Click the links below to go to the regional websites of the SolarWorld Group:
SolarWorld South Africa
In a very short period, SolarWorld AG rapidly grew from a wholesale company to a solar provider with processes along the entire value chain - from raw materials to solar wafers, solar cells, solar modules right up to high-quality turnkey solar power plants.
Today, the company benefits from the fact that it pioneered the full solar value chain system: It has modern factories for all phases of production to provide full services to the solar market. SolarWorld AG also drives solar power technology development at all levels in its in-house facilities.
The company employs about 3,300 people worldwide.
Our locations around the world
SolarWorld AG is one of the largest solar companies worldwide and has locations in all key target markets. This reduces transport distances and facilitates cost-optimised 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 in the German state of Saxony can draw from a rich history of work with semiconductor technology. All production phases, from silicon through to finished modules are housed here right beside the group’s research and development company, SolarWorld Innovations. Its links with the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg and the semiconductor facility in Dresden create an innovative atmosphere with an extensive pool of experts and skills.
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.
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.