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Huawei FusionSolar to Vacate the Australian Solar Market

From 2024, all second-generation Huawei solar technologies entering the Australian market will become iStore. The move comes as political reaction leaves a sour taste for the telecommunications giant whose solar inverter business is less than 1% of the company revenue globally, deeming the Australian market more of a complication towards achieving long-term goals.

Headquartered in Chatswood, NSW (North of Sydney), Huawei will remain in Australia at a reduced capacity, providing support for existing technologies in the field and the upcoming iStore solar suite of Huawei Gen2 solar hardware in an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) capacity. It’s widely known that Solargain PV, is a significant investor in the iStore product range, which should provide a level of Australian-owned consumer confidence in the technology.

Testing has commenced, and what is confirmed is that iStore-labelled storage units can operate with previous-generation Huawei-labelled inverters. However, Huawei FusionSolar historical data will not come over to the new iStore ‘Universe’ platform, which is required to accept the iStore battery onto the existing Huawei inverter. A scenario that could change with future developments. This comes as great news for existing Huawei inverter owners with a supported second-generation battery available for uptake.

McKercher Corporation subsidiaries, PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse have an enduring history with Huawei solar products thanks to a stable reputation since the breakthrough launch in 2018. A decision to vacate the Australian market entirely would further distance Australia from global technology advancements and innovation. The iStore brand has arrested such a scenario and ensures Australians can still benefit from an outstanding sustainable energy product suite. We wish iStore and the ‘Universe’ platform all the best in a new chapter, continuing the outstanding reputation Huawei has introduced with its energy technology. PSW Energy and Perth Solar Warehouse will continue prioritising the most beneficial products for their customers.

This post has been amended from its original format. The previous post stated that the iStore battery and Huawei inverter would not be cross-compatible.

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