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massive data accumulation . Without such Big Data and an advanced algorithm , detection accuracy cannot be ensured .
The Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis is the decisive factor contributing to the Smart PV industry intelligence and only string inverters can provide such analysis . At the same time , the accuracy of Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis also provides an effective defence for Huawei technology and prevents missing or false reports . Huawei Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis is based on the analysis of massive data reported from over 100GW smart devices . AI has achieved cross-industry collaboration and completed the last step of “ massive scenarios , expert experience and crossdomain convergence ”, greatly unleashing the potential of PV plants . Such intelligence has never been appreciated at this level before the COVID-19 pandemic .
Smart PV : Breathing life into a desert landscape
The green energy industry is not only a testament of Digital Transformation , but also helps with industry recovery and create new values for the local community . The following project from Baofeng Group is a great example of how smart PV could turn a crisis into opportunity . Historically , Binhe New District on the eastern banks of the Yellow River in Ningxia forms a harsh ecosystem with sweeping deserts . In 2014 , Baofeng Group began managing 107 square kilometres of desert by planting alfalfa to improve the soil . The company then began planting goji berries , a business that stretches back 1,000 years in Ningxia . Reviving goji farming has also revived an otherwise dead expanse of desert . To make full use of the land resources bestowed by nature , Huawei Smart PV supported Baofeng Group in building a solar power system over the goji plantation , in effect draping a green blanket over the land . Goji farming and smart PV technology have integrated in perfect harmony , creating a rich layer of ‘ edible rubies ’ topped by a pristine blue sea of solar cells . It represents a new model of mixed land use involving two complementary industries : agriculture and PV – a model that ’ s leading the transformation of goji farming and new energy in the Ningxia region .
Under the sun : A desert becomes an oasis
The planned 1 GWp solar power system will cover a total area of 20 square kilometres . The 640MW PV power plants that have already been constructed are connected to the grid , creating the world ’ s largest PV power plant with smart tracking . Huawei ’ s smart PV solution adopts world-leading , horizontal single-axis automatic tracking technology , allowing the solar panels to track the sun like sunflowers , which in turn greatly improves power generation compared to traditional PV power plants . The solar power plant can effectively reduce land moisture evaporation by 30 to 40 %. The vegetation coverage is increased by 85 %, which significantly improves the regional climate . The Baofeng PV Park has generated 3.875 billion kWh of electricity ( since being connected to the grid on July 31 2020 ), reducing carbon dioxide ( CO2 ) emissions by 1.841 billion kilograms .
Once the project is completed , it will save 557,600 tons of coal , reducing emissions of CO2 by 1.695 million tons , sulphur dioxide ( SO2 ) by 51,000 tons , nitrogen oxide ( NOx ) by 26,000 tons and dust by 462,000 tons each year . This will increase the annual environmental capacity by about 2.23 million tons for the future growth of the energy sector in Ningxia .
Although the sun still beats down on this land , the once barren , endless desert has slowly been transformed into an economic blue ocean , representing the future and hope – all thanks to time and advances in technology . Huawei and Baofeng are leading the transformation of goji farming and new energy in Ningxia , accelerating the development of new technologies , industries , businesses and models . This new agriculture plus PV , multiple land use model isn ’ t just bringing new life to Ningxia , it ’ s forging a new ecosystem where humans and nature coexist harmoniously , adding an extra shade of green to the world .
Powering the world with sunlight
Huawei looks forward to working with more partners globally and taking an active role in reducing reliance on fossil fuels and moving towards renewable energy to help put humanity on the road to resource-saving , environmentally friendly and low-carbon sustainable development . We will continue to harness the power of technology to develop new practices in response to the global climate change and protect the Earth , our home . •
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