At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. For more than 30 years, 3M has been a trusted supplier of advanced materials for the solar industry. From engineered films to module assembly solutions, 3M products are designed to enhance performance, help improve module reliability, and help drive down the critical cost per watt.
DuPont PV materials deliver proven performance, efficiency and lasting value. When Materials Matter™, you innovate continuously and field-test relentlessly to fulfill the need for new energy solutions. For over 40 years our innovations in PV materials have led the photovoltaics industry forward. Today our portfolio of solutions is more than just state-of-the-art—our emphasis on proven power and lasting value means they can also help you achieve higher lifetime returns on your investments. Whether you seek the leading-edge efficiency of our DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes, or the field-proven performance of our DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF films for your backsheets, our PV materials can help you meet the world’s growing demand for dependable renewable energy more effectively.
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive solar energy solutions. Through determined innovation, we have achieved a significant milestone by delivering solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel sourced electricity. From module sales through turnkey power plant development, First Solar is a reliable, world-class partner for clean, renewable energy generation. With over 17GW of modules sold today, First Solar has a demonstrated history of financial stability and manufacturing success. As a project partner, we bring extensive expertise into how today’s PV power plants are developed, financed, designed, constructed and operated to maximize profitability for our customers and strategic partners.
Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Limited ( known as “Jinergy”) was established on Dec. 31st, 2013 under Jinneng Group’s clean energy sector, and is committed to becoming a leading PV manufacturer and clean energy supplier in the global market. Three generations of Jinergy’s products, High Efficiency Poly Module, PERC Mono Module and Super High Efficiency Heterojunction Module, protect customer’s long-term ROI through continuous improving efficiency and quality.
JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base in China, the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 9.0 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 5.0 GW for solar cells, and 9.0 GW for solar modules, as of June 30th , 2018. JinkoSolar has over 12,000 employees across its 8 productions facilities globally, 15 oversea subsidiaries in Japan (2), Singapore, India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and United Arab Emirates, and global sales teams in United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and Argentina.
LONGi Solar is a world leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules. The Company is wholly owned by the LONGi Group. The LONGi Group(SH601012) is the largest supplier of mono-crystalline silicon wafers in the world, with total assets of over $1.7billion (2016). Armed and powered by advanced technology and the long standing experience of the LONGi Group in the field of mono-crystalline silicon, LONGI Solar has shipped over 1GW of products in 2015 and is estimated to double revenue by the end of 2016. The company has its headquarters in Xi’an and branches in Japan, Europe, North America, India and Malaysia. With a strong focus on R&D, production and sales & marketing of mono-crystalline silicon products, LONGi Solar is committed to providing the best LCOE solutions as well as to promoting the worldwide adoption of mono-crystalline technology.
Meyer Burger is at the forefront of the photovoltaic market and has established itself as an international premium brand by offering superior precision products and innovative technologies along the photovoltaic value chain including manufacturing processes for wafers, solar cells, solar modules and solar systems. The company’s comprehensive product portfolio is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare parts, consumables, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training and other services. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).
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. For more information, visit: http://www.q-cells.com.
Risen Energy Co., Ltd was founded in 1986, which located in East Coast Ninghai, Zhejiang province, and its area is 50 acres. The registered capital is 904,616,941 RMB and 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. Now the annual capacity of solar cells and module manufacturing is 4.5GW and Risen Energy enters into top ten of modules industry in April, 2015. There is a standard level PV laboratory, which is independent and received CNAS certification. Not only it can meet the demands of testing products from Risen, but also it can provide the service for others. Risen insists on the mission of improving the energy structure by innovation of technology and improving the quality of human life.
By focusing solely on the development and production of solar modules, Seraphim has been able to consistently improve and develop new products to better serve our customers. We step up to new industry standards and pursue emerging technologies, with this strong R&D team, Seraphim produces PV module products of both quality and value. Seraphim’s global strategy is to maintain leadership in a challenging market, and to contribute to the green earth and harmonious coexistence of all.
Talesun Solar Technologies is an international manufacturer of solar cells and modules: European premium quality level linked with an excellent price-performance ratio. Founded in 2010, Talesun Solar Technologies mother company is Zhongli Group which counts 29 years of experience Talesun Solar Technologies is a worldwide leading manufacturer of photovoltaic solar cells and modules of high quality.
