Swiss-based SmartHelio claims to have witnessed a near 200% jump in demand for its deep-data driven solar asset management solution, which plugs into solar panels or energy storage systems. Sales of the internet-of-things enabled, cloud product have leapt in the last six months.
The Australia-based global investor—which has over 408 MW of operational solar fleet in India—will use the cloud-based, hardware-agnostic platform to gain insights in real time and improve its 21 solar projects’ performance.
The startup—which has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) based service for power grid monitoring and automation—will use the amount to strengthen the software platform and expand the scale to different geographies.
The containerised solution integrates grid connection and multiple charging systems, allowing public transport and commercial fleet operators to charge more electric vehicles with less infrastructure in depots.
The Kochi-based system integrator will connect kW- and MW-scale solar plants distributed across the state using remote terminal units, Cloud Computing and Industrial Internet of Things. Once commissioned, the system will help Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd to evaluate and analyse the performance of renewable energy generation in the state more precisely in real time and manage grid operations better.
Given the close links between energy and economy, an impact analysis is needed to evaluate the sector and initiate suitable measures against unusual circumstances. Government policy thinktank NITI Aayog is working on a roadmap to improve energy data management system for India. The centralized energy data unit will host all demand and consumption data related to all forms of energy, which can be used by researchers, policymakers and business strategy formulators alike.
India’s energy system immediately needs a shift from centralized commands to dynamic interactive structures. While the UK is already spearheading digitalization of its energy systems, India has ample areas demanding interventions, such as integration of decentralized energy systems using digital innovation and analytical tools.
Under the order worth around Rs 1730 crore, the power transmission and distribution player’s latest supervisory control and data acquisition and advanced distribution management solution technology will help deliver 24×7 reliable power to the people of the twin cities of Jammu and Kashmir.
Market intelligence company Navigant Research has developed a country forecast of the global market. Incentives and pricing will be the main driver of installations, though the market will continue to be concentrated in certain key regions, including India, for now.
The company aims to emerge as a global leader in battery pack manufacturing with plans to set up a manufacturing unit in India in 2020-21 and the USA.
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