SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has increased its installed inverter capacity in North America by 33% in less than a year to reach a staggering 10 GW. Combined, they produce enough energy to provide roughly 2 million average American homes with clean, renewable energy. SMA’s success is very much based on its innovative product portfolio which spans large turnkey solutions for utility power plants and three-phase inverter technology with energy management function to fully optimized string-inverters for residential applications. All products have a German engineering standard and are fully supported by the local SMA sales and service team.
“SMA is the clear market leader in North America with a market share of 30%. Customers trust in SMA’s expertise and appreciate our local presence. Due to our complete product portfolio we do not have to force the customer to buy only string-inverters. Instead, we strive to find the technically best solution to lower the consumer cost of electricity,” said Pierre-Pascal Urbon, SMA Chief Executive Officer. “Since we entered North America 16 years ago, we have been committed to supporting the designers, installers, developers, owners and EPCs in this dynamic market.”
In 2000, the company launched SMA America in California as the hub for North American sales and service operations. The company quickly became the overall market leader and has consistently delivered solutions for all markets and project types. In addition to its broad portfolio of technical solutions, SMA’s recent growth as an operations and maintenance (O&M) supplier coupled with its experience as a top-ranked service organization have contributed to the achievement of 10 GW installed base milestone in North America.
Recently SMA has seen overwhelming success across the board in its residential, commercial and utility-scale business. New products, including the Sunny Central 2200-US and 2500-EV-US, the newly redesigned Sunny Boy with Secure Power Supply, and the Sunny Tripower 30000TL-US have been well-received in the market and bolstered sales.
“PV professionals continue to choose SMA because they know we will offer not only the most reliable and high-performing inverter solutions, but because they can rely on us to be there every step of the way with the best service support as well as O&M offerings,” said Marko Wittich, SMA Executive Vice President of Sales for the Americas region. “We are proud to support this market with both the highest quality service and the most reliable product solutions, and will continue to drive our technology development based on the unique needs of the solar industry in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”
Source: SMA Solar Technology AG
Date: Nov 8, 2016