Huawei to Improve Solar Power by Tapping their Own Technology
One of the biggest manufacturers of phone network equipment Huawei Technologies is now planning to ship around 4 gigawatts of solar inverters then tapped it with their own telecommunications technology in hopes to further improve the devices. Huawei started shipping around 1 gigawatt of solar products globally in just the first half of this year.
According to Xu Yingtong the general manager of the smart photovoltaic power business, that a typical inverter converts direct current into an alternating current that will supply electricity to a power grid. And Huawei further improved these solar products by adding a smart feature ranging from digital data collection and data analysis. By entering the business Huawei can supply around 45 gigawatts of solar power around the world, which experts say is 12 percent more than the power that was supplied last year. And by doing so it will also place Huawei in par with its nearest competitor Germany’s SMA Solar Technology AG one of the largest maker of solar inverters and with a Shenzhen listed company Sungrow Power Supply Co.
A shanghai based analyst also stated that Huawei might be a challenge to Sungrow’s market share in China as the company shipped 3.4 gigawatts in 2013 which is 29 percent of the share of the market. In March Huawei predicted a 10 percent increase in sales are the company entered the solar business. Huawei is also working with Chinese solar power plant investors such as United Photovoltaics Group and GCL Group, CGN Solar Energy Development Co., China Power Investment Corp., China Three Gorges New Energy Co., and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.