BayWa Renewable Energy GmbH and Huawei’s Smart PV Business held a high-level cooperation meeting in Shenzhen where the parties jointly announced signing a Global Procurement Framework Contract. The agreement is based on a target volume of 400 MW of inverters sales for the first stage.
This agreement marks the start of a comprehensive cooperation between BayWa r.e. and Huawei on global PV plants. A number of senior executives from both parties attended the signing ceremony, including the Managing Director of BayWa r.e., and the President of Huawei Smart PV Business.
Huawei and BayWa r.e. will also expand their cooperation in the field of developing smart PV solutions, including a pilot test using Huawei’s FusionSolar® Smart PV Solution with string inverters. The Smart PV Solution incorporates Huawei’s unique I-V Curve Diagnosis capability that helps accurately scan each PV string of a plant, in addition to centralizing O&M to rapidly locate faults and facilitate a root cause analysis.
Edgar Gimbel, Head of Engineering, of BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH, said, "Huawei's unique Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis technology promises to improve PV plant performance in a very efficient way.”
BayWa r.e. has ongoing PV projects across Europe, North and Central America, and the Asia Pacific. On a global level, BayWa r.e. operates more than 2GW of installed PV and wind capacity. The secured project pipeline will enable up to 250MW of projects in 2017 in BayWa r.e.’s core markets.
During the visit, the parties also toured the Huawei GCTC Reliability Lab and a large-scale ground-mounted smart PV plant in northwest China.