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SolarWorld REAL VALUE:

SolarWorld manufactures and sells solar power solutions and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs approximately 3,200 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, USA. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network with locations in Europe, USA, Singapore and South Africa, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and has committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publically traded on the stock market since 1999, where it is noted in various indeces, including ÖkoDAX and Photon-Photovolaik Aktienindex (PPVX). 

Company name SolarWorld AG
Place of business Bonn, Germany
Locations 11 in 8 countries
Year of foundation 1998
Founder Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck
Going public 1999
Employees about 3,200 people
Sales 2011 1,0 billion Euro

Members of the Board of Managers

Chief Executive Officer: Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck
Chief Sales Officer: Dipl.-Ing. Frank Henn
Chief Financial Officer: Dipl.-Kfm. tech. Philipp Koecke
Chief Information, Brand & Personnel Officer: RAin Colette Rückert-Hennen
Chief Product Officer: Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Stein

Members of the Board of Directors

Dr. Claus Recktenwald, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Georg Gansen, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
RA Marc Bamberger (attorney at law)

Business segments

  • Production of high efficient crystalline solar power technology (silicon, wafer, cell, module)
  • World-wide trading of solar products and applications
  • Recycling of solar products
  • Research and Development
 
  • SolarWorld leads the way

    By means of the SolarWorld Einstein Award.

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    Downloads

    SolarWorld brochures available for download as PDF documents

    Locations Worldwide

    Present in all important markets.

  • Guaranteed performance

    SolarWorld offers 25-year linear performance guarantee.

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    Commitment to sustainability

    SolarWorld combines economic success with social responsibility and signed up to the Global Compact.