CompanyMilestones

In March 2014, Heckert Solar launches the new 60-cell high-power module NeMo® P 60. This module with a capacity up to 265 Wp and a module efficiency of up to 16.3% has advantages in larger roof-and ground-mounted systems and reduces material and installation costs.

In May Heckert Solar receives for the 4th time in a row the top grade 1 in the CreditCheck established by Bisnode (formerly known as Hoppenstedt). The certificate for outstanding creditworthiness confirms the "impressive entrepreneurial performance" of the module manufacturer.

During the visit of the Chemnitz Mayor Barbara Ludwig, Heckert Solar puts its own new ground-mounted 1.14 MWp PV-plant right next to its production site in Chemnitz into action. This solar park demonstrates how a successful energy revolution might look like. 100% of the supplied solar energy is used for the module production of Heckert Solar.

Heckert Solar passed again successfully the combined certification process to confirm its ISO and OHSAS certificates for quality management, environmental management and occupational health and safety management.

On March 28, 2013 Benjamin Trinkerl takes over the operational management of Heckert Solar AG in the course of a generational shift. As a sole shareholder the former Management Board Member Xaver Trinkerl remains member of the Supervisory Board.

For the 3rd time in a row Heckert Solar receives the TOP RATING certificate from Hoppenstedt. Like the 2 years before it confirms that the module manufacturer ranks again among the 4.9% best performing companies in Germany.

For the first time Heckert Solar is exporting solar panels to the desert of Algeria. The 112 kWp installation consists of 85 off-grid systems that are used for power supply of RTV and radio transmission stations.

 

In January 2012, Heckert Solar receives again the TOP RATING certificate from Hoppenstedt. With this Heckert Solar ranks again among the 4.4% of the best performing companies in Germany according to the CreditCheck.

Multi-day audit completed with success. Heckert Solar receives ISO and OHSAS certification for its management systems. In May 2012, Heckert Solar successfully completed the combined certification of quality management, environmental management and occupational health and safety management.

July 2012, PV installation inaugurated on the three noise barriers at the switch yard station in Nuremberg. At a length of 1.3 km and a total area of 1,159 m² 791 NeMo® P modules by Heckert Solar provide an annual electricity of 141.100kWh.

Commissioning of the section number 3 of the Breitunger Solar Park with solar modules by Heckert Solar. A fallow land, highly contaminated with the toxic metal cadmium now serves as construction site for the largest solar plant in southern Thuringia and thus makes a significantly contribution to environmental protection.

Heckert Solar closes pilot project in Turkey successfully. Since the end of June a 63kW PV system in Ankara supplies power for the largest tractor manufacturer in Turkey.

Heckert Solar provides 414 NeMo® P modules for the largest public PV installation of Salzburg. In early October 2012, the PV system was put into service on the roof of the Commercial Academy in Zell am See.

NEW: 11 years product warranty for Heckert Solar modules. Automation increases the production quality even further.

Heckert Solar modules receive MCS certification. Installation of high-performance modules now possible in the UK, too.

Heckert Solar receives Hoppenstedt TOP RATING certificate. In January 2011, the module manufacturer ranks among the 3.3% of the best performing companies in Germany according to CreditCheck.

Barbara Ludwig, Mayor of the city of Chemnitz, visited Heckert Solar. An exclusive factory tour convinced Barbara Ludwig of the possibilities offered by the regional solar industry.

Endurance test in snow load zone 3 for PV modules by Heckert Solar. As of now, Heckert Solar modules provide electric power on the roof of the sports high school in Oberhof (Thuringia). With 75kWp the plant supplies 15% of the required electricity.

High-Tech solar module production by Heckert Solar focuses on high-tech photovoltaic metallization pastes by DuPont. The use of Solamet® PV17x in the highly automated manufacturing process of solar modules enables an increased process reliability and higher efficiency.

Heckert Solar receives the French CSTB Certification for its modules HS P SOLRIF®. The certification process for the Pass'Innovation suitable for roof integration was successfully completed in November 2011.

Heckert Solar invests in innovative glueing technology. Heckert Solar modules show increased durability and robustness thanks to the use of a special 2-component glue.

 

Stepping stones 2010 at Heckert Solar

In February 2010, Heckert Solar received a total score of 2.15 of the customer satisfaction test executed by the market research institute EuPD. This means the manufacturer gained 0.4 points more than the average grade.

Starting from April 2010 Heckert Solar AG provides PXL SOLRIF®  - a modification of its standard module PXL which can be used for roof integration. In combination with the in-roof mounting system SOLRIF® by Schweizer these new modules  become solar roof tiles.

Also in April, the modules made by Heckert Solar received the TÜV certificate for the successfully passed salt mist corrosion test according to IEC/EN61701.

During a visit of the factory on 1st of July 2010, the Saxon State Minister for Environment and Agriculture, Frank Kupfer, handed over the document of accession to the "Environmental Alliance of Saxony" to the founder and CEO of Heckert Solar, Xavier Trinkerl.

In November Heckert Solar started the production of the modules HS-PXL*, an upgrade of the previous standard solar modules and mark the next step to the new module NeMo® which will be available by August 2011.

Stepping stones 2009 at Heckert Solar

In April the new corporate headquarters building with a usable area of a total of 3,600 sqm is opened.

In May Heckert Solar extends the manufacturing to 4-shift production. For the first time high-efficient solar modules are produced around-the-clock on every day of the week at Chemnitz plant facing a constantly growing order entry. The company now benefits from a nominal capacity of 90 MWp/year.

On 15th of October, 2009 Heckert Solar had been transformed into the Heckert Solar AG. All shares of the unlisted corporation belong to the family Trinkerl, so the enterprise maintains its independence. To be consistent the company founder Xaver Trinkerl had been appointed as CEO.

Stepping stones 2008 at Heckert Solar

In July the manufacturing capacity is raised with completion of the second fully automated production line in plant II on now 60 MWp/year.

In August the laying of the foundation stone occurs for the 4-storied office and logistics building close to plant II.

Milestones 2005 at Heckert Solar

In March the foundation-stone is laid for plant II in a new location in Chemnitz. After the record construction time of only five months the production with a capacity is put into operation with now 20 MWp/year. In plant I remain the whole frame manufacturing and the management offices.

Stepping stones 2003 at Heckert Solar

On the 1st of September Heckert-Solar produces in Chemnitz its first polycrystalline photovoltaic module. Already shortly after production start the maximum capacity of 6 MWp/year is reached. The immediate market success and the constantly growing request ask for an increase of manufacturing capacity and allow the planning of a new second plant site.

Stepping stones 2001 at Heckert Solar

On the 26th of November Xaver Trinkerl founded in Chemnitz, Germany, the Heckert-B.X.T. Solar GmbH. In plant I he and his team of technologists and engineers develop during the following two years a.o. one of the first fully automated stringers world-wide.