ABB reaches 5GW solar plant solutions in India
ABB has reached the cumulative 5 GW mark in providing Programmable Logic Controller-based (PLC) solar plant automation solutions in India.
This is an outcome of many solar power projects of the company in India for its utility-scale SCADA and string monitoring solutions.
ABB’s SCADA system—an automation control solution, helps in the running of solar plants and enables plant operators to monitor and analyse relevant solar project data in one place. It addresses the needs of the renewable energy industry.
As solar power contributes to the increasingly growing share of the energy mix, the system component technology helps lower the cost of energy production. Some of the crucial requirements from solar plant operators are constant supervision of the production, maximisation of the solar energy yield, real time information about the system status, and grid code compliance.
With tracking devices, the energy production of a PV plant can increase up to 30% in optimal locations. ABB’s AC500 PLC, part of the automation solution, uses solar algorithms to ensure all types of trackers align and follow the movement of the sun with accuracy.
As of now, the total installed capacity of solar power stood at 38,794 MW, while the total wind power capacity was 38,684 MW, according to data from the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
ABB connects software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio.
Image source: ABB’s solar plant
Written from a company news release.