SMA Solar Technology AG

The world's largest inverter factory with a capacity of 4 gigawatts

SMA employs more than 4,500 people. Its headquarters are located in Niestetal near Kassel, Germany. SMA also operates twelve international sales and service subsidiaries and one manufacturing facility spread across four continents. The company is listed in the Prime Standard index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. SMA achieved a turnover of over 680 million euros in 2008.

Created, evolved and driven by the vision of creating a sustainable, responsible solution for energy issues of the future. As technology and market leader, SMA Solar Technology AG has been contributing to the continuous growth of photovoltaics for almost 30 years. It is a force to be reckoned with in a sustainable power supply for the future.

This is where SMA sets standards. SMA is the only manufacturer worldwide to offer solar inverters in all the relevant power classes. From kilowatts to megawatts, on-grid and off-grid, suitable for any module. With peak efficiencies of up to 98 percent, they ensure a higher energy yield and thus a higher return on investments. At this very moment, more than 400 development engineers at SMA are working to tap new efficiency potential for solar power plants, increase profitability for PV plant operators even further and continue to expand the total installed capacity of more than 6.5 gigawatts to date. For SMA, today's achievement is always the beginning of the next step forward. A claim which each and every one of the 4,500 employees strives daily to uphold. A further contributing factor in this is a corporate culture which encourages commitment, demands performance and shares success. As a consequence, SMA has been awarded a number of international prizes such as the Great Place to Work Award. Today, SMA ranks among the five top employers of Europe?s solar industry. In addition, the world market leader has an outstanding system competence which particularly benefits large-scale project clients. Numerous large-scale plants, such as the Turnow-Preilack energy park in the German state of Brandenburg (54 MWp) or the Solar Park "Realenga I" in Alicante, Spain (5.7 MWp) are exemplary evidence of this. Such projects benefit from SMA's experience and expertise from the initial planning stages right through to completion of the project. With country-specific competence. With cutting-edge technology. And with the conviction that together we can achieve more.

SMA Solar Technology AG
Sonnenallee 1
34266 Niestetal
Phone: +49 (0)561 9522-0
Fax: +49 (0)561 9522-100
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Founded 1981
Turnover > 680 million Euro (in 2008)
More than 4,500 employees

Business Areas

  • inverter / inverter systems
  • IT solutions

Assembly of the SMA Sunny Central inverters