LONGi has announced at the end of October the addition of Mirel Jarnea, an expert in sustainable technologies and corporate energy efficiency solutions, to its leadership team in Southern and Eastern Europe.
Based in Bucharest, Jarnea will take up the position of Business Development Manager negotiating regional sales for the largest solar module manufacturer globally. LONGi has sharply increased its focus in Europe over the last four years, building out its team on the ground across Europe and seeing a stark growth in sales, which the company expects to continue, in light of the EU’s RE-Power Europe plan.
At LONGi Mirel Jarnea will be able to leverage significant experience in sustainable and smart technology, with close to five years in senior management at Enel X and over a decade in business management positions in the lighting industry. At Enel X, a member of the Enel Group focused on electrification and the transition to sustainable tech, he led the e-Industries segment from early 2018. For 11 years prior to Enel, Mirel Jarnea served in senior management and sales positions at top global lighting technology firms.
Romania set to triple its solar capacity over the decade through 2030
LONGi’s European growth is additionally being driven by the “RE-Power EU” plan, which the European Commission launched aiming to increase the EU’s share of renewable energy to 45% and double the installed solar capacity to 600GW by 2030. Eastern and Southern Europe have already surprised observers, with remarkable growth in solar in Poland, Hungary, and Greece in the last 3 years, as SolarPower Europe as reported. Romania is also set to triple its solar capacity over the decade through 2030. LONGi sales in the region track these developments, and the company plans continue supporting both the utility and distributed generation sectors in Southern and Eastern Europe as they accelerate the transition to renewable energy.
LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company
Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.
Under its mission of ‘making the best of solar energy to build a green world’, LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers cells and modules, commercial & industrial distributed solar solutions, green energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development.