SMA Solar Technology (SMA) has shipped over 1GW of solar inverters for large scale PV projects to India in 2016.

With a total market size of 3.9GW according to SMA estimates, this corresponds to a market share of 26%.

SMA opened its sales and service subsidiary in India in 2010 offering a full portfolio of inverters and communication products for photovoltaic installations of all sizes as well as innovative energy management systems and service.

SMA Sales Asia Pacific executive vice president John Susa said: "Last year alone, SMA almost doubled its inverter performance installed in India. Our central inverters have been installed in India's largest solar power plant.

"This is a great success as the Indian market for SMA is of strategic relevance. With a market share of 26%, we are very well positioned in this growth market.

"Our committed local sales and service team will continue to support our long-standing partners, leading Indian project developers and EPCs, with our high-quality product solutions and first-class service. For them, it has significant financial and performance-related benefits to use SMA inverters in their PV plants. "

SMA is strongly committed to the Indian market. In recent years, numerous projects with SMA inverter technology have been implemented in India.

In addition to grid-connected photovoltaic systems of all sizes, the island and PV diesel hybrid solutions developed by SMA contribute to the electrification of areas without connection to the public grid as well as to the supply of companies in regions with insufficient power supply.

SMA has consistently invested in building local presence in India. The company is represented on the spot with an experienced sales and service team that supports customers with product solutions tailored to the needs of the market, professional consulting, comprehensive service offerings and technical support.