According to a report by Global Data, global solar photovoltaic capacity is expected to grow by over 1 TW between 2019 and 2030, with China representing the largest market.
Overall growth in global solar PV demand is creating new opportunities for solar manufacturers in China to break into new markets. In the first five months of 2019, we saw an increase of 92.6% in the shipment to the US, of PV panels made in China.
Following the success of our Solar & Storage (SaS) team in European, LATAM and US solar markets in the last 10 years, we took the decision to enter the Asian solar market. In 2018 we created a sub-team within our SaS business led by Chinese Native Dove White, to focus on sourcing and hiring talent for Chinese solar clients in overseas markets.
This move has grown from strength to strength, and Dove has been promoted from Associate Consultant to Consultant to Senior Consultant to Managing Consultant with a team of direct reports, all within 18 months.
Demonstrating real focus and an impressive work ethic, she achieved all of her annual KPIs within the first six months of 2020, despite the global pandemic, which served its own challenges early in the year! Following a trip to celebrate Chinese New Year with family, she was quarantined in lockdown in China, and then on her return to Glasgow she went into quarantine for a further two weeks, only to then go into our own Scottish lockdown two weeks later.
Six months on, Dove is successfully leading a specialist Mandarin-speaking team, and our latest addition is Shirley Huang who joins with a background in career consulting and coaching for Chinese professionals in overseas markets.
Jamie Taylor, who was recently promoted to Director of Solar & Storage says,
“It’s testament to the hard work and drive of this, and the wider SaS team, that we are heading for our best year to date, especially against such a challenging backdrop of Covid 19.
At Taylor Hopkinson you’re encouraged to be entrepreneurial and build your business within the business. 100% of our Heads of Department have been promoted internally because we look for people who can make a significant and long-term contribution to the business, and we offer real opportunities for career development and progression.”
We have no doubt that this team will continue to thrive and we are looking forward to supporting our clients in finding the best talent to grow their businesses across the solar and storage industry.
Looking for a role in this exciting growth sector? Check out our Solar and Storage jobs.