Nigeria’s First Green Superstore, Justrite, PV and Energy Storage System Officially Launched

June 6, 2024
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Empower New Energy, in collaboration with its technical partners, Powercell Limited and Huawei Digital Power, announces the commissioning of a pioneering rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plant and battery energy storage system (BESS) for Justrite Superstores, the leading neighborhood retail supermarket chain in Nigeria.

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“Power is the foundation of industrial and commercial development in Nigeria. Renewable energy such as photovoltaic has ushered in the best development era. Huawei Digital Power's unique value lies in its long-term R&D investment in digital and power electronics technologies, and always putting quality and safety first.

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Justrite, Empower, Powercell and Huawei jointly build the first green superstore in Nigeria and even in West Africa. Huawei provides the high-quality, high-reliability, and high-security smart PV and energy storage system solutions, which will help many enterprises greatly reduce the cost of fuel and improve the stability and safety of electricity production,” said Chris Lu, Huawei Nigeria CEO & Chairman.

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Huawei has launched a one-fit-all C&I solution of optimizer, smart PV inverter, ESS, and cloud management system with safety and reliability as the core, optimal electricity cost, and smart O&M. What are the business values and advantages of Huawei's industrial and commercial smart PV and energy storage solutions?

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Over the past decade, Huawei has shipped more than one million inverters worldwide, with an annual failure rate of less than 0.5%. Huawei inverters have the highest L4 intelligent arc protection and can shut down within 0.5 second after DC arc detection. Reliable and safe inverters are the important guarantee for sustainable power generation.

Optimizer enables zero voltage quick shutdown and Component-level optimization increases power generation by up to 30%

Those technologies protect the safety of the roof and ensure the safety of people and property. 

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Safety is always the main concept in design and manufacturing. For smart string energy storage system, the selection of high-quality cells requires a complete eight-month reliability test, including strict extreme tests and environmental tests etc., to ensure that all cells pass 100% safety and reliability checks. The energy storage system implements cell-level monitoring and AI-based data analysis to identify risky cells and ensure rack isolation. It also provides string-level monitoring and protection and special structural safety design.

Huawei always puts safety first, because safety is the guarantee for long-term system operation, the basis for the commercial value of PV and energy storage systems, and the foundation for personal and property safety.

About Justrite Superstores
Justrite Superstores, founded in 2001 by Dr. and Mrs. Aderinwale and Mrs. Omoboye, is Nigeria’s leading family-owned retail department store chain. Serving the Southwestern Region of Nigeria with 18 stores, Justrite offers a wide range of everyday essentials to consumers in underserved neighbourhoods, supporting local products and domestic agricultural value chains.
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About Empower New Energy:
Empower New Energy is a renewable energy financier and co-developer that finances, builds and owns solar power plants for commercial and industrial energy users across Africa.
The company is supported by Norfund and CFM’s Climate Investor One blended finance facility, co-funded by the European Union, which significantly enhances the company’s capacity to advance sustainable energy solutions across the African continent.
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About Powercell Limited
Powercell is a leading privately-owned power systems company established in 2005 in Lagos, Nigeria, and the foremost renewable energy solutions provider in Nigeria.
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About Huawei Digital Power
Huawei Digital Power is a leading global provider of digital power products and solutions. We are committed to integrating digital and power electronics technologies, developing clean power, and enabling energy digitalization to drive energy revolution for a better, greener future. Huawei Digital Power continues innovating through open collaboration with global partners to promote carbon neutrality and serves more than three billion people across more than 170 countries and regions.

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For media inquiries or more information, please contact:

Empower New Energy +234 806 270 4684

Justrite Superstore +234 802 383 3406

Powercell Limited +234 814 957 7771

Huawei Digital Power +234 905 766 6666

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