Solarvest, Envision Digital use AIoT to heat up renewables in Malaysia

Solarvest Holdings and Envision Digital International have teamed up to enhance renewable energy productivity and contribute to Malaysia’s national goal of increasing its share of renewables to 20% of its energy mix by 2025.

Through the partnership, Solarvest will be the exclusive distributor and delivery partner of Envision Digital’s cloud-based advanced analytics applications for Malaysia’s solar industry, with the first step of deploying Envision Digital’s advanced analytics and remote monitoring applications to manage 200 megawatts of solar assets.

These applications will be used in engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) projects that are currently in the pipeline. Intended to enhance Solarvest’s competitive edge when bidding for new solar system operation and maintenance (O&M) projects, these new capabilities will also support the group’s strategic ambition to grow in the solar domain.

“Our partnership with Envision Digital will bring best-in-class technologies for renewable energy management to Malaysia, in line with our business vision of creating a world where clean energy is easily accessible to many and our ambition to remain at the forefront of the sector’s digital transformation movement,” said Davis Chong Chun Shiong, group CEO of Solarvest.

“It represents a game-changer for us, as we reinvent our business approach to stay ahead of competition, ensure business sustainability, and attract more investors and consumers into the solar revolution,” said Chong.

With machine learning, advanced analytics and remote operational monitoring capabilities powered by Envision Digital’s EnOS, Solarvest can make more informed and strategic decisions throughout its EPCC and O&M processes.

By suggesting methods that increase solar power generation by up to 15%, EnOS optimises energy productivity and efficiency while maintaining the long-term health of PV assets, thereby maximising a solar plant’s return on investment.

“The integration of ‘edge-to-cloud’ AIoT [Artificial Intelligence of Things] applications will improve Solarvest’s operational efficiencies by rapidly analysing large volumes of data across various assets on a network,” said Chong. “This automated process will eliminate potential human errors, reduce the amount of time and labour required, leading to improved cost savings.”

Sylvie Ouziel, international president of Envision Digital, said the AIoT and technology solutions that Solarvest will take to the Malaysian market are essential to improve the productivity of renewable energy assets and thus speed up their deployment and adoption.