PV Magazine award winners 2020
The 2020 award winners come from companies based in China, Europe, Israel and Australia – demonstrating that innovation within the increasingly global solar industry occurs in all parts of the world. And among the winners are a few of our suppliers.
To select the award winners, pv magazine assembled six expert juries, with representatives from throughout the solar world. These independent adjudicators – industry analysts, technologists, researchers, and industry insiders – bring a wealth of experience and close contact to manufacturers and project developers to the process.
JinkoSolar wins PV Magazine Award 2020 for the first time
JinkoSolar has been granted the pv magazine award 2020 in the Module category for its Tiger monofacial module. The jury has recognized Jinko’s Tiger monofacial module for its comprehensive performance quality with its TR technology. “The technology is really innovative and it can be applied to all sorts of different cells. For example, if Jinko has HJT in the future then it can also use the tiling ribbon,” said juror Jay Lin.
SolarEdge wins PV magazine award in the inverter category
SolarEdge wins the pv magazine award for the Energy Hub inverter in the inverter category. With this product, SolarEdge has offered a comprehensive solution to control loads, offer grid support, smart EV charging, and life with the security of backup power. “It offers a pretty comprehensive feature set, controlling the loads and appliances and also including EVs,” says juror Jenya Meydbray. “The 2.0 DC/AC ratio is also very good in terms of DC storage, especially with those power optimizers.”
Growatt wins Publisher’s Pick
The pv magazine Publisher’s Pick award, selected by pv magazine, for 2020 goes to inverter manufacturer Growatt. In just 10 years, the company’s founder, David Ding, and his team have built a multinational enterprise with 13 subsidiaries and six large warehouses around the world with regional teams for marketing, technical support, and after-sales service. Growatt invests 10% of its annual revenues in research and development, and 200 of the company’s 1,200 employees are research and development engineers.
Growatt’s Grohome puts the homeowner front and center as both consumer and “prosumer,”a putting a convenient app at his or her fingertips to manage the system and optimize self-consumption. All this is accelerating the energy transition, making Growatt a very worthy recipient of the 2020 pv magazine award in the category “Publisher’s Pick.”