Huawei and BayWa r.e., have signed a deal to build Don Rodrigo, which will become the biggest single-site PV plant in Spain and the first truly subsidy-free fully commercialised utility-scale PV plant in the world. Huawei will provide its fully digitalised Smart PV Solution complete with a combination of SUN2000-60KTL and SUN2000-100KTL inverters. This will be a significant milestone for the Spanish solar industry and marks another step for advancing the digitalisation of solar technology.

Huawei’s FusionSolar Smart PV Solution is very innovative, and its multi-level topology enables its string inverters to generate higher yields with leading high-weighted European efficiency at 98.8 per cent. In addition, the natural cooling technology and fuseless design provides the project with 0-Touch maintenance.

Sebastian Mohr, Key Account Director of Europe said: “Huawei has built meaningful partnerships with the global top 50 PV customers, and is always willing to support partners, both upstream and downstream, in the solar industry. By building open and collaborative relationships, we can continuously create more value and better experiences for our customers and more innovative PV ecosystems. Don Rodrigo, with Huawei’s smart string inverters, will set the benchmark for the digitalisation of the Spanish solar industry.”

Dr. Benedikt Ortmann, Head of Solar Projects at BayWa r.e., added: “Don Rodrigo is a landmark project, being the first grid-parity, utility-scale, PV project worldwide. Key to success will be working with our trusted partners… Huawei was the natural choice for us.”