Tuesday, September 28, 2010



Energy from the sun.
The amount of energy our sun gives us every single day is equivalent to 2,850 times our worldwide energy needs. Depending on the region, around 1000 watts of sunshine per square meter reach the ground. Just what an inconceivable amount of energy this is becomes clear when you consider that the sun could meet one year’s worth of our global energy needs in just three hours. One thing is clear: we must take advantage of that.

SOLON SE is one of the largest solar module manufacturers in Europe and a leading supplier of photovoltaic systems for large-scale solar power plants. The SOLON Group has subsidiaries in Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and the U.S. The SOLON Group's core business is the manufacture of solar modules in various performance categories and of complete photovoltaic systems for the construction of solar power plants as well as the construction of turn-key solar power plants worldwide.SOLON SE was founded in 1997 and went public in 1998, making it the first listed solar energy company in Germany.

Group revenue for 2009 was € 354 million. SOLON employs about 900 people group-wide. More than half of revenue is generated outside Germany. SOLON anticipates a further significant growth for the coming years.

The company's success is driven by its passion for ecological change. This passion for a sustainable future is summarized in SOLON's central mission statement:

"We are passionate fighters for ecological change in the energy market. We revolutionize the usage of solar energy with our innovations. We are: The Pioneers of Power."More info at solarserdar@gmail.com.

How your power plant works.

1. Modules
SOLON photovoltaic modules consist of several interconnected solar cells made of the semiconductor silicon, which have a poly- or monocrystalline structure depending on the production technique used. A solar cell’s silicon is doped differently on the front and rear sides to create one positive and one negative charge carrier surplus, producing an electrical potential at the junction of the two differently doped layers. When sunlight strikes the solar cells, the silicon begins conducting and voltage is generated across the cells’ metal contacts, creating direct current.

2. Inverter
Direct current created in the solar cells cannot be fed directly into the public grid: an inverter converts direct current into 230-volt alternating current so that it can be used normally.

3. Export meter
You can use the produced energy in your own home or feed it inot the grid. Grid-connected plants require an export meter that measures the energy fed into the grid in kilowatt hours (kWh).

4. Public grid
The alternating current created and fed into the public grid can then be used by all consumers.

How to become an electricity producer.
A solar plant from SOLON pays for itself in three different ways: it converts free solar radiation into valuable electricity, protects our environment and gives you a high-yield capital investment for decades of high returns. All with low operating costs and without added risk. You could call that a real investment for the future.More info at solarserdar@gmail.com.

Project development.
Our specialist partners will put you in touch with a SOLON installer in your area. He or she will perform a general assessment to determine the suitability of your home by using your house’s building plans or through an on-site appointment. If the result is positive, a yield simulation and subsequent profitability analysis for your roof will be performed. Many SOLON installers will also be able to help you hold any necessary discussions with the bank and public authorities.

Planning and construction.
As no roof is identical to another, your pv system will be planned individually. During installation, the installer will be your expert contact person when it comes to construction management, scheduling and installation.

Opertion and service.
As soon as all work has been completed, your solar power plant can be connected to the public power grid. That means it is time to sit back and enjoy the sun!

In many countries you will also enjoy these exclusive benefits with your SOLON solar insurance*:
Loss-of-production coverage when exchanging the inverter
Reimbursement of all costs incurred in connection with roof repairs resulting from damage to the PV system (e.g. caused by snow pressure)
Cost coverage (removal and reinstallation costs, transport and storage costs) as well as reimbursement for loss of output in the event of removal of an undamaged system

* Applies to Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.More info at solarserdar@gmail.com.

Quality is in the details.

A solar power system is a long-term investment that should generate returns for at least 30 years. SOLON solar power systems are known for setting new standards of longevity. When developing our products, we do not just rely on the use of high-quality materials and innovative technology, but also on years of experience and the expertise of leading solar experts throughout Europe and the US. Strict controls throughout the entire production process ensure the outstanding quality of our modules. This is why SOLON is continually setting new standards when it comes to reliability, performance and quality.

Cell technology. Reliable and efficient.
Use of the latest cell technology from the world’s leading manufacturers
High efficiency and excellent low-light performance
Frame. Stable and long-lasting.
42 mm durable anodized aluminum twin-wall frame profile
Drainage holes for outstanding weather-resistance
Solar glass. Ultra transparent and robust.
Ultra hardened, low-reflection 4 mm solar glass
Excellent transparency for optimum yields
Quality connection boxes. Resilient and safe.
Meeting the highest safety standards
SOLON Advantages.

