Huawei Solar Inverters

India becomes one of the top five solar markets in the world. The country is trying to reduce its carbon footprint by installing more and more solar, wind and other renewable energy assets. The country holds a huge potential for the large foreign solar panel and inverter companies who have been eyeing to establish a big footprint in India. Talking about solar inverters in India, the country is flooded with supplies from neighboring Chinese land. According to the latest report from Bridge to India, ABB, Huawei, SunGrow and TMEIC were the largest inverter suppliers in India. These inverters have proven their forte given their excellent quality and services in India.

You can read in detail about ABB inverters here.

 

Huawei solar inverters are the second largest suppliers to the Indian market. The company has successfully carved a leading position globally as well. Huawei is the Chinese telecom giant, but has quickly become No.1 global inverter supplier by shipments for the period 2015-2017. The company offers a wide range of inverters, monitoring and communication systems, and other smart solutions.

Huawei inverters offer a smart range incorporating digital information technology, PV technology and the internet. Its smart PV solution has been used across large-scale solar plants in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Types of Huawei Smart PV String Inverters

Huawei Solar Inverter Key Strengths
Huawei string inverters have a higher efficiency when compared to central inverters. They typically come with 5 years warranty and more than 20 years of lifespan. They also require less maintenance and replacement cost, and offer less downtime and system losses.
Inverters for utility scale solar applications Huawei inverters
i) SUN2000-95KTL-INH0
ii) SUN2000-70KTL-INM0
Voltage – 1100V-1500V
6 MPPTs
12 strings intelligent monitoring
Maximum efficiency 99%
iii) SUN2000-55KTL-IN-HV-D1

 

Voltage – 1500V
4 MPPTs
8 strings intelligent monitoring
Maximum efficiency 99%

Compare and buy best selling Solar Inverters in India here.

Most versatile inverters 
iv) SUN2000-43KTL-IN-C1
v) SUN2000-36KTL
Voltage – 1100V
4 MPPTs
8 strings intelligent monitoring
Maximum efficiency 98.8%
Inverters for commercial applications
vi) SUN2000-8/12KTL
Voltage – 1000V
2 MPPTs
4 strings intelligent monitoring
Maximum efficiency 98.5%
India is an important market for Huawei. The company targets at bringing more advanced and useful products to the Indian market such as FusionSolar Smart PV solutions.

Largest Solar Companies Making a Mark in Indian Solar market in 2017

At the end of 2017, India’s total solar installed capacity stood at 19,500 MW which included rooftop solar installation of 2100 MW. The year itself saw a humongous 9,200 MW solar capacity addition, increasing by 94% from that in 2016.

Let’s have a look at the major suppliers who made these numbers possible.

Canadian Solar, First Solar, and JA Solar were the largest module suppliers in India in Q4 2017, capturing a whopping 50% share of the total Indian market. First Solar moved one step up from being the third largest module supplier in 2016. Trina Solar was replaced by JA Solar that ranked fifth in 2016.

On the domestic front, Mundra Solar and Vikram Solar were the largest manufacturers by production during the quarter. Adani Solar is also expanding aggressively in the Indian module market ramping up huge production capacities.

Solar on island

Replacing ABB as the largest inverter supplier in India was Sungrow, accounting for 27% market share in India during the fourth quarter. Other large inverter suppliers were TMEIC (20% market share) and Huawei (16%). The top three inverter suppliers in India were ABB (35% Market share), TMEIC (17%) and Hitachi (16%). It is to be noted how prominent names like ABB and SMA Solar are losing leading market share positions in India. Sungrow is a large Chinese inverter company which also ranked amongst the ten largest solar inverter companies in the world in 2017. Sungrow has become very prominent in the Asia- Pacific market lately. Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, has also made a commendable progress in the global inverter market.

India has a huge demand for central inverters because of a large number of utility-scale projects. Though central inverters are preferred for their low upfront and maintenance cost, India is also witnessing a surging demand for string inverters rising from just 1% in 2016 to ~9% in 2017. Both Sungrow and Huawei are the biggest supporters of string inverters for the utility-scale segment.

Problems related to land acquisition and transmission have remained a big headache in India. The module prices also increased by ~6% in the last quarter of 2017.

