On the heels of significant wins and expansion of SMA Solar Technology’s (SMA) O&M services in 2017, the recently issued GTM Research report “Global Solar PV O&M 2017 – 2022“ dubbed SMA a top O&M service provider among all O&M vendors worldwide. Notably, the company moved up in its rankings across categories since 2016.
According to the report, in the inverter manufacturer category, SMA was ranked the No. 1 O&M vendor in North America, and No. 2 globally, moving up a spot from last year’s global ranking.
Across the entire market, SMA is the No. 7 O&M vendor globally. The company ranks fourth in the industrial segment (system size 1 to 5 MW), and No. 5 in the utility segment (system size more than 5 MW), moving up from eighth in 2016. In North America and in the U.S., SMA is the No. 6 O&M vendor across the market and No. 5 in the utility segment.
“In 2017, we again improved our excellent position in the intense competition between O&M service providers worldwide,” explained SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon. “None of our competitors has such long-standing experience, great expertise and local presence in all key photovoltaic markets as SMA. Our plant-wide full-service offering, which extends from monitoring to the complete operational management of PV power plants, sets standards in the industry. Our scalable O&M solutions, which are tailored for individual requirements, ensure optimum plant yields and secure our customers’ investments worldwide.
SMA secured several large-scale O&M contracts in 2017, including major contracts for two PV power plants with a total capacity of 180 MW in Chile and a 10-year master services agreement with Cypress Creek in the U.S. SMA Service currently has more than 2.5 GW of solar assets under operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements worldwide, which are monitored from SMA’s Solar Monitoring Centers located in California and Germany.
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