company") or by a present or future subsidiary of the company (together with the company, the "SMA Group"). It does not represent a component of such an offer, nor should it be considered as such. This presentation or parts of it should not serve as the foundation or reference document for contracts or any obligation to acquire or subscribe to financial instruments of the company or of a member of the SMA Group. Group All information in this presentation was prepared with due diligence. Nevertheless, we guarantee neither the absence of errors nor its completeness, and nothing in this presentation should be regarded as constituting such a guaranty. The information contained in this presentation is continually complemented, edited and updated. Some of the statements in this presentation may p y p , p p y be statements about expectations regarding the future, or other statements directed toward the future, which are based on the management's present perspectives and assumptions, which are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. The actual results, events and performance of the company can differ considerably from the statements made in the presentation, all of which can be a result of certain factors, changes in the business and market conditions and changes in the growth opportunities predicted by the management. These and other factors can influence negatively the financial results of the plans and events described in the presentation. The company assumes no obligation to update or edit statements regarding the future based on new information or events. The statements regarding the future in this document should not be di di h f b d i f i Th di h f i hi d h ld b considered to be completely reliable, since they relate only to the point in time in which the presentation takes place. This presentation serves the sole purpose of providing information and may not be disseminated further nor may it be passed on to third parties which are not its intended audience. No portions of the presentation may be copied, reproduced or quoted by the intended audience for purposes other than its intended use use. The present document does not represent an offer for the sale of financial instruments in the United States of America. Financial instruments may not be offered nor sold without registration or exemption from registration, in accordance with the amended version of the US Securities Act of 1933. 18