SMA Details New Powerwall-Friendly Storage Inverter


SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has released initial details of it’s new Sunny Boy Storage, a high-voltage battery inverter said to be compatible with Tesla Powerwall.

Sunny Boy Storage

According to SMA, the Sunny Boy Storage offers an AC-coupled system for high-voltage batteries, meaning it can be integrated into an existing PV installation without removing components of the solar power system. SMA says through the AC coupling and standardized interfaces, the system can be expanded and adapted to suit individual needs.

Set for a March release in Germany (SMA’s home country) followed by a rollout in other key international battery storage markets including Australia, timing for the Sunny Boy Storage can’t come quick enough with demand for solar battery systems reaching fever pitch.

SMA Chief Executive Officer Pierre-Pascal Urbon said, “Within a year, the cumulated number of battery-storage systems installed in Germany so far has more than doubled to over 30,000, thanks to the decline in prices. Our future energy supply is decentralized and renewable,”.

Adding, “With the new Sunny Boy Storage, SMA ensures the cost-effective, easy and flexible integration of the solution into new or existing photovoltaic systems.”

While many details are still unknown at this stage, it has been confirmed by an SMA representative that the Sunny Boy Storage will be compatible with Tesla’s Powerwall.

More details to follow with the official warps set to come off at an event in Knightsbridge, London on January 29th.

SMA’s announcement is another indicator that the next solar revolution – home energy storage – is now really starting to kick into gear. SMA anticipates medium-term global annual demand of approximately AUD $0.79 billion to $1.91 billion for all storage applications.

This is great news for many Australian’s as SMA is a trusted name in solar inverters and a popular choice for residential and commercial solar PV installations since the early stages of our solar revolution.

For more details on SMA’s Sunny Boy Storage, read the press release here

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