Huawei, Panasonic subsidiary cooperate in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s emerging PV markets are to see the introduction of Huawei’s intelligent power electronic components in PV arrays. Malaysia-based Panasonic Eco Solutions will partner with the Chinese electronics giant to deliver ‘smart PV power ‘ to Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.

A subsidiary of Panasonic Group, PESMY is an environmental services company specializing in in solar energy, waste water recycling, and polluted soil remediation.

PESMY believes the cooperation with Huawei to rollout smart PV solutions will be mutually beneficial for the two companies.

The cooperation will see Huawei provide project design services, field installation, operation and maintenance including remote support, hardware support and solution support, besides necessary personal training, technical, business development and after-market service. PESMY will provide field service and failure feedback for Huawei’s smart PV system.

Huawei announced earlier this year that in 2014 it had shipped approximately 4 GW of inverters and had an order volume in excess of 5.5 GW. If accurate, this means that the diversified electronics company is snapping at the heals of Chinese inverter specialist Sungrow.

The cooperation with PESMY, announced this week, will presumably help Huawei to enter the rapidly emerging and promising Southeast Asian PV markets, in which many Chinese inverter suppliers have had limited support in the past.