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Milestones

2010s
2015

- Release of LG NeON™2 with “CELLO” Technology which is using 12 fine busbars.

- LG NeON™2 was awarded in Intersolar Award 2015,
Plus X Award.

2013

- Release of MonoX® NeON, the brand new n-type module with up to 300Wp

- MonoX® NeON was awarded Intersolar Award 2013,
Plus X Award, and Korea’s 10 Best New Technologies of 2013.

2012

- Achieved outstanding p-type cell efficiency of 20.7% (Based on internal measurements – as of September 2012)

- Proven innovator with leading patent applications (Based on the USPTO and EPO–as of July 2012)

- Had the most patent applications over the past three years (In the U.S. and Europe, Focust figures – as of July 2012)

- Reached 400MW accumulated production supply.

- Sold in 32 countries worldwide

2010

- Mass production begins

2000s
2009

- LG Electronics constructs PV cell and module factories in Gumi, Korea

- LG Electronics Solar Test Lab is certified by TÜV and UL

2008

- Solar Cell Research Team in LG Chemical integrates with LG Electronics

2007

- LG Solar Energy operates its first 14MW solar farm in Taean, Korea

2005

- LG Chemical conducts R&D on its solar cell polycrystalline

1990s
1999

- LG establishes PV power generation systems at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

1998

- LG establishes 17 PV streetlights in Incheon parks, Korea

1995

- LG sets up PV traffic signs

- LG establishes PV clock towers

1992

- GoldStar Electronics applies and qualifies to manufacture heaters and solar panels that operate on naturally circulating solar heat

1980s
1989

- GoldStar Central R&D Lab and Lucky Chemical develop their solar cell manufacturing technology

- GoldStar establishes photovoltaic power plants

1988

- GoldStar develops its portable solar cell technology called 'Solar Lantern'

1985

- GoldStar Electronics conducts its first solar cell multicrystalline R&D

1950s
1958

- Founded as GoldStar