PV power plant system suppliers Shoals Technologies Group and Huawei Technologies are to develop and promote 'plug and play' solar PV power plant solutions globally.
The new partnership will lead to the companies offering next generation PV plant designs, aiming to provide a one-stop solution covering rack, tracker, inverter solution, communications, monitoring, cabling, combiner boxes, Big Lead Assembly (BLA) and other services to PV project developers and EPCs.
Dean Solon, president of Shoals Technologies said: "By leveraging our advantages, we will launch the next generation PV plant design and deepen our business and market cooperation in North America and even across the globe."
Hu Xinyue, vice president of the network energy product line at Huawei said: “Shoals is one of the industry’s most elite players, combining low cost with an innovative product line. They are known around the world as a leader in BOS and have been bringing plug-and-play solutions into the market for the past decade. Both of our companies take pride in pioneering new solar technologies and our partnership will focus on bringing smart, easy to use technology to solar fields across the globe.”
Shoals is a key manufacturer of balance of system (BOS) and currently holds over 60% of the North American BOS market, while Huawei is a major telecoms equipment supplier globally and is rapidly expanding its product offerings in the downstream solar market.
Initially focus of the partnership will be to promote the globalisation of string inverters and smart PV solutions.