LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has been recognized with the 2021 Intersolar award in the Photovoltaics category for its high efficiency Hi-MO 5 (182mm) series module during an online ceremony forming part of the smarter E industry days held by Intersolar’s organisers.
The Intersolar award is presented to companies making a substantial contribution to the success of the PV industry, recognising technological innovations and groundbreaking solutions. Over a period of more than 10 years, the flagship award for the solar industry has provided companies with a unique platform to gain broad international recognition and distinguish themselves from the competition, with LONGi receiving this year’s award based on the advanced technology and innovation behind its Hi-MO 5 series module.
The Hi-MO 5 module adopts high-performance bifacial + PERC technology. Designed for large solar plants worldwide, the module features gallium-doped wafers and integrated segmented soldering ribbon connectors, based on the company’s proprietary “Smart Soldering” technology. The wafer (M10 standard) material minimizes output losses over time, while the connectors allow cells to be packed more densely, in turn boosting efficiency to an impressive 21.3%.
The high efficiency and power of Hi-MO 5 can reduce BOS costs at solar plants and, combined with a reduction in manufacturing and transportation costs, the module can also significantly reduce LCOE.
LONGi is committed to developing and delivering high efficiency, high reliability and high-quality modules. At SNEC 2021, LONGi was also the first solar company to launch “Lifecycle Quality” standards under its brand concept of “Steadfast and Reliable Technology Leadership”, aiming to assist global partners and customers in securing the value of a power plant throughout its lifecycle via technology and product quality.
“We are very excited to be the winner of the 2021 Intersolar award, which validates both the product value and the technological innovation of the Hi-MO 5 series module. LONGi values high performance and reliability in its products and, with this recognition, we’ll continue to provide cutting-edge solutions that will accelerate the clean energy transition across the globe and maximize investment returns for our customers and partners worldwide,” commented Dennis She, LONGi Solar’s Senior Vice President.
LONGi, founded in 2000, is a world leading solar technology organization. The company has had a long-term, unswerving commitment to monocrystalline technology, convinced, rightly, that its general adoption would bring about significant technological change for the whole PV industry.
With 15 manufacturing bases and more than 30 branches around the world, LONGi produces monocrystalline silicon wafers and modules, delivering solutions for distributed and ground mount power station systems, promoting the development of the global PV industry and driving energy transformation. The company’s shipments have been among the industry’s highest for a number of years and, in 2020, it became the first manufacturer to ship more than 20GW of modules in a year.
LONGi’s ongoing high investment in R&D is a significant contributory factor in its success and the company has been rapidly applying new technologies and processes to large-scale production, making important advances in cost control and efficient product innovation.
In 2020, LONGi became the first Chinese solar energy company to join the RE100, EV100, EP100 and SBTi initiatives, set up to promote zero-carbon solar and sustainable development.