• Allocated 100% of the total capacity in a recent auction by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN)
  • Over 580 MWs of high quality solar projects won recently increasing Azure Power’s portfolio by over 50%
Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, announced that it has won a 250 megawatt (MW) solar project in an auction conducted by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN). NVVN is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Government of India’s largest power utility, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), which received a AAA debt rating from CRISIL, a Standard & Poor’s Company. Azure Power will provide power to NVVN at a tariff of INR 3.14 (~US$ 0.05) per kWh for 25 years and the solar PV project(s) can be located anywhere in India, which will be outside a solar park. With this win, Azure Power will now be the largest provider of solar power to AAA-rated NTPC and its subsidiaries.

Speaking on this occasion, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “Our long history of superior solar power operations with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam right from the inception of National Solar Mission has contributed to our success of procuring the one of the largest solar power contract auctioned by NTPC. We are delighted to make a contribution towards the realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation.”

About Azure Power
 
Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading independent solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,600 MWs across 23 states/union territories. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013.
 
For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com.
 
Forward Looking Statements
 
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company’s future financial and operating guidance, operational and financial results such as estimates of nominal contracted payments remaining and portfolio run rate, and the assumptions related to the calculation of the foregoing metrics. The risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include: the availability of additional financing on acceptable terms; changes in the commercial and retail prices of traditional utility generated electricity; changes in tariffs at which long term PPAs are entered into; changes in policies and regulations including net metering and interconnection limits or caps; the availability of rebates, tax credits and other incentives; the availability of solar panels and other raw materials; its limited operating history, particularly as a new public company; its ability to attract and retain its relationships with third parties, including its solar partners; its ability to meet the covenants in its debt facilities; meteorological conditions and such other risks identified in the registration statements and reports that the Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, from time to time. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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  • AwardAward recipients at Frost & Sullivan's 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet
Frost & Sullivan concluded its 4th Annual 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet on October 5th at ITC Maratha, Mumbai. The Awards Banquet was preceded by Frost & Sullivan’s annual flagship event - Growth Innovation & Leadership (GIL) India 2017 Summit, where thought leaders and CXOs explored the roadmap to visionary innovation to build a digitally empowered nation.
 
This year 57 Awards were presented at the Banquet across industry sectors such as Electronics & Appliances, Energy & Environment, Digital Media, Industrial Automation & Process Control, Metals & Minerals, Mobility, Tech Vision, and Transformational Health.
 
The Awards Banquet hosted some of the top-notch names from across industries that showcased Best Practices and exemplary achievements of enterprises in their respective sector. This year's awards highlighted potential leaders and disruptors, who have shown significant growth, have identified emerging trends and whose vision served as the catalyst in generating world-class performance within their industries.
 
Sharing his views on the 2017 Awards Program, Amol Kotwal, Director, Frost & Sullivan said, “It gives me great pleasure to recognize and host best-in-class achievers in India. Despite the economy facing headwinds, companies across industry sectors have grown through innovation and are transforming their business models to achieve industry-leading positions. Frost & Sullivan is proud to recognize their efforts for achieving excellence in their respective industries, and encourages them in their future endeavors.”
 
