(in millions of €)
Company established as Solar-Systeme GmbH
Development of initial module concepts for self-sufficiently supplying devices with energy.
|1995||Mass production of small impact-resistant modules using cast resin technology for vending machines and emergency telephone points||0.6||7|
|1997||Introduction of lamination technology
|1998||Production of the industry's first glass-glass solar module||1.02||20|
Launch of mass production for SOLARWATT standard modules with output up to 120 Wp
Construction of automatic string soldering machines Made by SOLARWATT
|2001||Starting mass production of standard and customized modules||8.9||80|
|2002||Commissioning of two new production lines, 100th employee hired
|2004||Commissioning of four new production lines, 200th employee hired||76||250|
Conversion to a public company (AG)
Production of the 500,000th solar module in August 2005
Commissioning of an additional production hall with four production lines
Production of standard and custom solar modules with up to 320 Wp output
|2007||Relocation to new administrative building, commissioning of four new production lines and expansion of production capacity to 100 MWp
|2009||Investment in a fully-automatic production line for an additional capacity of 150 MWp||295||430|
|2010||Commissioning of Europe's most advanced solar module production and logistics center in June 2010||325||480|
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.
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.
Conversion to a GmbH company, D. Neuhaus and C. Bovenschen become Managing Partners.
Back on Top client event: 1,000 clients from all over Europe - Presentation of SOLARWATT PV-Carport System.
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
Market launch of the MyReserve power storage battery
Expansion of SOLARWATT EnergyManager
Centrosolar France becomes SOLARWATT SARL; Centrosolar BENELUX becomes SOLARWATT BV
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
Introduction of the new MyReserve concept
Incorporation of SOLARWATT Spain
Incorporation of SOLARWATT Australia