Founded in 2001 in Ontario, Canada, by Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest solar companies. Canadian Solar has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ (CSIQ) since 2006. The company is a vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications. In 2011 it shipped 1.3 MW of photovoltaic panels and reached a production capacity of over 2.05 GW. In 2011, the company ranked 5th largest producer in the world by PVTECH. IMS Research ranked the comapny 3rd in quarterly shipments (MW) for Q4 2012.
Canadian Solar has offices in Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Israel, Japan, Korea, Australia, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
GCL-Poly (SEHK: 3800) is one of the leading green energy suppliers in China, being one of the leading polysilicon and wafer suppliers in the world, delivering silicon products to the solar industry.
In November 2009, China Investment Corp. (CIC) bought a HK$5.5 billion ($710 million) stake in the nation’s biggest producer of polysilicon as the sovereign wealth fund invests in energy and commodities companies to hedge against inflation.
GCL-Poly is also providing power and heat via cogeneration, incineration and wind.
RefuSol GmbH is a producer of solar inverters, based in Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg. The company was founded in 1965 as Refu electronics, specializing in the production of AC drive systems. In 2010, the company was spun off from RefuSol GmbH Refu Elektronik. Both Refu Elektronik GmbH and RefuSol belong to Prettl Group, with over 7,200 employees worldwide.
With over 47 years in the Inverter business, REFUsol's mission is to be an economical partner for photovoltaic inverters with innovative and reliable products.
Production takes place in part through the Refu Elektronik GmbH and partly in Hungary.
Rooted in Kenya, CfC Stanbic Bank is a corporate and retail bank licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya to provide banking services in the Kenyan economy.
The bank is part of the Standard Bank Group a leading African financial services organisation, which was founded more than 150 years ago and today has operations in 18 African countries and across the globe.
At the core of CfC Stanbic Bank’s values is a commitment to offer relevant and first class financial services within both the corporate and retail banking segments.
CfC Stanbic Bank is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) and currently has a market capitalization of Sh11.7 billion (USD 129 Million) at November 28th 2011.
COMSA EMTE is the second largest unlisted Spanish group in the infrastructures and technology sector. With over one hundred years of experience, COMSA EMTE centers its activities in the Infrastructure, Engineering and Systems, Environment, Services and Logistics and Concessions and Renewable Energies sectors. COMSAEMTE ENVIRONMENT S.L (CEMA) is the COMSAEMTE group company dedicated entirely to environmental activities. It offers services of engineering and management of water, waste and renewable energies. Since the 1990s the group has diversified into other business areas,
The majority of the group's employees were in Spain, with ~40% in other countries - the two other main areas by employee number being Australia and Poland.
As a family-run enterprise, HOPPECKE has developed into one of the leading energy services suppliers.
Without energy, everything comes to a grinding halt, whether in logistics, the production or day-to-day co-operation between customer, consultant, development and service.
With its headquarters in Brilon-Hoppecke and production and assembly locations world-wide, the HOPPECKE Group employs more than 1,400 people. In total, their scores of branches in Germany and 16 international subsidiaries generate a turnover of 300 million euros.
LG Corporation is a South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation. It is the second-largest company of its kind in South Korea. LG makes electronics, chemicals, and telecom products and operates subsidiaries such as LG Electronics, Zenith, LG Display, LG Telecom and LG Chem in over 80 countries.
SMA Solar Technology AG is a German solar energy equipment supplier founded in 1981 and based in Niestetal, Hesse, Germany. SMA is the world's largest manufacturer of inverters for solar photovoltaic modules with a revenue of 1.9 billion € and estimated 40% share of the global market in 2010.
Ritar was established in May, 2002. Within a few years it rapidly became one of China’s leading lead acid battery and power supply unit manufacturer in China. Currently, the Company has 19 production lines and three manufacturing facilities located in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hengyang. The Hengyang plant also manufacturers lead plates for use in China Ritar Power’s batteries. The Company sells its batteries to over 800 customers who are located throughout 81 countries.
Samil Power is an Australian-owned solar inverter manufacturer with production plants in China and sales offices in Australia, Germany, UK, Italy, France, USA and China. Samil Power makes a range of high-tech solar inverters for residential and commercial solar applications and has been producing inverters since 2008.
Yingli (NYSE: YGE) also known as Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s first fully vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers. The company develops, manufactures, and sells high-quality solar modules under the brand name Yingli Solar to a wide range of markets, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, South Korea, China, Japan, Australia, and the United States. Headquartered in Baoding, China, the company supports the global solar market with more than 20 branch offices and subsidiaries around the world.
SATEC is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of energy management solutions. With two decades of rich experience in energy management, the team has the technological expertise to deliver flexible solutions for customer applications worldwide.