It all started with one solar powered railway signal.
Sungrow was founded by Prof. Cao Renxian - a teacher at the Hefei University of Technology. Upon learning of the unsatisfactory state of electrical availability in rural western China he quit his teaching position in 1997, raised 500,000 yuan and founded the Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd.
An idea whose time had come.
Prof. Cao Renxian wanted to improve the availability of electricity and thereby enable a steady economic growth in rural western China. Instead of focusing on economic growth at all costs, he opted for a sustainable growth based on regenerative energy sources.
The first Sungrow client - an engineer in charge of signal power supply for the southern Xinjiang railway - ordered one solar power supply for a signal which amounted to a total company income of 600,000 yuan in 1998.
After this first test-order was successfully filled more orders came in and business started picking up. Adding to the success was the fact that solar technology was an idea whose time had come.
Today Sungrow is a 10 billion yuan company. As a key high-tech enterprise in China, Sungrow specializes in R&D, production, sales, and service of new energy power supply devices for solar energy, wind energy, energy storage, new energy automotive drive systems, floating and land-based PV power plants. All with the objective to provide clean power for all. Today, tomorrow and beyond.