Company History

YEAR EVENTS TURNOVER
(in millions of €)
EMPLOYEES
 2017

Introduction of the new MyReserve concept

Incorporation of SOLARWATT Spain

Incorporation of SOLARWATT Australia

 70 350
 2016

Cooperation with E.ON – Launch of E.ON Aura power storage system

e-Wolf acquisition and integration into “SOLARWATT Innovation” technology centre

Incorporation of SOLARWATT Italy

 65  300
 2015

Market launch of the MyReserve power storage battery

Expansion of SOLARWATT EnergyManager

Centrosolar France becomes SOLARWATT SARL; Centrosolar BENELUX becomes SOLARWATT BV

 50  250
 2014

Presentation of SOLARWATT EnergyManager

Start of the Premium Partner program

SOLARWATT sponsors the BMW International Open

Start of SOLARWATT’s drive for internationalization: Acquisition of Centrosolar sales companies in France and Benelux

 35  200
 2013

Conversion to a GmbH company, D. Neuhaus and C. Bovenschen become Managing Partners.

Cooperation with BMWi in the “360° Electric” division (E-Mobility)

Back on Top client event: 1,000 clients from all over Europe - Presentation of SOLARWATT  PV-Carport System.

 31  145
 2012

Appointment of Detlef Neuhaus as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Carsten Bovenschen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SOLARWATT AG.

Successful  restructuring  within the new  “insolvency protection proceedings under own administration”. SOLARWATT sets new record for speed of a successful restructuring.

SOLARWATT presents intelligent system solutions for private households and small business, introduces SOLARWATT Energy Solution to the market.

SOLARWATT is the first manufacturer to receive Italian award “innovative integrated roof system” for its “EasyIn” integrated Roof system.

 81 345
 2011

Detlef Neuhaus appointed as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), new strategic orientation as supplier of complete kits and energy management systems.

Start of the MULTI-WATT OFFENSIVE for installers and the launch of the innovative EasyIn system – weather resistant, attractive roof covering.

 190  490
 2010 Commissioning of Europe's most advanced solar module production and logistics center in June 2010  325  480
 2009 Investment in a fully-automatic production line for an additional capacity of 150 MWp  295 430
 2007 Relocation to new administrative building, commissioning of four new production lines and expansion of production capacity to 100 MWp
 202.8  461
 2006

Commissioning of an additional production hall with four production lines

Production of standard and custom solar modules with up to 320 Wp output

 145  382
 2005

Conversion to a public company (AG)

Production of the 500,000th solar module in August 2005

 109  376
 2004 Commissioning of four new production lines, 200th employee hired  76 250
 2002 Commissioning of two new production lines, 100th employee hired
 16  101
 2001 Starting mass production of standard and customized modules  8.9 80
 2000

Launch of mass production for SOLARWATT standard modules with output up to 120 Wp

Construction of automatic string soldering machines Made by SOLARWATT

 3.22 56
1998 Production of the industry's first glass-glass solar module 1.02 20
1997 Introduction of lamination technology
0.9 20
 1995  Mass production of small impact-resistant modules using cast resin technology for vending machines and emergency telephone points  0.6  7
1993

Company established as Solar-Systeme GmbH

Development of initial module concepts for self-sufficiently supplying devices with energy.

0.08 2