LG Electronics is a global big player, committed to expanding its operations with the solar market. The company first embarked on a solar energy source research program in 1985, supported by LG Group's vast experience in the semi-conductor, LCD, chemistry, and materials industries. In 2010, LG Solar successfully released its first MonoX® series to the market, which is now available in 32 countries. In 2013, the NeON™ (previous. MonoX® NeON) won the "Intersolar Award", which demonstrates LG Solar's lead, innovation and commitment to the industry.