SMA Canada has been chosen to supply solar inverters and operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Grand Renewable Solar project, a utility-scale, ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system located in Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada. Upon commercial operation, and for the next decade, SMA Service will assume operational management of the 100-MW PV system from Grand Renewable Solar LP. Early next year, SMA will begin delivery of the 130 Sunny Central 800CP-US inverters that will power the system, which will be the largest of its kind in Canada when complete.

SMA recently introduced plant-wide O&M services as part of its top-ranked service portfolio in North America. Available in three plans — Preventative, Proactive and Performance — SMA O&M provides essential to comprehensive services, which increase performance ratios, protect power production and simplify long-term planning. SMA also offers individual services that can be integrated in a flexible fashion, resulting in a highly customized O&M solution.

The Sunny Central CP-US line of inverters offers class-leading 98.7% efficiencies and SMA’s intelligent temperature management system, OptiCool, which enables outdoor operation in a variety of challenging climates, and provides grid-management functions to address utility requirements.

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