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At the beginning of July, Huawei hosted its 2020 Smart PV FusionSolar Day in Europe. Participants from more than 40 countries exchanged views with 10 speakers from leading research companies, customers and partners about the current PV market trends during and after the COVID-19 crisis and utility project experiences.
“We are delighted that ourSmart PV FusionSolar Day 2020 has successfully contributed to the digital networking of various industry representatives to discuss key technological trends and a look at the market during and after COVID-19,” said Hariram Subramanian , CTO of Huawei FusionSolar Europe ,. “With a team of more than 3000 people worldwide in research and development on” Digital Energy “- many of which are research centers in Germany, Spain, Japan and China-,, we will continue our development efforts and joint innovation with our customers. In the current critical period, we would like to thank all speakers, panel members and our team who made this event possible, as well as all participants who were there and support us. “
Despite all the challenges Huawei faced in 2019, the company remains the global market leader in the inverter sector. Sam Wilkinson , Associate Director, Clean Technology & Renewables at IHS Markit, looks forward: “The forecast for solar expansion in 2020 has been reduced to 110 GW. In the long term, the growth of solar energy will not be stopped and will continue to play a central role in green recovery – the growth potential is still immense. “
Xavier Daval , CEO of Solar Expert, shares his findings about the future of a new power system: “Power systems are about artificial intelligence. And the future system will be supported bidirectionally with the data collected by the IoT. The most important data comes from this data, and if we want to stay on the ball, the system must become increasingly intelligent.
Alvaro Zanon , Seinior Solution Manager at Huawei, gave an insight into the challenges of bifacial systems and the FusionSolar Smart PV solution from Huawei for bifacial systems. Richard Morris , founder and CEO of Zebotec GmbH, then explains the topic of power plant control with Huawei inverters. Finally, Hariram Subramanian , CTO, Huawei FusionSolar Europe, summarizes the latest smart PV trends up to 2025 . These trends include the four areas: lower LCOE, better grid compatibility and more convergence, i.e. the intelligent combination of security and reliability. All information about the PV trends can be found here .
The panel discussion was moderated by Javier Asensio , CEO of Vector Renewables . The panel included Jørgen Rasmussen, Director, HV / MV Grid Connections at Better Energy Solutions, Miki Risita, Head of Solar Main Equipment, Enel Green Power , Jorge Aleix, Head of Engineering, Grupotec, Terje Melaa, SVP Engineering and Technology / Scatec Solar ASA and Benedikt Ortmann , Global Director Solar Projects of BayWa re. . They discussed a number of current topics, including network connection, yield estimation and financial modeling of the plants. At the end of the event, a virtual tour of the Huawei Smart PV solution was shown before all participants were invited to a quiz session.