20 years of solar technology, solar modules, charge controllers, solar systems for mobile homes, campers, sailing yachts, holiday homes worldwide by SOLARA
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20 years SOLARA

a success story with solar energy

1996

Founders and Managing Directors of SOLARA - Energy from Sun and Wind - Hans Jacobs and Thomas Rudolph
Hans Jacobs and Thomas Rudolph in front of the first business premises of SOLARA - Energy from sun and wind

 

Today, the use of solar energy is perfectly normal and widely known. For sailboats and mobile homes, a solar module is now a standard product and it is impossible to imagine life without it. 20 years ago this was completely different ...

1997

First SOLARA M-series
First SOLARA M-series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales start of the seawater resistant and walkable SOLARA M-series. First presentation at the international fair "Boot Düsseldorf"

 


1999

Office, exhibition and warehouse in Hamburg-Altona
Office, exhibition and warehouse in Hamburg-Altona

 

 

 

First move to new business premises in Hamburg-Altona

2001

Foundation of SOLARA Sonnenstromfabrik Wismar GmbH

Managing Director Ralf Henning (right) and Thomas Rudolph inspecting the SOLARA quality production
Managing Director Ralf Henning (right) and Thomas Rudolph assessing the quality

1998

SOLARA solar technology strong in the wind - quality on all oceans

 

 

 

Conversion of the company into a stock corporation. Takeover of the Shell Solar representation for Northern Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

2000

SOLARA Team - Company outing to France to visit the then largest solar cell factory in Europe and subsequent weekend at the Club Mediterranean in the Alps.

SOLARA employees (e.g. bottom row 4th from left Bozena Freijlich, back row 4th from left Frank Heise) and owner (left Thomas Rudolph, back row 5th from left Hans Jacobs) on a company outing to a production facility in France
SOLARA employees (e.g. bottom row 4th from left Bozena Freijlich, back row 4th from left Frank Heise) and owner (left Thomas Rudolph, back row 5th from left Hans Jacobs) on a company outing to a production facility in France

2003

Total quality management SOLARA solar panels and production
Checking the solar cells and connections before processing (lamination)

TQM (Total Quality Management) introduction in the factory

SOLARA proven quality - checked quality - Signet

2004

SOLARA best brand - top brand - best brand
Award from pro mobil for "Best Brands of the Year 2004"

SOLARA - Best brand of the year

Biggest solar power plant 2014 from SOLARA Hamburg
BMW Building, Dingolfing, Bavaria

Worldwide largest roof top system, BMW, Bavaria with SOLARA S-series

2002

Solara solar panels high quality S-series
Complete SOLARA S-series

Completion of the SOLARA S-Class module series

2005

Highest solar panel quality certified from German TÜV
TÜV certificate

First SOLARA module with TÜV certificate for highest quality


2007

SOLARA solar technology in the arctic and worldwide
SOLARA solar technology to supply power to an expedition in the Arctic

Further internationalisation of SOLARA for independent power supply worldwide.

2010

Construction of the SOLARA solar power system
Installation of the SOLARA solar power plant

Project German Embassy Vientiane, Laos, Vietnam

2006

SOLARA becomes part of the Centrosolar Group AG

2011

Children of the SOS Children's Village experience SOLARA solar modules
Children of the SOS Children's Village experience SOLARA solar modules

Project SOS Children's Village Mombassa, Kenya


2013

SOLARA by Centrosolar catalogue 2012/2013
last SOLARA by Centrosolar catalogue 2012/2013

Like many companies, 2013 Centrosolar is also caught up in the maelstrom of the demise of the solar industry for grid-connected solar systems in Germany.

 

In this situation, SOLARA detached itself from the Centrosolar Group again.

2014

Solara becomes independent again and presents itself with a new logo.

 

A complete revision of the Solara solar modules series will follow. The next generation of the M-series and S-series is established on the market.


2015

Introduction of DCSolar as a second brand of Solara GmbH


2016

SOLARA solar panel

SOLARA continues to be innovative with the latest technology after 20 years.

 

Highest quality, reliability and especially long life time have been proven over the last 20 years. Even today, our first customers still enjoy SOLARA's solar technology.


20 years solar technology, solar module, charge controller, solar system for motorhomes, campers, sailing yachts, holiday homes worldwide from SOLARA
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