20 May 2014
On the heels of its successful operations and maintenance (O&M) launch, SMA has unveiled another exclusive utility-scale service: Grid Emulation. An industry first, it accelerates power plant start-up and significantly pulls forward commercial operation dates before grid connection is accessible, enabling hundreds of megawatts of PV power to be brought online in a matter of days.
Through the use of proprietary technology, SMA can simulate the grid prior to actual grid interconnection and fully test and pre-commission the complete power path from the PV modules to the medium-voltage transformer. By doing this, Grid Emulation prevents unnecessary project delays, helps developers and EPCs realize additional project profitability, and mitigates the risk of liquidated damages, resulting in greater peace of mind and project success.