Swiss manufacturer enters Australian market with premium solar panels

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Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based active mechanical engineering company, is set to enter the growing Australian photovoltaic (PV) market by offering a range of high-performance solar panels that it claims deliver greater energy yields than traditional technologies.

The Swiss manufacturer will exhibit its full product line under the slogan “Made in Germany, designed in Switzerland” during the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition, the nation’s largest solar trade exhibition, which will take place in Sydney from 3 to 5 May.

Construction engineering company BayWa r.e. will be Meyer Burger’s first distributor in Australia, according to the company.

“BayWa is well known in the Australian market as a supplier of German-made solar panels, and we believe Meyer Burger will fill an important gap in the Australian market,” said Durmus Yildiz, managing director of BayWa r.e. Solar Systems in Australia. 

Yildiz added,  “For us it is particularly important that Meyer Burger is adhering to sustainable manufacturing and sourcing practices, aiming to continuously reduce the carbon footprint of its high-performance modules.”

Meyer Burger White, Meyer Burger Black, and Meyer Burger Glass are the products offered in Australia, and they all include highly effective heterojunction solar cells manufactured in the company’s own production facilities in Germany’s “Solar Valley.”

The solar panels offer higher energy yields than traditional technology over the course of their anticipated lifetime of more than 30 years.

“The Australian solar market, with its high demand for sustainable products manufactured to high social and ethical standards, offers an excellent opportunity for Meyer Burger,” says Brendan Kay, head of sales of Meyer Burger in Australia.

Kay also pointed out that this benefit is even greater with the glass-glass product, which, when installed properly, converts the sun into electricity even on the back side with a bifacial efficiency of over 90 per cent, allowing the customer to harvest more solar energy from the rooftop – even at very high temperatures.

Meyer Burger’s Australian sales team will give a presentation at the trade expo on 4 May at 9:30 a.m., explaining the company’s product line and patent-protected heterojunction/SmartWire technology.