What makes SOLON different from other solar module producers? It is very simple: SOLON offers more. Better value, better service, better performance.

We are a listed company and know very well that green investment must provide a good return.

Solar does not equal solar.
Many companies work in the field of photovoltaics, but only a few can equal our comprehensive know-how and experience in the field of power-plant construction and module production.

SOLON solar insurance.
In all European countries and in Switzerland, SOLON rooftop systems are covered by a two-year SOLON insurance policy.
Specialist partners.

If you are looking for the highest quality when choosing a photovoltaic system, there is no room for compromise when it comes to consultation and installation quality. Installers of SOLON modules receive comprehensive training directly from us. With extensive consultation and achievement of the highest quality, you can enjoy your PV system for many years to come and ensure your investment will be secure and profitable for just as long. Looking for a SOLON installer close to you? We will be happy to provide you with the contact information for an installer in your vicinity.

SOLON specialist partners.
First-class products require first-class partners: SOLON products are sold by selected specialized dealers and installed by experts.

SOLAR SERDAR - Solar technology FAQs:

What is photovoltaics?
Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of solar energy into electric current using solar cells.

How do photovoltaics work?
When light strikes a solar cell, it creates an electric voltage between the surface facing the light and the surface turned away from the light. When the electric circuit is closed, electric current flows. (Source: DGS)
What does a solar power system consist of?
The base unit of a PV system is the solar module. Several modules are connected to a solar generator. Because the generator creates direct current, it requires an inverter to convert the direct current into alternating current for standard electrical applications. The electricity is then fed into the public power grid via a meter.
What is a module made of?
The main components of the modules are the solar cells. Several of these cells are combined into one module. The module is then laminated in a plastic layer and framed between a glass cover plate and a rear panel.
What steps are involved in the value creation chain for module creation?
Silicon raw material is derived from silicon-rich rock (e.g. sand). The silicon is melted to form blocks known as ingots. The ingots are then cut into paper-thin discs called wafers. The wafers are then used to make solar cells that form the main constituent of module production.
What kinds of PV systems are there?
In general, there are two different kinds of systems:
1. Structure
The most common type of mounting is the rooftop installation. This method makes particularly efficient use of space. Further mounting options include rooftop integration and building integrated systems.

2. Freestanding
Freestanding plants are systems that are mounted on the ground. The modules can be fixed or installed so that they track the sun.
How is a photovoltaic system different from a solar thermal system?
Instead of generating electricity from sunlight, a solar thermal system generates heat in the form of hot water or heat energy.

Use roof areas.
Many rooftop areas in industry and commerce are still unused.

What many companies do not know: they are losing promising additional income because rooftop photovoltaic systems can be used to generate extra profit.

Rooftop systems from SOLON.
A solar power system from SOLON is a profitable choice and a simple and safe investment. Our "all around carefree package" means that you do not have to worry about planning, construction or initial operation. SOLON and its partners will take care of all that.

Even after installation, everything has been arranged: a 10-year product warranty, a 25-year performance guarantee and integrated solar insurance are proof of that.
Highest performance during each phase of your project.
Solar systems on industrial and commercial buildings are a profitable business. In conjunction with our partners, we develop solutions that are custom-made for your requirements.

SOLON quality, which is renowned in this industrial sector, and our global references provide all the requirements for financing your project. SOLON is a listed company and therefore provides two essential benefits: transparency and financial strength.

Step by step to a sustainable investment.

SOLON can be your experienced partner. From planning to a turnkey solar plant. See for yourself: we have compiled a brief description of the most important project phases to give you an impression of a typical SOLON project:
Project development.
You have chosen a rooftop photovoltaic system and thus a sustainable investment. Congratulations - also to the environment!
First we check whether your roof is suitable for a photovoltaic system. We then make some profit simulations and economic analyses. At your request, our experts will also support you in discussions with banks and the authorities.
Planning and construction.
No roof is like another. Your system will therefore be individually planned and custom-made for your roof. During the building phase, too, you can fully rely on us: we monitor construction management, ensure that all components are delivered on time and check their proper installation.
Operation and service.
Once your solar power plant has been completed, we will connect it to the power grid. You will also benefit from comprehensive SOLON service after the initial operation: this includes monitoring the plant on site and from anywhere in the world via the Internet and technical operating support, including maintenance, inspection and repair of your system.
You can see: with SOLON you are on the safe side. We are so convinced of the reliability of your system that we will provide you with two years’ solar insurance* free of charge.



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12489 Berlin • Germany
Phone: +49 30 81879-0
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More info at solarserdar@gmail.com

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