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Coop­er­a­tion with
Mey­er Burger

Cooperation with Meyer Burger

Mey­er Burg­er, a lead­ing Euro­pean man­u­fac­tur­er of pre­mi­um solar mod­ules, and Solar­na­tive GmbH, devel­op­er and pro­duc­er of the inno­v­a­tive “Pow­er­Stick” micro-invert­er based on its patent­ed high-fre­quen­cy tech­nol­o­gy, announce their coop­er­a­tion in the bal­cony pow­er plant mar­ket seg­ment. The aim of the coop­er­a­tion is to bring a high-qual­i­ty bal­cony pow­er plant ‘Made in Ger­many’ to the mar­ket that stands out from oth­er offer­ings in terms of func­tion­al­i­ty, qual­i­ty and aesthetics.

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The two man­u­fac­tur­ers share the com­mon goal of advanc­ing the pri­vate ener­gy tran­si­tion and at the same time strength­en­ing the pho­to­volta­ic indus­try in Ger­many and Europe. The mar­ket for pri­vate PV sys­tems is boom­ing – in Ger­many alone, the tar­gets for annu­al net instal­la­tion have increased more than sev­en­fold from the orig­i­nal 3 GWp to 22 GWp. With their coop­er­a­tion, both com­pa­nies are tak­ing an impor­tant step towards real­iz­ing their vision.

In the dynam­ic mar­ket for plug-in solar sys­tems, the shared bal­cony pow­er plant is set to assert itself thanks to its spe­cial qual­i­ty fea­tures. In con­trast to con­ven­tion­al solu­tions, where sev­er­al solar mod­ules share a com­mon invert­er, in the Solar­na­tive sys­tem each mod­ule is con­trolled indi­vid­u­al­ly to max­i­mize the ener­gy yield. Anoth­er spe­cial fea­ture is that the local­ly per­mis­si­ble feed-in pow­er (cur­rent­ly 600 watts in Ger­many) is not lim­it­ed by the pow­er val­ue of the invert­er, but is reg­u­lat­ed by the con­trol unit sup­plied with the bal­cony pow­er plant, the Intel­li­Gate Bal­cony. This makes it pos­si­ble for the first time to install a flex­i­ble num­ber of solar mod­ules for plug-in solar sys­tems, regard­less of ori­en­ta­tion and incli­na­tion. Over-the-air updates ensure that the pow­er lim­it of the pho­to­volta­ic sys­tem is auto­mat­i­cal­ly increased accord­ing­ly when the min­i­mum lev­el is raised to 800 watts.

Mey­er Burg­er solar mod­ules are par­tic­u­lar­ly sus­tain­able and cli­mate-friend­ly and are man­u­fac­tured in Ger­many in accor­dance with the strictest social and envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards. They are free of forced labor and com­plete­ly free of the tox­ic sub­stances lead and PFAS. With max­i­mum dura­bil­i­ty and indus­try-lead­ing prod­uct and per­for­mance guar­an­tees of up to 30 years, they deliv­er more ener­gy yield per square meter.

Anoth­er spe­cial fea­ture in the bal­cony pow­er sta­tion seg­ment, which has so far been dom­i­nat­ed by Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers, is the data secu­ri­ty of the domes­tic bal­cony pow­er sta­tion, which is guar­an­teed by the Solar­na­tive app sup­plied and the local serv­er loca­tion in Germany.

Both pre­mi­um man­u­fac­tur­ers are also char­ac­ter­ized by the spe­cial aes­thet­ics of their prod­ucts, which also and espe­cial­ly sat­is­fy more demand­ing cus­tomer groups.

“The part­ner­ship with Solar­na­tive enables us to com­bine our high-qual­i­ty solar mod­ules with inno­v­a­tive elec­tron­ics and offer a first-class bal­cony pow­er plant,” says Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Mey­er Burg­er. “Togeth­er we are set­ting new stan­dards for decen­tral­ized ener­gy gen­er­a­tion and are mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to the ener­gy tran­si­tion ‘Made in Europe’.”

