At the Solar Show Africa 2022, Huawei Digital Power this week introduced its complete line of FusionSolar Smart PV and Energy Storage System (ESS) solutions to the Sub-Saharan African market.
With a long-term output of 4.51 kWh/kWp per day, Africa is the region with the greatest potential for solar energy in the entire world. However, Sub-Saharan Africa is currently home to 77% of the world’s population who lack access to electricity, a number that has risen since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Victor Koyier, Vice Director of Huawei Smart PV Sub-Saharan Africa, stated that the firm understands that Sub-Saharan Africa is best positioned to take advantage of renewable energy and solar in particular. However, it understands that the key to realizing its full potential lies in digital technologies.
“We know that Sub-Saharan Africa is ideally poised to take advantage of renewable energy and solar in particular. But we also know that digital technologies are key to unlocking its potential.
“We believe that our full suite of Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV and ESS solutions will help stakeholders at the utility, C&I, and residential scenarios by ensuring that solar systems are more affordable, more effective, and easier to maintain,” said Koyier.
About FusionSolar Smart PV
FusionSolar Smart PV Solution 6.0+, one of the solutions Huawei introduced for Africans, allows a PV system to be adjusted to varied grid conditions, particularly in a poor grid environment. With optimized electricity costs, active safety, smart operation and maintenance (O&M), and intelligent support for an improved experience, Residential Smart PV Solution and Commercial & Industrial Smart PV Solution provide homeowners and companies, respectively, an all-around clean energy experience.
Koyier noted that the technologies are perfectly positioned to expand the use of renewable energy in the region at all sizes.
“These solutions are ideally poised to help advance the adoption of renewables at all scales across the region. Take the active safety feature for example, the industry-leading AFCI technology enables precise fault detection and emergency disconnection, which drastically improves the system’s safety.
“We can also increase power generation by over 2% under the same conditions and increase installation volume by up to 30% while using the power optimisers in C&I and residential scenarios, which can be directly translated to further electricity cost reduction,” Koyier said.
Koyier concluded that the firm can contribute to the smartening of energy supply and management by transferring the expertise we’ve amassed in the ICT realm to the power business.