Global Storage Market Study: SMA Leads the Way in Battery Inverters
With around 400MW of power sold, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) was the number one on the list of international battery inverter manufacturers in 2017. This was the result of the recently published “Energy Storage Inverter (PCS) Report 2018” by IHS Markit, a leading global institute for analytics and information. In addition to products for storage systems in households and companies, SMA also provided Sunny Central Storage battery inverters for multiple large-scale storage projects all over the world in 2017.
In 2017, SMA topped the list of international battery inverter manufacturers, selling 200MW more power than its closest rival. The PV inverter specialist from Niestetal, Germany, shipped battery inverters for various major projects in, among countries such as Germany, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, where it has achieved a market share of around 55 percent.
“Although the price pressure is increasing, total battery inverter shipments worldwide are growing,” said Cormac Gilligan, research manager for solar and energy storage at IHS Markit. “As energy storage installations continue to grow rapidly, leading battery inverter suppliers are continuing to expand their portfolios and enter new geographies rapidly, to safeguard their positions and stay ahead of growing competition.”
For storage systems in households and small companies, SMA offers the Sunny Boy Storage and Sunny Tripower Storage battery inverters. Sunny Island battery inverters are used in off-grid and grid-connected energy storage systems. With Sunny Central Storage, SMA offers battery inverters for storage projects on a power plant scale. The Sunny Central Storage solutions for integrating large-scale, state-of-the-art storage systems make a key contribution to the continued rise of renewable energies because they offer a range of grid management services for stabilizing the utility grid.
All information about the SMA battery inverters can be found on the SMA website.