The Awards Assessment besides incorporating inputs from Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts also involved a jury evaluation process with a panel of thought leaders, which included some of the most prominent names from the industry. The esteemed jury panel for the 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet included:
  • Amit Varma, President - Corporate Strategy, JK Organization
  • Asif Mulla, Head - Instrumentation, Mumbai Operating Center, TechnipFMC
  • Balachandran P Kamath, Independent Mining & Metals Professional
  • Balasubramanian Srinivasan, Executive Director - Mobility (Automotive & Transportation) Practice, Frost & Sullivan
  • Chandrashekhar Limaye, Director, Supertech Instrumentation Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr. Sandeep Garg, Chief General Manager, PEC Limited
  • Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland Group
  • Dr. Sujit Chatterjee, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital
  • Dr. Tarang Gianchandani, Chief Executive Officer, Jaslok Hospital
  • GB Singh, Publisher & Editor, Security Today & Security Update
  • Harpreet Singh Tibb, Founder, Tibbs Consulting
  • Kirti Kumar Shah, Senior Manager, Engineering Management, Brownfield Projects, Aker Solutions
  • Mukund Muley, Managing Director, Cotmac Electronics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nakul Subramanyam, Head of Corporate Real Estate Management, Morgan Stanley, India
  • Navratan Katariya, Solar Energy & Startup Consultant, Sy-energy Consultants
  • Prof. C Balasubramanya, Professor & Consultant, Smart Grids & Smart Meters
  • Rinka Banerjee, Founder & Director, Thinking Forks Consulting
  • Sandeep Puri, Sr. Vice President & Global Project Head, ACG Associated Capsules Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sanjeev Keskar, Managing Director, Arrow Electronics
  • Shamsher Sindhu, Executive Vice President & Head - Infrastructure Projects, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Sirish Batchu, Head - Advanced Electronics & Digitalization, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
  • Vikas Rawat, Vice President - Operation, Nirlon Ltd.
  • Vinod Sharma, Managing Director, Deki Electronics  
To participate in the 2018 Awards Program or for partnership opportunities, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: www.frost.com/bpindiaawards. You can also get updates on Twitter and LinkedIn from the hashtag: #FSInAwards.
 
The event was supported by our Media Partners: Automation Connect, Channel Times, Commercial Vehicle, Convergence Plus, CXO Today, Mtlexs, Sustainability Next, Telecom Watch, The CEO Magazine and The Smart CEO.
 

Recipients of Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 India Best Practices Awards

