A globally leading technology group, Heraeus is headquartered in Hanau, Germany. Founded in 1851, it is a family-owned portfolio company which traces its roots back to a pharmacy opened by the family in 1660. Today, Heraeus combines businesses in the environmental, energy, electronics, health, mobility and industrial applications sectors.
In the 2018 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues of €20.3 billion with approximately 15.000 employees in 40 countries. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and holds a leading position in its global markets.
With technical expertise, a commitment to excellence, a focus on innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, we are constantly striving to improve our performance. We create high-quality solutions for our clients and strengthen their long-term competitiveness by combining unique material expertise with leadership in technology.
The SCHMID Group encounters us daily. Either through smartphones, solar modules or modern energy storages. SCHMID masters processes which are needed in the most different industrial sectors and builds machines and automation systems perfectly tailored to the requirements. The company group with its headquarters in Freudenstadt (Germany) has 1200 employees worldwide. Manufacturing sites in Germany, China, Turkey and USA as well as sales and service locations worldwide ensure our local presence. SCHMID conducts basic research and brings the technologies into mass production. Thus the company founded in 1864 provides affordable technical progress. By always entering into new fields of application, four business units developed taking advantage of many synergistic effects: Electronics, Photovoltaics, Automation and Energy Systems. Company data: Headquarters: Freudenstadt (Germany) Staff members worldwide: 1200 Group members: 14 companies Production locations: in Germany, China, Turkey and USA with a total production surface of 71.000 m² Overall performance 2015: over €140 Mil. Year of foundation: 1864 Certified: DIN EN ISO 9001
Risen Energy Co., Ltd was founded in 1986 and the registered capital is 904,616,941 RMB. Risen Energy successfully launched IPO in Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market on Sep. 2nd, 2010, Stock code: 300118. Risen Energy is a hi-tech enterprise which is engaged in R&D, production, sales and service of solar modules, products of photovoltaic technology, solar terminal application and integration.
As a state-level high-tech enterprise, Risen Energy has more than 45 key business core technologies, and has established a national level photovoltaic laboratory, which is independent and received CNAS certification. The laboratory can carry out 54 project tests according to EC61215, IEC61730-2 and UL1703, and provide support for the design, development and quality control of the company and other photovoltaic enterprises.
Risen Energy’s products are exported to more than 30 countries and regions such as Europe, America, South Africa and Southeast Asia. Moreover, Risen Energy provides professional PV product and technology to the customers.
Jolywood Solar Technology is a subsidiary of the Jolywood Group and is a world leading manufacturer of n-type bifacial solar cells and modules. The company’s core technologies include NTOPCon, NIBC and TBC, and its annual n-type bifacial production capacity is currently 2.1GW and 3GW for cells and modules respectively.
The company benefits from long term research cooperation with Belgium’s IMEC, Nanjing University, SunYat-sen University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the East China University of Science and Technology.
Jolywood has so far applied for a total of 140 patents, of which 67 have already been granted, with a further 30 under review.
Originally founded in 1986 and based in Montpellier-France and Suzhou-China, Semco Smartech is an advanced engineering company specialized in the development and manufacturing of photovoltaic and semi-conductor capital equipment backed by disruptive technology:
VON ARDENNE was founded in 1991 as a spin-off of the former Manfred von Ardenne Research Institute. The company is based in Dresden, Germany, with subsidiaries in China, Japan, Malaysia, the USA and Vietnam. Manfred von Ardenne’s inventions formed the basis for our work today in the fields of vacuum, plasma and electron beam technology.
The major international manufacturers of crystalline and thin-film solar modules use our highly productive equipment for their production. We are also cooperating closely with them to develop the next generation of modules that will be even more efficient.
We have acquired an excellent process know-how based on the more than 150 coating systems we have installed for crystalline solar cells and thin-film solar module providers. This expertise has been incorporated into the development of coating systems for the next generations of high-efficiency solar cells.
VON ARDENNE is a major player in the heterojunction technology (HJT) market with the modular XEA|nova wafer coating system, which can be configured according to the needs of our customers. Such coating systems for an overall capacity of more than 3 GW are shipped to production lines all over the world
Q CELLS is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in the U.S, Malaysia, China, and South Korea. Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from cells and modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, Q CELLS provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets.
NexWafe designs, develops and pilots a proprietary process to produce ultra-thin, high-efficiency, n-type mono green solar wafers, making photovoltaics more sustainable and efficient. Fully compatible with conventional cell manufacturing, NexWafe’s process reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 70%.
NexWafe’s continuous, direct gas-to-wafer manufacturing minimizes kerf loss, resulting in wafers that are thinner and more efficient than conventional wafers. NexWafe’s in-line, ultra-scalable process extends PV solar’s cost-down roadmap and helps bring forward the energy transition. The company was spun out from Fraunhofer ISE in 2015.