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Research and Markets: SMA Solar Microinverter - Sunny Boy 240-US
[January 21, 2014]

Research and Markets: SMA Solar Microinverter - Sunny Boy 240-US

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "SMA Solar Microinverter - Sunny Boy 240-US" report to their offering.

The Sunny Boy 240-US photovoltaic inverter is the 1st micro-inverter released by SMA (News - Alert) Solar. PV inverter leader SMA is proposing an hybrid approach with simplified micro-inverters doing the power conversion and a multigate box where the grid connexion takes place, as well as the data communication.

The inverter produces 240 Watts peak AC output power. The Sunny Boy 240-US offers a 96-Percent CEC efficiency. The simplified design should lead an improved reliability.

Based on a complete teardown analysis, the report provides an estimation of the production cost of the Sunny Boy 240-US inverter.

The reverse costing contains:

- Detailed photos

- Material analysis

- Manufacturing process flow

- In-deptheconomical analysis

- Manufacturing cost breakdown

- Selling price estimation

Key Topics Covered

1. Overview / Introduction

  • Executive Summary
  • Reverse Costing Methodology
  • Company Profile : SMA Solar
  • Main Features

2. Physical Analysis

  • Package Opening
  • Views and Dimensions of the Inverter
  • Inverter Opening
  • Electronic Board - Top Side - Global View
  • Electronic Board - Top Side - High Definition Photo
  • Electronic Board - Top Side - Components Identification
  • Electronic Board - Bottom Side - Global View
  • Electronic Board - Bottom Side - High Definition Photo

3. BOM Analysis

  • Accessing the BOM
  • Estimation of the cost of the PCB
  • BOM Cost - Electronic Board - 200K Units
  • BOM Cost - Electronic Board - 1M Units
  • Estimation of the cost of the Housing Parts
  • BOM Housing - 200K Units and 1M Unit
  • BOM Packaging - 200K Units and 1M Unit
  • Material Cost Breakdown
  • Assessing the Added Value (AV) cost
  • Electronic Board Manufacturing Flow
  • Details of the Electronic Board AV Cost
  • Details of the Housing Assembly AV Cost
  • Details of the Packaging Assembly AV Cost
  • Added Value Cost Breakdown
  • Manufacturing Cost Breakdown - 200K and 1M Units

4. Estimated Price Analysis

  • Estimation of the Selling Price - 200K and 1M Units
  • Functional Cost Breakdown


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