SOLON technology sets international standards: worldwide, we are combining passion with the highest levels of technological know-how. We are already an industry leader, but we do not just rely on our present success. We are actively researching and developing solar solutions for special applications. This passion for technological progress has led us to plan, develop and implement several innovative and extraordinary projects.
We built the world's first solar power plant adjustable around two axes.
Innovative ideas translated to useful technological advances are a tradition at SOLON: since building the Gut Erlasee large-scale photovoltaic power plant, SOLON has been regarded as a pioneer in dual axis solar systems. Gut Erlasee was the first project to make rapid, reliable use of large-scale solar power plants possible.
We developed the first modular power plant.
Constructed from identical 1 MW clusters, SOLON Andromeda's modular construction concept reduces component cost, labor and time.
We developed the first Global Test Site (GTS) Network.
Consisting of three identical outdoor proving grounds located in Tucson, Arizona, Grantorto, Italy, and Berlin, Germany, the GTS Network gives SOLON the unique ability to test and understand regional affects on PV modules and related technologies to optimize module and system design. Regional factors such as temperature, humidity, wind, snow, and dust can significantly affect the performance of solar PV modules. At the landmark solar test facilities, SOLON has the ability to study various areas of performance on four platforms: fixed-tilt at 0 degrees, fixed-tilt at latitude, single-axis tracking, and dual-axis tracking.
We created the Energy Storage Management Research & Testing Site.
In 2012, SOLON announced the development of the Energy Storage Management Research and Testing (SMRT) site through its partnership with Tucson Electric Power (TEP), SMA and the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AzRise) at the University of Arizona. Connected to a 1.6 MW solar array recently built by SOLON, at the University of Arizona’s Science and Technology Park, the site will host multiple storage technologies to test their reliability and applicability.
We introduced the PV market to Intersolar-AWARD winning SOLON SOLquick photovoltaic system.
Revolutionizing rooftops, the SOLON SOLquick™ system's innovative design for flat roofs integrated the solar module and mount into one unit for an ulltra lightweight, easy and tool-free installation.