First Solar is a leading American solar technology company and global provider of responsibly-produced eco-efficient solar modules advancing the fight against climate change. Developed at R&D labs in California and Ohio, the company’s advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, high-performance, lower-carbon alternative to conventional crystalline silicon PV panels. From raw material sourcing and manufacturing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s approach to technology embodies sustainability and a responsibility towards people and the planet. firstsolar.com/

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.


Tongwei Solar is part of the Tongwei group and is a large-scale, technology-based, listed organisation focusing on renewable energy. The company operates a full value chain in the PV industry, from polysilicon through to modules, and is recognised as a major vertically integrated manufacturer.

  • In the upstream sector, the company has created a high-purity silicon recycling model with low-consumption, zero-emissions and high-efficiency, ranking within the top three globally.
  • In the midstream sector, Tongwei operates several production bases for high-efficiency solar cells, with the global industry’s largest production capacity, highest shipment volumes and strongest profitability.
  • In the downstream sector, Tongwei’s high-efficiency module products adhere to the highest manufacturing standards, making it a very strong player in downstream deployment.



JA Solar was founded in 2005. The company’s business ranges from silicon wafers, cells and modules to complete photovoltaic power systems, and its products are sold to 135 countries and regions. On the strength of its continuous technological innovation, sound financial condition, well-established global sales and customer service network, JA Solar has been highly recognized by authoritative associations in the industry as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance PV products.

  • ¥25.8 Billion Annual Sales Revenue (2020)
  • 79GW Cumulative Shipments (As of Q3, 2021)
  • 33,000 Clients Worldwide As of Q4, 2019)
  • 25,000 Employees (As of Q4, 2020)


JinkoSolar is one of the most famous and innovative solar technology companies in the world. Its business covers the core links of the photovoltaic industry chain, focusing on the R&D of integrated photovoltaic products and clean energy solutions. At present, JinkoSolar products serve over 3,000 customers in more than 160 countries around the world, and the company has ranked No.1 for global module shipments for many years. As of the first half of 2021, cumulative shipments have exceeded 80GW. JinkoSolar is an industry opinion leader under various international frameworks such as B20, and it was also the first solar energy company to join the RE100 green initiative.


Phono Solar is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products. It is affiliated to the SUMEC Group, a subsidiary of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach), a Fortune 500 company.

Phono Solar has based its brand on stability, reliability and sustainability over many years and is committed to research and development leading to scientific and technological innovation. The company has been listed as a Tier 1 module manufacturer by BNEF since 2014.


Risen Energy, founded in 1986, is a hi-tech company engaged in the R&D, production, sales, service and integration of PV modules and PV technology based products.

As a state-level organisation, Risen has more than 45 key business core technologies and has established an independently certified national level photovoltaic laboratory capable of carrying out testing and providing design, development and quality control support for PV companies, including Risen itself. 

Risen products are exported worldwide to more than 30 countries across Europe, the US, South Africa and Southeast Asia.


As a world-class solar products manufacturer, Seraphim specializes in research, development, production, and sales of solar PV products. Since its foundation in 2011, Seraphim has accomplished significant achievements in terms of production capacity and in the number of innovative designs. Seraphim upholds its belief that innovation is the key driver behind advancement by pursuing new technologies and higher efficiencies.

Seraphim is listed as Tier 1 solar module maker by BNEF and Top Performer by PVEL. Currently, Seraphim has a global production capacity of 5.5 GW. Seraphim serves worldwide customers with high-quality products and professional services. By the end of 2020, over 11GW of Seraphim’s products have been widely applied in over 40 countries.


Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is a world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider. The company engages in PV product research and development, manufacture and sales; PV project development, operation and maintenance; smart micro-grid and multi-energy complementary system development and sales, as well as energy cloud-platform operation. In 2018, Trina Solar launched its Energy Internet of Things (IoT) brand and initiated the Trina Energy IoT Industrial Development Alliance and New Energy IoT Industrial Innovation Center with worldwide leading enterprises and research institutes. The company is committed to becoming the leader of the global smart energy industry. In June 2020, Trina Solar listed on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.



Origami Solar is the developer of a patent-pending steel solar panel frame that will transform the solar industry through reduced material and manufacturing cost, high-speed domestic production, and dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. By sourcing steel from an established industry ecosystem, solar module manufacturers can eliminate supply chain constraints, accelerate the transition to carbon-free energy, and level the global playing field for module production.


PI Berlin provides expert technical diligence, procurement, and quality assurance services for a wide range of solar installers, integrators, project developers, utilities and investors in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. We enable our clients to manage technical risk associated with the investment or procurement of PV equipment. We leverage direct relationships with PV module, inverter and battery manufacturers, apply our expertise to qualified manufacturers and independently verify quality, reliability, and performance.


SolarSpace is a world leading solar cell and module manufacturer, concentrating on high efficiency solar technology production with over 30GW of cell capacity and 6GW of module capacity in China and overseas. The company ranks in the top 4 leading cell manufacturers and produces high quality modules based on its core cell technology.



Founded in 2008 and based in Denver, Colorado and Shanghai, China, Clean Energy Associates (CEA) is a North American-owned solar PV and battery storage quality assurance, supply chain management, and engineering services firm. With 175+ professionals, CEA provides engineering and technical support services for PV and battery storage:

  • Quality Control and Testing
    Supply Chain Management and Traceability
    Engineering and Design Services
    Supplier Ranking and Market Intelligence

CEA serves the needs of Project Developers, Independent Power Producers, Engineering – Procurement and Construction firms, Financial Institutions, and Operations/Maintenance firms. It is led by an experienced leadership team with a combined 1000+ years of PV and battery storage business experience and is supported by 130+ engineers, who help solve a broad array of clients’ needs to reduce technical and financial risk, and to increase system performance and reliability.


Suncycle is a leading service provider in the photovoltaic industry. Specialized in quality assurance, maintenance and after sales of photovoltaic systems and components, international manufacturers, insurance companies, banks and investors worldwide trust in Suncycle.

With more than 2 million tested and repaired modules, Suncycle has a unique wealth of experience in the industry. Suncycle covers all service requirements of the solar industry along the complete supply chain, with offices in key geographies: Germany, USA, Spain and China. With Engineering and Test Centre in Germany and Spain and Suncycle’s own mobile labs, the service teams provide expert know-how wherever is needed.