ACWA Power Joins Hand with Huawei to Develop Global PV Market

As per the agreement, the two sides will work together to develop global PV market and apply the cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing to PV plant projects to promote industry progress with technological innovation.

Saudi Arabia’s leading developer and operator of power and desalination water plant, ACWA Power has signed a global cooperation Memorandum with China-based Huawei during the Sino-Saudi Investment Forum in Beijing.

Global PV Market

As per the agreement, the two sides will work together to develop global PV market and apply the cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing to PV plant projects to promote industry progress with technological innovation.

Further, the signing ceremony was attended by various key executives of the two companies including Mohammd Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power, Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO of ACWA Power, Rajit Nanda CIO of ACWA Power, Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Saudi Company, and Steven Ma, General Manager of Huawei Smart PV Solution MEA.

The company said in a statement that, singing the memorandum is the further cooperation between the two sides after jointly developing the Sakaka 300 MW project, the first large ground PV plant in Saudi Arabia.

Also, it is conducive to Saudi Arabia’s energy development in compliance with the energy strategic transformation requirements of the country as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy, it added.

Commenting on the development, Khalid Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia, said in an interview with the media that, energy cooperation has played an important role in Sino-Saudi Arabia relations and that further cooperation between the two countries in the energy field is in the strategic interest of both sides.

Besides, on the future cooperation Huawei said that, it will cooperate with ACWA Power in the forward-looking technology fields.

Moreover, through advanced technologies such as smart I-V curve diagnosis, AI algorithm, and big data with AI, both the companies will build a simplified PV system, greatly improve the energy yield and O&M efficiency of PV plants, and accelerate the intelligent upgrade of PV energy in the Middle East, it added.

Earlier in 2018 also, ACWA Power cooperated with Huawei several times such as in January  2018, ACWA Power, NOMAC, and Huawei signed the comprehensive procurement agreement on the smart PV management system in the World Future Energy Summit.

Also in December month of 2018, the two companies signed the inverter procurement agreement for the Sakaka 300 MW project in Saudi Arabia, to which the Huawei FusionSolar 1500 V Smart PV solution is fully applied.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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