Scheuten Solar recognized for consistent innovation

Frost & Sullivan has presented Scheuten Solar with the “2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Industry Innovation and Advancement of the Year Award” in recognition of its ability to focus on a rapidly developi…

Frost & Sullivan has presented Scheuten Solar with the “2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Industry Innovation and Advancement of the Year Award” in recognition of its ability to focus on a rapidly developing market, understand the needs of the customers and provide solutions that blend innovative developments, years of experience, and above-average quality and service. Scheuten“s products are manufactured with the latest Scheuten-designed solar technology, leveraging on the expertise of the company“s research and development (R&D) department. The company is also constantly on the lookout for new solar energy and glass developments, collaborating with universities and research institutes such as TNO, KEMA and Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). In 2007, Scheuten“s R&D team launched the Sunrise-project aimed at manufacturing revolutionary thin-film solar cells, which do not use silicon, used on large surface areas, and with flexible dimensions. General synergy with existing wafer technology is a considerable advantage for the company, which will enable these thin-film solar cells to be produced on a large scale. Scheuten“s growth is also supported by its in-house project development and project realization departments that ensure continuous high-level service at every stage of the project, ranging from planning and developing solar projects with local partners in international markets to support and servicing. At the same time, Scheuten is continuously strengthening its brand name by means of its powerful sales organizations in both Europe and the US. Thanks to meticulous product checks and operational tests, Scheuten offers quality products and services, as confirmed by certifications such ISO 9001-certification, TUV, UL and f.e. MCS. “Prestigious building-integrated projects – the Nippon Industrial College in Tokyo, the Hauptbahnhof Berlin Central Station, which is the largest railway station in Europe at present, and the major turnkey solar power plants in Spain, Italy, and Greece – combined with an efficient network of sales staff across the global markets and years of knowledge from its solar divisions make Scheuten a reliable partner in this rapidly-upcoming market,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Suchismita Das. “The company“s products combine robust features with aesthetic design, durability, flexibility, and return on investment, thus helping it effectively maintain the leading position in the market.” In 2008, Scheuten reported annual turnover of EUR 467 million, positioning it among the three largest independent European glass companies. The company continued its strong growth in 2009, expanding its product range, increasing its international reach and strengthening its position as a market leader in the solar PV modules market. Thanks to a joint venture agreement with leading Taiwanese disc and OLED manufacturer, RITEK Corporation, Scheuten is expected to start manufacturing CIGS thin film solar cells, with an initial capital of TWD 600 million, which could contribute significantly to the company“s growth in the thin-film PV industry.