Swiss solar panel technology company Meyer Burger announced it has acquired intellectual property from an unnamed Germany PV company and plans to soon offer roof-integrated solar systems.
Meyer Burger, which was a long-time producer of heterojunction technology (HJT) manufacturing equipment for major solar module brands, announced earlier this year that it will also begin making its own traditional solar modules at a German manufacturing facility.
“Integrated solar roof systems still represent a market niche today. With our novel solar tile solution, we plan to take roof-integrated solutions out of the niche and into a larger market. It thus perfectly complements our portfolio of premium solar products and is another logical step within our growth strategy,” said Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger. “There is a huge dormant potential for rooftop photovoltaics today because in many situations, standard modules are not an option for various reasons, but existing roof-integrated solutions do not represent a satisfactory solution for the customer either. Our heterojunction HJT/SmartWire technology combined with a sophisticated roof-tile system integration now enables a truly unique product.”
The company stated it plans to provide integrated solar systems for existing and new-build residential/sloped rooftops. The new product should launch at Intersolar Europe later this year, which first deliveries scheduled for the second half of 2022.