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Solar equipment manufacturers – PV modules

BOSCH – Bosch Solar Energy AG stands for the Solar Energy division of the Bosch Group and, together with its subsidiaries, it is a leading provider of silicon-based photovoltaic products with a consistent focus on product quality.

 

PANASONIC – Production is becoming more decentralized. Storage is becoming more common. And “demand-response” pricing, enabled by the flow of data, is helping utilities better align demand for power with the cost to generate and distribute it. Panasonic innovations are behind these and other industry shifts, creating new opportunities for municipalities, utilities, builders, homeowners and major electricity customers, including hyperscale data centers. See how we’re turning the best of our thinking into brighter solutions.

 

Eurener – Created in 1997 in the European Centre of Innovating Companies, with more than 10 years experience Eurener is one of the pioneer companies of the solar energy in Europe. Eurener is by sales, commercial network, production capacity, importance and number of installations performed, one of the leading companies in its sector.

 

Hanwha – The Company is the world’s leading producer of photovoltaics, with the world’s largest in-house cell production capacity, growing with the belief that economies of scale hold the power to enhance the value and competitiveness of solar energy.

 

SCHOTT – When it comes to energy production and protecting the environment, going down new paths is more critical than ever before. SCHOTT has been active in the field of solar technology for decades. With this experience SCHOTT develops new solutions for sustainable energy supply. Solutions, ensuring a responsible use of the resources of our planet.

 

SAMSUNG – For more than 70 years, Samsung has been at the forefront of inno-vation. In 2019, Samsung replaced all the electricity used at its global sites in the U.S. and China with renewable energy — one year earlier than our 2020 goal. The reason they put this in place so quickly is because they wanted to expand the use of pollution-free renewable energy and reduce the use of regular energy, the main cause of global warming.

 

KYOCERA – Kyocera’s solar modules are the first in the world to have been certified in the Long-Term Sequential Test that measures a module’s durability and reliability.

 

Suniva – Suniva is America’s oldest solar cell manufacturer, with the largest solar cell manufacturing facility in North America. Suniva was founded in 2008, out of one of the world’s foremost photovoltaic research institutes, The University Center for Excellence in Photovoltaics at Georgia Tech, from research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.The Company develops, manufactures and markets high-efficiency silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells. Suniva’s focus is solely on silicon PV cell technology and manufacturing and does not engage in any of the downstream integration or manufacturing of modules or products which use its cells.

 

AE Solar – German brand in the renewable energy industry, providing high-quality products and services since 2003. AE Solar TIER1 Company was founded by Dr. Alexander Maier and his brothers in Königsbrunn, Germany. AE Solar is one of the award-winning leading brands in the renewable energy industry, providing high-quality new renewable energy products and services since 2003. Driven by both innovations in technology and an effective brand strategy, AE Solar continuously extends the industry chain upstream and successfully executes the downstream projects. AE Solar brand has become synonymous with high performing, top-quality photovoltaic modules and has specialized in PV technology innovation, application, and system development.



Solar energy

LIFE IS THE ONLY ENERGY SOURCE THAT MATTERS

Renewable solar energy

The Sun produces a lot of light every second and it has been doing that for billions of years. Energy from the sun is called solar energy. Renewable solar energy is a resource that is inexhaustible and readily available, unlike fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It is a clean energy source that can be used pollution free and allows for local energy independence.

People have used this power for thousands of years. Houses have windows so that sunlight can get inside and provide heat and light. The sun’s energy can also be used to heat water and even food. If you own a magnifying glass, your parents have probably warned you about leaving it in the sun. Solar energy can actually make the magnifying glass burn objects underneath it, causing a fire. This type of energy from the sun in the form of heat is called solar thermal energy. We can also turn the sun’s light into electricity. This is done with solar panels. Solar panels are made up of a material called silicon. The silicon is heated and formed into very thin wafers. When the sunlight hits the solar panel, the electrons (tiny particles) in the silicon move and flow through wires built into the panel.

Types of solar energy

Solar power is used a number of different ways, of course. There are two very basic kinds by the type of energy it is converted into:

– Solar thermal energy collects the sun’s warmth through one of two means: in water or in an anti-freeze (glycol) mixture.

– Photovoltaic solar power – converting solar energy into electricity using photovoltaic cells.



History of solar power

The Romans took their knowledge of the sun being a source of energy as they were the first people to use glass windows to trap the warmth of the sun in their homes. They were so serious about the preservation of this solar energy that they erected glass houses to create the right conditions to grow plants and seeds.

While many people were benefiting from solar power it wasn’t until 1776 that the first solar collector was built. This collector was built by a man named Horace de Saussare. His collector was cone shaped and would boil ammonia that would then perform like refrigeration and locomotion. This first solar power collector attracted much interest in the scientific community through the 19th century.