Huawei is dedicated to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in the ICT industry and to enabling other industries to do the same. We are committed to a low-carbon world: We provide smart and clean energy solutions, enable smart cities and green industries, and help our customers conserve energy and cut emissions. Through these efforts, we aim to make the world greener.
Smart Network Energy Solutions
Huawei's research has found that 40% of the power used by communications networks is wasted, 57% of network outages are caused by infrastructure issues, and base station maintenance requires huge labor inputs. During a ten-year period, 50% to 60% of the cost of a data center is the cost of powering it. Solar power stations never achieve an efficiency of more than 80%. When a 100MW power station goes down, the losses are counted in the millions of US dollars.
Huawei believes in simple, efficient, and reliable power sources for a green, better connected world. To achieve this vision, we use bits to control watts, and we cut the number of watts needed to power our bits. Digital technology, networks, and smart technology can revolutionize our infrastructure. By focusing on three key areas – network energy, data center energy, and solar energy – Huawei is steering ICT infrastructure onto a greener path.
Huawei has deployed over two million network energy solutions across more than 170 countries. We have constructed over 800 data centers. According to IHS and GTM Research, Huawei's PV inverter is the most popular in the world, ranking No. 1 in shipment in the market. We have broad, ongoing relationships with the world's top 50 network energy customers.
Smart, Efficient, Green Base Stations
As networks evolve to 4G and 5G architecture, they face significant power challenges. Huawei solutions provide energy savings at the equipment, base station, and network levels. They can help carriers increase power efficiency and cut costs. Starting with base station design and smart temperature controls, our smart base station solutions can achieve energy efficiencies of up to 95%. Comprehensive efficiency techniques raise overall network efficiency by 20%.
Smart base station management means that 90% of the labor can be automated or handled remotely. Added value functions such as remote management, automated O&M, and smart big data analytics mean that dumb equipment can be made digital, and base station power consumption optimized. Onsite inspections and fault handling can be reduced by 60%, which means our carrier customers can boost their O&M efficiency by 150%.
ICT Energy Efficiency Forum: Making Networks Greener
The ITU and Huawei jointly hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Forum in Madrid in May 2016. The theme of the event was "Building a Better Connected World, Making Networks Greener." Executives from leading global carriers, industry experts, and consultants shared their insights on topics including energy efficiency standards for green networks, strategies and practices for improving energy efficiency, and innovative ideas and technological solutions to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
The ICT Energy Efficiency Forum
Hybrid Power Solutions Cut Carbon Emissions
In the Middle East and Africa, power is the biggest cost for mobile carriers. Energy can burn up 70% of the O&M budget for a network. Where mains supplies are unreliable or unavailable, Huawei's green hybrid power solutions not only require much less fuel than traditional diesel generators, they also cut maintenance costs and emit much less CO2. To date, Huawei has delivered over 50,000 hybrid base station power solutions to more than 130 customers in 93 countries and regions.
Huawei Wins Green Initiative Award 2016
At the Middle East & Africa (MEA) Tower Summit Meeting in October 2016, TowerXchange presented the Green Initiative Award to Huawei and IHS. The award recognized the contributions which Huawei has made to energy efficiency, carbon emissions reduction, O&M cost savings, and long-term sustainability in the ICT industry.
Huawei receives the Green Initiative Award from TowerXchange
Leading the Industry in Smart Energy Efficiency
Huawei's Smart Data Center solutions are based on independently functional modules for quick rollout and flexibility. To meet the high uptime needs of large cloud data centers and enterprise applications, Huawei has developed a new uninterruptible power source (UPS) module that can adapt to the challenges of power supplies anywhere in the world. The solution also uses iCooling and other technologies to achieve optimum power usage effectiveness (PUE). The infrastructure is also digitized with IT technology so that O&M can be proactive rather than reactive. This enables high reliability at the same time as best-of-breed O&M efficiency.
Huawei Receives the "Global Modular UPS Company of the Year Award" from Frost & Sullivan
In November 2016, Frost & Sullivan officially presented the "Global Modular UPS Company of the Year Award" to Huawei at an award ceremony in Paris in recognition of Huawei's product innovations, industry leadership, and outstanding contributions to the sustainable development of the modular UPS industry.
Frost & Sullivan award ceremony in Paris
Supporting Smart Cities
Smart cities combine ICT with IoT to enable the city to manage its assets more safely and efficiently. Urban assets include cities' information networks, schools, libraries, transport systems, hospitals, power stations, water pipe networks, waste disposal systems, law enforcement, and other community services. With CCTV networks and sensors, infrastructure data and public information can be collected for big data analytics, to ultimately improve the quality, effectiveness, and interactivity of urban services. At the same time, cost and waste can be reduced.
Huawei is a supporter of smart city development. We provide ICT infrastructure that can be integrated into comprehensive smart city solutions by our many partners, as part of a healthy smart city ecosystem. Together we can deliver exciting new solutions to make our cities smarter.
Building the Smart Solar Ecosystem
The Huawei FusionSolar solution merges digital, Internet, and photovoltaic technologies into the industry's leading smart PV solution. By making simpler, all-digital solar stations that support automated O&M globally, Huawei has made solar power stations more efficient, smarter, safer, and more reliable. We are helping our customers maximize value over the lifetime of their installations, and our solution is already in use all over the globe.
Shifting the economy of Datong from coal to solar
Smart Solar Conference on Location
On July 5, 2016, Huawei and the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) organized the Smart Photovoltaic Technology Forum at Datong, in northern China. 500 of China's leading experts on solar power attended including CRES members, engineers, investors, and business leaders. The discussion covered past experience with solar power station projects, the future developments of the industry, and how the latest technologies will help the industry as it faces a tail-off in supportive subsidies. The success of the forum has helped spur technological advances in China's photovoltaic industry, and make the industry both broader and deeper.
Smart Photovoltaic Technology Forum, organized by China Renewable Energy Society and Huawei
Huawei's philosophy of openness, collaboration, and shared success has led it to work with many partners, both upstream and downstream, to build an open and supportive smart photovoltaics industry. As the price of solar power becomes more competitive, renewable energy will be able to develop in a healthier, more sustainable way. Through collaborative effort, the industry can build a supplier ecosystem for the energy Internet.