MANAMA: Leading ICT solutions provider Huawei said one of its technical experts will be a keynote speaker at the Solar Utilities Network (SUN) which is being hosted during the 11th edition of the Gulf Industry Fair, which opens in Bahrain next month.
The annual industrial event is organised by Hilal Conferences and Exhibitions from February 6 to 8 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
It provides a unique one-stop shop approach for the elements of industrial development across the aluminium, energy and environment protection, industrial metals, industrial processes and manufacturing, logistics and industrial facilities, security and safety and training for industry.
Dr Toufic Hawat, the chief technology adviser to Huawei Smart PV Business Mena region, will outline smart technology options for solar power plants at SUN.
Sponsored by Bahrain Solar Association and Bahrain Industrial Association, the event will take place on February 7, while registration is now open for the forum, HCE said in a statement.
Huawei aims to develop a network for the exchange of expertise and knowledge for those in the Solar and Renewable energy sectors.
The firm said Dr Hawat will address Huawei’s innovative FusionSolar Smart PV Solution. His topic Smart Utility-Scale PV Plant Solution will highlight Huawei’s global leadership in that space.
As chief technology adviser to Huawei Smart PV, Dr Hawat has been responsible for a portfolio of design and development of solar energy projects delivering 500MW plants, including a pipeline of more than 4.4GW of solar PV plants.
A leading authority in his field, Dr Hawat has published 45 international papers on solar measurements, system control and instrumentation as well as authoring studies on the impact on the atmosphere and natural resources.
After less than four years of development, Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solution has built a reputable position in the market with 20.5 GW of global inverter shipment in 2016, it said.
According to global consultancy firm IHS Markit, Huawei was ranked number one globally in inverter shipment for two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016.
Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solution views power plants as products that can be delivered to customers. From power plant construction to O&M, Huawei optimises and innovates throughout the entire process, and integrates digital information technology, internet technology, and PV technology, to optimise initial investments, reduce O&M costs, raise energy yield, and increase ROI.
“Huawei puts forward the FusionSolar Smart PV Solution in line with innovative concepts such as simple, full-digital, and automatic global O&M, to ultimately help plant owners and customers maximise their ROI,” said Dr Hawat.
HCE Exhibitions director Ahmed Suleiman said: “As the GCC region looks towards using solar and renewable energy in public and private environments, cost efficiency is vital to encourage the transition to renewable energy.”
“The participation of Dr Hawat and Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solution at the SUN Forum is a very important contribution from leading industry experts with a proven track record in improving energy yields from PV power,” he added.