Hareon Solar, founded in 2004 and based in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, is one of China's largest crystalline silicon solar cell & module producers. In addition to producing high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, Hareon Solar also develops, constructs, and operates PV power plants around the world, with the goal of becoming a leading clean energy producer. In 2012, Hareon Solar Technology Co., Ltd. was listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange, ticker: 600401. Current market capitalization of the company is about RMB 20 billion. In 2014, Hareon successfully raised a total of RMB 3.8 billion, which opened up new opportunities for the company.

Product Manufacturing

Currently, Hareon Solar employs more than 6,000 employees globally. Hareon Solar manufactures silicon wafers, solar cells, and solar modules in five state-of-the-art factories in Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces, with a total production capacity of 2 GW of ingot casting, wafers, cells, and modules annually. All 8 factories under Hareon Solar have been listed under Standard Conditions for PV Manufacturing Industry by China's MIIT. Hareon’s production capacity of crystalline silicon is ranked 7th in the world, and 3th in the country. Hareon Solar has subsidiaries in Germany, Hong Kong, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, India and South Africa. This global network allows Hareon to distribute our products, provide after-sales service, and develop new business opportunities in new and established markets around the world. Hareon Solar also has holdings in more than 120 project companies around the world.

Power Plants Business

Hareon Solar began its PV power-plants business in 2011 and has currently invested in more than 1.74 GW of solar power-plant projects via EPC, BT, and investment models. Of the total 1.74 GW, 0.85 GW are self-investment projects, 0.202 GW are of joint development projects, and 0.684 GW are EPC projects. Hareon Solar has successfully commissioned and grid-connected projects in 9 different countries, including the United States, England, India, and Japan. Within the twelve provinces of China, ground-mount and rooftop PV power plants have been constructed in Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, Hebei, and Jiangsu Province. After nearly six years of team building and accumulation of experience, Hareon has trained a team of project development specialists with the capability to develop several GW per year of project pipeline. The development of PV power plant is the core of the Company’s development strategy.

Technology R&D

Hareon’s R&D Center has earned the “Engineering and Research Excellence” award by NDRC in 2011. It has two pilot lines as its R&D platform, and the PV testing center meets international standards of physical, chemical, and reliability requirements as supported by TUV, TMP, and CNAS. The R&D department adheres to a vertical integration strategy, focusing on the development and integration of technology with high quality silicon materials and high efficiency cells & modules. Additionally, the R&D department has completed the research and development of its fourth-generation multi-crystallization process, PID-resistant coating film, PERC cells & modules, black silicon cells & modules, and n-type double-sided cells & modules. To date, Hareon has engaged in dozens of research projects worldwide, including Project-863, and has applied for a grand total of 506 patents of which 288 were approved. Out of the 288 approved patents, 30 were for inventions. Furthermore, Hareon has consistently applied for more and more patents over the past five years and is now ranked among the forefront of PV enterprises in China.

Team Building

Hareon’s international business management team consists of many members from eleven different countries, all of which possess outstanding academic backgrounds and working experience in Fortune 500 companies. Each and every member has worked in the PV industry for more than ten years and can be considered as elite talent in the industry. This team has experienced multiple industry cycles and is very familiar with the solar development phases. They all have an eye for international business and the capacity to leverage different resources, making them the core of Hareon’s development towards the future.

Corporate Culture

Hareon emphasizes the core values of “kindness, integrity, pragmatism, and attention to detail” in order to promote the importance of hard work, perfectionism, and humility among its workforce. Moreover, Hareon encourages its employees to strive for fair social recognition through honest work. Finally, traditional Chinese culture is spread and studied throughout the organization in order to guide employees towards proper personal development and to enhance internal cohesiveness, resulting in healthy and sustainable growth for the Company.

Social Responsibility

Hareon acknowledges its social responsibility to protect the environment by creating a clean power industry through active management of internal resources. This includes proper supervision of energy-savings, a reduction in environmental emissions and pollutants, and a myriad of environmental protection technologies. With regards to its employees, Hareon promotes a healthy work-life balance. In order to optimize work efficiency, Hareon regularly conducts technique training and safety education sessions and published a Talent Development Guide. Hareon takes the initiative to organize after-work recreational activities and company sports events to create a healthy work environment for its employees. Furthermore, Hareon believes in giving back to the community wherever possible. This is accomplished through organizing non-profit fundraisers, nursing home visits, blood donation drives, tree planting activities, and street cleaning among other events. Hareon arranges all of these community events not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s an important part of our company’s development strategy towards creating a responsible workforce.