Huawei To Provide 1 GW Solar plus 500 MW ESS Solution In Ghana For Meinergy

Huawei To Provide 1 GW Solar plus 500 MW ESS Solution In Ghana For Meinergy

Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei Digital Power) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Meinergy Technology Co., Ltd (Meinergy), the leading PV developer in West Africa. The agreement will see Huawei Digital Power provide a complete smart PV & energy storage system (ESS) solution for the 1 GW utility-scale PV plant and 500 MWh ESS project being developed by Meinergy in Ghana. The firms have been working closely across markets in Africa to deliver their renewable energy solutions.

Wu Guangwen (CEO – Meinergy), Zhou Wei (Managing Director – Huawei Ghana Representative Office), and Fang Liangzhou (Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer – Huawei Digital Power), attended the signing ceremony.

To meet the increasing demand for power, diversify energy mix, and accelerate economic development, the government of Ghana has set its strategic goal for renewable energy: Increase the proportion of renewable energy in the energy mix to 10%, promote green energy, and make power accessible nationwide by 2030.

Meinergy has been in Ghana for many years, and its business covers mining, electric power, and PV sectors. Meinergy has expanded its renewable energy business in Ghana and other countries in Africa to add green power to the mix in meeting the energy access.

The two firms have been working closely in utility-scale PV plants, integration of PV and hydropower, energy storage, and residential PV in Ghana. Both parties expect to further cooperate in PV & ESS plant development, data centers, eLTE, and public cloud to build a greener Africa.

In Ghana, as in most of Africa, even as demand for renewable energy is going up, there is a serious shortage of personnel experienced in the sector. That has meant slower offtake and project execution too, a gap that dominant Chinese firms have been pushing to fill.

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