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Mr. Xia Hesheng, Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa: Open Up the New Era of Solar, Making the Most of Every Ray

Mar 19, 2024

[March 19, 2024, Johannesburg, South Africa] The 2024 Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Fusionsolar Forum and Partner Summit was impressively held in Johannesburg at the Solar & Storage Live 2024 Exhibition at Gallagher Estate at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Digital Power customers, partners, industry organizations and media was invited by Huawei to jointly explore the development trends of the photovoltaic industry, build an open and win-win energy industry ecosystem, and promote sustainable industrial development.

At the conference, Mr. Hesheng, President of Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region, delivered a keynote speech titled " Open Up the New Era of Solar, Making the Most of Every Ray."

Mr. Hesheng stated, "Carbon neutrality and intelligence is leading human society into the era of ecological civilizational development. Photovoltaics (PV) + Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) is becoming the most economical and universal energy source, accelerating the construction of a new energy system with green energy as the mainstay.

Huawei Digital Power adheres to technological innovation, integrates digital technology and electronic power technology, builds new power system infrastructure, grows together with partners, and wins together in the new era of Digital Power."


Mr. Hesheng Xia, President of Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region, delivered a keynote speech in Huawei FusionSolar Forum Partner Summit 2024 on 19 Mar, 2024


Hesheng pointed out that with the declining costs of commodities and continuous technological innovation, the global low-carbon energy transition has hit the accelerator.

It is estimated that by 2030, global renewable energy development will be tripled, with photovoltaic installation volume exceeding 550GW annually. As the efficiency of photovoltaic power generation continues to improve, the era of "low cost solar and storage" is approaching. Photovoltaics + ESS will become the most economical and universal power source, accelerating the construction of a new energy system with renewable energy as the mainstay.

Huawei Digital Power is committed to integrating "4T" technologies including digital technology (Bit), electronic power technology (Watt), thermal management technology (Heat), and ESS management technology (Battery). Through technological innovation and product innovation, Huawei Digital Power creates value for customers and industries, driving the industry into a high-quality development direction. Huawei Digital Power continues to promote the integration of technology into all business scenarios, helping accelerate the arrival of a low-carbon and intelligent Digital world.

These business scenarios where discussed as follows:

  • Large-scale ground power station / ESS: Huawei Digital Power employs "Artifical intelligence (AI) + grid forming technology" to create intelligent PV + ESS generator, utilizing three major stability reconstruction technologies, namely voltage stability reconstruction, frequency stability reconstruction, and power angle stability reconstruction. This significantly enhances the grid's capacity to integrate renewable energy sources and ensures stable and reliable operation, addressing issues such as grid connection, integration, and safety in the development of renewable energy sources. It serves as a crucial core solution for addressing the weak power grids in Africa and is the optimal choice for large-scale bases.

  • Microgrid scenario: Huawei Digital Energy adopts AI+ power generation-grid-load-storage integration to build a green, low-carbon, reliable, and resilient energy system, empowering various industries for safe, reliable, and green production. Microgrids will become the most promising scenario in Africa's development.

  • Residential scenario: Homes will transit from being simple energy consumers to energy producers and consumers. Huawei Digital Power creates a green, low-carbon, ultimate experience, and intelligent interconnected home energy management system, making it the best choice for high-end households.

Whether in microgrid scenarios or residential scenarios, there are extremely high requirements for safety and reliability. Choosing a supplier that offers both safety and reliability is the primary consideration for channels and EPCs.
Afterall, "Safety is the ultimate luxury."

Mr. Hesheng stated that over the past 25 years, Huawei has brought ubiquitous connectivity into Africa, and in the future, Huawei will continue to root itself in Africa, connect Africa, invest in Africa, and illuminate Africa, bringing ubiquitous green energy to the continent. He also pointed out that Huawei's 30 years of accumulated advantages in digital technology and electronic power technology, continuous leadership in technological innovation, lifecycle security guarantees, and long-term stable local operations, which will bring unique value to customers and partners.

Finally, Hesheng stated that Huawei Digital Power will continue to deepen its ecological strategy, adhering to the principles of "shared benefits as the bridge, integrity as the foundation, and rules as the guarantee" Huawei will establish a partnership system based on "trust, profit, simplicity, and growth," growing together with partners and winning in the new era of Digital Power.