List of Solar Installers In South India

1. Harsha – Bangalore

harsha@cyancorp.co.in

Business – Solar project investment

2. Bikesh Jha – Bangalore

bikesh.jha@invendis.com

Website – www.invendis.com

Business – Solar Analytics

3. SURAJ KUMAR – Bangalore 

suraj@pnssystems.com 9916248090

Business – Solar Integrators, UPS and Inverter systems manufacturers + suppliers

4. Dr. Hidayath Ansari – Kerala 

operations@teslatronics.in

Website – www.teslatronics.in

Business – Solar Product Manufacturer

5. Vedvyas V – Hyderabad

wellstark@hotmail.com

Website – www.wellstark.com

Business – Solar EPC, Supply of Modules, Inverters, and Batteries

6. Karthik – Chennai 

Kartr18@gmail.com

Website – www.viplepc.com

Business – Solar power

7. PRASAD – Chennai 

prasad.s@viplepc.com

Business – Turnkey contractor for Solar projects

8. AMARENDRA AV – Hyderabad 

ceo.sarvanitelecom@gmail.com, ceo@sarvanitelecom.in

Website – www.sarvanitelecom.in

Business – SCADA & COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS

9. Nagarjun – Hyderabad 

nagarjunreddy@nationsprideenergy.com

Website – www.nationspridesolar.in

Business – Solar Installations

10. Avinash Reddy – Bangalore

avinash@acrelectronics.in

Business – System Integrator for solar rooftop PV

11. Yash Dinesh Jain – Bangalore 

executive.mktg@microsunsolar.com

Website – www.microsunsolar.com

Business – Solar PV modules, Solar power packs, Solar street lights, Solar home lights

12. Shivaji – Bangalore 

aetsales5@gmail.com

Website – www.asteretech.com

Business – Solar PV Panel Manufacturing Machine

13. Bharathwaaj – Chennai

BHARATHWAAJ.J@GOGGLESENERGY.COM

Website – www.gogglesenergy.com

Business – Capex and Opex Models for building of solar plants

14. N.Saravanan – Chennai

yosworldchennai@gmail.com

Business – Rooftop System integrator for solar power plants

15. Srinivas Murthy – Bangalore

atreesolutions@outlook.com

Website – atreesolutions.com

Business – Solar Panels & Panel Mounting Structure

16. Anil Kulkarni – BAGALKOT, Karnataka

anil.solarpowerpark@engineers.com

Business – EPC and funding

17. Anjali Nambiar – Hyderabad

agandhi@radiantsolar.us

Website – www.radiantsolar.us

Business – solar module manufacturing company

18. Karunakaran – Puttur, AP

karunakaren.pss@gmail.com

Website – www.borgenergy.com

Business – Solar EPC from 1 kW to MW range

19. NARAYANAN – Chennai

solar@jove.co.in

Website – www.jove.co.in

Business – Solar power Solutions

20. S.Zahir Hussain – Trichy 

starsolarproducts@gmail.com

Website – www.starsolarproducts.com

Business – System integrator

21. Raja – Hyderabad

innowattpower@gmail.com

Business – Solar rooftop power solutions for house and commercial purpose and solar water pumps across AP

 

Solar Powered Laptops

What is the most annoying thing when working on a laptop? Well for me it’s when the dreaded message pops up saying that my laptop is running out of battery. It is really annoying to get up and put my laptop for charging, as it breaks the flow of my work and gets me entangled in the wires.

What if there is a solution where you can go completely wireless and yet continue with your work. A solar powered laptop is an answer to the question. Laptops attached with solar panels are available in the market. You can continue working and can charge your laptop by just opening up the panels under the sun or placing the laptop under the sun (in case the panels are embedded on the laptop’s lid – Samsung Solar Netbook). It is estimated that once fully charged the laptop can run for more than 10 full hours. Not only will it save a lot of energy, but will also cut the irritable wires.

Also, read Buy Solar Powered Charger for Mobile and laptop/ Portable Solar Power Bank 

SOL Solar Laptop

The first laptop running fully by solar power was SOL, developed by WeWi Telecommunications. It is quite durable, affordable and most importantly self-sustainable. The SOL solar laptop houses 1.86 Ghz Intel dual-core processor, 320 GB storage, 2 – 4 GB of RAM, a cellular modem, GPS, and Bluetooth, standard WiFi, Ubuntu (software). All for a price tag of $300.

