Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited has said that its iPowerCube-S is helping to achieve a green and low-carbon campus, and bridge the energy divide in Nigeria.
The iPowerCube-S hybrid power solution, which was launched in April, provides economical, green, and reliable power supply for livelihoods and production in areas with poor or no mains supply, improving the working conditions and living environment for local people, the firm stated on Tuesday.
The statement read in part, “Soon after the launch, Huawei deployed the iPowerCube-S hybrid power solution in a local campus.
“The solution enables efficient switching between the solar power system and intelligent lithium battery energy storage system, shortening the power generating set’s runtime and reducing its power generation costs and carbon emissions.”
Noting the pollution from generating set, the firm added that ‘generator’ power “is unreliable and costly.”
So, by shortening the generating set runtime, the solution addresses the issues and improves the living and working experience on the campus, Financial Street gathered.
Huawei disclosed that the solution could be replicated and promoted as a green low-carbon campus solution that would allow greater access to green and inclusive power supply through large-scale application.
The company explained, “The iPowerCube-S hybrid power solution used at the campus consists of 160 PV modules, high-density iMagicPower, CloudLi smart lithium batteries, and an intelligent energy scheduling system.
“The solution is easy to deploy, thanks to its modular design, and the equipment is transported and installed without the use of large-scale machinery, requiring just a single week to complete installation, commissioning, and service rollout.”
It added that “the solution uses an innovative eMIMO technical architecture to support efficient and intelligent power generation, conversion, distribution and consumption, delivering 20 per cent higher energy yields than a traditional solar solution.”
Huawei’s fifth-generation CloudLi, we learnt, offers enhanced performance and prolonged service life, reducing energy storage costs compared with traditional lithium batteries and lead-acid batteries. “The iPowerCube-S connects to an energy cloud management system to implement remote visualised management, which includes real time information about energy yields, fuel consumption and lithium battery health, minimising the need for onsite maintenance and facilitating Operations and Maintenance.”
Operation data shows that the solar energy yield is approximately 303kw/h each day, and the estimated annual yield is expected to reach 110mw/h. Carbon emissions will be reduced by 52 tonnes, and the genset OPEX will be cut by $20,000 each year, the company noted.
Following the successful deployment of the solution, the campus has abandoned using generators as the primary power source and embraced an all-new power consumption experience.
Staff of the institution said with the new power supply system capable of providing stable power, they were no longer inconvenienced by generator noise.
“Huawei is committed to bridging the energy divide through technological innovation and actively responding to the global goal of carbon neutrality with its constant contribution to energy conservation and emission reduction.
“Currently, more than 1,200 Huawei employees are operating in Nigeria to support local power development,” the statement added.
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