Tariffs alone is not going to save photo voltaic manufacturing in Europe, wrote Marian Willuhn. Jürgen Reinert, CEO of inverter producer SMA, says that value is vital for components comparable to sustainability, sturdiness, high quality and entry to uncooked supplies. Policymakers want to remain in energy for this, Reinert mentioned. Funding safety is greatest applied when applications are in place for a few years.
The SMA boss is eager on the European Web-Zero Trade Act. The best alerts are being despatched, although this system in its present kind provides much less cash on to firms than President Biden’s IRA. “If it is finished sensibly and checked out over the long run, we must always be capable to obtain the identical successes because the IRA,” Reinert mentioned.
It will be significant for funding to make sure that the worth chain as a lot as doable additionally advantages Europe. SMA is presently doubling its technology capability from 20 GW to 40 GW. Reinert says that this is not going to solely create 250 jobs in Kassel, at SMA, however about 3 times as many roles at suppliers.
That’s significantly better for the financial system than assembling an inverter developed in Asia and solely put collectively in Europe.
SMA additionally offered a brand new improvement from Kassel at Intersolar. The brand new single-phase hybrid inverter Sunny Boy Good Vitality is available in 4 energy varieties from 3.6 kW to six kW.
Sunny Boy Good Vitality has three MPPs [maximum power point] trackers and a “Shade-Repair” perform for optimized yields. The hybrid inverter is suitable with excessive voltage batteries from many producers.
For the primary time, SMA additionally launched its personal battery, the SMA Residence Storage product. The unit is accessible with capacities from 3.2 kWh to 16.2 kWh. An emergency energy outlet is accessible within the storage system and a separate circuit could be outlined for units that should proceed to function within the occasion of an influence outage.
As well as, the SMA inverter can straight, repeatedly management warmth pumps from Stiebel Eltron, Vaillant, and Tecalor.
Each merchandise will probably be out there from the fourth quarter.