 
Tech Vision India Flexible Packaging Technology Innovation Leadership Award UFLEX Limited - ASEPTO Spark
India Intelligent Analytics Enabling Technology Leadership Award Tiger Analytics
India School Automation New Product Innovation Leadership Award Inspace Technologies Private Limited
India IoT Energy Monitoring New Product Innovation Leadership Award ALTIZON SYSTEMS PVT. LTD.
India Drug Repurposing Technology Innovation Leadership Award NovaLead Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
India Lightweight Panels New Product Innovation Leadership Award UNIVERSAL METALTEK
India Companies to Action Award for IoT Smart Cities Technology Market Gaia Smart Cities
India Companies to Action Award for Connected Car Platform Market CarIQ
India Companies to Action Award for Remote Cardiac Monitoring Market Agatsa Software Pvt. Ltd.
Digital Media India OTT Video Services Market Company of the Year Award Hotstar (Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.)
India Pay TV Content Protection Company of the Year Award Irdeto
India Companies to Action Award OTT Video Services Market YuppTV India Private Limited
Energy & Environment India UPS Small Range Solutions [Less than 10kVA] Company of the Year Award Schneider Electric IT Business India Pvt. Ltd.
India Emerging Energy Management Solutions Provider of the Year Award Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
India UPS High Range Solutions [More than 10kVA] Company of the Year Award Vertiv Energy Private Limited
India Building Management Systems (System Integration) Growth Excellence Leadership Award Secutech Automation (India) Pvt.Ltd.
India Integrated Solid Waste Management Company of the Year Award Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited
India Security Services Manned Guarding Growth Excellence Leadership Award G4S
Electronics & Appliances India LED Lighting Visionary Innovation Leadership Award Wipro Lighting
India Consumer Electronics Company of the Year Award Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.
India Electronics Security Company of the Year Award CP PLUS India
India Electronics Security Visionary Innovation Leadership Award Matrix Comsec
India Electronics Security Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd.
India Small and Kitchen Appliances Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Hafele India Pvt. Ltd.
India Consumer Electronics Services Visionary Innovation Leadership Award GreenDust
India Consumer Electronics Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Canon India Pvt. Ltd.
India LED Lighting Company of the Year Award Havells India Ltd.
India LED Lighting Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd.
Mobility India Car Care Solutions Aftermarket Leadership Award 3M India Limited
India Freight Aggregation Competitive Strategy and Innovation Award SmartShift by Mahindra
India Electric Mobility Technology Innovation Award Ampere Vehicles Private Limited
India Private Bus Fleet Operator of the Year Award Parveen Travels Pvt. Ltd.
India Shared Mobility Customer Value Leadership Award Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)
India Online Car Service Aggregation Customer Service Leadership Award GoBumpr
India Automotive Supply Chain Excellence Award Subros Limited
India Telematics Aftermarket Services Enabling Technology Leadership Award Arya Omnitalk Wireless Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
India Passenger Car Tyres Aftermarket Price Performance Value Leadership Award MRF
Transformational Health India Emerging Insure-Tech Company of the Year Award Micro Insurance Services Private Limited
India Integrated CMO & CDMO Company of the Year (Emerging Markets Category) Medreich Limited (a Meiji Group Company)
India Emerging Digital Healthcare Service Provider of the Year Award Neurosynaptic Communications Pvt. Ltd.
India Ayurveda Cardiac Service Provider Company of the Year Award Madhavbaug Cardiac Care Clinics & Hospitals
India Emerging Primary Healthcare Service Provider of the Year Award  Healthspring (Wellspring Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.)
India Medical Technology Innovation Leadership Award SIRONIX (A Division of Healthium Medtech Private Ltd.)
India Comprehensive Emergency Care Service Provider of the Year Award Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
India Diabetes Management Service Provider of the Year Award Diabetacare
India Clinical Research Company of the Year Veeda Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd.
Indian Cardiac Diagnostic Solutions New Product Innovation Award Uber Diagnostics (Cardiotrack)
Metals & Minerals India Ferrous Company of the Year Award Dynamatic Technologies Limited
Industrial Automation &
Process Control
India IIOT Platform Enabling Technology Leadership Award Entrib Analytics Technology Pvt. Ltd.
India Comprehensive IIOT solutions Enabling Technology Leadership Award CASCADEMIC Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
India 3D Printers Technology Innovation Award Altem Technologies (P) Ltd.
India High and premium efficiency electric motors Enabling Technology Leadership Award Siemens Ltd.
India Electric Motors Company of the Year Award Siemens Ltd.
Industrial IoT - Big Data Industry Growth Excellence Leadership Award ECOAXIS
India Positive Displacement Pumps Company of the Year Award SPX Flow Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
India Building and HVAC Segment - LV Drives Enabling Technology Leadership Award Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd.
India Electric Drives Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership Award YASKAWA India Private Limited

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Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will exhibit, at IREE 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 11-13 October its diversified portfolio of smart power solutions based on cutting edge power conversion technology capable of delivering industry-leading energy efficiency to the growing railway sector infrastructure in India.
 
The Indian Railway is the lifeline of the Indian transportation system, and any advancement is highly significant for India. Delta is poised to offer the required business solutions for rolling stock converters, Power Quality Restorer for TSS, Integrated Power Supplies for S&T, Solar Inverter & Battery Energy Storage, Station Power & Display Systems and EV Chargers.
 
Electrification is the biggest impetus India needs to get its growth story on path. Mr. R. Om Prakash, Business Head, Delta Rail Transportation Solutions said, “This is a big opportunity as Indian Railways is the largest user of electricity for electric traction purposes and their consumption of power is increasing. Power quality is a big issue for Traction Sub-station as per the power quality and energy guidelines prescribed by the regulator. If India is to grow, then Indian Railways must grow. Here is where Delta’s Smart Power Solutions comes in with its power conditioning and complete propulsion equipment appropriate for the IGBT traction system of electric powered locomotives. The improved power quality, energy management and harmonic balance will help the railway save energy, increase efficiency and passenger load without increasing capex.”
 