“We are delight­ed to be work­ing with Mey­er Burg­er to bring a pre­mi­um bal­cony pow­er plant to the mar­ket,” says Julian Matthe­is, CEO of Solar­na­tive. “Our com­mon goal is to offer con­sumers a first-class and sus­tain­able solu­tion for decen­tral­ized ener­gy gen­er­a­tion that meets the high­est stan­dards of qual­i­ty, aes­thet­ics and functionality.”

The ‘Made in Ger­many’ bal­cony pow­er sta­tion will be avail­able in Mey­er Burger’s own online store at the end of March and offers con­sumers an effi­cient and sus­tain­able way to gen­er­ate their own electricity.

Solarnative is for sale

Solar­na­tive is for sale! At Inter­so­lar from June 19 to 21, 2024, the man­age­ment will be avail­able for dis­cus­sions with inter­est­ed investors at the Solar­na­tive trade fair stand B4.370.

Winner haustec award

We are delight­ed to announce that we have been nom­i­nat­ed for and won the haustec read­ers’ poll for the best prod­uct of 2024 in the “Ener­gy” category.

Balcony system shipped

We are pleased to inform you that we have reached a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone: The first deliv­ery of all com­po­nents of our inno­v­a­tive Bal­cony sys­tem to our Ear­ly Bird sales part­ners has now been suc­cess­ful­ly completed!

Interview with photovoltaik at the Intersolar Europe

At Inter­so­lar 2023, the pho­to­voltaik edi­to­r­i­al team vis­it­ed us at our booth as part of the “PV Guid­ed Tours” to ask us some ques­tions about the ben­e­fits of our microin­vert­ers. You can see the most impor­tant take­outs as well as the entire inter­view here.

Is Europe ready for a shift to micro-inverters for residential rooftop installations?

In the cur­rent issue of PES Solar/PV you’ll learn more about the advan­tages of micro-invert­ers com­pared to string invert­ers — from high­er ener­gy yield to max­i­mum safe­ty — explained in sim­ple terms. Read the full arti­cle here!

Solarnative wins Best Pitch contest at Infineon Startup Night 2022

At the Infi­neon Start­up Night on Novem­ber 9th, 2022 in Munich, Solar­na­tive won the Best Pitch com­pe­ti­tion in which 5 star­tups from Infineon’s Co-Inno­­va­­tion Pro­gram pre­sent­ed their tech inno­va­tions to an audi­ence of more than 650 peo­ple who elect­ed the win­ner in a live vote.

Total success: First test charging of an e‑vehicle with our wallbox

On Sep­tem­ber 28th, 2022 we rent­ed an e‑vehicle for a very spe­cial occa­sion: the first test charge with our self-devel­oped wall­box. A com­plete suc­cess: Our EV Stick not only works, but the vehi­cle could also be charged with the max­i­mum per­mis­si­ble pow­er of 22 kW.

Building Opening: All Set for our Future Production Site in Hofheim

On July 22, doors opened at the mul­ti­mi­ni Hofheim am Taunus, the all-new indus­tri­al park where we will be set­ting up our pro­duc­tion site in the upcom­ing months. Like all ten­ants, our founder Julian Matthe­is was hand­ed a sym­bol­i­cal “Key to Suc­cess” by Hofheim’s May­or, Chris­t­ian Vogt.

Solarnative’s Power Stick Featured in German Magazine photovoltaik

In the 3‑page arti­cle pub­lished in the cur­rent issue of pho­to­voltaik, the indus­try experts focus on the lat­est inno­va­tions in the micro-invert­er mar­ket pre­sent­ed at Inter­so­lar Europe 2022, includ­ing our Pow­er Stick – the small­est micro-invert­er in the world – and its unique technology.

Solarnative’s Chief Developer Interviewed by Dutch Solar Magazine

Henk Old­enkamp, inven­tor of the world’s first microin­vert­er and Chief Devel­op­er at Solar­na­tive, tells us all about the tech­ni­cal and com­mer­cial build­out of the ground­break­ing “Pow­er Stick” in his inter­view with the Dutch Solar Mag­a­zine. Read the Eng­lish trans­la­tion here…