3 This is Sunways
4 // 5 Our products
6 // 7 Our service spectrum
8 // 9 Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) – Maximum output meets design
10 // 11 Gehry Building – Transparency for daylight
12 // 13 WestendGate – Highest demands taken literally
14 // 15 Maison Gaïta – Elegance and highest efficiency
16 // 17 Sunways standard solutions – Exceptional products in series
18 // 19 St. Gabriel – Interactive systems in Freiburg
20 // 21 EDEKA Südwest – Complete package for freshness and quality
22 // 23 Lonza – Solar park with a twist
24 // 25 Mobile solutions – Getting there with photovoltaics
26 Research and development – Partnerships for you
27 Our locations
Table of contents
Table of contents
HOW DO YOU COMBINE
From domestic roof systems to large building-integrated projects, building owners,
planners and architects have been trusting in the quality of Sunways since 1993.
We develop, produce and sell not only technologically leading highly efficient
components for photovoltaic systems, but also plan and implement complete
systems. What begins with the quality of the individual cells is carried on in our overall
approach. We make your wishes come true with our products and services.
Thanks to our own uncompromising quality standards, we can realise
your demands in the best way.
With a complete system designed by Sunways, you profit from our collective
expertise garnered from all areas of photovoltaics. Our systems offer you a positive
return and improved performance through perfectly coordinated components. Take
advantage of the benefits of our complete systems.
An important and growing area of photovoltaics is building integration. We offer you
solutions in which photovoltaics are part of the building envelope and the design of the
elements is the decisive criterion. Here too, our work and systems also demonstrate
quality and efficiency. With Sunways, your photovoltaic system benefits – from perfect
This is Sunways
Solar cells // Inverters // Modules // Accessories
In combination, Sunways products reach up to a 10 % higher output than comparable
competitors’ systems. Our years of experience result in perfect interaction. Your trust in
complete systems from Sunways pays off straight away.
The superior performance of our solar cells
starts on the surface. Precise quality and
tolerance controls make up the basis
for top-class efficiency. Top technology
is not only found in our individual prod-
ucts, but is also the benchmark for our
Sunways offers the right cells for every
need. Besides high-performance cells
transparent or coloured design cells
highlight the main points of building-
integrated photovoltaics without ad-
versely affecting efficiency.
With our transparent cells we are expand-
ing the fields of application for solar cells.
Through a new manufacturing process
using lasers, it is possible to create slots for
translucency and still achieve an efficiency
of up to 14.4 %. Let the sun in!
The inverters from Sunways are in the
global premier league and offer un-
rivalled efficiency. We are naturally delight-
ed with the red dot design awards, as
well as awards in technical journals like
Photon. What pleases us even more is to
be able to offer you top-of-the-range
products with first-class design.
Modules from the highly economical
Eco-Line are as much a part of our
range as multi- and monocrystalline
modules or laminates for building in-
tegration. Our laminates offer a design-
oriented solution and do not just take
care of the electricity supply, but also inte-
grate perfectly as part of the façade.
A diverse range of colours enables the
perfect fit to your ideas. Sunways turns your
photovoltaic system into a visual highlight.
Our service spectrum
WHY A VERSATILE
Employees // Research and Development // Systems // Individual
Solutions // BIPV // Automotive Sector // Production
Innovations which advance photovoltaics come from the most diverse of areas. In order to
offer you the most cutting-edge technologies at the best quality, we cover a wide
range of services. In combination we therefore deliver optimal results where it matters –
in your system.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
In development, Sunways places value
on close cooperation with many partners
which goes beyond contract work alone.
The results are innovations which are rel-
evant and decisive for you.
Sunways also offers the highest efficiency
and quality for conventional solutions. Our
passion for detail makes something special
out of your roof systems. Do you want to
use your roof surface profitably? Then we
can offer innovative solutions – right up to
Qualified, committed and driven, our team
strives for innovative and efficient solu-
tions. You, as the customer, are at the
centre of our work – because it is your
demands which spur us on to provide
the highest performance.
Our service spectrum
Sunways products undergo the toughest
tests for quality and tolerance control.
With these we can ensure consistently
high product standards. The product
attributes OutputPlus+, and SolidPlus+ are
a result of these norms and tests – for
more power, stability and weather resist-
ance. So our intensive product tests also
pay off for you.
