Huawei has directed its focus towards the hospitality sector, aiming to facilitate a substantial reduction of operational expenses by up to ten percent. This strategic move coincides with the burgeoning expansion of the industry, particularly in Kenya, which has seen a slight uptick in both business and tourist travel. Impressively, the former category constitutes 60 percent of the total bookings.
This targeted approach has driven the introduction of the innovative Power S power solution by Huawei. Designed to act as a contingency energy reservoir for heavy electricity consumers, notably hotels seeking consistent supply, the Power S employs Huawei’s SmartLi technology.
This technology empowers it to store between 10 to 100 kilowatts of electricity, effectively trimming electricity expenditures by at least 10 percent. The core intent of this solution is to tackle the prevalent challenge of elevated power costs and to provide stability to an often unreliable grid supply.
During the Fusion Solar Partner Summit held in Nairobi, Charles Yang, the President of Global Marketing and Sales Service at Huawei Digital Power, emphasized that Kenyan hotels, on average, allocate around 20 percent of their operational costs to electricity.
With the recent escalation in power prices, coupled with the pursuit of heightened power reliability and stability, the adoption of solar energy for residential and commercial purposes is on the rise. Yang elucidated that batteries constitute a pivotal component of solar energy systems, dictating storage capacity and safety considerations.
Despite being a potentially costly aspect of these systems, the improvement in battery technologies and their decreasing costs has spurred a discernible shift towards solar energy adoption, presenting a more compelling investment proposition.
Furthermore, Yang highlighted the significance of this transition in putting power control into the hands of consumers. The gradual shift away from generators, which has been accelerated by the escalating expense of fuel and the prior unaffordability of diesel generators as backup options, is manifesting.
Leveraging its quarter-century of on-ground expertise, knowledge, and expansive networks from its telecommunications and IT ventures, Huawei asserts its status as a global leader in battery storage. This extensive experience ensures that their products are attuned to local requirements and maintain exceptional service standards.