SMA Residential Solutions Featuring ShadeFix Optimization
The residential PV market is changing rapidly. Your bottom line matters more than ever—so we’ve designed a superior residential solution to help you decrease costs at every stage of your business operations. The Sunny Boy family leads SMA’s lineup of field-proven solar technology backed by the world’s #1 service team.
At the forefront of SMA’s residential solution is ShadeFix optimization, an advanced technology that is changing the perception of what it means to optimize. ShadeFix optimization is a proprietary, integrated inverter capability that optimizes PV system energy production in every situation – even when shading occurs.
PV systems are installed in scenarios where they can convert the largest amount of sunlight into electric current. However, it is not always possible to prevent dormer windows, chimneys, trees and other obstructions from casting shadows on PV modules. This reduces energy production and lengthens a system owner’s payback period.
SMA ShadeFix optimization offers superior energy production with a reduced component count versus traditional optimizers. A great benefit of this solution is that it is automatically integrated into SMA Sunny Boy inverters at no extra cost. This approach outperforms traditional module-based optimizers, which require additional hardware and complexity.
The SMA Sunny Boy paired with SunSpec certified rapid shutdown technology is the simplest way to achieve compliance with NEC 2017 while maximizing energy generation and lifetime system reliability.
The SMA Sunny Boy with Shade Fix optimization increases system reliability due to fewer components. When the number of components in the entire system increase, so does the potential for failures that could result in costly service truck rolls.
The benefits are clear: