SMA Sunny Boy inverters UL listed

16.03.2017
Although it is not yet mandatory, SMA has upgraded its Sunny Boy-US inverters to meet the UL 1741 SA requirements. (Photo: SMA America)
Although it is not yet mandatory, SMA has upgraded its Sunny Boy-US inverters to meet the UL 1741 SA requirements. (Photo: SMA America)

Today SMA America announced the Sunny Boy-US series as the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) listing. California and Hawaii are the first states to mandate that the inverters meet the requirements but SMA is optimistic, that other states are going to follow suit.

SMA America has completed functional and safety testing with the Sunny Boy-US series of inverters according to the published UL 1741 SA Standard, and Sunny Boy inverters now available for ordering will enable customers to comply with the new standard. While the UL 1741 SA listing is not yet mandatory in all 50 states, anyone who wants to comply with the standard can choose SMA inverters knowing they will provide the right features and functions should additional states adopt the same requirements in the future.

"We are pleased to see SMA making a continued, concerted effort to manufacture inverters that will help meet the needs of the modern utility grid,” said Jeff Smidt, UL Energy and Power Technologies division.

“SMA recognizes the importance of UL 1741 SA, and has opted to add the necessary functions and features to our inverters immediately. We believe that providing inverters certified to this standard now will save our customers time and money later,” said Sven Schreiber, executive vice president of the Residential business unit at SMA. The company has chosen to upgrade its inverter technology to meet the Standards almost a year ahead of schedule.

Philipp Kronsbein / SMA America