Royal DSM is a purpose-led, global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living with annual net sales of about €10 billion and approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. In the solar industry, we apply our 100-year plus track record in materials sciences to create a family of unique, sustainable technologies that reduce the levelized cost of energy. Our products include our Anti-Reflective coating, Anti-Soiling coatings, Endurance backsheets and Conductive backsheets. Our latest development is an Anti-Reflective coating for aftermarket applications that boosts solar output by up to 3%. Same sun. More power.™ www.dsm.com/solar.
The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) is a leading technical advisor, risk manager and quality assurance provider for PV power plants and equipment. With its experienced team of researchers, scientists and engineers, the company offers a wide range of design, testing and evaluation services with a focus on the risk management and quality assurance of PV equipment and complex PV power plants.
PI Berlin has an IEC 17025 accredited test laboratory at its German location for evaluating the performance, reliability and durability of solar modules. Another test laboratory is located in Suzhou, China.
PVEL is the leading independent lab for the global downstream PV industry
We’re the experts in extended reliability and performance testing for solar PV and storage technology. Our mission is to support the worldwide PV buyer community by generating data that accelerates adoption of solar technology.
Clean Energy Associates (CEA) is a North American-owned solar PV and battery storage quality assurance, supply chain management and engineering services firm. It is led by an experienced management team with a combined 200+ years of PV and battery storage business experience and is supported by 50+ engineers, who help solve a broad array of clients’ needs to reduce technical and financial risk, and to increase system performance and reliability.
We are Kiwa, a world top 20 leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). With our certification, inspection, testing, training and consultancy services, we create trust in our customers’ products, services, processes, (management) systems and employees.
We do so in a wide variety of markets segments, ranging from construction and energy supply to drinking water, healthcare, food, feed & farming. Areas of expertise include management systems, corporate social responsibility and lab testing, among many others.
We have clients in manufacturing and process industries, (business) services, public and private utilities, governments and international institutions.
Kiwa employs over 4,700 people in more than 100 offices in over 40 countries across the world, mainly in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Eternalsun Spire is a leading manufacturer of solar simulators for measuring the performance and reliability of PV modules. Our mission is to contribute to the development and growth of the solar industry by enabling the highest degree of measurement control and certainty by providing high-end solar testing knowledge, technology and services. Our world- class simulators have renowned capabilities regarding repeatability, reproducibility, spectrum, uniformity, and stability. Eternalsun Spire works globally with PV module manufacturers, research institutes and test laboratories.
As a leading global specialist for optical inspection, ISRA VISION / GP SOLAR is setting the standard for automatic process and quality control in the photovoltaic industry. Our innovative solutions for all photovoltaic applications, from wafers, cells and modules to thin film, solar glass and solar thermal, along with our worldwide service, offer our customers the highest performance and reliability in manufacturing.
Our new inspection technologies provide solutions for high efficiency solar cell production lines such as PERC, IBC, HIT, extreme thin contact fingers and new wire contacting designs. With this inspection technology, more than 3,000 installed systems are already optimizing the photovoltaic production.
Mondragon Assembly is an internationally recognized producer of equipment for the manufacture of solar panels. We design and provide turnkey production lines and machinery for photovoltaic systems. We have been providing innovative manufacturing technology for more than fifteen years. Mondragon Assembly provide their clients with solutions and services throughout the entire value chain Turnkey solar automation solutions with a capacity of between 15MW and 200MW per year. Automatic and/or semi-automatic machinery: Tabber&Stringer + Layup, Interconnections, Cell Tester&Sorter, Laminators, Framing and machinery for Testing Photovoltaic Modules. Design, specifications and sale of raw materials and consumables, development and certification of modules. Training and know-how transfer. Personalized solutions: Mondragon Assembly’s engineering team offers their experience to help you develop your project.
STS, the first and only accredited Inspection Body ISO/IEC for PV Modules’ pre-shipment inspection, has been constantly dedicated to supporting PV modules Buyers and Manufacturers with effective quality control solutions. As the market pioneer, STS has brought an Industry Standard (STS-STD-PVM1:2018) critical to the solar industry, supported by in-depth quality control methods, detailed reporting, and advanced analytics. Modules buyers can then strengthen their components purchasing process and avoid performance loss of their PV assets while manufacturers in return dramatically reduce their risks of claims. By adhering to strict Impartiality, Independence and Confidentiality rules, STS clients’ interests are safeguarded with the solutions they need to build PV power plants with the lowest quality risk.