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As a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, SMA is setting the standards today for the decentralized, digital and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. More than 4,000 SMA employees in 20 countries have devoted themselves to this task. Our innovative solutions for every type of photovoltaic application offer people and companies worldwide greater independence in meeting their energy needs. In collaboration with our partners and customers, we are helping people transition to a self-sufficient, decentralized and renewable energy supply.
Helping shape the energy supply of the future
For 40 years, SMA has been setting technological trends and driving the development of renewable energies. With our groundbreaking inverter technology, we have made significant contributions in seeing that renewable energies leave the pioneer phase behind and increasingly become the norm worldwide.
With the digitization of the energy industry, we are now entering the energy world of the future. Photovoltaics are playing an important role, given that they will soon be the most cost-effective energy source in all regions.
To exploit their full potential, we will need to connect photovoltaics with storage, e-mobility and other sectors and integrate them into the entire system. Here, SMA has a key role to play. Our vast experience and comprehensive expertise make us a sought-after partner for leading companies from other areas. Today, SMA is developing sophisticated system solutions perfectly tailored to the needs of the “electricity prosumers” of tomorrow.
Since 2008, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and is listed in the TecDAX index and MDAX index. Our technology has won multiple awards and is protected by approximately 1,600 patents and utility models.
Facts and Figures
Headquarters: Niestetal, Germany
Global presence: sales and service subsidiaries in 20 countries
Number of employees: over 4,000
Sales 2022: 1,065.9 million euros
SMA develops the first transistor inverter for photovoltaics.
With the development of string technology, SMA paves the way for the mass distribution of photovoltaics.
Sunny Island delivers an autonomous electricity supply to off off-grid areas.
SMA develops multi multi-string technology making highly efficient control of differently developed module threads possible with only one inverter inverter.
Sunny Tripower is the first inverter to achieve 99% efficiency.
The SMA Fuel Save Solution integrates large PV shares into diesel grids.
For the first time, the Sunny Home Manager integrates household appliances into the energy management system via EEBUS.
Sunny Boy Storage is the first AC AC-coupled system to integrate high high-voltage batteries.
Sunny Tripower CORE1 is the first freefree-standing string inverter.
With ennexOS , SMA establishes the first IoT platform for cross cross-sector energy management.
Sunny Central UP delivers 50% more power than its predecessor and integrates larglargestorage systems.
The first foreign subsidiary is launched in the U.S. Many more will follow in subsequent years.
SMA achieves the year's largest IPO.
The world’s largest carbon carbon-neutral inverter factory begins operations.
SMA partners with MieleMiele, Stiebel Eltron and Vaillant in the field of energy management.
SMA enters into a strategic partnership with Danfoss. Danfoss becomes SMA’s anchor investor.
SMA and MVV Energie AG jointly develop SMA SPOT for direct selling of solar power.
SMA founds its subsidiary coneva to develop white label solutions for the energy industry.
SMA and Audi collaborate on integrating e-mobility into domestic energy management.
Finalist for the German Sustainability Award 2022
TOP100 – Top-Innovator 2020
smarter E Award 2018 for ennexOS in the "Smart Renewable Energy" category
ees Award 2018 for the Sunny Central Storage in the "Electrical Energy Storage" category
Intersolar AWARD 2017 for the SMA Sunny Tripower CORE1 in the "Photovoltaics" category
Top Employer for Engineers
ees Award 2016 for the Sunny Boy Storage
Intersolar AWARD 2016 for photovoltaic diesel hybrid system on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius in the category „Outstanding Solar Projects“
Top Employer for Engineers
Intersolar AWARD 2014 for the SMA Fuel Save Controller in the "Photovoltaics" category
Intersolar AWARD for the Sunny Boy Smart Energy inverter with integrated storage
Smart Energy Award 2013, “Energy Information Communications Technology” category, for the SMA Smart Home comprehensive energy management solution
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category
Great Place to Work®: 1st Place Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category
Best Innovator Award in the Renewables category, Award from A.T. Kearney and WirtschaftsWoche
Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category
Great Place to Work®: 1st Place, Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with more than 5,000 employees” category
German Job Creation Award
Intersolar AWARD for the Sunny Central 800CP central inverter
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category
1st Place Energy Efficiency Award 2010 for the world’s largest inverter factory, which is also CO2-neutral Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Tripower three-phase string inverter
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special award for “Lifelong Learning”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category and special award for “Fair Remuneration”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special award for “Life-Long Learning”
Top Employer for Engineers
German Fairness Award 2008
Great Place to Work® Europe: TOP 10 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 500 Employees” category
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category
European Solar Prize in the “Industrial Enterprises” category
Bad Staffelstein Innovation Award for the Sunny Backup System
“Winner of “Entrepreneur” Industry category, nomination for “World Entrepreneur of the Year 2007”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Europe, “Companies with more than 1,000 Employees” category and special prize for “Best Practices for Involvement of Employees in Corporate Social Responsibility Activities”
Great Place to Work®: TOP 5 Best Workplaces in Germany, “Companies with 501 to 5,000 Employees” category and special prize for “Lifelong Learning”