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SMA Solar Technology Opens Sales and Service Office in Thailand


SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA)officially opens its new sales and service office in Bangkok (Thailand) today. SMA offers a comprehensive product rangewith solar invertersfor all plant sizes, from residential rooftop to megawatt solar power plants,for on-grid as well as off-grid applications, to its customers in Thailand. Additionally, the new Thai office is offering professional consulting for photovoltaic project planning, customer training and an extensive range of services.

"With our 30 years of experience and superior technology, we will be able to significantly contribute to a nationwide sustainable and reliable energy supply based on renewable sources in Thailand," explains Pierre-Pascal Urbon, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SMA Solar Technology AG. "With the clear commitment of the Thai government to enhance the power generation from renewable sources, we expect significant market growth over the next couple of years."

The Thai government strives to become more independent from fossil fuels, and the country profits from high solar irradiation. Against this background, the generation of electricity from photovoltaics can play an important role in the future energy supply for Thailand.

SMA has already contributed to a number of major solar projects in the country. By establishing a local presence there, SMA actively acknowledges the increasing importance of the Thai market. "SMA inverters are tailored to the specific requirements of the Thai market. They work reliably even under the harshest conditions. The high-quality products not only offer high efficiency and reliability for extended energy yields, but also a long service life and low cost of operation," says Anuson Atilaksana, General Manager of SMA Thailand. "Visitors at the Renewable Energy Asia fair in Bangkok can experience our products and services firsthand at our booth from June 6 to June 9, 2012."

The opening of the Bangkok office is the next step in SMA's successful internationalization strategy. The company is represented in all key photovoltaic markets in 20 countries around the globe. An additional foreign company will be established in South Africa soon