German energy consultancy EuPD Research has awarded new energy technology company BYD with the “Top Brand PV Seal 2018” for energy storage manufacturers, the first for a Chinese company.
The honor was determined after German PV installers rated BYD highly across a range of categories including brand satisfaction, loyalty, quality and distribution strength.
BYD, headquartered in the Chinese innovation hub of Shenzhen, has won numerous international accolades for its advancement in the energy storage sector.
Last November, pv magazine named BYD as the winner of its global innovation award because of the company’s breakthrough technology in its residential and commercial battery energy storage system the B-Box (high voltage).
In the same year, two BYD energy storage products were jointly nominated at the ees (Electrical Energy Storage) awards, an unprecedented achievement for a company since the award began in 2014.
BYD and Berkshire Hathaway
In 2008, Berkshire Hathaway bet on BYD’s potential, purchasing 225 million shares. It’s an investment that has paid off handsomely. Berkshire’s original investment of $230 million is now worth roughly $1.8 billion.
For More on BYD, read the Special Report: BYD, Berkshire’s Tesla.
© 2018 David Mazor
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