EuPD Research has given Suntech Power Holdings its ‘TOP BRAND PV’ label after an independent survey of installers and end-customers, making it the first Chinese module manufacturer to be given the title. The first company to receive the label was Dutch company, Scheuten Solar in June 2011. Since then, two Japanese firms, Sanyo Solar (Panasonic) and Sharp Corporation have joined the list, while Q-Cells is currently the only German-based manufacturer to have been accredited.
“The fact that Suntech is one of the leading module brands in the world is not only an outstanding acknowledgment of our work which is strongly focused on sustainability but also a strong motivation”, says Vedat Gürgeli, vice president sales and marketing Suntech Power Europe.
The TOP BRAND PV seal was developed by EuPD Research in 2010 as an independent way of evaluating the brand management strategies of module and inverter manufacturers.