“They are widely recognized as the world's leading solar energy company.”
You're writing a report about a company. It is #1 among companies of their type. You are introducing the company at the beginning of your report, and write this.
They are widely recognized as the world's leading solar energy company.
When many people agree that a company is the best, you say the company is "recognized as" the best. Similarly, if you are "recognized as" one of the best athletes at your school, it means that a lot of the people at the school agree that you are one of the best.
If most people agree about a description, you can say something is "widely recognized as" being that way. "Widely recognized" means recognized by a large number of people.
The #1 person or thing in a group is called "the leading ___". This is often used with job titles and professions:
- the world's leading doctor
- New York's leading personal trainer
You can also use this expression to talk about companies, products, etc:
They are the industry's leading seller.
We are the East Coast's leading provider of audio-visual equipment.
"Solar energy" is electricity that's made from the sun using solar panels.