International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition was opened in Shanghai. Huawei, the global smart PV leader, showed in the exhibition with the industry-leading smart PV solution 3.0 and cutting-edge products and technologies such as intelligent PV string diagnosis, which were highly praised by global customers of the industry thanks to the higher energy yield, lower initial investment, more efficient O&M, and simpler and more wonderful experience.
Smart PV solution 3.0, improving the energy yield by more 3% and O&M efficiency by more than 50%
On the exhibition, Huawei presented the industry the latest smart PV controller SUN2000-36KTL/50KTL, smart PV wireless transmission system, power plant monitoring system, and FusionSolar intelligent O&M cloud center. Through multiple screens, scheduling of signals from multiple power plants, and access to the power plants in various scenarios, the showing brought the guests an experience of unique benefits that Huawei smart PV brought to power plants in the ground, mountainous, rooftop, solar-agricultural, and solar-fishery scenarios. The guests enjoyed a wonderful digital technology journey on the exhibition.With the wider and wider application of distributed PV and PV+, solar-agricultural PV plants, solar-fishery PV plants, floating PV plants, and PV plants in coal mining subsidence area are admired. FusionSolar smart PV solution updates from component, to system, then to ecosystem and finally opens the era of smart PV 3.0. It perfectly meets the power plant construction requirements in various regions and scenarios and implements scenario integration. The solution ensures the security and reliability of power plants while increasing the energy yield by more than 3%, IRR by more than 3%, and O&M efficiency by more than 50%–70%.
Amazing black technology: intelligent PV string diagnosis
To improve the PV string management efficiency and plant evaluation comprehensiveness, Huawei and SPIC Huanghe Hydropower made a joint innovation in the Gonghe innovation base and took the lead in implementing the brand-new intelligent PV string diagnosis method. Huawei brought the black technology weapon, that is, the intelligent PV string diagnosis method, to the exhibition.
This technology helps monitor each PV string online using an intelligent PV management system and a smart PV controller. The traditional inspection method requires much time and power. Assume that the sample inspection ratio is 0.1%, 40,000 RMB is required for one sample inspection of a 10 MW power plant. The traditional inspection method has two disadvantages: First, the plant evaluation is not comprehensive. Second, the inspector should take dedicated inspection equipment and remove PV strings, which make low inspection efficiency. The smart PV controller can inspect each PV string online, requiring no professional and inspection equipment on the site. The remote inspection mode saves much time and improves the efficiency. The internal faults of PV strings can be accurately inspected by the intelligent PV string diagnosis method. The inspection precision reaches 0.5%, more than six times the industry level. The intelligent PV string diagnosis method can also be used to evaluate the power plant health and make early warnings for risks. This is good to problem discovery and preventive maintenance. The diagnosis accuracy and effect of this technology have been certified by TUV.
Open, co-operative, and win-win, constructing a smart PV ecosystem together
The real scene exhibition area of the smart PV ecosystem attracted many guests. The exhibition area showed the integration of tracing supports, PV modules, inverters, and transformers and built an entire smart PV ecosystem.
Huawei is now teaming up with multiple industry-leading PV module, support, and box-type transformer enterprises and has launched 1000 V, 1100 V, and 1500 V smart PV products, making an effort to build competitive solutions. In addition, Huawei is collaborating with Shoals and Nextracker, respectively the largest BOS and tracing support manufacturer in the United States, to develop the latest entire smart PV solution. In the future, Huawei will work with excellent partners in the industry, integrate their own advantages in technologies and market resources, and promote the PV industry technology through the cooperation in various aspects such as technology innovation and product R&D.
The journey to China of Indian leading PV companies
Leading PV owners and EPC companies from India attended SNEC and visited Huawei headquarter during the exhibition. Visiting customers include Adani, ACME, Mahindra, Rays Power, Soft Bank, Orange etc. The route includes Songshan Lake product lines, Shenzhen headquarter, SNEC exhibition, CEO Smart PV Night, 2GW sample project in Yanchi, Ningxia. It’s been quite fruitful trip to the customers.
In Songshan Lake factory, customers visited automatic logistic system, SMT product lines, inverter assembly lines, 18MW factory rooftop sample project and FusionSolar Smart O&M Cloud Center. Customers were shocked by the highly intelligent product lines. CEO of Adani said “As No.1 solar developer in India. I went to many countries and visited many companies, Huawei factory is one of the most beautiful and wonderful ones I ever see.”
Huawei owns multiple factories in the world, providing competitive products and service to customers, and constantly creates biggest value to customers. The product line runs fast with smooth logistic. We constantly shorten production cycle and cut the stock cost. Meet customer’s requirements in priority, lift customer’s competence and increase profitbility to achieve common development.
In Huawei headquarter, customers from India visited the park, F1 showroom, and GCTC laboratory. The evergreen and flouring park scenery made the customers reluctant to leave. F1 showroom demonstrated Huawei’s leading position in global ICT industry and the frontier technology. The strong innovation and R&D capability of Huawei increased customers’ confidence in establishing long term cooperation with Huawei. GCTC lab showed Huawei’s stringent requirements for products and technology. The professionalism of the equipment, technicians and environment in the lab is not second to any third party test institutions, or even better. Test reports issued by GCTC are recognized and authorized by global third party certification institutions. Verified by GCTC has become the mark for high quality.
During the SNEC exhibition, CEO of Adani attended the high level talks with Huawei leaders of Network Energy line, having deep conversation on PV development trend. Huawei FusionSolar PV night was the dinner held as appreciation for the long trust and help by global customers and partners. Distinguished global guests gathered for the PV night. Adani’s CEO delivered a speech on behalf Indian customers in the PV night.
“With their business philosophy to focus on customers, continuously create and deliver value, Huawei stands out as an organization with difference. As principal project developers, our intent is not only consistent and higher yields, but also cutting edge technology that can help us achieve the better efficiency, smart operations and overall better economics. To this end, we have found FusionSolar Smart PV solution to end to end product.”
The 2GW sample project visit in Yanchi, Ningxia is significant part of the visit of Indian leading customers. The boundless plant is magnificent. Customers were shocked by the scene of azure solar panels merging with the remote blue sky. This is so far the world’s biggest single PV plant, adopting completely Huawei smart PV solution. String inverter and smart PV solution are widely applied in large sacle PV plants in the world now.
Equivalent investment and higher returns are the core value of FusionSolar Smart PV Solution. Taking higher yields and lower OPEX as the simple and distinctive appeal for customer value, smart PV solution has been widely applied in the globe. Huawei ranked No. 1 in view of shipment according to GTM and IHS. This is the first time that Chinese inverter enterprise surpassed PV tycoon SMA, refreshing the global ranking. Smart PV is leading the trend.