SCHOTT Solar concludes long-term contract with Enerpoint S.p.A.

Date: 21 November 2008
Source: SCHOTT Solar
SCHOTT Solar and Enerpoint S.p.A. have concluded an important contract: In the coming years, SCHOTT Solar will deliver modules with a total power output of 35 megawatts to its new partner, one of Italy’s leading companies in the photovoltaic industry.

By closing this deal, the companies have expanded their successful cooperation that started last year.

The contract between SCHOTT Solar and Enerpoint covers a steadily increasing supply of polycrystalline silicon modules, expected to represent a total power output of 35 megawatts in coming years. Through this major contract, Enerpoint becomes the official dealer for SCHOTT Solar modules in Italy.

“Enerpoint is making great strides forward by concluding partnerships with experienced photovoltaic companies who are steadily expanding. The fact that Enerpoint is sharing its know-how with the best international suppliers on the market is renewed proof of Enerpoint’s commitment to offer products of an extremely high standard,” comments Rocco Viscontini, President and Managing Director at Enerpoint.

“Italy is one of the emerging markets in Europe that shows the most promise. SCHOTT Solar is delighted to expand this long-term partnership with Enerpoint – a Company with the same understanding of what quality and service to the customer means” notes Michael Harre, Chief Sales Officer at SCHOTT Solar.

The relationship between SCHOTT Solar and Enerpoint is founded on shared values such as excellent service, high qualitative standards and a passion for photovoltaics, one of the few sectors in which respect for the environment, industrial development, and employment growth can be combined.

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SCHOTT Solar’s high quality products exploit the virtually inexhaustible potential of the sun as a renewable source of energy. For this purpose SCHOTT Solar produces important components for photovoltaic applications and solar energy plants with parabolic trough technology. In the photovoltaic industry, the company is one of the few integrated manufacturers of crystalline silicon wafers, solar cells and photovoltaic modules. Wafer production is mainly carried out through a WACKER SCHOTT Solar joint venture, which ensures the supply of silicon necessary for long-term growth. Thanks to over 20 years of experience in thin-film technology, SCHOTT Solar also regards itself as one of the industry’s cutting-edge companies. In receiver production for solar power plants with parabolic trough technology, SCHOTT Solar considers itself to be the market and technology leader. The receivers are key components in large-scale power plants that generate electricity from solar energy centrally on the basis of parabolic trough technology and can supply entire cities with power. SCHOTT Solar has production facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic, the USA and Spain. SCHOTT Solar’s innovative power and technological expertise date back to the late 1950s. The main shareholder of SCHOTT Solar AG is SCHOTT AG, Mainz. SCHOTT develops special materials, components and systems for the household appliance, pharmaceutical, solar energy, electronics, optical and automotive industries. With around 16,700 employees, the SCHOTT Group generated a worldwide turnover of about 2.1 billion euros in fiscal year 2006/2007.

Enerpoint S.p.A. was founded in 2001, when the solar industry was still very young, by Paolo Rocco Viscontini. Within a few months Enerpoint succeeded in distinguishing itself at a national level due to intense PR and marketing promotion of its solar technologies and the excellent initial results achieved. The Enerpoint business model is based on two main lines: distribution of high quality components for photovoltaic systems and installation of large photovoltaic plants. With 40 megawatts of photovoltaic modules distributed, hundreds of systems implemented directly, and a tight network of 150 installers and professionals, Enerpoint is today a leading supplier in the Italian photovoltaic industry. Enerpoint has also distinguished itself from the outset by its strong commitment to explanation and education on renewable energy, offering training courses that have from 2002 to today seen the participation of over 1,500 architects, engineers, installers and enthusiasts.

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600450 SCHOTT Solar concludes long-term contract with Enerpoint S.p.A.
Date: 21 November 2008
Source: SCHOTT Solar

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