SMA Solar UK has launched the Sunny Boy Smart Energy Battery inverter.
SMA describe it to be the first wall-mounted, mass-produced PV inverter with an integrated battery that can increase the self-consumption of solar power in households by up to 50 percent.
Jan Van Laethem, regional manager SMA Western Europe (Benelux, UK, France), said: “Complete energy supply from decentralised, renewable sources is feasible only through wide use of decentralised storage systems, which not only optimise the local supply but also compensate for grid-level power fluctuations and support grid control.
“To ensure the progress of the energy transition, affordable, easy to install and intelligently connected plug and play systems which suite nearly every household, are needed. The Sunny Boy Smart Energy fits UK’s emerging residential storage requirements ideally. It provides a sensible way to increase self-consumption, whilst it makes it easy to use self-produced solar power after the sun goes down.”