March 11, 2021
SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 11, 2021 / SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (“SPI Energy” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SPI), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced Solar4America, (now a part of SolarJuice Co., Ltd. (“SolarJuice”), one of the largest solar and roofing installers in the United States, has appointed solar industry veteran Kemp Qiu as its new Chief Products Officer.
Qiu was previously the co-founder and CEO of LeadSolar Energy Co., Ltd. (“LeadSolar”), a solar business he built from scratch and successfully grew to tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Qiu led LeadSolar’s product design and development in key offerings, including cloud-based power monitoring and remote maintenance software platform, data communication devices for the solar systems, smartphone apps for customers, installers and business partners, solar micro-inverter, residential energy storage product lines. He also led the development of modular, integrated energy storage solutions and jointly developed a commercial-scale energy storage system with US-based customers.
Prior to LeadSolar, Qiu was Director of Product and International Partnerships for Securus, a GPS-tracking SaaS services company based in North Carolina, and Product Manager at Xinray Systems, a JV of Siemens and Xintek, a nanotechnology company where Qiu previously held project manager and engineering roles.
As Chief Products Officer of Solar4America, Qiu will lead the development of hardware and software for smart renewable energy solutions to be sold in the American residential and small commercial markets as stand-alone kits.
Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of SPI Energy, commented, “Kemp is a great addition to the Solar4America team, and I am confident he will provide tremendous value as we work to broaden our solar storage product portfolio in the United States.”
The global solar energy market was valued at $52.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $223.3 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2019 to 2026, according to Allied Market Research.
About SPI Energy Co., Ltd.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) is a global provider of photovoltaic (“PV”) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. The Company develops solar PV projects that are either sold to third party operators or owned and operated by the Company for selling of electricity to the grid in multiple countries in Asia, North America and Europe. The Company’s subsidiary in Australia primarily sells solar PV components to retail customers and solar project developers. The Company has its operating headquarter in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.
SolarJuice Co., Ltd. (“SolarJuice”) is the leader in renewable energy system solutions for residential and small commercial markets. Established in 2009, the Company is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and delivers a one-stop global solution for solar panels, inverters, and battery systems. Since inception, the Company has served over 3,000 B2B accounts and 400 customers. SolarJuice also plans to grow its supply chain, enhance its technology platform and looks to expand its product delivery throughout the Asia Pacific Region and the North America markets. With the recent acquisition of Solar4America, one of the largest privately held solar and roofing installers in the United States, this will allow the Company to serve more customers in the growing California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and Colorado markets. With more than a million solar systems and roofs under its belt, the Pleasanton, CA-based company now employs hundreds of installers and operates in five states: California, Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Texas.
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