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Sustainable solar supply chains: returning cell-to-module PV manufacturing to Europe

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In this pv magazine Webinar, we will learn about Meyer Burger’s vision for Made-in-Europe PV and how the renaissance of a vertically integrated PV manufacturing ecosystem can create jobs and value across Europe. We will also look at advantages relevant for installers and consumers.


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Sustainable solar supply chains: returning cell-to-module PV manufacturing to Europe

The move by Meyer Burger to re-establish cell-to-module PV manufacturing in Europe has reignited hopes for a return to Europe to large-scale, advanced PV production. The company’s pivot from the supply of PV production equipment to cell and module manufacturing at scale in Germany is sparking a rethink on what sustainable solar supply chains look like – as solar expands to be one of the major energy sources in a rapidly decarbonizing European Union.

In April, Meyer Burger launched its heterojunction/SmartWire high-efficiency modules. In this pv magazine Webinar, we will learn about the company’s vision for reliable, locally made PV cells and modules, and how the renaissance of a vertically integrated PV manufacturing ecosystem can create jobs and value across Europe and deliver the long-lived and high-performance solar products required for the EU’s energy transition.

In the webinar, attendees will discover more details about the company’s heterojunction/SmartWire technology, its manufacturing facilities, and its future roadmap. It will also look into the way in which Meyer Burger will work with its installer and distribution customers to make the most out of European PV products for themselves and their customers and how the company is establishing a premium solar brand.

Looking inside manufacturing, the webinar will also address the sustainability of Meyer Burger’s production and materials, and how it will become a key differentiator for the company’s modules.

The webinar will include presentations and an interactive discussion with Meyer Burger Managing Director Moritz Borgmann – who is responsible for the company’s sales and marketing, along with Madlen Apel, the Head of Product Management.

pv magazine Webinar Content

  • Meyer Burger’s vision for Made-in-Europe PV
  • The advantages of local production
  • Heterojunction / SmartWire solar modules – performance and quality
  • The sustainability of the Meyer Burgers’ modules and production
  • Advantages relevant for installers and consumers

Questions can be submitted beforehand or during the webinar through a chat window. Jonathan Gifford, Editor-in-Chief of pv magazine Global, will be the moderator of this webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Moritz Borgmann | Managing Director, Meyer Burger

Moritz Borgmann has been Managing Director of Meyer Burger (Industries) GmbH since 2021 and is responsible for sales and marketing. Moritz is a seasoned solar expert and has many years of experience in the PV industry, previously as a partner at the cleantech management consultancy Apricum. He began his professional career as a co-founder of a company in the semiconductor industry. Moritz Borgmann has a doctorate in electrical engineering with degrees from Stanford University and ETH Zurich.

Madlen Apel | Head of Product Management | Meyer Burger

Graduate engineer Madlen Apel has been working intensively on the subject of photovoltaics since her studies in sustainable energy systems with a focus on semiconductor-based energy conversion at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Madlen has been Head of Product Management at Meyer Burger (Industries) GmbH since July 2021 and is responsible for the solar module product portfolio.


Jonathan Gifford | Editor in chief, pv magazine

While overseeing pv magazine‘s Australian website, Jonathan also reports on equipment supply, thin film and Australasia for the global print edition and online. With a background in broadcast journalism for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Jonathan has been reporting on environmental and technology issues since 2005. He has been with pv magazine since 2011.

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