Solar Technology Leader Takes Top Spot among Inverter Manufacturers
ROCKLIN, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014—Readers of Solar Power World magazine have named SMA the winner of the 2014 Leadership in Solar Power award. SMA was recognized as the inverter manufacturer that best exemplifies innovation, ingenuity and hard work for the success of the entire solar industry. The award was based on votes by solar professionals.
SMA was recognized for its 30 years of experience, 30 gigawatts of installed capacity, unmatched technological innovation and number-one ranked service. This includes the Sunny Boy TL-US residential inverter with Secure Power Supply, Sunny Tripower TL-US decentralized inverter, Fuel Save Solution for hybrid energy systems, and plant-wide operations and maintenance for commercial and utility-scale applications.
"Our solar industry colleagues have a powerful voice and we are thrilled that they honored us with the Leadership in Solar Power award," said Henry Dziuba, president and general manager of SMA America. "Their input and continual support help us develop technologies and solutions for the solar industry of today and tomorrow."
Eight other companies won the Leadership in Solar Power award in the categories of components, consulting, distributors, enclosures, installation, measurement, panel/collector manufacturing, and racking and mounting.
The SMA Group generated sales of more than €930 million in 2013 and is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants. SMA offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. SMA's broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all plant sizes. The product range includes both inverters for grid-connected photovoltaic plants as well as off-grid and hybrid system technology. The product portfolio is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of utility-scale PV plants. Since 2008, the Group's parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index www.SMA-America.com