SMA invests €5 Million in new EMC testing center

SMA CEO Jürgen Reinert and Soeren Irmer, Head of Testlab & Certification, at the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the new EMC test hall in Niestetal/ Kassel at SMA.

German SMA Solar Technology AG is investing more than €5 million ($5.5 million) in a testing facility for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). The test laboratory in the building will cover 740 square meters, and its size and equipment will enable most advanced and efficient EMC measurements for inverters and systems with an electrical power of up to five megawatts.
The tests for electromagnetic compatibility will ensure that the electronic components installed in the inverters and other devices do not cause interference that could affect or disrupt other applications. At the same time, the EMC tests will prevent external electromagnetic waves from having any damaging effect on the devices.
The facility will allow testing on devices containing electrical components weighing up to 30 tons and emitting as much as 200 kW of waste heat. It will be possible to measure radiated interference and interference immunity at distances of up to ten meters. The facility will be capable of testing a range of devices, including future generations of SMA’s recently launched Sunny Central UP central inverter. There are also plans to make the test facility available to external companies in fields such as e-mobility, wind energy and rail.
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