Thanks to our wide product range, we
can happily rise to the challenges set by
your personal living space. We implement
aesthetic solutions based on the wishes of
the customer, for private houses as well
as for large commercial buildings. We are
also happy to take over the planning and
implementation so that you get the maxi-
mum benefit from our knowledge.
When it comes to modern photovoltaics, a
key issue is building integration. Our cells
and module solutions offer special accents
for integration into the architecture. So,
along with electricity supply, our products
can also take over functions of the build-
The mechanical demands placed on solar
cells are extremely high in the automotive
sector. Then there are the highest aesthetic
requirements as well. Our superior quality
and design have proven themselves here
too. Thanks to their production quality,
their resistance to environmental influenc-
es and their flawless appearance, Sunways
Solar Cells are a perfect product for the
Our black design cells are characterised by
their especially high efficiency and an overall
To perfectly integrate photovoltaics into a building, we work closely with our
customers. Only this can guarantee that wishes and demands are met. The result
is highly individual systems which are a perfect part of the whole building. Cells, modules
and other system components are individually made and assembled by us.
Our large choice of colours and shapes, as well as the option of individual manufac-
ture and adjustment, allow us to rely on Sunways quality in all areas. Our service
portfolio also includes working as a general contractor – we are happy to undertake
planning, production and implementation to offer you the best possible solution.
BIPV makes it possible to make sustainable buildings without adversely affecting
their appearance and design. The result is the natural and yet impressive everyday
integration of photovoltaic solutions.
WHAT DOES INNO-
Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) – Maximum capacity meets design
Particularly uniform light filtering char-
acterises our transparent solar cells
and offers new fields of application for
In the Gehry Building our cells not only
provide electricity, but also a unique use
Perfectly integrated – visual highlight by
day and, thanks to LED light bands, also
The size of the holes can be determined
by you, meaning that our cells are
perfectly adapted to your needs.
The photovoltaic installation covers more
than 85 % of the total roof area.
WHY ARE OUR SOLAR
For a INNOVATIVE
use of DAYLIGHT.
Gehry Building – Transparency for daylight
The possibilities offered by building-integrated photovoltaics are reflected in
the Gehry Building. Our silver solar cells provide not only energy, but also protection
from excessive solar radiation. In order to best use the daylight in the rooms, transparent
Sunways Solar Cells were built. This means that the cells are thereby used for both
energy production and the filtering of daylight. Each cell was perforated individu-
ally, meaning that particularly uniform filtering could be achieved.
During the project, as well as producing these highly individual cells, Sunways also con-
sulted a firm of architects and specialist planners. The result is impressive not just
in its design, but also in terms of the completely successful integration of photovoltaics
into the overall project.
As well as multi-space office areas, the building houses an auditorium
with more than 600 seats, teaching rooms and a restaurant. A total of
125,000 monocrystalline transparent Sunways Solar Cells were used
for the roof construction.
BIPV // Gehry Building
HOW FAR DOES
47 STOREYS HIGH –
WITH NEW POSSIBILITIES
FOR THE NIGHT.
WestEndgate – Highest demands taken literally
Over the course of the extensive energy-conserving renovation of the WestendGate,
which was built in 1976, an innovative and unique photovoltaic system took shape.
WestendGate is the first office building in Frankfurt, Germany, to be completely covered
with a photovoltaic system.
While the photovoltaic system contributes to a better CO2
balance during the day, at
night the LED light bands running between the modules ensure a lightshow and
illuminate the building’s façade.
The project received the Green Building Certificate from the EU for the
reduction of its primary energy consumption by 36 %.
10,500 multicrystalline emerald green sili-
con solar cells and a number of Sunways
Inverters were used in Frankfurt.
Our modules were integrated through-
out the entire building, which spans
Enough room could be left between the modules to also impress by
BIPV // WestendGate
SMALL BLACK OBJECTS.
In a private project, the wishes of the customer are particularly important –
taking different demands into account under one roof. For the realisation of his vision,
architect and town planner Pascal Gontier searched for highly efficient monocrystalline
black solar cells which could also be aesthetically integrated into the building. He found
the right partner in Sunways.
The result can be seen clearly: The building impresses not only with its consistent and
modern appearance, but Gontier also managed to create a positive-energy house.
