Longi Sets Solar Industry Record for R & D Spending
Leading integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology set a new solar industry R&D expenditure record in 2017, not only surpassing the two historical leaders, First Solar and SunPower, but also spending more in one year than any PV manufacturer to date.
According to LONGi’s recently released 2017 annual financial report, total R&D expenditure in 2017 almost doubled to RMB 1.1 billion (US$175.7 million), up 96.67% from US$89.2 million in 2016.
Growatt Receives an Award for Top PV Brand From EuPD
As a result of its significant achievements in the Netherlands, China’s leading solar inverter company-Growatt received the award of top PV brand in the Netherlands in 2018 from EuPD for its energy business.
Growatt announced receipt of the EuPD seal, which recognises research into sustainable growth strategies as well as the creation of sustainable operational management systems. EuPD plays an important role within the highly prestigious and lucrative European solar industry. Other prestigious organisations honoured this year include LG Chem, JA Solar, Jinko Solar, BYD and Solarwatt.
Growatt’s ranking among the top PV brands in the Netherlands was based on the results of a survey recently carried out by EuPD Research among installers, on brand awareness, customer choice and distribution.
Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition, 10 & 11th April in Sydney
Once again, Austra Energy is taking part in Australia’s biggest solar, storage and smart energy conference and exhibition. Visit Stand 81, say hi to our team of professionals and get the latest news on our partnering brands.
We have selected offers and vouchers available on the day so don’t miss your chance to grab a few. Visit www.smartenergyexpo.org.au to book a seat for the event.
See you there!