Fei Lu remembers it well: he went off to college in the Chinese city of Taizhou and the German government revised its Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in 2004. Around the same time Chinese photovoltaic pioneers were returning from abroad and were setting up their first companies in China. “The press here at the time was talking about solar energy as the energy of the future,” Fei Lu recounts. “The photovoltaic industry was still taking its first steps, but it was called a ‘game changer’, an industry with huge potential.” That’s when Lu decided to work in this field. Today he is Vice President of Factory Services at the Photovoltaic Institute (PI) Berlin – and works from Shanghai with colleagues in Germany and the USA.
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