SMA is working with the biggest and most innovative battery manufacturers worldwide. GNB Industrial Power/ Exide Technologies GmbH and Hoppecke, both offering storage solutions of any kind, including large storage systems for control energy applications, as well as BAE Batterien are among the lead-acid battery manufacturers. Samsung SDI, LG-Chem, Sony, Saft and BYD are on the list of major Li-ion cell and battery manufacturers. SMA is also working with start-ups and successful Li-ion battery system manufacturers including AKASOL, ads-tec, BMZ – The Innovation Group, Liacon, Leclanché, ECC-Schletter, Hoppecke and Super-B. In the field of high-temperature battery technology, Fiamm, with its sodium-nickel chloride battery (ZEBRA battery), is a leading player and an SMA partner, alongside Gildemeister energy storage GmbH with the CellCube, a market leader in vanadium redox flow batteries. SMA also partners with battery manufacturer Aquion, who has brought their safe and environmentally friendly Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) technology to full series-production. This means SMA offers users a degree of choice never before seen when it comes to using the right battery.
In addition to the batteries made by the manufacturers listed above, the Sunny Island battery inverter can be used with every lead-acid battery available worldwide thanks to its integrated Battery Management System (BMS). Furthermore, as a result of the standard interface between battery and inverter, SMA is open to collaborating with other battery manufacturers.