Sinovel signs smart deal with Cisco

UNITED STATES: Chinese manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group has signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation with communications firm Cisco Systems in the US.

Sinovel said the deal will help it achieve new breakthroughs in the construction of the Energy Net

Cooperation with the international partner will help Sinovel achieve new breakthroughs in the construction of the Energy Net, especially in fields such as micro-grid for distributed wind installations, smart wind software service, and new energies for smart cities, Sinovel said.

Sinovel voted in a third board of directors in early 2015. Since then, the company has been committed to the task of corporate strategic re-orientation.

Efforts have been made in retaining the reliability and uplifting further the technology level of its wind turbine products, in diversifying business to invest in and operate its own wind farms, and setting up investment company to explore other new energy sectors.

By the end of 2015, more than 4,000 Sinovel turbines had been phased out of warranty periods. About the same number of turbines will follow this year, reducing the Sinovel wind machines still under quality guarantee to about 1,800 in number.

By then Sinovel will have lived out of the negative impact of historical problems and cashing in on successes in strategic reform, will set out for new leap forward, the company added.