Huawei, one of the world’s leading solar inverter manufacturers, has supplied its innovative Smart PV 1500 V Solution, including 312 SUN2000-185KTL-INH0 smart inverters, for Adani Green Energy’s 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Rajasthan.
This project was successfully connected to the power grid by Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) on April 16 amidst lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Till date, AGEL has put around 2.6 GW of renewable energy projects into operation, among which more than 96 percent projects use Huawei Smart PV Solution, making the developer a key client for Huawei in India.
On its arrangements amid lockdown in India, Huawei said that “before India entered a nationwide lockdown, comprehensive project arrangements were made; specifically, our service personnel provided onsite training and demonstrated the key points to be taken into account during installation. This not only ensures that inverter installation complies with regulations but also lays a solid foundation for subsequent commissioning. During the commissioning period, we immediately established a project assurance team. Our service personnel collaborated with onsite engineers to quickly complete system commissioning through remote communication, ensuring that the project is not affected by the pandemic. Successful grid connection was achieved for the project two months ahead of schedule.”
This is significant as the project is located in a remote area having weak grids, and Huawei provided its AI BOOST intelligent grid connection algorithms, with the help of this the PV plant was successfully connected to the grid at the first attempt and is now capable of delivering significantly better power quality than other PV plants within the same area.
The pandemic has brought O&M difficulties to the PV industry. Specifically, traffic control hinders the construction and O&M of PV plants, and engineers cannot rectify faults on site. These difficulties not only increase the demand for smart, maintenance-free products but also drive the digital transformation of PV companies.
Huawei said that its smart PV solution offers maintenance-free design and Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis, which ensure a low failure rate and enable one-click remote scanning of the entire PV plant’s status, negating the need for onsite inspections. In trying times, such as the current pandemic, these digital technologies play a vital role.