SMA Solar Technology has revealed a new web page that visually displays for the first time the current performance of photovoltaics in Germany. The total current output of all PV plants installed in the country is shown as an absolute value and as a percentage of total installed output. Users can also break down the data according to postal codes, enabling the observation of individual regions.
The performance tool, which can be found on the company’s homepage, displays information based on the anonymous data received through the SMA Sunny Portal, which currently has more than 17,500 German PV plants registered. This data is then processed in order to calculate the power of all PV plants in Germany according to the data provided by the Federal Network Agency.
“Next to our solar inverters we develop and manufacture a broad range of according communication products,” said Günther Cramer, CEO of SMA. “When developing this web page we could utilize the data from the Sunny Portal as well as we could use our excellent know-how with data visualization.”
“We developed this new web page in order to show how the feed-in of photovoltaic power is distributed throughout the day and in order to show what the current specific performance of the PV plants in an individual region looks like,” continued Cramer. “The data and the graphics first of all show what photovoltaics contributes to the electricity production already today, it furthermore shows that PV plants do reduce the expensive power peaks at noontime.”
SMA hopes that the new web page will not only be useful to professionals in the solar photovoltaics industry, but also as an educational tool in schools, universities, research institutions and other organizations.
SMA Solar Technology is exhibiting on Level 3, Hall 2, Booth B11.