Sol Solar Laptop

Image Credit: Gadgetreview.com

Samsung Solar Netbook 

The Samsung Solar Netbook comes with a 1.6GHz N570 Intel Atom dual-core processor, 250GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM all for $400 – $450. Originally introduced for Africa, these laptops were also launched in Russia recently.

Image Credit: Lilliputing.com

Image Credit: Lilliputing.com

These solar powered laptops can particularly be useful in places where there is a dearth of electricity, or for travelers and field scientists. I think these laptops are pretty decent and affordable when compared with the normal laptops that are available today. The solar powered laptops could be a resourceful gadget for children and people having the urge to learn in far off areas having little or no electricity.

China Solar- Sky is the Limit!

It would be an understatement to say that Middle Kingdom has won the battle for the solar industry. Out of the top 10 global solar panel companies, eight are based out of China with the country to host over 50% of the world’s solar panel capacity. Even the solar factories in the South Eastern countries are owned or controlled by the Chinese firms, giving them a vice like control over the global solar value chain and production. The relentless support given by the Chinese government has allowed the Middle Kingdom’s solar companies to become giants vanquishing other countries.

The Western companies have been almost completely vanquished with barely one or two surviving the continuous onslaught of the Chinese solar giants. The country has started to control even the upstream parts of the supply china such as polysilicon and wafers in a a very decisive way. The massive scale and low costs means that few non-Chinese companies can even think of challenging the dominance that has been established by the Chinese.

solar drone

With their dominance on earth near complete, the Middle Kindgom is looking to dominance of the skies. The country’s China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp is planning to develop a solar energy powered drone network which will based in the near sky altitude.

These drones will provide multiple uses to the Chinese government. The normal use will be in telecommunications where these drones could provide sky based communication infrastructure for communications to far off areas as well as communication during emergencies such as natural disasters. The other more potent uses will be military which can use it not only for resilient communication and control but also for spying. This solar drone network will have better capabilities than satellites as they are based closer to earth and can provide better resolution as well as communication abilities.

Note China has already started to compete with the USA on drone technology and is already a supplier of military drones to Middle Eastern countries. The country’s military drones are far cheaper than American ones and also do not have to face export restriction. China’s first solar-powered UAV, the Caihong (rainbow) has already completed its first successful near-space test flight in June.

Solar Plus Storage Powered ATMs in India

India has hundreds of millions of people living in abject energy poverty without access to the power grid. Just as the telecom revolution in India bypassed the fixed line route and moved straight away to mobile technologies, there are expectations that a vast number of these citizens will straightaway move to distributed energy sources and bypass the mainstream power grid. Minigrids are slowly catching up in rural India where startups like Mera Gao Power are using a mix of micro loans and solar powered lights to provide electricity to villagers at a cheaper rate the fossil fuels.

solar_storage

Off grid solutions have the biggest bang for the buck for solar powered solutions as solar energy plus storage is cheaper than diesel or kerosene powered generators or appliances. With the solar prices dropping like a stone and energy storage prices also coming down rapidly, it is becoming possible to deploy these solutions for a variety of different areas.

Energy storage giant Panasonic which is present in both solar energy manufacturing as well as lithium battery production is at the forefront in this new and fast growing market. The company has provided more than 640 energy plus storage solutions to ATMs in far off rural areas which do not have access to the grid. Panasonic is the technology provider as well as the partner of Tesla’s massive Gigafactory in Arizona which recently started production of lithium batteries for Tesla’s Electric Vehicles as well as its Powerwall rooftop solar storage solution.

Besides, solar powered ATMs, diesel powered telecom towers are also a great market for solar plus storage off grid products. India wants to eliminate usage of diesel for powering telecom towers, thousands of which dot the countryside. Many of these have no connection with the power grid and burning of expensive diesel causing pollution is the only option for these telecom towers. If Panasonic and other companies can bring cheap enough solutions, these telecom towers will switch quickly, as fuel costs are a very high component of their running costs.