Huawei will provide adequate assistance to ASEAN countries in climate protection
Huawei Asia Pacific president Jeffery Liu pledged at the meeting of 2021 China-ASEAN Digital Economy Development and Cooperation Forum, held virtual recently.
Potential climate change has a significant regional impact, with six of the 20 World’s most vulnerable countries (As per Global Climate Risk Index 2021) being ASEAN member states.
ASEAN has taken actions to address climate change through various environmental, economic, and social activities over the past several years. Thailand, for example, has set a target of reaching peak carbon emissions by 2030 and then achieving net zero emissions by 2065.
ICT technology can play a vital role in saving energy and reducing carbon emissions in various industries. It is estimated that it will reduce such amount of carbon in multiple industries through ICT technology will be ten times more than it will produce.
“Huawei has been leveraging its extensive experience in power electronics and energy storage. As well as providing technical expertise in 5G, cloud, and other innovative technologies, to develop its digital power business and provide digital power solutions for different industries,” said Huawei, Asia Pacific President.
To increase the use of renewable energy, Huawei has deployed its digital power solutions in more than 170 countries and regions, serving one-third of the world’s population. As of December last year, these solutions have generated 325 billion kWh of electricity from renewable sources and saved 10 billion kWh of electricity. These efforts have resulted in the reduction of 160 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
For example, Huawei Fusion Solar Solution has supported Sunseap Group, a solar energy solutions provider, to build one of the world’s largest offshore floating photovoltaic (PV) farms in Singapore.
With 13,312 solar panels, 40 inverters, and more than 30,000 floats, this five-hectare sea-based solar plant is estimated to produce up to 6,022,500 kWh of energy per year, supplying enough power for 1250 nos. Four-roomed public housing flats on the island and reduce an estimated 4258 tons of carbon dioxide.
Through this, this solar has connected to the national grid. Mymensingh power plant has chosen Huawei Smart PV string inverters, SUN2000-185KTL with IP66 high-level protection, and Anti-PID technology used in this project’s maximum capacity. Bangladesh government has set the target installation capacity of 3168 MW in Vision 2021.
This mega project is a significant step forward in fulfilling that target. Moreover, this 73 MW PV power plant will help the nation generate 10 percent of the country’s total electricity using renewable energy by 2021.
Bangladesh has been a member of ASEAN since 2006.