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Huawei Digital Power held the Huawei FusionSolar Channel Partner Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. More than 30 partners from Sub-Saharan Africa were present at the event. It highlighted the importance ecosystem building for meeting Africa’s energy requirements with solar PV and renewables.
Only 48.4% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa has access to electricity, compared with a global average 90.5%. Renewable energy will play a greater role in the region’s efforts to improve access to electricity to achieve its development goals. Renewable energy will contribute 22% to Africa’s total energy consumption in 2030.
In opening the summit’s official speech, Mr. Xia Sheng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Digital Power Business, emphasized Huawei’s technological strengths in PV and its channel strategy.
He stated that Africa has more than 40% of the world’s solar energy resources but only 1% of the global installed solar capacity. Huawei Digital Power combines digital and power electronics technology. We use bits to manage Watts by offering smart digital energy solutions that cover generation, transmission, distribution, usage and storage.
He said that Huawei was committed to creating a strong African ecosystem. “We are committed to building a strong ecosystem in Africa by ensuring the profitability of our partners, simplifying policies for easier cooperation and providing strong support in areas such as marketing and capacity-building.” he added.0
Hein Engelbrecht (CEO of ICT supplier, and valued partner with Huawei), shared his outlook on how the companies are charting a common growth path. He said that “Mustek’s and Huawei’s partnership is built upon trust and shared understanding.” We believe these new ingredients will make us the preferred choice for solar solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years.
Jason Knight, Head, of Business Development at Kathea Energy, a Value Added Partners (VAP), of Huawei Digital Power South Africa, shared the positive experiences that the company had with Huawei Digital Power. He said that the partnership had grown from strength to strength. We look forward to growing Huawei’s market share and expanding into Sub-Saharan Africa. And we are proud to be associated to Huawei, the global leader of solar solutions.