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ACWA Power and Huawei launch programme to enhance efficiency of solar plants

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

  • FusionSolar Smart PV Management System leverages state of the art technology and digitalized intelligence to improve PV plant efficiency

ACWA Power, the developer of a rapidly growing portfolio of solar power plants spanning Morocco to Vietnam announced today at the World Future Energy Summit at Abu Dhabi, the roll out of a centralized control and monitoring pilot project that will implement Huawei’s FusionSolar solution for enhanced plant management, monitoring and control.

FusionSolar, is a Centralized Control and Monitoring system that helps PV power plants run more effectively through better technology. The system improves communications capabilities to enable a solar power network, remote control, and automatic troubleshooting at a solar power plant. FusionSolar Smart PV Management System aims to increase availability, reduce cost of O&M (operations and maintenance) and reduce the power loss of whole PV plant. The system allows solar plant operators to control and monitor performance without being on site, especially the senior experts can manage several PV plants at the same time. This greatly lowers the labor and cost requirements for O&M.

Julio Torre Gutierrez, President & 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 digitize our operations.”

Mr. Yin Feijun, GM 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.”