Mr. Dalip Sharma, Managing Director, Delta Electronics India remarked: “The Ministry of Indian Railways is working towards total electrification of the network as Railways is aiming towards a cheaper and cleaner source of energy. The important things involved in the process include availability of equipment and adequate infrastructure. We at Delta, the leading company in power and thermal management solutions, are offering Delta’s Railway Power solutions that are based on cutting edge power conversion technology. It is fully geared to partner in the Ministry of Railways growth by providing Power Quality Compensating and Traction Propulsion equipment. These products are developed at our state of the art R&D lab in Bengaluru, which provide significant commercial savings for the Railway infrastructure.”
 
Highlights of Delta’s Power Solution offerings at IREE 2017 will be: 

  • Power Quality Compensating Equipment: In the existing traction network, Indian Railways has a 25 kV, 50Hz, 1-phase traction system on their network. The main power quality issues for railway traction are Low Power Factor, Harmonics Imbalance, High Maximum Demand, and Poor Voltage Regulation. The prevalent equipment provides fixed reactive power compensation irrespective of the actual load. Delta’s unique and highly efficient iRMS Compensator addresses the reactive power compensation, harmonic current compensation, and 25kV bus voltage compensation, which makes the current at metering point pure and free from reactive and harmonic distortion. 
  • Power Supplies for Signalling, Telecommunication and Train Control systems: Delta offers smart power quality solutions to critical railway infrastructure such as signalling, telecommunication, and train control systems with an excellent global track record. These power supplies are based on cutting-edge power conversion technology, are highly efficient, reliable, and safe. Both modular and scalable, they reduce complexity, environmental impact, and total cost of ownership across the entire railway infrastructure. 
  • Display & Monitoring Solutions: Delta has significant expertise in developing smart display & monitoring solutions for Passenger Information Systems, Signalling, Telecommunication & Train Control Systems, Traffic Management Systems and Safety & Security Systems for railway operations. Our successful installations include the prestigious Bangalore Metro and Mumbai Metro Rail. 
  • UPS & Datacenter Infrastructure Solutions: With its wide range of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) ranging from 600VA to 4000 kVA, Delta offers a competitive edge to critical applications in need of first-rate power solutions. Reliable, efficient and modular, Delta’s Uninterruptible Power Solutions ensure the continuity of mission critical operations while reducing their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Delta has successfully installed its power back-up solutions at Noida Metro Rail. 
  • Renewable Energy Solutions: Delta has a full range of solar PV inverters that boast not only industry-leading energy conversion efficiency, but also lead the market in both String and Central Inverter categories. Delta has installations in major railway stations and airports across India including Katra Railway station, Secunderabad Station, Delhi Railway Station, Mumbai Railway Stations, Kochi Airport, New Delhi Airport, Mumbai Airport, Kolkata Airport, and others. The power range of these PV inverters varies between 3kW to 3MW to serve the needs of the residential, commercial, industrial and utility segments in India.  
  • EV Charging Solutions: Delta offers a complete range of energy efficient EV charging solutions with DC Quick, AC Chargers and Site Management System. These chargers can be conveniently installed in multiple applications such as parking spaces, highway service, as well as residential and commercial buildings.
Join the conversation #DeltaAtIREE2017

About Delta Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.
Delta Electronics India is a 100% subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PLC, a group company of Delta Group. Operating in India since 2003, Delta Electronics India is the leading provider of Telecom Power Solutions and a major source of Industrial Automation, Large Display Solutions, Mission Critical Infrastructure Solutions, Renewable Energy Solutions, Building Management Solutions, DC Fans & Blowers and Components.
 
With 10 regional offices, 3 manufacturing facilities at Rudrapur, Gurgaon, Hosur and 2 R&D centres in Gurgaon and Bangalore, Delta has a strong presence across India with more than 100 channel partners. The company has been awarded ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2007 and OHSAS  18001: 2008 certifications for Quality, Procedures, and Environment management.
 
