Description of the company
Meyer Burger is a leading global technology Group specialising on innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. The Group’s focus is on photovoltaics (solar industry) while its competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries as well as other selected high-end markets based on semiconductor materials. The Group currently employs more than 1,700 people across three continents. Over the past ten years, Meyer Burger has risen to the forefront of the photovoltaic market and established itself as an international premium brand by offering superior precision products and innovative technologies.
The Group’s offering in systems, production equipment and services along the photovoltaic value chain includes the manufacturing processes for wafers, solar cells, solar modules and solar systems. Meyer Burger provides substantial added value to its customers and clearly differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on the entire value chain.
The Group’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. Meyer Burger Group is represented in Europe, Asia and North America in the respective key markets and has subsidiaries and own service centres in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The Group is also working intensively to develop new markets such as South America, Africa and the Arab region. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).
Role of the company in the Construct-PV project
The role of Meyer Burger is to bring the expertise of module manufacturing into the project, BIPV know-how, improvement of module design and technology. Furthermore the opportunities of the new cell and electrification technology shall be explored and a production concept for scalable volume and size should be introduced. A more practical task is the production and delivery of the BIPV modules for the demonstration projects.
Meyer Burger has also participated in:
- EU research project HIPERB (High performance photovoltaics in buildings) as a WP leader.
- EU research project BIPV-CIS (Improved Building Integration of PV by using Thin Film Modules in CIS Technology) again as a WP leader.