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With the SMA Energy System Large Scale, you can generate sustainable solar power. Investing in a PV power plant is one of the safest and most profitable investment options and offers the best future prospects, as you will benefit from a system service life of over 20 years.
Embrace the flexibility of SMA’s decentralised inverters in the subsidy free market, making Larger Scale Solar farms viable without the Feed in Tariffs.
With the ending of the Feed in Tariffs in the UK, there had been concerns of the impact on the viability of Large Scale Solar projects however with the reduction in costs of Photovoltaic (PV) panels paired with some smart technology advancements from SMA in the decentralised inverters, costs have reduced significantly, balancing out the loss of the subsidies.
For large scale utility installations it’s not always clear whether to build with central or string inverters luckily there is now another option - to go decentralised and benefit from both worlds. The flexibility provided by incorporating decentralised inverters into a large scale Photovoltaic (PV) Solar energy system has changed and improved the configuration of mid to large scale solar projects, making huge gains in viability which is a great bonus in the subsidy-free market.
Additional profit maximisation
Easy monitoring and control of large-scale PV power plants
Yealm Community Energy’s Creacombe Solar Farm opted to design their utility ground mount installation using SMA decentralised inverters, the first in the UK. The configuration uses DC combiner boxes so the DC cable home-runs are more affordable compared to those of string inverters of the same size. The affordability gains don’t stop with less cable as the inverters are clustered around the MV transformers, the AC cable runs are very short, saving both capex and yield losses. Creacombe Solar farm encompasses 27 acres of low grade land and the site incorporates traditional Devonshire hedgerows to ensure minimal visual impact.