Tony Xu, Huawei Smart PV Business President, delivers a keynote speech at SNEC. Credit: Huawei
China-based electronics giant and PV inverter supplier Huawei has progressed its focus on digitalisation in the solar sector by updating a family of products utilising artificial intelligence (AI).
The AI BOOST FusionSolar 6.0 Smart PV Solution, released at SNEC in China this year, can reduce the levelled cost of electricity (LCOE) on projects by 8%, the company claims.
The firm also boasts that its SUN2000-175KTL/185KTL smart string inverter, which can be used with bifacial modules, has the finest MPPT granularity in the industry and can increase yields by 3% when compared to traditional inverters.
Huawei has also released a smart bifacial module design tool using AI intelligent control algorithms. This is particularly important since the effects of weather, albedo and the ground environment, creates a larger mismatch on bifacial modules than on monofacial modules.
The company has also replaced astronomical algorithms with its self-learning AI algorithm to help integrate bifacial modules, trackers, and the multi-MPPT inverter. Again, the company claims that the combination of these technologies yields a more than 20% higher efficiency than when using standard monofacial modules and fixed-tilt support structures.
Finally, the Chinese firm has touted its Smart I-V Curve diagnosis, which can scan all strings of a 100MW plant within 15 minutes.
Tony Xu (pictured), Huawei Smart PV Business president, said that the firm’s focus on a digital platform for the solar industry envisions bringing digital technology to every renewable energy enterprise globally.
Back for its 2nd year, EnTech 2020 will play a pivotal role in helping to develop a solution roadmap which addresses how digital strategy will be met. This will include discussion around: new revenue opportunities, cloud & cognitive services, data, improved customer engagement, streamlining processes through technology and last but not least, investment in innovation.
SNEC 14th (2020) International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition [SNEC PV POWER EXPO] will be held in Shanghai, China, on August 8-10, 2020. It was initiated by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA),etc. and jointly organized by 23 international associations and organizations including Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The exhibition scale of SNEC has evolved from 15,000sqm in 2007 to over 200,000sqm in 2019 when it attracted over 2000 exhibiting companies from 95 countries and regions all over the world and the overseas exhibitor ratio is over 30%. SNEC has become the biggest international PV tradeshow with incomparable influence in China, in Asia and even in the world.