It is estimated that electricity consumption in Southeast Asia is expected to double by 2040. As such, solar energy has been deemed the foremost preferred choice in the global energy transition, with Malaysia seen as one of the fastest-growing solar energy markets.
In an effort to keep up with the country's energy demand, Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has joined in partnership with KVC Industrial Supplies Sdn Bhd and JJ-LAPP (M) Sdn Bhd to boost progress towards carbon neutrality by 2050 through solar manufacturing and the deployment of Photovoltaic (PV) technology.
As the main distributors of Huawei Smart PV inverters in Malaysia, the agreement will see both partners taking on the sales, distribution and service support of Huawei's complete range of solar inverters across the country. Huawei Malaysia will also undertake the task of being the technology advisor for both parties and manufacture the products as well as conduct product training to support the development of clean hydrogen and other renewables technologies.
Two separate MoU signing ceremonies were held with KVC Industrial Supplies and JJ-LAPP Malaysia, and present at both was Mr. Chong Chern Peng, Vice President of Digital Power, representing Huawei. The MoU signing ceremony with KVC was witnessed by Huawei Malaysia CEO Mr. Michael Yuan, and the signing ceremony with JJ-LAPP Malaysia was witnessed by their CEO Mr. Marc von Grabowski.
"KVC has contributed more than 600MW in Malaysia for the Solar PV industry. This is parallel with our values of being 'Committed to People and the Planet'. We strive to accelerate the nurturing of a sustainable ecosystem through strategic partnerships," said KVC Industrial Supplies Country Managing Director Mr. Eddie Wong Kok Leong.
"We are proud to have established a long and successful partnership with Huawei since 2017. We achieved remarkable milestones when we worked together to deliver unprecedented carbon reductions and we believe that our comprehensive solar PV XtructureD Solutions® and an extensive sales network will complement Huawei's state-of-the-art technology and propel us towards greater heights," he added.
According to Mr. Chong, the partnerships have enabled all parties to develop strong bonds with their clients and improve efficiency in delivering better products, solutions and services to the market.
"We believe in the development of the local ecosystem by collaborating with partners. Achieving carbon neutrality will require the collective efforts of all industry players. We at Huawei are committed to this end by offering our products and solutions through our partnerships towards jointly exploring new journeys of green and digital value transformation for society," said Mr. Chong.