HelioSphera

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HelioSphera
Privately held company
Industry Solar power generation
Founded 2007[1]
Headquarters Athens, Greece[1]
Number of locations
5 (including sales offices in Hamburg, Germany; and Milan, Italy)[1]
Key people
Stavros Konstantinidis, CEO and President of the Board of Directors; Christos Trizoglou, General Manager[1]
Products Photovoltaic solar panels and modules, Thin-film micormorph-tandem technology modules[1]
Number of employees
Approximately 180
Website www.heliosphera.com

HelioSphera S.A. is a Greek company founded in 2007, with major stakeholders in Greece and the United States of America. Its headquarters is in Athens, Greece, and its production facility is in Tripoli, Greece. The company's primary product is photovoltaic solar panels[2] and modules, made of micromorph thin-film[1] with an annual capacity of 60MWp.[3] The company has significant expertise in solar manufacturing.

Overview[edit]

In January 2008 ground was broken in Tripoli, Greece for the company's production facility. The Micromorph thin-film plant was built in 18 months, from an investment of 180m Euros. The state-of-the-art, 27,000 m² facility, with a clean room of over 1500 m² launched production in September 2009.[4] A month later the certification process according to IEC61646 and IEC61730 was completed by TÜV-Rheinland, with two mounting solutions for BIPV and ground mounted systems offered. Production started in the fourth quarter of 2009, and the ramp-up was completed in the third quarter of 2010. In 2010, 92% of the production was exported, and projects in Germany, Italy, Slovakia, France, Greece, Belgium, Israel, the Czech Republic, Japan and elsewhere have been commissioned, including large scale ground mounted systems and medium to small scale rooftop installations.

Products[edit]

The company's micromorph modules are manufactured to perform in low light conditions, partial shading or high temperatures. HelioSphera S.A. was one of the first companies to start module production in Greece, is the only thin film (micromorph-Si) producer in Greece, and is a fully certified product. As such, the company currently has a competitive advantage in BIPV applications and in field installations because it offers higher kWh production per kWp installed, products without any toxic substances used,[citation needed] and competitive rates.

Personnel[edit]

HelioSphera has approximately 180 employees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Company Overview of HelioSphera S.A.". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ Maykuth, Andrew (September 25, 2011). "From sunny forecast to dark clouds: The city solar project that didn't happen". The Inquirer. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "HelioSphera: Short Profile". Heliosphera.com. Archived from the original on June 14, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Tom Cheyney (December 1, 2009). "HelioSphera to build $500 million, 160MW solar PV module plant in Philadelphia Navy Yard complex". Photovoltaics International (Journal). Retrieved 2011-11-30.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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