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Milestones

2010s
2013

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

- MonoX® NeON was awarded the 'Intersolar Award 2013',
the 'Plus X Award', and the Korean '10 Best New Technologies
of 2013' award
award

- LG Solar modules have been awarded “Top Brand PV” in Germany, United Kingdom and BeNeLux by EuPD, a leading market research agency based on one of the highest recommendation rates by installers.
award

2012

- Achieved world’s top p-type cell efficiency of 20.7% (Based on internal measurements – as of 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

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

1998

- LG Industrial Systems establishes 17 PV streetlights in Incheon parks, Korea

1995

- LG Industrial Systems sets up PV traffic signs

- LG Industrial Systems 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 Industrial Systems establishes photovoltaic power plants

1988

- GoldStar Industrial Systems 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