Interview

| MARKETING DIRECTOR | GROWATT NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD |

LISA ZHANG

 

Q. What are the philosophy and the larger vision that drives the company?

 
Our vision is to become a global leader of smart energy solutions and provide clear and convenient access to clean energy for households and businesses around the world. The development of solar energy can help reduce our reliance on conventional sources such as fossil fuels for energy and help protect the earth. This is why we are inspired by our work.
 

Q. What products did Growatt showcased till now?

 
Growatt is a new energy enterprise dedicated to the R&D and manufacturing of PV inverters including on-grid, off-grid and storage inverters, and user side smart energy management solutions as well. The power capacity of Growatt on-grid inverters ranges from 750W to 250 kW, meanwhile its off-grid and storage inverters cover a power range from 1 kW to 630 kW. Growatt inverters are extensively used worldwide for applications in residential, commercial, PV poverty alleviation, utility-scale scenarios as well as other storage power station projects.Please let us know about your experience in the Indian market. How do you plant to accelerate your growth in India against competition?
 

Q. COVID-19 has spread over a large part of the world. What has been the impact on your business operations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak?

 
Our business focus is on the distributed generation solar market. For DG, we don’t need so much manpower to complete the installation while impact on utility-scale solar farm is comparably significant. The goods news for us is that despite the pandemic, our businesses in overseas markets are growing substantially. In Europe, we’ve already achieved our sales of the whole year in 2019. We’ve also seen significant growth in Brazil and Australia. The US, seriously impacted by the pandemic, is not our key market.
 

Q. There are many debates going on for women empowerment that women are coming up with the technical talent also. What are your views on that?

 
In every walk of life, there’re always women who are very outstanding and successful. We believe men and women are equal.
 

Q. What are your initiatives towards CSR?

 
Growatt high values corporate social responsibility and has received certification of SA 8000. In the manufacturing process, we abide by environmental regulations and care about environmental protections. We provide jobs for over 600 female workers, and offer paid maternity leave. We support social causes and have contributed to solar plants for school and hospital in China and India.
 

Q. What is your outlook for the power sector for the next few years and Growatt’s role in it?

 
With the conventional energy sources running out and the increasing awareness of environmental protection, the power sector will evolve and incorporate multiple energy sources, and renewables will take a larger percentage. For solar industry, PV inverter will become the brain for solar plants. Growatt as a global leading inverter manufacturer will take the responsibility to connect users with the grid. In the future, we’ll continue to do our job and give our support on the grid side, and also guarantee the smart and stable connection between the users and the grid.