ACWA Power will use Huawei as the sole supplier of inverters to integrate FusionSolar 1500V Smart PV Solution, including the SUN2000-90KTL string inverter and cutting edge FusionSolar Smart PV Management System in Saudi Arabia's ground-mounted PV plant.
The Sakaka project is located in northern Saudi Arabia and is expected to be completed in October 2019.
Mohammad Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power, said: "We are immensely proud to take part in the first clean energy project in Saudi Arabia that contributes to the sustainable transition of the Kingdom. We look forward to working with Huawei to utilize our collective expertise gained from renewable projects across the globe to develop and advance the capabilities of the renewable energy sector in the Kingdom. In line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the directions of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, we are encouraging active participation of the sector and creating employment opportunities to Saudi nationals while cultivating a knowledge-base for the future of renewables within the country."
It is estimated to generate enough clean energy that will be sufficient to power 45,000 households in Al Jouf region while offsetting over 430,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Additionally, the project will create new employment opportunities across sectors including construction and operations.