Joined September 2014

What’s your role at Hoymiles?

I’m an engineer in the R&D department’s product system team. I’m responsible for designing and rectifying the product system, as well as preparing technical documentation for operation and maintenance.

How long have you been in the industry?

I’ve been in this field for more than eight years.

What’s your professional passion?

The solar industry is still developing fast. Technology is advancing all the time. My greatest passion is doing work that lets me stay in touch with the most cutting-edge technology, and my role at Hoymiles does that.

What do you enjoy most about working at Hoymiles?

I really like the company atmosphere. The whole team is young, energetic and open-minded.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

I’m proud to have been part of the founding team behind Hoymiles. It’s been very fulfilling to see the company grow over the years.

What’s your biggest challenge?

Our fast-developing industry is a challenge as well as an exciting place to be. Our teams are so talented that keeping up means continuous learning and improvement, but it’s a challenge I enjoy. Hoymiles is still growing and developing, so I’m happy to keep up.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

The secret is communication and coordination with your family, friends and colleagues. Work and life aren’t always in perfect balance, but good communication prevents conflicts.

What’s your favorite book or podcast?

I enjoy science, technology and sci-fi. My favorites are Ball Lightning and The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. I also like time-travel movies like Looper, Source Code and The Butterfly Effect.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

I have two: don’t pay too much attention to opinions and don’t wait for everything to be ready. I used to spend a lot of time preparing myself fully to do one thing, but this often causes problems. Start sooner and prepare as you proceed, because your plan will never anticipate all the possible changes.

What do you think solar technology will be like in 100 years?

I think the utilization rate of solar will increase a lot. I don’t think we’ll limit our energy collection to the surface of the earth and, at the same time, collection devices, storage and transportation will all become more efficient. In addition, I think the way we use solar energy will diversify, so we will depend far less on more traditional power sources.

What do you enjoy outside of work?

I like carpentry and crafts, such as small mechanical toys and automata. I also like cycling, spending a day or two on short rides. And I like to play video games – I’m a huge fan of Blizzard and particularly enjoy Hearthstone and Overwatch.