Hanergy Mobile Energy is a multinational clean energy company and a world leader in thin-film solar power. The company is headquartered in Beijing, with branches in provinces all over China, as well as in 32 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and other regions. Currently, Hanergy is engaged in the integration of the entire photovoltaic industry chain, from upstream to downstream, covering R&D, high-end equipment manufacturing, PV module production and construction of photovoltaic power plants.
Hanergy Mobile Energy was the first to disrupt the industry with the concept of “mobile energy”, resulting in the creation of an all-new “mobile energy” industry. In 2017, the “mobile energy” strategy was promoted as a significant part of the energy reform, after first being brought up in State Council documents.
Through global technical integration and independent innovation, Hanergy Mobile Energy’s thin-film photovoltaic technology has reached an advanced international standard with over 10,200 patent applications. In 2018, Hanergy’s gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology achieved its 6th consecutive world record conversion efficiencies of 29.1% for single-junction and 31.6% double-junction, while its flexible and glass-based copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) technologies also reached world record 19.4% and 18.72% conversion efficiencies, its perovskite technology’s single-cell conversion efficiency hit 23.7%, and its silicon heterojunction technology gained the Chinese national record of 24.2% conversion efficiency.
The company has been centered upon satisfying customers’ needs and developing applications focused on the key areas of residence and travel. By utilizing thin-film solar technology’s flexible, light, durable characteristics, Hanergy Mobile Energy has been able to constantly carry out effective research and produce innovative high-quality products and solutions that allow every ordinary item to become a solar power generator, enabling the application of solar power to break through the boundary of imagination and put ubiquitous solar power into free use.
At present, Hanergy’s thin-film solar technology has been widely used in the fields of construction, transportation, utility and consumer electronics, with signature solar-powered products officially certified by 25 domestic and foreign authoritative organizations, including HanTile (roof tiles), HanWall (curtain walls), HanBrick (roads), HanCar (fully solar-powered cars), HanPower (portable chargers), HanPack (backpacks), and Humbrella (parasols).
The energy revolution has truly begun and Hanergy Mobile Energy aims to seize the opportunity presented by global energy transformation and low-carbon development, by focusing on the thin-film solar industry chain and continuing to promote the industrialization and marketization of thin-film solar technology. Thus transforming thin-film solar technology into a real “green” solar technology that benefits all and gradually allowing everything to be “Powered by Hanergy”.
On August 13, 2014, Hanergy announced the acquisition of Alta Devices. Through this acquisition, Hanergy now holds the higher conversion rate for thin-film solar technology. Gallium arsenide (GaAs) highly-efficient flexible thin-film technology has taken yet another step to enhance Hanergy's technological lead, while consolidating Hanergy as the worldwide unchallenged technological leader of the solar photovoltaic industry. Alta Devices is the world's leading manufacturer of thin-film solar technology. It has produced the world's most efficient GaAs solar cells, with a conversion efficiency 8% higher than that of the global mass production of monocrystalline silicon and 10% higher than that of polycrystalline silicon. This technology allows for an increase of two to three times the power that a typical flexible solar cell can produce under the same area. According to the NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), the conversion rate for single-junction and double-junction cells has reached 29.1% and 31.6% respectively.
Hanergy's Global Solar Energy (GSE) was founded in 1996. Located in Tucson, Arizona, it is the world's leading flexible CIGS (copper indium gallium selenium) thin-film solar technology solution provider and product manufacturer, with over 20 years of experience in design, R&D and manufacturing of CIGS production lines and products. GSE holds the world's highest conversion efficiency rate on the batch-production of flexible CIGS products. with its R&D conversion efficiency to 19.3%. At the same time, GSE is a very mature enterprise regarding the commercialization of this technology, with an abundant repertoire of project cases which involve flexible CIGS thin-film solar solutions. The GSE product application scenario is very extensive and can be used for the integration of photovoltaic architecture, large-scale ground power stations, mobile vehicle application, and portable off-grid products.
GSE is the world's first enterprise to massively produce light-weight and efficient CIGS thin-film solar-powered modules and components. By using a multi-element co-evaporation technique, the CIGS is evenly deposited uniformly in a flexible stainless steel substrate with a thickness of 30 microns. The innovative roll-to-roll assembly line which features the unique ICI (integrated chip interconnection) packaging technology that is used not only improves the efficiency of production and the utilization of raw materials, but also reduces production costs.
Solibro is a world of advanced thin-film solar technology integrated conglomerate devoted to basic research and development, production line delivery and production of cells and components of glass-based GICS solar cells in 2008, it began to produce CIGS thin-film solar cells. In September 2012 it was acquired by Hanergy. Basic research and development, production line delivery and the production of cells and components of glass-based CIGS solar cells have led to Solibro becoming a worldwilde precursor in the thin-film solar cells field.
MiaSolé is a typical representation of a Silicon Valley photovoltaic enterprise in the United States. It is the world of advanced manufacturer of high efficiency thin-film solar cell components with over ten years' experience in innovative research and development in thin film solar energy field. Its headquarters are in Santa Clara, California; its global R&D center is located in the Silicon Valley area; and its R&D team includes equipment development, deposition technology development and thin-film power generation development, among other fields. Eighteen joint ventures in the United States have invested more than USD 600 million in the company. In 2012, the company was entirely acquired by Hanergy. The company is the pioneer and leader of CIGS thin-film technology for flexible solar cells. Hanergy has invested over USD 600 million in R&D and industrialization, and it now has the world's most advanced flexible CIGS thin-film solar cell magnetron sputtering deposition technology and the world's higher mass production conversion rate for CIGS flexible cells and components.