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Huawei brings smart power to Japanese solar farm

Steve Rogerson
April 2, 2019

Huawei is bringing smart solar power to Thai Solar Energy (TSE) for a major solar farm in Japan, the companies agreed at a signing ceremony in Bangkok last month.
TSE is one of the leading renewable energy companies in south-east Asia. The agreement is to purchase the Huawei 1500V Smart PV for an installed power generation capacity of over 150MW at the Onikoube Solar Farm in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
The signing ceremony marks the start of a cooperation between TSE and Huawei on utility scale PV plants in Asia Pacific.
TSE focuses on the development and investment of utility scale PV plants. The collaboration between TSE and Huawei started in July 2014 on a pilot project. After several years' stable operation, the executives from TSE are partnering with Huawei to produce clean energy to fulfil the growing demands in Asia Pacific.
Huawei integrates digital information technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT, big data and cloud computing with PV technology.
For the installed power generation capacity of over 150MW, Huawei will provide the 1500V Smart PV with smart I-V curve diagnosis, which combined with an AI algorithm should improve the operation and maintenance efficiency and reduce the operating cost. The AI-aided 1500V FusionSolar Smart PV will continuously reduce the levelised cost of electricity and accelerate the grid parity process in Asia Pacific.
TSE was established in 2008 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Senior executives from both sides who attended the signing ceremony included Cathleen Maleenont, CEO of TSE, Somphop Prompanapitak, COO of TSE, Taoyuan Zhou, president of Huawei Network Energy, Tony Xu, president of Huawei’s smart PV business, Mark Meng, head of the Huawei Thailand Enterprise Business Group, and Bruce Li, general manager of Huawei’s Apac smart PV business.