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Huawei Reshapes Utility Scale Energy Storage for a Renewable-Powered Future
SHENZHEN, China, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV & Large Scale Energy Storage Global Virtual Summit 
2021, organized by Huawei and moderated by pv magazine, kicked off on July 22. 
The event brought together thought leaders in the PV industry to discuss the 
latest developments and market opportunities in utility energy storage and 
explore how Huawei Digital Power's smart string energy storage system will make 
PV a primary energy source in the future. 

Huawei Digital Power has accumulated more than ten years of experience in 
energy storage R&D, and has already shipped 5 GWh+ lithium batteries geared 
towards various scenarios, including utility-scale solar power plants, 
residential applications, site power, data center energy, among others. 

In his opening remarks, Dr. Fang Liangzhou, CMO at Huawei Digital Power 
Technologies Co., Ltd., highlighted Huawei Digital Power's vision and prominent 
features of the smart string energy storage system. He noted, "Huawei Digital 
Power's vision focuses on Leading Power Digitalization for a Zero-carbon Smart 
Society. We believe that the key to building a future-oriented power system 
based on renewable energy is the integration of digital and power electronics 
technologies." 

According to Dr. Fang, to address multiple challenges that beleaguer 
traditional energy storage systems, Huawei has integrated digital and power 
electronic technologies in PV and energy storage systems and come up with the 
smart string modular design, which refines the energy storage system management 
through the battery pack-level and rack-level optimization. The pack-level 
optimization improves the charge and discharge capacity by 6%, while the 
rack-level optimization offers a further 7% improvement. Meanwhile, the 
innovative distributed heat dissipation architecture extends battery lifespans, 
and intelligent technologies such as AI and cloud BMS are used to evolve system 
safety from reactive to proactive. 

"Huawei's smart string energy storage solution increases the discharge 
capacity, reduces O&M costs, ensures safety and reliability, and achieves a 20% 
reduction in LCOS. " said Chen Guoguang, President of Huawei Smart PV, at the 
virtual event. "For our solar customers, we are aiming to build a full 
ecosystem, end-to-end energy solution. Not only in energy generation, but also 
in energy storage and consumption, further lowering the LCOE and enables PV 
grid parity to PV+ storage grid parity."

With the falling cost of energy storage and continuous technical innovations, 
the utility-scale energy storage market is booming globally, with more growth 
expected to come. Sam Wilkinson, Director, Clean Technology and Renewables, IHS 
Markit, shared his prediction of the energy storage market with a global 
audience. "2021 marks the start of a very strong period of growth for the 
industry. We predict this year that the industry will more than double and will 
see over ten gigawatts installed for the first time, equating to 28 gigawatt 
hours (GWh) of energy storage capacity. And this growth is not just coming from 
major established markets, but from a lot of smaller emerging opportunities as 
well," said Wilkinson.

Jorge de Miguel, Head of Technical Advisory, Vector Renewables, introduced five 
large-scale applications of battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the event 
and pointed that a wide range of BESS services can be used to maximize the 
total revenue of PV power plants. Another speaker who shed light on the PV+ 
Energy Storage solution was Felipe Hernandez, Managing Director of FRV X & 
Engineering. He mentioned that business opportunities abound in both standalone 
BESS and hybrid PV + energy storage solutions across the world and revealed the 
various layers in the value stacks of both approaches.

In addition, Hariram Subramanian, CTO at Huawei Smart PV – Europe, walked the 
audience through the Huawei Smart String PV-Storage Solution for Utility-scale 
Scenarios. He emphasized that it is important to create a stable grid with the 
grid forming concept and adopt the modular design that will make power plants 
more resilient and robust. 

With a high penetration of renewable energy in the electric grid, BESS is set 
to play an even greater role in accelerating the transition towards a 
low-carbon future. "We strongly believe that the integration of digital 
technologies will unleash the full potential of energy storage, driving the 
industry towards its carbon neutrality goals. Together, we can build a 
zero-carbon smart society and realize carbon neutrality in the very near 
future," concluded Dr. Fang. 

If you missed the show, you can sign 
up(https://events02.huawei.com/live/issmart_live/#/detail?eventId=315624527&live
Id=d128cbb4&lang=en) to watch the full recorded session.

About Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and 
communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more 
than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, 
serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and 
organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will 
drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud 
and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide 
superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital 
platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, 
efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more 
personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they're at home, 
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