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SolarWorld counts on a consistend quality management at all its locations. Read more about Quality mady by SolarWorld.

The Company

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. In addition, the company controls the development of solar power technology at all levels under its own roof.

The company employs about 3,200 people in its locations in Germany, Spain, France, South Africa, Asia and USA.

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 semiconductor 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. Connections with the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg and with Dresden, which is a major player in the semiconductor industry, create an innovative climate with a large pool of specialists and expertise.

The production site in Arnstadt, Thuringia became part of the SolarWorld group in March 2014. The green heart of Germany is home to one of the most modern production sites for solar cells and solar modules in Europe. In addition to the cell and module production, the site includes state-of-the-art research and development facilities with which the next generation of solar cells are being developed.

SolarWorld in the USA

SolarWorld has longstanding experience in the U.S. market and has been manufacturing solar modules there already since 1977. In 2014 all sales and production activities were grouped together at the Hillsboro site in Oregon. At this site SolarWorld is operating the United States' first integrated solar production for monocrystalline high-efficiency solar products.