LONGi Solar announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in India by shipping over 7GW of high-efficiency solar panels, the highest in the mono-crystalline category. On 6 May, LONGi India celebrated this achievement with its customers at the Pride Plaza hotel in New Delhi.
According to LONGi’s 2021 financial report, the company shipped 38.5GW of its monocrystalline solar panels, an increase of 57 percent year on year. LONGi is also the only Chinese solar energy company to join the “RE100”, “EV100” and “EP100” initiatives and the global SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative), actively and progressively working on transforming the energy supply globally.
In India, the company has been present for more than five years and has now consolidated its position as the largest exporter with the highest market share. LONGi said its steep progress in recent years has been owing to its steadfast focus on innovation and quality, which has progressively differentiated itself from the competition on technology and reliability of its products.
With over 1387 authorised patents and an investment of more than US$600 million in research and development, LONGi has been leading on the technology front with an efficient R&D system, accounting for 5.43 percent of its operating income last year.
LONGi said it has also been increasingly focusing on creating value for its customers with the technical expertise it has accumulated over the past two decades. Based on the company’s brand concept of ‘Customer Value First’, ‘LONGi Lifecycle Quality’ was established last year to guarantee that its products perform reliably and efficiently throughout their lifespan, allowing clients to achieve a high return on investment throughout the entire lifecycle of a PV plant.
Pradeep Kumar, managing director for LONGi India, said: “LONGi has been a truly transformational company in its strategy with a keen focus on technology leadership along with providing the best value for investment for its customer. Indian developers can discern this differentiation and value our commitment to quality above everything else. Along with this our partnership approach with our customers has been the key reason for this success in the Indian market.”
Luke LU, head of Asia Pacific region and vice president for LONGi Solar said, “LONGi is committed to the Indian market, and we would be keenly exploring the possible synergies bringing our technical expertise to the thriving Indian manufacturing segment in the near future.
“It gives us immense joy that we have been a trusted partner for all the leading Indian solar developers for the last 5 years as India strides towards achieving its energy transformation and achieving energy independence.”