SolarWorld AG is one of the largest solar companies worldwide and has locations in all key target markets. we are looking back on over 40 years of experience in solar technology development and production. SolarWorld combines our expertise with the knowledge contributed by renowned companies to deliver mature, high-quality technology. SolarWorld AG has developed in just a few years from a trading company to a solar company with integrated solar value chain process - from raw materials to the solar wafer, the solar cell, the solar module right up to ready, high-quality solar power plants. Today, the company profits from the fact that it was early to set up the entire solar value chain: It has modern factories at all production levels to serve the solar market comprehensively. The company employs about 3,800 people worldwide.
Locations around the world
SolarWorld AG is one of the largest solar companies in the world and has locations in all of the key target markets. This reduces transport distances and allows for cost-optimized production processes. Uniform quality standards and high-tech manufacturing are essential for meeting the challenge of global competition. This strategy forms the basis for expansion into new markets.
SolarWorld is at home in Germany
The production facility in the university town of Freiberg, Germany (Saxony) has a long history with semi-conductor technology. All of the production steps starting with silicon through to the final module are based here right next to the group’s own research and development enterprise, SolarWorld Innovations. The ties to the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg and the semi-conductor facility in Dresden make for an innovative atmosphere with a large pool of experts and skills.
SolarWorld in the USA
SolarWorld has two major locations in the United States. The sales location in Camarillo, California, produced solar modules since 1977, whilst the site in Hillsboro, Oregon, has been bringing new expertise in monocrystalline modules to the solar group since 2008. Today, SolarWorld is operating the United States’ first fully integrated solar production at this site.
In 2016, we are looking back on over 40 years of experience in solar technology development and production. SolarWorld combines our expertise with the knowledge contributed by renowned companies to deliver mature, high-quality technology.
Right back in 1975, Bill Yerkes, the forefather of modern solar technology, founded his company Solar Technology International with the vision of making solar energy a mass-market product that would be affordable for everyone. In the decades that followed, many leading companies followed in his footsteps along the path to using solar energy as a clean and reliable energy source. With their significant research and development efforts, these companies contributed to the ongoing technological development of solar energy.
We have pooled the knowledge contributed by these renowned companies and combined it with our own strong research and development. That is why today the brand SolarWorld stands for quality that is a global leader. With pioneering spirit and passion, we develop SolarWorld quality on an ongoing basis. In this way, we provide Real Value to our customers that pays off in the long term.
Future-proof – SOLAR POWER SOLUTIONS MADE BY SOLARWORLD
With our expertise, innovative strength and over 40 years of technology experience, we work to create products and services that provide Real Value. Our customers can rely on individual smart solutions with incredibly high performance, on SolarWorld quality standards, on service that is now and will into the future continue to be readily available. In short, they can count on Real Value in the long term!