WAVELABS, together with several Eastern German PV-stakeholders, has co-founded the Solar Power Transformation Cluster “SPOT ON” e.V. in Halle (Saale). The cluster aims to facilitate close cooperation and networking among manufacturing businesses, service providers and research institutes along the PV value chain.

Last week, the transnational solar cluster “SPOT ON” e.V. was founded in Halle (Saale). East German PV-stakeholders pooled their forces to strengthen their region’s position as a center for PV expertise. Co-founding the cluster, WAVELABS is part of a team of regional top-players in PV-manufacturing and development. Founding members include envia THERM GmbH, NexWafe GmbH, AVANCIS GmbH, Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH & Co. KG and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP supports the initiative with intentions to join the association themselves.

Dr. Torsten Brammer, WAVELABS co-founder and board member at SPOT ON, remarked:

“With photovoltaics, we have a proven technology that is a central building block for the decarbonization of our energy supply. With the cluster’s combined economic and scientific potential, we strive to promote eastern Germany as an innovative and competitive site for solar technology. We are convinced that our region harbors the talents necessary to develop a serious standing in PV. Therefore, the best way forward is to reach out and excite boys and girls for solar and engineering! The latter are particularly needed if we want to bring a breath of fresh air into this old boys’ club.

Group photo of the participants of the founding meeting of SPOT ON e.V.
Group photo of the board members of SPOT ON e.V. (from left to right): Dr. Torsten Brammer (founder and member of the strategic advisory board of WAVELABS Solar Metrology Systems GmbH), Prof. Dr. Ralph Gottschalg (Professor of Photovoltaic Energy Systems at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and Director of Fraunhofer CSP) and Danny Wehnert (Managing Director of Leipziger Energie GmbH & Co. KG).