Envision Digital International, a Singapore-headquartered global artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT) software company, has partnered with Lightsource bp to accelerate the growth and optimisation of solar power.
Lightsource bp, a 50:50 joint venture with oil giant bp, is targeting the development of 25 gigawatts of solar power projects globally by 2025, delivering renewable power at scale.
Through the partnership and advanced analytics from Envision’s software platform, Lightsource bp will be able to gain data-driven insights to enable automation, efficiency, value, and ultimately, substantial volumes of additional low-carbon power.
The partnership will see Lightsoruce bp leveraging Envision’s platform to optimise the performance and operation of their solar assets.
Envision global executive director Michael Ding said: “As the global AIoT leader for net zero, Envision Digital continues to focus on partnerships.
“We see a lot of synergies with Lightsource bp and our teams are rapidly deploying and scaling technology to power the energy transition together.”
With the partnership complete, Lightsource bp expects to be able to deliver greater value at scale and enact a real change on the global energy landscape.
The 247-megawatt Vendimia project in Spain started generating low-cost power in June 2021, created 600 jobs during construction, and provides a snapshot of the benefits solar can provide to the economy and the climate.
Lightsource bp group chief executive Nick Boyle said deploying solar power at pace means making the most of projects once they are up and running.
Boyle continued: “It’s not just about the cost of capital and your project execution.
“Lightsource bp has an exceptional reputation on both fronts and once all that hard work is done, we don’t want to waste a single photon.
“The partnership with Envision Digital gives us an anatomical level of insight on our assets to optimise them remotely and drive improvements.”
Envision’s proprietary AIoT operating system EnOS currently supports more than 360 gigawatts of clean energy assets globally.
As the partnership develops, and as global governments and corporations quicken net zero discussions, both companies plan to explore additional opportunities to drive value across Lightsource bp’s expanding portfolio of solar power projects.