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Focusing on 4T technologies, helping thousands of industries transform from energy consumers to energy producers.

Huawei today demonstrated its commitment to Africa’s energy transition, while also showcasing the full range of its latest solar PV and green homeland business solutions, at the Solar Power Africa Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
In his keynote address to the conference attendees, Xia Hesheng, President of Huawei
Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region pointed out that “Carbon Neutrality” has become global consensus.
Low carbonisation, digitalization and intelligence will definitely be a deterministic trend in the next 30 or 40 years. However, 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. And, solar as the main renewable
energy, driven by three key factors; low carbon, digitalization and intelligence, is growing
rapidly. Renewable energy will therefore become the main energy resource.
Hesheng expanded that Africa urgently needs solar energy to address its energy shortage
Challenges. “Worsening load shedding and rising energy costs are seriously impacting our
lives, productivity, and ability to engage meaningfully in economic activity,” he said.
“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 Sahran
Africa, Huawei has a deep understanding of the region’s energy and technology
requirements. We are committed to utilize Huawei’s digital power energy technologies to
build a better Africa and bring clean energy to more people, families, and organizations,”
continued Hesheng.
Huawei called on every organization to take action to transform from energy consumers to
Energy producers.
Xia illustrated how Huawei itself is doing so, using two examples from its work in South
Africa. The first is Huawei’s Johannesburg campus, where all 18 buildings and parking
garages are covered with solar panels, supporting a solar system which provides
1500KWh/day. Another example, is the Waterkloof Winery in Cape Town, where Huawei has
worked with a local partner, to provide a clean energy solution. A cluster of solar panels on
the winery’s roof generates 1100KWh/Day of green electricity to the winery.
“We are happy to see that more enterprises, organizations, and families are actively taking
action to change from pure energy consumers to energy producers. 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,” concluded Hesheng.
Together, from Energy Consumers to Energy Producers, we can build a green Africa.

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