From a garage company to a leading solar manufacturer
Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials manufacturer, invests in Megasol in the form of a minority stake. The two companies jointly enter into a global sales partnership.
With the RearCon module technology developed by Megasol, Megasol achieves a world record: 23.2% module efficiency.
Capacity expansions of the production sites: Deitingen 400 MW, Ningbo 700 MW.
Efficiency record for the new Megasol double-glass modules with HiR technology. HiR is based on the proven n-type wafer and is completely free of PID and LID.
Megasol wins the prestigious Red Dot Award in the Urban Design product category.
LEVEL is the most popular integrated mounting system among Swiss installers.
Megasol is the initiator of SOLARCOLOR. With this system, all visual requirements for solar modules can be determined and clearly protocolled.
The company's own solar farm on the roofs of the Cleantech Businesspark is put into operation.
The solar module factory extended to 80 megawatts is inaugurated officially at the new headquarters.
Colourful modules with invisible cells: Megasol presents a world novelty and turns the solar module into a building material.
The production site (40 megawatts) specialised in glass-glass modules and small series / customisations in Langenthal BE, Switzerland, starts operation.
Launch of the NICER roof-integrated system. With the development and manufacturing of roof and facade systems, Megasol becomes the preferred partner for building envelope specialists.
With the first own production plant in Ningbo, China (60 megawatts, today 130 megawatts), the European market is targeted. Megasol becomes the leading manufacturer of high-performance solar modules.
In Cudrefin VD, Switzerland, the first grid-connected solar system by Megasol goes on line. Megasol is considered the fastest growing solar enterprise in Switzerland.
With various PR initiatives, the young start-up draws national interest.
Twelve-year-old Markus Gisler founds Megasol.