Through the combination of the photovoltaic system with various further construction
principles such as triple glazing, a ventilation system with energy recovery and a geo-
thermal heat pump, the house produces more energy than it needs. A real stunner.
On the balance sheet too. Simultaneously collecting energy and
providing shade – solar cells employed
in shading elements.
Our black monocrystalline design cells
are perfectly suited for integration and
have a particularly homogeneous surface
Gontier trusted the quality and the
extremely high efficiency from Sunways
in his choice of inverter too.
The photovoltaic roof system completed the positive-energy house.
BIPV // Maison Gaïta
Maison Gaïta – Elegance and highest efficiency
Sunways standard solutions – Exceptional products in series
With our proposals we don’t just want to offer individual solutions, but rather we are
striving to offer you products of the highest level in all areas. Large projects are
always giving us new data from which our whole service spectrum profits.
To us, standard means serial innovation – because quality and efficiency
are at the highest level in all our components.
Our standard products also make it possible to realise systems that are anything but
standard. Our passion for detail ensures well thought-through and groundbreaking
With Sunways, unused roof surfaces are
a thing of the past.
310 metres of control cables ensure a
20 % higher yield.
Realise efficient and highly profitable large systems with Sunways.
Sunways standard solutions
Standard solar modules from Sunways
with up to 250 watts peak, “SolidPlus+”
Sunways standard solutions
Through minimised module mismatch
and close sorting of cells and modules,
Sunways effectively increases your yields.
Thanks to their lightweight design,
Sunways Modules are ideally suited for
WHY CAN OUR
SYSTEMS SEND SMS
SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
St. Gabriel – Interactive systems in Freiburg
“The installation of the photovoltaic system rounded off our profile as
a company in the disposal and environmental sector. As a result, for
us it is a vital image-enhancing factor.”
Michael Broglin // Managing Director, Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreini-
gung Freiburg GmbH
standard solutions // St. Gabriel
At the St. Gabriel depot in Freiburg the innovative radio connection of the Sunways
Inverter ensures that eight different roof systems are seamlessly networked and
the control room is alerted by E-mail and SMS completely automatically in the event
of malfunction or failure.
1,590 Sunways Solar Modules and NT 10000 type Solar Inverters were used
for the whole collector surface of 2,645 square metres.
The system is the second largest photovoltaic power station in Freiburg. As well as meet-
ing the energy needs of Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung Freiburg GmbH (ASF,
Freiburg waste management and town cleaning) the system also delivers electricity to
over 100 two-person households.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT
BEST QUALITY AND
A PERFECT COMBINATION
EDEKA Südwest – Complete package for freshness and quality
One of the most state-of-the-art meat and sausage processing plants in Europe
has become even more cutting-edge thanks to Sunways. From Rheinstetten, near
Karlsruhe in Germany, over 1,250 markets are supplied with meat and sausage specialities
from the region.
EDEKA Südwest relied on the experience and quality of Sunways during the construction
of its roof system and completely entrusted us with the planning, project manage-
ment and installation. The result of this trust is the perfect interaction of 1,710
Sunways Modules and 30 Inverters. Through our experience we managed to meet
the tight timeframes for the realisation of the project and guarantee the feed-in tariff.
1,710 standard modules with 230 watts
peak make up the whole surface of the
The solar modules work together with
30 NT 12000 type inverters and so ensure
a total output of 393.3 kilowatts peak.
standard solutions // Edeka Südwest
“Climate change, ever scarcer raw materials and a sense of respon-
sibility towards future generations are only some of the reasons for
EDEKA Südwest to dedicate itself to the topic of sustainability.”
Jürgen Schulz // Project control, EDEKA Südwest Solarenergie GmbH
standard solutions // Lonza Solar park
Lonza – Solar park with a twist
WHAT DOES TURNING
WITH THE SUN ACHIEVE?
20 % MORE YIELD.
Every ten minutes the position of the
module carriers is adjusted to the posi-
tion of the sun.
Our PT 30k central inverter is also avail-
able in a special outdoor version from
summer 2011. Now you can make even
more use of its unique efficiency.
The system in the Upper Rhine valley was already highly efficient thanks to Sunways
2,880 Sunways Solar Modules work together with 21 PT 30k type Inverters
and ensure 648 kW peak performance.
