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SMA - German Inverter Industry Leader

SMA is one of the world's leading manufacturers of inverters with a presence in over 20 countries and more than 3,000 employees worldwide. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, SMA has a proven track record of delivering high-quality, reliable and efficient products that help maximize the performance of solar PV systems. They are also designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and dust, making them highly robust and suitable for a wide range of installation scenarios. The industry leader stands out in particular for its wide product range, track record, high efficiency and reliability. 
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Sustainable and financially strong

SMA's sales amounted to more than one billion euros in 2022, so the company can be described as financially stable in the long term. The manufacturer was a finalist in the German Sustainability Award 2022 and can thus be described as particularly environmentally friendly. Overall, SMA's inverters are an excellent choice for installers looking for high-quality, reliable and efficient inverters for PV solar systems while investing in a sustainable manufacturer. 

Frequently asked questions

  • Where does the company produce?
    The company sold its subsidiary in China in 2019 and has since focused on production that takes place exclusively in Germany. Thus, SMA plans to double production capacity at its headquarters by 2024, with the new gigawatt factory measuring approximately 47,000 m2. 
  • What is the production volume of SMA?
    With the doubling of the area, SMA also wants to double the production volume, so that this should be 40 GW after completion of the factory. 
  • Where does SMA have its sites?
    The company is still headquartered in Niestetal in northern Hesse, but is now distributed globally in over 20 countries with its own sales and service companies. More than 3,600 employees work at these locations.
  • Which products does SMA specialize in?
    The SMA company specializes in the production of high-quality and durable inverters. The manufacturer also offers charging solutions for e-mobility and other accessories. 
  • When was SMA founded?
    SMA Solar Technology AG, headquartered in Niestetal, Germany, was founded in 1981. 
  • How long are the company's guarantees?
    Accessory items have a standard two-year warranty, the inverters have a 5-year warranty, and the hybrid inverters come with a 10-year warranty if you register the product on the SMA website.
  • Is SMA sustainable?
    2022, the company was selected as a finalist for the German Sustainability Award. MSCI ESG gave SMA a rating of AAA, the highest sustainability rank, and Sustainalytics ranked the company 38th out of 259. The company also cut a good to very good figure in other ratings, which means that it can be described as very sustainable overall. 
  • What makes the company stand out?
    SMA is a leading global specialist in photovoltaic systems, which provides innovative solutions for all photovoltaic applications and thus wants to ensure more energy independence. In addition, with 40 years of experience in the industry, the company is one of the oldest and most experienced players, which, with the introduction of new technologies, revolutionized the renewable energy sector again and again. This makes SMA a sought-after partner for leading companies from other sectors.