ADLER Solar has been a full service provider for the German and European PV industry since April 2008. In figures this means: More than 4.5 million processed modules, more than 2,000 asset assessments, more than 100 technical due diligence processes and 200 MWp gained through repowering and plant optimization.
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Gerhard Cunze, (co)founder and managing partner of ADLER Solar, looks back on the last 10 years: “Which events and developments have shaped the company most? How has ADLER Solar changed, how has the solar industry changed? Gerhard Cunze comments on these and other questions in our short interview:
What were the beginnings of ADLER Solar ten years ago?
BP Solar needed a technical service provider for one of the first major product recalls in the industry. With the foundation of ADLER Solar and the implementation of this extensive project, we have laid the foundation for the versatile and experienced company that we are today.
What were your expectations when you entered the solar industry?
For me, as for many others, the industry was completely new territory at first. I found the market incredibly exciting – with enormous opportunities and diverse challenges. We quickly realized that the rapid growth at that time had a negative impact on quality. One of ADLER Solar’s goals was to optimise this.
Which developments or events have had a special influence on the company?
The quality losses already mentioned above, which accompanied the rapid growth of the PV market, have had a decisive influence on the orientation of our company. Since then, quality assurance – along with the associated performance optimization of PV systems – has been one of our main goals. Only high-quality solar systems with the appropriate components ensure the best possible yield.
All in all, we have lived through moving years with various ups and downs. In line with changing market conditions, we have developed from a pure service provider to a technical service provider, which has processed over 4.5 million solar modules in the past decade and prepared more than 2,000 asset assessments. In addition, we can be proud of more than 100 technical due diligence processes and 200 MWp gained through repowering and plant optimisation.
Let’s take a look into the future: What happens next with ADLER Solar?
We have stirred up a lot in the industry over the last 10 years – but we are not resting on our laurels. On the contrary: We are constantly optimising our service portfolio to meet the ever-changing market requirements, technical innovations and quality demands of our customers. And we do this, as usual and well-proven, in dialogue with our partners and customers.
This year ADLER Solar will once again be represented at Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading trade fair for the solar industry, in Munich from June 20-22. Visit us at our booth in hall A3.380.
The ADLER Solar team is looking forward to numerous visitors and interesting dialogues. Make an appointment now!
On April 19, 2018, the CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future was awarded for the second time. The award in the master’s thesis category went to Natalie Prinz from a joint course at the Leibniz Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT) and the University of Bremen. Jann Lasse Grönemeyer from the University of Bremen was honoured for his dissertation. ADLER Solar supported the award again this year as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program.
The CAMPUS AWARD honours outstanding theses by young scientists at the University of Bremen who dedicate themselves thematically to the sustainable use of resources, the protection of the environment, the climate and the oceans. The award endowed with € 3,000 is awarded annually by the KELLNER & STOLL FOUNDATION FOR CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT, the Leibniz Center for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT), the University of Bremen and the association Alumni der Universität Bremen e.V..
Martin Schachinger, founder and Managing Director of our long-standing partner pvXchange, regularly writes a market commentary which is published on the pv magazine website. Read his current article here. This time, the PV expert comments on the work of the former “King of the Sun”, Frank Asbeck in the USA. In addition, he looks at the current status of tenders in Germany and at the current price development and availability of modules for the German and European markets.