In the future electronic devices will work more and more autonomously. Hence solar systems will play an important role if sufficient irradiation is available. They guarantee independent operation in locations where a connection to the power grid is complicated and expensive.The typical modularity of solar cells and modules allows various systems with regard to voltage, current and area ranging from Milliwatts to Gigawatts. Further advantages of solar systems are their low maintenance requirement (no cost for exchange of primary batteries or generator fuels), their environmentally friendly operation (no exhaust or noise), their long life time (at least 30 years), their esthetical look etc.Our aim is to improve the social awareness and acceptance of photovoltaics as a sustainable source of energy. With its high quality solar products, SOLARC wants to contribute to a healthy environment.A distinctive and consistent product design, which is developed in cooperation with experienced industrial designers, is very important to us.
Efficiency on electricity generation and storage and an optimal energy management are increasingly relevant factors for a solar autarkic power supply. That is why solar module, energy storage medium and electronics must be optimally syncronized. This fine-tuning requires a great deal of experience and the adequate know-how when selecting and adjusting the single components of the system.
And this exactly is SOLARC’s excellence. SOLARC accompanies its customers along the whole process, from the initial prototype to the serial run or after-sales service. Our experienced specialists develop functional autarkic power-supply concepts combining the customer’s precise requirements with trend-setting product design and implementing, where applicable, the latest state-of-the-art solar-cell technology and components. Furthermore, automated production processes and the most innovative grounting/coating techniques guarantee a high level of quality of the final product, which is predominantly produced in Germany and undergoes a rigorous quality control.
SOLARC was founded in August 1997 in Berlin. There is a close connection to local scientific institutes such as the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Materialen und Energie (formerly Hahn-Meitner-Institut), the Technical University of Berlin, the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (University for Applied Sciences Berlin, formerly named FHTW) and the Fraunhofer Institut IZM.
is the largest solar photovoltiac manufacturer in the USA since 1977 and the products we made 30 years ago are still working today
The SolarWorld Group is among the top trio of the solar power industry worldwide. The group is dedicated exclusively to the core business of solar energy, combining all stages of the solar value chain, from the raw material silicon to turn-key solar power plants. The company operates production facilities in Germany, Sweden and the USA. In California the largest production site in the USA for solar modules and in Oregon the largest production site in the USA for solar wafers and cells are being created. In Freiberg in Saxony the group operates one of the world’s most advanced integrated solar production facilities. Among the currently most important sales markets are Germany, the USA and in the rest of Europe especially Spain. Sales offices in Germany, Spain, California, South Africa and Singapore service the international solar markets. In addition to on-grid solar power products the group increasingly distributes rural solar power solutions internationally that can make an important contribution to the sustainable economic development of rural regions.
After the IPO at the end of 1999, the company developed within a few years into one of the largest fully integrated solar technology groups. Today the company employs about 3,300 staff members in its locations. At the stock exchange SolarWorld AG is listed among others in the technology index TecDAX, in the Öko-DAX, in the Dow Jones STOXX 600, in the international MSCI Index as well as in the sustainability indices DAXglobal Alternative Energy and NAI. In addition, SolarWorld is involved at the social policy level in order to promote the concept of sustainability and to sharpen public awareness for resource and climate protection.
As reported recently, Q-Cells is building its first in-house module plant in Thalheim, Germany. The company has now updated PV-Tech with its ramp schedule and investments costs for the project. According to Q-Cells, the module plant will begin ramping in June 2011, exclusively producing a new monocystalline-based module series, dubbed Q.Peak. The Q.Peak modules will be Q-Cells highest-performing modules, with an official launch expected at Intersolar exhibition in Munich, Germany in June 2011, the company confirmed.
The new module plant was said to cost between €15 million and €18 million and have an annual capacity of between 110 and 150MWp.