Huawei goes solar in regional deal

Lachlan Colquhoun
telecomasia.net

Huawei’s solar business has received a boost with a deal to partner with Filipino renewables generator Citicore Power.

The deal, announced in Shenzen on Wednesday and reported in the Filipino press, will see the two companies partner up to deliver solar projects not only in the Philippines, but in other Asian countries including Japan.

"This comes on the heels of the company's plans to develop and construct solar projects with a total capacity of 500 MW [megawatts] by 2020 in overseas markets particularly Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar," Citicore Power said in a statement.

Citicore said that under the partnership, Huawei "will provide project design support and inverter maintenance support," including remote, hardware, and solution support. 

"It will also complete or obtain various product tests, network admission, and technology certification for the products. Huawei will also share its global recourses including solar investment partners, consultants, and EPC [engineering, procurement and construction] partners," the company said.

Citicore Power operates three large-scale solar farms in Bataan, Negros Occidental and Cebu provinces, with a combined capacity of more than 100 MW

The company aims to install 1,000 MW of capacity using a range of renewable energy sources, including solar, biomass, wind and hydropower.

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