SMA Sunny Boy Receives Award for Reliability and Performance

Millions of households worldwide rely on a Sunny Boy from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) for their solar power supply. The PV inverters have now once again been awarded for their reliability and performance. The Sunny Boy inverters scored top in a number of categories on the Inverter Reliability Scorecard from the independent testing institute PV Evolution Labs (PVEL). This scorecard provides a decision-making basis for selecting PV inverters for successful PV projects. 

“We are thrilled that the reliability and performance of our Sunny Boy inverters have been recognized with this award,” said Charles Ellis, Vice President of Sales for the Americas at SMA. “The inverter tests performed by PVEL cover various aspects such as temperature behavior, efficiency, power, fault behavior and failure behavior. They provide interest groups with important information on which PV investments are the safest and most attractive financially. Banks, project developers and EPCs, for example, can use the scorecard to select PV inverters for successful PV projects.”

To determine the top performers on the scorecard, PVEL identifies specific key figures and evaluations for the inverters in multiple test sequences. For the tests, the independent institute was given an SMA Sunny Boy 7.7-1SP-US-40 PV inverter, which was tested as a top inverter in three categories: power thermal cycling, passive chamber testing and 30-day runtime.