Sunny Boy Grid-Tie Solar Packages
GT-SB? What are GT-SB packages? That's fancy lingo for "Grid-Tie Sunny Boy" solar packages. It means that these are solar-electric system packages designed for homes that have utility-grid power today, but the homeowner is looking to reduce (or eliminate) their electric bill. (For more information about different types of solar systems, please read our "Why Solar?" Blog Post here.) These GT-SB packages feature SMA's Sunny Boy inverters, high quality (and high value) solar panels from manufacturers like Canadian Solar & Peimar, and smart-designed and durable racking components from SnapNrack.
What's so special about SMA's Sunny Boy Inverters? SMA has been making solar inverters for years and has earned a rock solid reputation for high quality, efficient, and reliable performance equipment. The Sunny Boy line is the SMA workhorse for grid-tie residential inverters. While microinverters and hybrid-style inverters have become popular in recent years, the Sunny Boy central string inverter design does the job at lesser cost. DC energy from each string of PV modules are run to the central Sunny Boy string inverter where DC is inverted to AC and used in the home or sold to the grid. The Sunny Boy line have multiple MPPT inputs and wide voltage ranges to provide the flexibility you need for your array. And SMA has built in the cool "Secure Power Supply" (SPS) feature into the Sunny Boy line to provide a source of convenient power when the grid goes down.