12-13 March, 2024 | Frankfurt, Germany



Technology Roadmap Partner

Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.

Under its mission of ‘Utilizing Solar Energy, Building a Green World’ and brand philosophy of ‘Steadfast and Reliable Technology Leadership’, LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers, cells and modules, commercial & industrial distributed solar solutions, green energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has, more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development.


Gold Sponsor

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.



Silver Sponsor

Founded in 2006, Astronergy was one of the first companies to enter the PV industry and is now a leading module manufacturer with a footprint in over 140 countries and regions worldwide, its high efficiency ASTRO series modules deployed across utility-scale power stations, commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential PV systems.


Silver Sponsor

halm elektronik gmbh designs and manufactures high-end measuring systems for photovoltaic technologies all over the world. Founded in Germany in 1984, halm has focused its experience and passion for the last 20 years on the measurement of the electrical characteristics of solar cells and modules by providing state-of-the-art equipment.

Our product portfolio ranges from advanced IV testers for the mass production of solar cells to solutions for the entire photovoltaic chain. Our in-house development ensures the seamless operation of the equipment and offers leading-edge data visualization, analysis, and monitoring. halm has a subsidiary office in Suzhou, China, in addition to its headquarters in Frankfurt, demonstrating a strong global presence in an international market.


Silver Sponsor

JinkoSolar is one of the most famous and innovative solar technology companies in the world. Its business covers the core links of the photovoltaic industry chain, focusing on the R&D of integrated photovoltaic products and clean energy solutions. At present, JinkoSolar products serve over 3,000 customers in more than 160 countries around the world, and the company has ranked No.1 for global module shipments for many years. As of the first half of 2021, cumulative shipments have exceeded 80GW. JinkoSolar is an industry opinion leader under various international frameworks such as B20, and it was also the first solar energy company to join the RE100 green initiative..


Silver Sponsor

Suzhou Maxwell Technologies is a high-end equipment manufacturer integrating mechanical design, electrical research & development, software development and precision manufacturing. Dedicated to the solar PV, display and semiconductor industries, the company develops, manufactures and sells core intelligent high-end equipment, including fully automated solar cell screen printing production lines, turn-key solutions for HJT high-efficiency solar cell manufacturing, OLED film laser cutting equipment and mini/micro LED and semiconductor wafer equipment. By virtue of the advantages of its cutting-edge technology and product manufacturing, combined with its responsiveness, Maxwell has established numerous ongoing partnerships with mainstream solar cell and module manufacturers, establishing itself as a high-quality brand in both domestic and global markets. The company has been listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since November 2018 (Stock Code: 300751). maxwell-gp.com/

Silver Sponsor

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. nexwafe.com/

Silver Sponsor

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.


Silver Sponsor

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.


Silver Sponsor

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


Silver Sponsor

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:

  • Process technology solutions, covering applications for high volume PV and IC manufacturing
  • Photovoltaic and Semicon R&D and mass production manufacturing equipment. Reduced-pressure diffusion, oxidation, PECVD and LPCVD, together with integrated wafer handling automation systems
  • Complete manufacturing lines for silicon based solar cell and modules, using PERC, passivated contacts or IBC, and next-generation high-efficiency solar cell technologies.

 SEMCO Technologies primary mission is to deliver leading-edge industrial and technological solutions to the renewable energy industry. We are committed to deliver innovative and cost-effective products and services on time that meet our customer requirements through continual improvement of quality and work practices.


Silver Sponsor

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is a world leading provider of integrated solutions for photovoltaic (PV) smart energy. It is mainly engaged in research and development, production and sales of PV modules, power stations and system products, PV power generation and operation and maintenance services, plus development and sales of intelligent microgrids and multi-energy systems, as well as the operation of energy cloud platforms. In June 2020, Trina Solar was listed on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), becoming the first company providing PV products and systems as well as smart energy to have gone public on the platform.


Bronze Sponsor

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



Exateq are experts in designing and building automation and wet processing equipment for the PV sector.


Event Partner

ESMC promotes solar manufacturing made in Europe, the creation of a political environment to support industrial manufacturing and research while maintaining it at the top level globally. It promotes the development and investment in solar technology along the whole value chain (i.e. materials, wafer, modules, inverters and other electronic components) to assist high level system integration as well as production of equipment in Europe.


Event Partner

PV Tech.org is the number one source for in-depth and up-to-date news and articles on the solar PV supply chain internationally. With journalists based in Europe and China, PV Tech provides the most authoritative news, the busiest blog and proprietary product reviews to keep solar professionals informed. Launched in 2009, the website attracts more than 2 million visits a year (Google Analytics, 2022) and geographically, the largest audiences are drawn from the US, India, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Singapore, China and Malaysia.