Jun 4, 2021

Huawei Digital Power launches sustainable solutions

huawei
Sustainablesolutions
Solar
Dominic Ellis
3 min
The Huawei FusionSolar All-scenario PV & Storage Solution offers energy customers a '4+1' package of sustainable products

Under the theme of “Leading power digitalization for a zero-carbon and smart society”, Huawei Digital Power has presented its Zero-carbon All-scenario solution at SNEC 2021, the world’s largest solar trade exhibition which is being held in Shanghai until June 5.

The Huawei FusionSolar All-scenario PV & Storage Solution covers "4+1" scenarios: Smart  PV Generator FusionSolar 8.0, Green Residential Power 2.0, Green C&I Power 1.0, and Off-grid (fuel removal) Power Supply Solutions + Energy Cloud, aiming to accelerate the shift to zero-carbon generation and bridge the energy divide. 

FusionSolar 8.0: Create A Future-proof Smart PV Generator

Disrupting the traditional structure, Huawei launched the future-proof smart PV generator, called FusionSolar 8.0. It offers customers two benefits: First, the smart PV generator promises improved grid stability; second, the world's first "Gemini" ±1500V design can help to support larger sub-arrays, higher voltages, thus could reduce LCOE by 7%.

Green Residential Power 2.0: Start New Life in a Zero-carbon Home

The upgraded Green Residential Power 2.0 solution highlights the innovative "1+3+X"structure. With the Smart Energy Controller at the core, it is equipped with three key components: the optimizer, the smart string ESS and the Green Power Cloud to build the intelligent power ecosystem. The Green Residential Power 2.0 solution, focusing on smart power generation, storage and smart power consumption with multiple active safety features, aims to lower energy bills.

Green C&I Power 1.0: Let Green Power Empower All Industries

Huawei launched its new C&I solution this year, which fits for different application scenarios: solar only, storage only, solar + storage + charging and off-grid. With the application of optimizers and the smart string energy storage system, the solution can improve the energy yield by 30% and energy storage power by up to 15%. Huawei inverters support intelligent AFCI arc protection and automatically shut down within 0.5s, ensuring the active safety of systems.

Huawei's Digital Power Zero-carbon All-scenario Solution: Lead the Power Digitalization for a Zero-carbon and Smart society

In addition to zero-carbon power generation, Huawei also displays the digital power zero-carbon all-scenario solution for the first time at SNEC. In the era of carbon neutrality, Huawei Digital Power business unit gives full play to its strengths in digital technology and power electronics and integrates the watt, thermal, energy storage, cloud, and AI technology, to accelerate the digitization of the energy industry and contribute to a zero-carbon smart society.

During the unfolding energy transition, renewables represented by solar PV will inevitably become the primary source of energy, and building a new power system with renewable energy as the main source is the key to achieve carbon neutrality. With profound expertise in the integration of digital technology and power electronics, Huawei works with customers and partners to promote the energy transition and build a zero-carbon and smart society.

Huawei extended its business partnership with MYTILINEOS globally in March, signing a memorandum of cooperation regarding the supply of innovative and reliable Huawei string inverters, for PV plants including but not limited to the UK, Uzbekistan, Spain and Cyprus.

China is aiming to hit peak emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.

ICT infrastructure will become the cornerstone of the smart world and energy will be critical in building Huawei's digital economy, according to Philip Chen, President of Huawei's Digital Power Business. The company wants to seize opportunities in the transition, namely in smart Digital Power solutions, covering iSite Power, Data Center Facility, Smart PV, mPower and Modular Power. Click here to read its full FusionSolar Utility and Commercial range.

"However, in the process of ICT network transformation, the challenges of big data, large traffic, and huge energy consumption will need to be handled," he said.

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Jun 7, 2021

Trafigura and Yara International explore clean ammonia usage

Shipping
fuel
Decarbonisation
ammonia
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Commodity trading company Trafigura and Yara International sign MoU to explore developing ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping

Independent commodity trading company Trafigura and Yara International have signed an MoU to explore developing ammonia as a clean fuel in shipping and ammonia fuel infrastructure.

Reducing shipping emissions is a vital component of the fight against global climate change, yet Greenhouse Gas emissions from the global maritime sector are increasing - and at odds with the IMO's strategy to cut absolute emissions by at least 50% by 2050. 

How more than 70,000 ships can decrease their reliance on carbon-based sources is one of transport's most pressing decarbonisation challenges.

Yara and Trafigura intend to collaborate on initiatives that will establish themselves in the clean ammonia value chain. Under the MoU announced today, Trafigura and Yara intend to work together in the following areas:

  • The supply of clean ammonia by Yara to Trafigura Group companies
  • Exploration of joint R&D initiatives for clean ammonia application as a marine fuel
  • Development of new clean ammonia assets including marine fuel infrastructure and market opportunities

Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, President of Yara Clean Ammonia, said the agreement is a good example of cross-industry collaboration to develop and promote zero-emission fuel in the form of clean ammonia for the shipping industry. "Building clean ammonia value chains is critical to facilitate the transition to zero emission fuels by enabling the hydrogen economy – not least within trade and distribution where both Yara and Trafigura have leading capabilities. Demand and supply of clean ammonia need to be developed in tandem," he said.  

There is a growing consensus that hydrogen-based fuels will ultimately be the shipping fuels of the future, but clear and comprehensive regulation is essential, according to Jose Maria Larocca, Executive Director and Co-Head of Oil Trading for Trafigura.

Ammonia has a number of properties that require "further investigation," according to Wartsila. "It ignites and burns poorly compared to other fuels and is toxic and corrosive, making safe handling and storage important. Burning ammonia could also lead to higher NOx emissions unless controlled either by aftertreatment or by optimising the combustion process," it notes.

Trafigura has co-sponsored the R&D of MAN Energy Solutions’ ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels, has performed in-depth studies of transport fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and has published a white paper on the need for a global carbon levy for shipping fuels to be introduced by International Maritime Organization.

Oslo-based Yara produces roughly 8.5 million tonnes of ammonia annually and employs a fleet of 11 ammonia carriers, including 5 fully owned ships, and owns 18 marine ammonia terminals with 580 kt of storage capacity – enabling it to produce and deliver ammonia across the globe.

It recently established a new clean ammonia unit to capture growth opportunities in emission-free fuel for shipping and power, carbon-free fertilizer and ammonia for industrial applications.

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