Renewable energy resources are generally known for their fluctuating nature in performance, however a new partnership between ACWA Power and Huawei seeks to better the performance of solar PV systems.
The Saudi Arabia-based energy developer, ACWA Power recently announced the roll out of a centralised control and monitoring pilot project that will implement Huawei’s FusionSolar solution for enhanced plant management, monitoring and control.
FusionSolar, is a Centralised Control and Monitoring system that helps solar PV power plants to run more effectively.
The system improves communications capabilities to enable operators of solar plants to remote control solar systems. The technology enables automatic troubleshooting at a solar power plant.
Yin Feijun, general manager of FusionSolar Smart PV Global Sales, Huawei said, “For the solar industry to continue to reduce cost and compete with fossil fuel alternatives, adopting the cutting-edge technologies to improve performance and operating efficiency is vital.
“We are confident that the FusionSolar Smart PV Management System will significantly contribute to this mission. What’s more, we’re looking forward to team up with ACWA to build more innovative PV plants in MENA and all over the world.”
Smart PV Management System
FusionSolar Smart PV Management System aims to reduce cost of operations and maintenance (O&M) as well as reduce the power loss at PV plants.
Julio Torre Gutierrez, CEO of NOMAC, the wholly owned operations & maintenance contractor of ACWA Power said, “Technology in the renewable energy industry is rapidly evolving not only on how electricity is generated but also in how plants are operated. This pilot programme is an important step in our continuous pursuit of delivering power reliably and at the lowest possible cost, a mission that necessitates the implementation of the latest solutions.
“The pilot programme is the first step in rolling out this technology in current and future sites as we strive to digitise our operations.”
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