Silicon to systems
SolarWorld Industries America Inc. manufactures solar panels for the Americas in Hillsboro, Oregon, where it covers the entire solar energy manufacturing chain, from polysilicon to complete solar electric systems. Very few solar electric technology companies in the world can claim to be fully integrated manufacturers. Most have to rely on outside sources for wafers, cells, laminates, or solar panels. A fully integrated company, such as SolarWorld, has full control over the manufacturing of its product quality, from beginning to end. Its ownership of the complete production chain, in strictly controlled manufacturing environments, ensures its customers receive quality products that will produce clean energy for decades.