These fantastic values are accompanied by innovation that is equally as impressive. The
system is turned towards the direction of the sun every ten minutes by a track-
ing system driven by an electric motor.
In comparison with non-tracking systems, a 20 % higher yield can be achieved. Inno-
vations that pay for themselves.
20 % higher yield by tracking – a simple and elegant solution. The Sunways Central Inverters are
mounted on intermediate pillars spaced
every 40 metres.
standard solutions // Lonza Solar park
FURTHER CAN PHOTO-
The requirements of the automotive industry are a perfect opportunity for Sunways to
make our quality, production precision and resistance mobile for you. The particu-
larly high design requirements of Maybach, Audi and others are well met by Sunways
The e-bike sector, as an environment-friendly and flexible alternative in city traffic, is also
growing in importance with double-digit growth rates. Together with its development
partners, Sunways ensures a “solar charging station with mobility guarantee.”
Smart – A whole roof full of power
With the Smart fortwo used by car2go, the mobility concept from Daimler, implementa-
tion goes a step further. The entire roof surface is utilised to generate electricity using
Sunways Solar Cells. So the car can be supplied with additional power of up to 100
watts to charge the battery and keep the interior cool. This lowers fuel con-
sumption and CO2
Mobile solutions – Getting there with photovoltaics
How does photovoltaics protect your
batteries? It charges those of your
e-bike. You are cordially invited to start
The energy collected from the sunroof ensures that the temperature
of the interior is controlled and hence saves fuel. A small innovation
resulting in a noticeable saving.
The extremely uniform surface of the
monocrystalline solar cells from Sunways
make them ideal for use in the most
demanding design sectors, such as e. g.
the sunroofs of Maybach and Audi cars.
From sunroof to complete vehicle roof,
with Sunways Cells you have the best
conditions for efficient solar usage.
Research and development
WHAT CAN YOU
RESEARCH – KNOWLEDGE
THAT ALSO BENEFITS YOU.
Through our development partnerships we are actively generating new knowledge, from
which your private system can also profit. ISC Konstanz is researching the efficiency
increases of crystalline solar cells. The institute carries out additional development
assistance in countries such as Cameroon, India and Tanzania – for the furtherance
and technical development of solar energy.
Sunways is also working closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy
Systems (ISE) in the development of new generations of high-efficiency solar
cells. This cooperation is worthwhile for our entire production range.
Research and development – Partnerships for you
Within the scope of the LOANA project,
Sunways was involved in the develop-
ment of the automatic analysis of
crystalline solar cells. The system signifi-
cantly contributed to speeding up the
development process of new solar cells.
DR. F. Clement, DR. R. PREU, ISE Freiburg, DR. G. SCHUBERT, Sunways AG // F. l. t. r.
Dr. Ralf Preu // Head of PV-Production
Technology and Quality Assurance, Fraun-
hofer ISE Freiburg
» The large degree of compe-
tence together with a lot of
trust enables highly efficient
WHERE CAN YOU
ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.
Not only in Germany, but also at our locations in Spain and Italy, we work
on numerous photovoltaic projects and constantly set ourselves new challenges
and requirements for performance and design. In turn, at our locations in Konstanz
and Arnstadt we benefit from the experience that we gain in Barcelona and Bologna.
A win-win for all.
MacairestraSSe 3 - 5
D - 78467 Konstanz
fon +49 (0)7531 996 77-0
fax +49 (0)7531 996 77-10
Sunways Production GmbH
D - 99310 Arnstadt
fon +49 (0)3628 66 36-622
fax +49 (0)3628 66 36-880
Sales office Bologna
Via Giacosa 3
I - 40132 Bologna
fon +39 051 984 66 04
fax +39 051 619 42 07
Sales office Barcelona
C/ Antic Cami Ral de Valencia, 38
E - 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)
fon +34 93 664 944-0
fax +34 93 664 944-7
& Investor Relations
fon +49 (0)7531 996 77-415
fax +49 (0)7531 996 77-10
fon +49 (0)7531 996 77-509
fax +49 (0)7531 996 77-10
fon +49 (0)7531 996 77-555
fax +49 (0)7531 996 77-444
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Sunways AG | Photovoltaic Technology
MacairestraSSe 3 - 5 | D -78467 Konstanz
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