PVTIME – Sungrow has announced recently that its cumulative shipments in the Americas have hit the milestone of 10 GW by the end of 2020, underlining its position in the deep decarbonization of the local economy.
Significant process made in a challenging year
With a continued upward growth trajectory in markets like the United States, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, the firm has extended partnerships with a multitude of EPCs, distributors, and integrators.
“We deployed 5 GW of PV inverter solutions to North America in 2020,” said Hank Wang, President of Sungrow Americas. Wang further said that the Company hit the 1 GW milestone in the LATAM hub Chile and has consolidated the pivotal role in Brazil with landmark achievements in both utility-scale market and distributed generation segments.
The projects supplied to in 2020 include the 200 MW Wright Solar project and a 400 MW project in Brazil which is set to be online in the second half of 2021 with Sungrow 3.125 MW central inverter solution installed.
Giant strides taken to innovations
The firm claims that this achievement is testimony to the success of innovations. It stated that it has a massive R&D task force to push the boundaries of innovation and develop the most intuitive and pragmatic products of the whole industry.
With the feed-in tariffs (FiT) slashed, the dropping PPA price is poised to demand a lower system cost. Sungrow’s cutting-edge products rolled out this year include a 3.6 MW outdoor central inverter solution, well matching the local demand as it not only enables a minimized LCOE, but also can be flexibly added to solar-plus-storage plant as it is prefabricated with inputs for DC-coupled storage solutions.
“There’s a massive shift to online with everything. We took this year to navigate a more diverse range of marketing channels to provide practical advice and examples that customers can benefit from,” said Wang. The Company took the initiative to display its latest products in a semi-truck for roadshows during the fourth quarter of 2020, attracting (as it claims) hundreds of customers while keeping the social distancing among the pandemic across 19 American cities.
The Company stated that it is poised to meet the booming demands as it races to offer the best practices to secure the benefits for the stakeholders, backed by continued innovations and trustworthy delivery capability and a more comprehensive team spanning across the Americas, offering industry-leading service responsively. It also wants to show robust momentum in the path toward adding more solar-plus-storage applications.