PVTIME - As a global leader in Smart PV solution provider, Huawei showcased its latest Smart PV solutions at the largest and most influential solar energy exhibition in South Korea, the 16th International Green Energy Expo. With the theme of AI BOOST FusionSolar for Optimal LCOE, Huawei focused on displaying FusionSolar's latest solutions for commercial, distributed and residential use. The cross-border integration of ICT technology, AI technology and photovoltaic technology brings customers higher power generation, smarter operation and maintenance, and safer and more reliable customer value.
Tang Minghuang, Director of Digital Power for South Korea,
Huawei, said: 'During this year's Green Energy Expo, our customers
showed great interest in our new products and solutions. With the rapid
development of AI, 5G, big data and other technologies, the era of
intelligence has just started. The energy industry will be restructured
and re-defined. In the future, Huawei will continue to contribute
towards the process of digitalization, create values for customers, and
enable partners leading this intelligent era.'
AI+ Benefits, Higher Yields with New Technologies
By the end of 2019, Huawei's Smart PV solutions already have more
than 118GW shipments worldwide and have been widely used in major
markets such as Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
As the largest inverter supplier from 2015 to 2019 globally for 5
consecutive years, Huawei's FusionSolar solutions have industry-leading
conversion efficiency, 99.996% availability with TÜV certification. It
also incorporates AI technology on the AC and DC side, such as the Smart
DC System (SDS) algorithm and the grid-tied algorithm. Without any
increase of hardware investment, this could fully release the potential
of each string in order to increase the electricity yields and
significantly improve the efficiency of O&M, which ultimately bring
values to our customers.
AI+ Protection, Active Safety for Users
This year Huawei also brought an upgraded version of the
SUN2000-100KTL-M1, which not only provides better ROI and experience,
but upgraded its AFCI (arc-fault circuit interrupters) function reaching
a new safety level. Distributed PV systems are usually installed closer
to the end-users, for example on the rooftop of a home or factory, so
it is critical to protect the community from fire hazards.
Without any protection, distributed PV system often is affected by DC
arcing due to loose component connectors and damaged insulated cables.
The DC arcing will generate high temperatures, which can sometimes reach
3000 degrees Celsius, thus easily leads to fire and safety concerns.
With Huawei AI Boost intelligent AFCI enabled system, the arcing could
be quickly identified and cut off within 2.5 seconds. Equipped with AI
technologies, Huawei's AFCI feature could continue self-learning from
the database of millions of arcs' features and provides ultimate safety.
AI+ O&M, Revolutionize Maintenance
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 and lack of O&M personnel
on-site, the operation and maintenance of PV power plants have become a
huge concern in the industry. Huawei's FusionSolar Smart PV Management
System and APP provide end-to-end health analysis of the power plant.
Within one screen, one could manage the whole power plant with 0.5%
high-precision string-level monitoring, and helps customers monitor all
the key operation data remotely. Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis helps to
assess the whole plant remotely to string level and generates a full
report within 15 minutes. The self-learning AI algorithm also quickly
identifies 14 types of faults without the need for O&M personnel to
be on-site, making the maintenance easy and cost-effective.
In the future, the accelerated investment in renewable energy by the
Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) will triple South Korea's solar and wind power generation capacity from the current 12.7GW to 42.7GW by the end of 2025. South Korea
is expected to increase its electricity supply from renewable energy
sources to 20% by 2030 and 35% by 2040. For the first time in the
industry, Huawei has introduced an AI self-learning algorithm for
impedance reshaping, fused with dynamic damping adaptation algorithms,
intelligent series compensation adaptive algorithms, active harmonic
suppression algorithms and other leading grid-connecting algorithms, in
order to proactively identify the electrical features of a PV plant and
automatically adjust the grid-tied algorithm to match the power grid.
Leading PV plants from 'adapting to the grid' to 'supporting the grid'.
With continuous R&D investment, Huawei will continue its
technological innovation and help customers ride the waves and rise to
the fore in the Smart PV journey.