IBC SOLAR adds module manufacturer LONGi to its portfolio

Chinese technology leader provides monocrystalline modules starting at 300 Wp

Bad Staffelstein, April 19, 2018 – IBC SOLAR AG, a leading global system service provider for photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage, adds photovoltaic modules from the Chinese manufacturer LONGi Solar to its portfolio. With this new partnership, IBC SOLAR is aiming at a long-term collaboration with one of the world's leading producer of monocrystalline modules and cells.

With LONGi, IBC SOLAR includes a brand in its portfolio whose quality standards are reflected in above-average investments in research and development. Here, LONGi invests five to seven percent of its turnover and has thus become one of the leading manufacturers of monocrystalline cells and modules, which can regularly report new efficiency records.

"IBC SOLAR has always relied on quality products. We are pleased to have found a new partner in LONGi Solar, who guarantees our customers high quality and therefore long-lasting products with maximum yields", says Sebastian Geier, Director of Product Management and Development at IBC SOLAR.

LONGi Green Energy, founded in 2000, is a global manufacturer of monocrystalline wafers, cells and modules.  The products are manufactured in China and other Asian countries. Due to the current minimum price regulation, LONGi Solar will initially only supply modules to IBC SOLAR, which are manufactured in Asian production facilities outside of China. The first modules, consisting of 60 cells with outputs starting at 300 Wp, will be available from mid-May on.

Gerald Patrick Müller, Vice President of Sales Europe at LONGi Solar Germany, adds: "We are proud to supply one of the most experienced photovoltaic providers in Germany from now on, laying the foundation for a successful long-term cooperation."

LONGi Green Energy plans to invest heavily in monocrystalline PERC cells and expand production rapidly. Recently, the company announced that it intends to triple its wafer production to 45 gigawatts annually by the end of 2020. LONGi Green Energy is ranked Tier 1 by Bloomberg Energy Finance. The company has a capacity of 25 GW of wafers, 8.5 GW for cells and 12 GW for modules by the end of 2018.

More information on the company’s international services, as well as on further news and product highlights from IBC SOLAR, can be discovered at the Intersolar Europe (June 20 to 24, 2018), Europe’s leading trade fair for solar technology, in hall A3, booth 579.