For detailed information, please visit: www.deltaelectronicsindia.com
 
About Delta
 
Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta has 153 sales offices, 61 R&D centers, and 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
 
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies, and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 7 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.
 
For detailed information about Delta, please visit: www.deltaww.com

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NTPC Unchahar Creates National Record

05th Oct, 2017

​NTPC Unchahar has set a National Record with 686 days of continuous generation by its 210 MW Unit-I surpassing APL Mundra achievement. Unchahar is located at Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh with an installed capacity of 1060 MW which includes 10 MW Solar.

NTPC is the largest power utility company in India with a total installed capacity of 51708 MW (including 7,216 MW through JVs/Subsidiaries) comprising of 48 NTPC Stations (20 Coal based stations, 7 combined cycle gas/liquid fuel based stations, 1 Hydro based station), 9 Joint Venture stations (8 coal based and one gas based) and 12 renewable energy projects.

The Company has presence in Coal, Gas, Solar PV, Hydro and Wind Power Generation and Coal Mining.


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  • AzureAzure Roof Power Project
Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, announced that it has won a 1.3 MW solar rooftop project in an auction conducted by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Azure Power will provide power for 25 years to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India facilities in the states and union territories of Delhi, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Assam. The power will be sold at a tariff range of INR 3.19 – 4.11 (~US$ 0.05- 0.06) per kWh based on location. In addition, Azure Power qualifies for a capital incentive which is expected to result in a weighted average levelized tariff of INR 5.29 (~US$0.08) per kWh.

Azure Roof Power offers superior rooftop solar power solutions for commercial, industrial, government, and institutional customers in cities across India to lower their energy bill and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. With over 150 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets across 20 states, Azure Roof Power has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. Azure Roof Power has a well-diversified customer base with majority portfolio contracted with Government of India backed entities. Azure Roof Power customers include large commercial real estate companies, a leading global chain of premium hotels, distribution companies in smart cities, warehouses, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Indian Railways, a Delhi water utility company and various Government of India Ministries.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “Azure Roof Power offers tremendous value to our customers across various segments. We are pleased to announce our latest win with NVVN to electrify Ministry of Health and Family Welfare facilities across five states. With this win, we have once again demonstrated our strong project development capabilities and are delighted to make this contribution towards the realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation.”

About Azure Power
 
Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading independent solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,300 MWs across 23 states/union territories. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013.

For more information, visit www.azurepower.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company’s future financial and operating guidance, operational and financial results such as estimates of nominal contracted payments remaining and portfolio run rate, and the assumptions related to the calculation of the foregoing metrics. The risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include: the availability of additional financing on acceptable terms; changes in the commercial and retail prices of traditional utility generated electricity; changes in tariffs at which long term PPAs are entered into; changes in policies and regulations including net metering and interconnection limits or caps; the availability of rebates, tax credits and other incentives; the availability of solar panels and other raw materials; its limited operating history, particularly as a new public company; its ability to attract and retain its relationships with third parties, including its solar partners; its ability to meet the covenants in its debt facilities; meteorological conditions and such other risks identified in the registration statements and reports that the Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, from time to time. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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Tigo®, pioneer of the Smart Modular Flex MLPE platform, unveiled Tigo SMART, the next generation mobile application. The seamless integration between Tigo's online monitoring portal and this SMART app improves the experience for Tigo's installer partners who use this platform to design, lay out, register, configure, commission, and monitor customers' PV systems from the field. The app provides the PV system owners with unmatched insight into energy generation as well as the PV system installers with the ultimate set of asset management features - all at their fingertips from a mobile phone.

