Meyer Burger enters solar shingle market

Swiss solar panel technology company Meyer Burger has announced that it has acquired intellectual property of an undisclosed German PV company and plans to offer roof-integrated solar systems soon.

Meyer Burger, which has long been a producer of heterojunction technology (HJT) equipment for major solar module brands, announced earlier this year that it will also start making its own traditional solar modules at a German factory.

“Integrated solar roof systems are still a market niche today. With our new solar tile solution, we intend to take roof-integrated solutions out of the niche and into a larger market. It therefore perfectly complements our portfolio of premium solar products and is the next logical step in our growth strategy,” says Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger. “There is a huge latent potential for photovoltaic roofs today, because in many situations standard modules are not an option for various reasons, but existing roof-integrated solutions also do not offer a satisfactory solution for the customer. Our heterojunction HJT/SmartWire technology combined with advanced tile system integration now enables a truly unique product.”

The company stated that it plans to provide integrated solar systems for existing and new construction homes/pitched roofs. The new product should be launched later this year at Intersolar Europe, with first deliveries scheduled for the second half of 2022.

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