Within the efforts to confront the problem of the decline of non-renewable energy sources, global concerns focus on proposing solutions, the most prominent of which is the tendency more and more towards relying on renewable energy sources, foremost of which is solar energy.
In this context, Turkey stands out among the countries that constantly seek to develop the electricity production sector using solar energy.
Gavin Gao, Director of Huawei Turkey Digital Energy Group, on the sidelines of the European Innovation Day 2022 organized by Huawei in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
Zhao noted that the Green Development 2030 Report, which was announced in April 2022 as part of Huawei’s promotion of the Smart World 2030 project, “highlights industry trends under green energy and (the report) will serve as a roadmap for green technologies.”
He pointed out that, according to the Green Development Report 2030, “the world will be able to provide about 50 percent of the global demand for electric power from renewable energy sources by 2030.”
He stressed that “one of the most important features of the renewable energy system is the ability to store this energy.” “At Huawei, we are developing energy storage technologies that we use in many different product groups to be compatible with our solar energy solutions with potential for industrial use,” he said.
“In fact, we have been able to develop important solutions in the field of lithium storage and allow this technology to be used in industrial facilities and residential applications,” Zhao added.
Zhao stressed that “Turkey has a great advantage in the field of electricity generation from solar energy” and attributed this to the fact that it “receives high amounts of solar and radiation energy.
He explained that Turkey’s population is nearly 83 million and that this number includes about 25 million families, in addition to that this country “contains more than 70,000 industrial sites and more than 500 data centers.”
He stated that “the cumulative solar installation in Turkey has recently approached 9 gigawatts, and this corresponds to nearly 6 percent of the total electric power consumed annually in Turkey.”
“This capacity is expected to increase to 38 gigawatts by 2030, as there are great opportunities and rich business lines to develop digital energy in Turkey,” he said.
Zhao added that Huawei Turkey Digital Energy, which he runs, “is making important efforts to develop a range of solutions in the field of renewable energy.”
In the course of his speech, Zhao stated that “the current legal regulations in Turkey on the issue of energy storage give residents the right to benefit from the solar energy system up to the maximum installed capacity of 25 kilowatts.”
Zhao revealed that his company “aims to open a training center in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and develop a local system in cooperation with local partners working in the field of Smart PV and ERC.”
He pointed out that “companies working in the field of home solar energy systems can benefit from practical and applied training on installation, operation, maintenance and other operations that will be available at the training center.”
Zhao concluded, “The importance of energy storage systems will increase in conjunction with the issuance of legislation regulating the work of solar and wind energy and storage plants. We believe that Turkey will thus become one of the most important countries in the region in this field.”