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Smartenergy renames German Nanosolar

Nanosolar GmbH, which was acquired by Smartenergy Renewables AG in July 2013, has been renamed Smartenergy Renewables Deutschland GmbH.

Smartenergy Renewables Deutschland is also expanding the current workforce and has established a new management team.

Christian Pho Duc, MD, was vice president of sales at Nanosolar and vice president of sales in Europe at Solyndra. Before, he spent 15 years in the semiconductor industry in various management positions. 

Mirco Boldt, MD led the panel operations of Nanosolar during the last 5 years. Before that, he spent more than a decade working for BMW AG in a wide variety of cross-functional leadership roles including manufacturing, factory maintenance and project leads on new BMW motorcycle technologies. 

“We are transforming the company from a contract module manufacturer to a service and solution provider around PV and other renewable power plants,” said Pho Duc. “We will serve our own and our clients’ projects with highly efficient PV modules combined with investment solutions, asset management, O&M, and optimization services.”

Smartenergy Renewables Deutschland owns an ISO certified module factory in Luckenwalde, Germany. The new product range comprises utility cSi modules and BIPV modules which will be available in 2014. The utility modules have a peak power of 290 Wp and 300 Wp and will initially be used to build up own PV projects. 


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