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SOLARWATT: SolarPower Europe CEO Walburga Hemetsberger outlines vision at Dresden production plant

+++ Hemetsberger: "SOLARWATT among important drivers of energy system transformation"

+++ 50 percent of SOLARWATT sales come from other European countries outside Germany

Solar power has entered a new era of growth and now is the time to build on Europe's state-of-the-art solar technologies to drive the energy revolution, according to the head of SolarPower Europe.

Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of the Europe-wide solar association, was speaking during a visit to the advanced solar module manufacturing centre of SOLARWATT, the complete photovoltaic supplier. Catching up in detail on groundbreaking energy solutions by the German system provider, she also exchanged views on the solar market in Germany and Europe with SOLARWATT Managing Director Detlef Neuhaus.

Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of the European industry association since February 2019, is convinced of the growth opportunities for photovoltaics throughout Europe: "Solar has now entered a new era of growth,” she said.

“With strong market prospects, now is the time to build on Europe's highly innovative and state-of-the-art solar technologies, which will create thousands of clean energy jobs and accelerate the energy revolution. Companies like SOLARWATT, which specialise in providing integrated PV system solutions, are key drivers of energy transformation and enable ‘prosumers’ – those engaged in both production and consumption – actively to participate in the future energy market.”

SOLARWATT has developed into an internationally active supplier of photovoltaic systems. In fiscal 2018, the company generated almost half of its sales in other European countries and is the European market leader for glass-glass modules. SOLARWATT Managing Director Detlef Neuhaus said: “The demand for sensible and efficient energy solutions that not only reduce CO2 production but also link the energy, transport and heating sectors is growing worldwide. And we already have these systems on offer today.”