 

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Tigo SMART Mobile App (Photo: Business Wire)

Tigo SMART Mobile App (Photo: Business Wire)

Key benefits and features of the Tigo SMART app include:

 
  • Intuitive Commissioning – In five minutes, select the solar equipment, design the system, scan the components, and complete end-to-end commission all on the SMART App.
  • Barcode Scanning Scan the PV system components' codes directly into the design with a mobile phone camera.
  • Bluetooth (BLE) 4.0 Connection The SMART App automatically detects and communicates with Tigo's Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA) (the universal datalogger); connects without changing the Mobile phone settings; and eliminates the need to manually switch to Wi-Fi.
  • Prompted Configuration Steps The installation time for installers is minimized thanks to the SMART App's prompted configuration steps during the layout process.
  • Production Tracking – With the highest granularity and visibility in the market,users monitor the module-level production in real-time, day, week, month, year, and lifetime.
  • Intelligent Alerts Review detailed alerts at the touch of a button, and receive corrective actions.
  • Localized Weather Conditions – Daily weather displays help define production errors due to clouds, snow, etc.
  • Personalized Imagery – Customize a system's portal with photos of the PV installation.

"The user experience for our customers to access and manage their PV systems from anywhere, anytime is very important to us," says Maxym Makhota, VP of Software Engineering & Development at Tigo. "This SMART app builds on Tigo’s history of developing proprietary tools and technology that streamline the entire system lay out, configuration, and monitoring experience."

 

The new Tigo SMART 3.0 app is downloadable for iOS and Android through Apple’s App Store or Google Play. Notifications will be pushed to existing Tigo app users once the next generation updates are automatically completed. Learn more with the Tigo SMART App Manual on Tigo's Resource Center.

 

About Tigo

 

Tigo is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2007 by a team of experienced technologists. Combining a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semi-conductors, power electronics, and solar energy, the Tigo team developed the first-generation Smart Module Optimizer technology for the solar industry. Tigo's vision is to leverage integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE and communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to focus on its key innovation with the smartest TS4 modular platform and leverage the broader ecosystem. Tigo has operations in the USA, across Europe, Latin America, Japan, China, Australia and the Middle East. Learn more at www.tigoenergy.com.

 

 

 

 
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PanaHome Corporation, ENERES Co., Ltd, IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. and the Public Enterprises Agency of the Hyogo Prefectural Government plan to embark on the urban development of a microgrid system (a regional energy distribution management system) (*1) starting October 2017.

 

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Area where PanaHome's Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima is being developed (Graphic: Business Wire)

Area where PanaHome's Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima is being developed (Graphic: Business Wire)

[Video] Launch of Japan's First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes - Smart City Shioashiya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Br0QgUxvK4

 

The microgrid system will power a total of 117 homes in Zone D4 of Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima, which is being designed and developed by PanaHome in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture. On August 9, 2017, the project was selected as a part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's subsidy program to promote local energy production for local consumption by leveraging regional characteristics.

 

This is a joint project being carried out by PanaHome, ENERES, IBJ Leasing and the Public Enterprises Agency. The project concept is a "town interconnected by energy for living." PanaHome purchased land that was developed by the Public Enterprises Agency. Panasonic Corporation and the City of Ashiya are also cooperating with the development of this project. A part of the project entails building Japan's first (*2) microgrid system. Solar energy will be used to power 80% or more (*3) of the entire housing district. This will be made feasible by running private power distribution lines (*4) to the housing district and sharing power between homes. Even when the district becomes disconnected from the traditional electrical grid during emergencies, the private power distribution lines can continue to supply power via specific circuits. Private power distribution lines make it possible to receive power and flexibly set power rates. Consequently, this poses a number of benefits for homeowners including, a 20% cut in their electricity bill. Another key goal is to contribute to the environment, mainly by maximizing use of renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions. Going forward this project will contribute to solutions for sharing electric power between buildings, preventing blackouts in areas overseas where power grids are weak, and in showcasing these solutions overseas.

