Digital Technology Enables Low-Carbon Development: Huawei

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Jakarta. Huawei said on Tuesday that digital technology could enable low-carbon development as the Chinese tech giant seeks to help the ICT industry consume less energy with green wireless sites and data centers. .

“During decarbonization, digital technology is a key enabler,” Huawei Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said at the hybrid Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) 2022 on Tuesday.

Huawei’s strategy to reduce the energy consumption of the ICT industry focuses on wireless sites and data centers.

There are over ten million wireless sites worldwide. Ken Hu went on to say that less power consumption in these wireless sites can bring significant value to the ICT industry.

“At Huawei, we use a simplified architecture design, a greater proportion of renewable energy, including solar power, and AI [artificial intelligence] to optimize energy efficiency at the system level,” said Ken Hu when explaining the company’s strategy on green wireless sites.

Replacing indoor sites with built-in outdoor cabinets can also eliminate the need for equipment rooms and air conditioners. According to Ken Hu, in Indonesia, Huawei’s simplified design solution reduced the power consumption of supporting infrastructure by 30%.

Data centers consume a lot of energy.

“And there are more and more. To solve this problem, we have adopted innovations and fully equipped cooling, AI modular construction and cluster computing, which could help us save more energy and become more environmentally friendly,” Ken said. Hu.

According to Ken Hu, Huawei is also redefining the photovoltaic (PV) industry with AI, cloud and other technologies to boost renewable energy generation.

Ken Hu’s presentation showed that distributed systems could enable higher energy yields. The cloud and AI can dramatically improve operation and maintenance (O&M) efficiency. Power line carriers can also reduce deployment costs.

“In Qinghai, we helped our client build the largest single-site solar power plant in the world with an installed capacity of 2.2 gigawatts. The [aforementioned] technologies have been incorporated into the solution, increasing its energy yields by 2% and O&M efficiency by more than 50%,” said Ken Hu.

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