Zhejiang Shuqimeng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd., also known as Stream Energy, was established in December 2006 in Hangzhou and is a medium-sized manufacturer of primarily mono- and polycrystalline silicon pv modules.
Soon after having been set up, in September 2007, the Spanish multinational pv enterprise Solarig SA took a 25% stake in Shuqimeng, principal investor and parent company is Hangzhou Fulaite Plastic Development with total investment of 40 Million Dollars. Shuqimeng has no overseas offices and sells its panels through a small network of agents. Main markets of Shuqimeng are Oceania and Central Europe.
Production range & capacity
Shuqimeng employs around 1000 people and has an annual production capacity of 200 MW and produced over 130 MW in 2012. Using modern Japanese and German machinery in its automated production line, the company produces crystalline panels with power ranges of 5W up to 300W. Increasingly popular, Shuqimeng produces apart from standard white panels also all-black pv modules as a new addition to their product lineup. Moreover, the Hangzhou-based manufacturer also offers contract manufacturing services (OEM) to national and international customers.
The Zhejiang-based manufacturer has obtained major international certifications for its modules including IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certified by TÜV, CE certified by SGS and also possesses UL 1730 certification. Furthermore, Shuqimeng’s panels are also certified for other key markets such as the UK (MCS) and South Korea (KEMCO) and most importantly CEC (Australia). The panels come with a standard warranty of 25 years and are insured via Zurich Insurance.
Quality assessment in brief and conclusion
Kisun Solar Consultancy Services has in the past performed quality inspections at the Hangzhou-based manufacturer, which has proved to produce panels of decent yet not premium quality solar panels which has lead to the request for independent quality inspection. As the manufacturer is not an aggressive player on the PV market and in view of current turbulences in the industry, Shuqimeng will not have an easy time as compared to other more aggressive SME pv manufacturers.
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