At SNEC PV Power Expo 2018 in Shanghai, LONGi Solar was named a “Top Performer” by DNV GL for the second consecutive year.
On May 28th, DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy experts and certification body, released its fourth annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2018, presenting the most complete publicly available PV module reliability test results.
DNV GL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard selected “Top Performers” based on independent PV module reliability laboratory test results, comprising four comprehensive tests for thermal cycling (TC600), damp heat (DH2000), dynamic mechanical load (DML) and potential induced degradation (PID).
LONGi Solar was awarded “Top Performer” for its mono-crystalline PERC modules in all four tests categories. This is a validation of the advantages of high efficiency, high reliability and high yield of LONGi Solar’s mono-crystalline modules, and an endorsement of the advanced technology, equipment, product testing and R&D capabilities of the company.
“We know that the manufacturers who participate in our Product Qualification Program prioritize product quality and reliability, and the robust evaluation of our program is helping to drive manufacturers to new levels,” said Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL-Energy.
With globally leading R&D, technical expertise and quality control systems, LONGi Solar has focused its resources on the R&D of mono-crystalline products. In 2017, the company’s R&D investment over the past five years reached RMB 2.38 billion (approx. USD380 million), the highest among all PV manufacturers in the world.
Looking ahead, LONGi Solar will continue investments in research & development technologies to strengthen confidence in mono-crystalline products, while always adhering to the promise of high efficiency, high reliability and high yield to provide better LCOE for developers, and promote sustainable development of the PV industry.
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