 

[Responsibilities of each project participant]

 

Applicants

 

- PanaHome (Main applicant)
Design, development, housing construction, and overall planning of the smart city

 

- ENERES (Joint applicant)
Energy management services

 

- IBJ Leasing (Joint applicant)
Own and manage private power distribution lines

 

- Hyogo Public Enterprises Agency (Joint applicant)
Residential land development and regional cooperation

 

[Partners]

 

- City of Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture
Regional collaboration for urban development of Shioashiya

 

- Panasonic Corporation
Collaboration on power storage management systems, technical support, and the safety and management of private power distribution lines

 

[Background]

 

In the wake of the Great East Japan earthquake, demand emerged for the introduction of distributed energy systems highly resilient to disasters. The quake made it apparent that centralized energy systems were vulnerable to such disasters. Meanwhile, it has also become necessary to flexibly offset the unstable supply of electric power with a considerable expansion in the use of renewable energy. In addition, there is a need to shift from the wider use of solar power via the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, to the expanded use of solar power sources via the effective use of local energy production for local consumption.

 

Since 1998, Hyogo Prefecture and the City of Ashiya have been carrying out development in the Shioashiya area, which is in the Minami Ashiya-hama district, based on the concept of urban development that connects people. From 2012, PanaHome embarked on the development of Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima, which is comprised of roughly 400 individual homes and 3 condominium complexes (total of 83 condos). The company's highly energy-efficient buildings and its large-scale urban development which maximizes the use of renewable energy has won the company high praise, even from overseas. The company recently won a Gold Award in the "Smart Buildings" category of the 3rd APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) ESCI (*5) Best Practice Awards.

 

[Overview of the microgrid system and the specified supply (*6) scheme]

 

A solar power generator (4.6kW), storage cell (11.2kWh) and HEMS (*7) has been installed in each of the homes in this project. Within the housing district, each home's storage cell is connected by private power distribution lines. The storage cell control unit makes it possible to reverse the power flow current and mutually share electric power between homes. This is the first such microgrid system (regional energy distribution system) in Japan.

 

Specified supply scheme using private power distribution lines

 

The management association consists of homeowners of the 117 homes in the residential district. The management association has outsourced the power storage cell control management to ENERES, a company with expertise in this area. Based on a specified supply scheme to control the supply of power from storage cells to association members (residents), it will be possible to operate an EMS (*8) system and provide power coverage to the entire district by employing IBJ Leasing's environmental solutions, which were derived from its financial knowhow, to introduce private power distribution lines.

 

- Business location: Smart City Shioashiya Zone D4
- Site: Suzukaze-cho, Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan
- Coverage: Smart City Shioashiya Zone D4
- Main renewable energy: Roughly 32,007.92 m2
- Shared energy: Electric power
- Start of operations: October 2018

 

[Features of the microgrid system]

 

1. Low power rates and free power control owing to the use of private power distribution lines
The use of private power distribution lines makes it possible to freely control the receipt of electric power and storage cells in the housing district and to flexibly set power rates. Furthermore, it will be possible to reduce power rates by 20% by improving the rate of self-sufficiency on renewable energy by sharing power between homes.

 

2. Equalize supply-demand balance for electric power in the district via regional control of storage cells
Peak demand for power will be controlled within the area through the regional control of storage cells connected by the private power distribution lines. By entering into contracts for receiving power with new power companies (hereinafter referred to as a PPS (*9)), when it is expected that the area will exceed its contracted power supply, the system orders a discharge of electric power to equalize the supply of electric power.

 

3. Continued power supply even if supply from main grid is suspended (designated circuit)
During normal energy usage, the entire district will maximize use of solar power. When there is shortage of electric power, renewable energy will be supplied over the PPS grid (FIT power source (*10)) to maintain a stable power supply. During an emergency where the main power grid is interrupted, it is possible to continue to supply power to homes in the district by supplying power to designated circuits (refrigerators, lighting, cell phone rechargers, etc.) from power storage in storage cells or solar power generated within the district.

