COMPANY HISTORY

The meteocontrol GmbH arose from an engineering office for solar technology established 1976. Since its reorganization in 2002 it has developed into an internationally active company with branches in Germany and abroad and about 130 employees.


From Origins to Present

Established in 1976 the "ist" engineering office for solar technology in Kandern-Wollbach (Germany) laid the foundation for our expertise in research, planning and consultancy in the solar technology sector. The surveying of 50 solar heated swimming pools in Europe was one of the company’skey aspects of activity between 1980 and 1985. During this time the engineers of the recently established ist EnergieTechnik GmbH developed the first software programs for solar systems. The research work in the PV area intensified with the opening of the Augsburg office. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research the company’s engineers developed the first remote measurement network for measuring PV systems as part of the “1,000 roofs program”. The results of the measurement formed the basis of the since then leading remote monitoring system safer’Sun and the data logger WEB’log.

With the foundation of ist EnergieCom GmbH in 1998 the focus continued to shift towards monitoring and visualizing solar power systems. The implementation of the German Renewable Energies Law in 2000 boosted the development of cost-effective monitoring concepts and services for ensuring the highest possible yields and the lowest possible downtimes. meteocontrol supplies its customers in every stadium of the project – from yield reports and technical due diligence evaluation through to operational management and yield analyses of solar systems.

With this comprehensive product and service portfolio meteocontrol advises and supports national and international large-scale projects with total investment amounts that are now well in excess of thirteen billion euros. 


Milestones in the corporate history of meteocontrol GmbH

2015

2014

  • Acquistion of meteocontrol GmbH by Shunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd.

2011

  • Opening of the meteocontrol office in Milan, Italy
  • Opening of the meteocontrol office in Lyon, France

2010

  • meteocontrol North America, San Francisco, California set up by S.A.G. Solarstrom AG
  • "Innovation Award 2010" won for the new "Web'LOG COMFORT" remote monitoring system at the 25th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Symposium

2009

  • ISO certification in acc with DIN EN ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and 14001 (Environmental Management)
  • Successful participation in the "audit berufundfamilie" of the non-profit Hertie foundation

2008

  • Acquisition of the development and production site in Moers, Germany

2005

  • 100% acquisition of meteocontrol GmbH by S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, Freiburg, Germany
  • Opening of the meteocontrol office in Madrid, Spain

2003

  • Opening of the meteocontrol office in Bremerhaven, Germany

2002

  • Renaming of the ist EnergieCom GmbH as meteocontrol GmbH as a joint venture by S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, Freiburg (75%) and Swiss JKP Holding AG (25%)
  • "Innovation Award 2002" won for the "safer’Sun" and "Web'LOG" remote monitoring systems at the 17th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Symposium

1998

  • Outsourcing of the ist EnergieCom GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

1990

  • Opening of the meteocontrol headquarters in Augsburg, Germany

1979

  • ist EnergieTechnik GmbH set up in Kandern-Wollbach, Germany

1976

  • Foundation of the ist company as an engineering office for solar technology in Kandern-Wollbach, Germany