Turning Off Lights is Not Enough, Renewable Energy is Key to Singapore’s Green Future
Members of Huawei team with Member of Parliament of West Coast GRC, Mr S Iswaran, and West Coast CC leaders
On 25 March 2023, Huawei joined the residents of West Coast in marking this year’s edition of Earth Hour at the West Coast Community Centre. In the first physical Earth Hour event post-pandemic, a carnival was held to cultivate greater awareness of green energy, alternative food products, sustainable lifestyles, and clean transport options amongst residents of West Coast GRC.
From booths with educational games to displays of next-generation digital power devices, residents were able to learn in an engaging manner about the importance of sustainable living, next-generation green technology, and methods in which they could introduce eco-friendliness into their daily lives.
In a symbolic gesture to commemorate Earth Hour 2023, lights were turned off at 8.30pm. Conceptualised in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund, the global “lights off” movement sees millions across the globe switching off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about the plethora of environmental issues affecting our planet. The evening then continued with a street performance show in the dark and a movie screening to cap off the event.
Advocating for Sustainability & Singapore’s Green Plan 2030
In the spirit of sustainability, Huawei’s Digital Power team was on-site to display their intelligent FusionSolar PV+Storage solutions for use in residential homes, giving carnival participants a chance to see the company’s sustainable energy solutions up close and in-person. Huawei is committed to helping people and industries in Singapore benefit from clean solar energy, accelerating the transition to renewable energy by leveraging on digital technologies and power electronics technologies.
Huawei representatives also engaged with participants who were interested in finding out more about solar energy and how it could potentially impact their lives. Some questions received by the Huawei team at the booth include the feasibility of implementing the FusionSolar solution in their homes, and the cost savings that they would see from using such a solution. This presented an opportune time for the Huawei team to share about the modular aspect of LUNA2000 and award-winning app that owners can use to track their energy output and savings.
Member of Parliament of West Coast GRC, Mr S Iswaran also made a stop by the Huawei booth to understand more about Huawei’s solar energy solutions and efforts in supporting Singapore’s Green Plan 2030.
Member of Parliament of West Coast GRC, Mr S Iswaran interacting with members of Huawei’s Digital Power team
Mr Terry Gao, Managing Director of Huawei Digital Power Singapore said, “HUAWEI champions the SG 2030 Green Plan, spearheading quest for a sustainable future. We remain committed to delivering sustainable solar energy solutions and fostering a greener Singapore with our partners. Our passion for the environment and social responsibility fuels the bright, green future we envision for Singapore and beyond. Together, let’s illuminate a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow for Singapore.”
By the end of the evening, the Huawei Digital Power team was glad to have had the opportunity to engage with the residents of West Coast, share the benefits of solar power, and showcase how sustainable energy solutions such as FusionSolar can be used by everyone – from private residents to commercial users.
Other than Huawei, the carnival also saw participation and support from a number of government agencies and educational institutions such as NParks, the Public Utilities Board (PUB), National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore Poly Force (SPF), Land Transport Authority (LTA), Kent Ridge Secondary School, Nan Hua High School and Nanyang Technological University (Earthlink).
(Photo Credit: Friends Of West Coast Facebook Page)
Lighting up a greener future together
To tackle the climate change challenge globally, Huawei is taking firm actions to do our part to build a sustainable future. By the end of 2022, Huawei Digital Power has helped global customers generate 695.1 billion kWh of green power and save 19.5 billion kWh of electricity. These efforts have offset 340 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to planting 470 million trees.
In Singapore, for example, Huawei successfully supported energy retailer Sunseap in building one of the world's largest offshore floating solar farms. Huawei’s solution was also selected by Sembcorp Industries Ltd for its utility-scale Energy Storage System on Jurong Island, which is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Huawei looks forward to working closely with local partners, and contributing to Singapore's Green Plan 2030.
For more information about Huawei’s FusionSolar Smart PV solution, please refer to the following link here.