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Magazine Archive Huawei Special 2019

“It’s all about bankability, and string inverters are here to stay”

Alvaro García Borbolla is the Director of International Business at Prodiel, a global EPC that has been operating for more than 20 years, with 5 GW of solar PV capacity installed. Borbolla speaks to pv magazine about how his company has remained successful in a competitive market, its global expansion, and the growth of string inverters.

French solar explorers acquire taste for Huawei inverters

After streamlining construction of photovoltaic arrays as far abroad as New Caledonia and Zambia, French developers are starting to roll out a new generation of inverters across their home market.

European distribution insights

Wattkraft is a supplier and distributor serving EPCs and project developers. Francisco Pérez Spiess, Director of Technical Solutions and Sales at Wattkraft, talks about the European market and the company’s decision to exclusively offer Huawei for their inverter product offering.

A new kingdom

Saudi Arabia is turning toward solar technology with its first utility-scale project. The Sakaka PV installation is a testament to changing times in the global energy supply. The landmark 300 MW project is currently under construction, and will incorporate Huawei’s proven string inverter technology.

Shedding light on PV development in MENA

The Saudi-based energy giant awarded the landmark Sakaka project provides insights into the region’s growing PV market. Paddy Padmanathan is the President and CEO of ACWA Power, an international developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants carrying a portfolio valued in excess of $30 billion. The company has more than 29 GW of energy capacity installed across the Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, and Southeast Asia, and nearly 1 GW of solar PV projects installed in the MENA region.

Full steam ahead for IoT in PV

Thanks to an energy system that increasingly converges between sectors, the deployment of smart management systems is creating a whole range of new business cases. In most parts of the world, this is stuff of the future with experimental trials, yet it is becoming more commonplace.

Distribution solution

At The smarter E Europe 2019 in Munich, Huawei launched a new residential and commercial iteration of its proven FusionSolar Smart PV solution. The three-phase inverter’s innovations promise quick installation and a range of artificial intelligence (AI) features for safe operation and easy energy management down to the module level.

New arrivals are flirting with batteries

As the market evolves, so are the products. New arrivals for the residential sector are showing a focus on communication standards and storage readiness, two features that are becoming more important for the energy system of the future.

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