 

[Overview of shared power among homes in the district]

 

In this project, all homes are equipped with solar power generators, storage cells, and HEMS. The storage cells installed in each home are connected to form a network. The power stored in the storage cells (11.2kWh) can be shared by the 117 homes in the district. It is as if there is a giant storage cell with 1.3MWh of power. Homes with surplus electricity can share with homes that have a shortage of power. This reduces the need to purchase energy from external sources and maximizes the use of solar power generated within the district.

 

[Expected benefits]

 

1. Self-sufficiency rate of 80% or higher owing to the local production and local consumption of solar power (environmental benefit)

 

2. A 20% reduction in electric power rates owing to receipt of power and storage cell control (economic benefit)

 

3. 100% use of renewable energy (solar power generated in the district and FIT source outside the housing district) (environmental benefit)

 

4. Possible to supply power even when power supply from the main grid has been interrupted (designated circuits) (dealing with disasters)

 

5. Equalize power supply within the district (social benefit)

 

[Hybrid deployment of microgrid VPP (*11) feasibility test]

 

In addition to the deployment of a microgrid, a feasibility test will be conducted for the VPP control unit. When instructions, including demand response (*12) orders from the resource aggregator (*13), come from above, the goal is to control the inflow and outflow of power from storage cells in each home to address the increase or decrease of power consumption in the district, as if it were all functions as one power generator.

 

Notes:
*1. A small-scale power grid. A small power generator facility, including solar power generator, is set up in an area to supplement power demand using a local production, local consumption model.
*2. It is Japan's first point that makes to share electric power mutually at 117 homes by running private distribution lines in the housing district.
*3. (Amount of solar power consumed privately + amount of surplus power shared) ÷ Total power consumption (Annual basis; based on a simulation performed by PanaHome)
*4. Power distribution lines privately installed to supply power without relying on general power distribution companies.
*5. Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI): Network launched in 2010 at the Yokohama APEC meeting. APEC member countries and regions collaborate on projects in five fields - smart buildings, smart grid, low-carbon model town, smart job and consumer, and smart transport - through the introduction of new technologies.
*6. Article 17 of the Electric Business Act (Specified Supply): System whereby an electric power supplier that meets certain criteria obtains a license for each location to which they plan to supply power and supplies power to that specific target.
*7. Home Energy Management System (HEMS): Energy usage is not only made transparent but also optimally controls electric use of consumer electronics and electrical facilities installed in the home.
*8. Energy Management System (EMS): Monitors and controls energy via a network, including making energy usage, including electric power usage, transparent, and optimally manages facilities.
*9. Power Producer and Supplier (PPS): Designated scale power products, generally known as new power suppliers. A company that obtains a license and newly enters the electric power industry.
*10. Electric power using a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) source (system whereby the purchase price of renewable energy is decided by law)
*11. Virtual Power Plant Response (VPP): Network or system that centrally controls a number of small solar power or other generators as if it were one large power generator.
*12. A resource aggregator collects energy resources from consumers for energy producers (power transmission and distribution companies, retail electric power companies, and renewable energy power producers).
*13. Demand Response: Transform power consumption patterns by curbing consumer power usage through incentives or by setting higher rates during times when market prices are skyrocketing or when the reliability of the grid is weak, such as when supply and demand for electric power are strapped.

 

Source: http://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2017/50883.html

 

Related Links

 

[Video] Launch of Japan's First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes - Smart City Shioashiya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Br0QgUxvK4

 

Smart City Shioashiya "Solar-Shima" website (Japanese)
http://city.panahome.jp/sorashima/index.php?frm=shioashiya

 

PanaHome Global
http://www.panahome.jp/english/

 

HEMS (Home Energy Management System) | Industrial Devices & Solutions
https://industrial.panasonic.com/ww/applications/ha/hems

 

ENERES Co., Ltd. (Japanese)
https://www.eneres.co.jp/

 

IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd.
https://www.ibjl.co.jp/en/index.html

 

Hyogo Prefecture
https://web.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/fl/index.html

 

 

 

 
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