SMA Solar Technologie AG is a company that specialises in the production of photovoltaic systems technology. The starting point of the project was the increasing cost pressure and higher customer expectations regarding the functionality of a photovoltaic station, which is the technical centre of a large system.
By redesigning the overall structure, we were able to reduce costs by a total of 24%, which amounts to some 4.5 million euros. We achieved this through:
Analysis of the cost drivers in the overall concept
Suggestions for improvement for the overall assembly, the basic frame design, control cabinet arrangement, cable laying, processes, assembly and logistics processes
Conceptual development of alternative concepts
Identification of cost savings