Huawei Showcases 4T Technologies To Develop Africa’s Renewable energy
Global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei, showcased and demonstrated its commitmenr to Africa’s energy transition, at the Solar Power Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
In addition, Huawei showcased its full range of the latest solar PV and green home and business solutions. While presenting his keynote address to participants at the conference, Xia Hesheng, President of Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region, pointed out that Carbon Neutrality has become a global consensus.
Hesheng said low carbonization, digitalization, and intelligence will be a determining trend in the next 30 or 40 years. He added that digitalization and intelligence are all supported by computing power that consumes a huge amount of electricity, which is now driving the urgency for the development of clean energy.
“Huawei believes that what it calls “4T” Technologies will drive the development of Africa’s renewable energy: watT, heaT, baTtery, and biT. Over its 25 years of operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, Huawei has a deep understanding of the region’s energy and technology requirements”, said Hesheng.
He elaborated that renewable energy will, therefore, become the main energy resource, because solar as the main renewable energy, is driven by three key factors that include; low carbon, digitalization, and intelligence. He added that Africa urgently needs solar energy to address its energy shortage challenges.
“We are committed to utilizing Huawei’s digital power energy technologies to build a better Africa and bring clean energy to more people, families, and organizations,” added Mr. Hesheng.
Huawei called on every organization to take action to transform from energy consumers to energy producers by emulating its work in South Africa. The first is Huawei’s Johannesburg campus, where all 18 buildings and parking garages are covered with solar panels and support a solar system that provides 1500 kWh per day.
At the Waterkloof Winery in Cape Town, Huawei has also worked with a local partner, to provide a clean energy solution. A cluster of solar panels on the winery’s roof generates 1100KWh per Day of green electricity for the winery.
“We want to use this occasion to call on more stakeholders to join us in this great transformation, let’s use our abundant natural resource, sunshine, to address today’s energy challenges, and in so doing, contribute to a carbon-neutral future,” further pointed out Mr.Hesheng.