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Energy transition Made in Europe

Gunter Erfurt on Tour

Meyer Burger CEO Gunter Erfurt visits companies of the European solar industry
and talks to them about the future of the energy transition Made in Europe.

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Meyer Burger CEO meets players of the European solar industry

Does Europe have a future as a production location for the solar industry?

Gunter Erfurt wants to find out. He visits the movers and shakers, the companies that are driving the energy transition Made in Europe alongside Meyer Burger. On his journey through Germany and Europe, he talks to leading people of the industry about visions, challenges and the future.

He shows how multifaceted the solar industry in Europe is, how many jobs have already been created, and that Europe is still the innovation driver.

From the production of solar glass, to distribution, to installation, to commercial and private end customers, key players in the European solar industry are presented.

Starting November 3rd, we will be publishing a new episode of the interview series "Gunter Erfurt on Tour" every Friday.

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Episode overview

23 November 2023

Episode 1: Solar glass Made in Europe

Gunter Erfurt meets Martin Zugg, CEO of Interfloat Corporation, the only producer of solar glass in Europe. This episode provides an exciting insight into glass production and explains how it is manufactured.

10 November 2023

Episode 2: Solar distributor with 30 years of history

Gunter Erfurt meets Jan Brunner, CSO of Krannich Solar GmbH & Co. With almost 30 years of history and a broad European product portfolio, Krannich is one of the leading solar distributors.

17 November 2023

Episode 3: Installation company with focus on quality

Gunter Erfurt meets Frank Dietrich, owner of ELDI-Elektro-Dietrich GmbH. Frank Dietrich employs 35 people and has been installing solar systems made in Germany for almost 20 years.

24 November 2023

Episode 4: Automotive business becomes climate-neutral

Gunter Erfurt in conversation with Helmut Ruhl, Group CEO, AMAG Group AG. As the leading mobility provider in Switzerland with over 7000 employees, the AMAG Group is relying on photovoltaics, among other things, to become climate-neutral by 2040.

1 December 2023

Episode 5: Customer-orientation and sustainability first

Gunter Erfurt meets Peter Haug, owner of Haug Solar- & Elektrotechnik GmbH. The company has been installing photovoltaic systems since 1990, focusing on absolute sustainability in a customer-oriented manner.

8 December 2023

Episode 6: Wholesale partner from the very beginning

Gunter Erfurt meets Jochen Hauff, Director Corporate Strategy, Energy Policy and Sustainability at BayWa r.e. With branches in 31 countries, BayWa r.e is a leading global developer, service provider, PV distributor and supplier of energy solutions in the field of renewable energies.

15 December 2023

Episode 7: Future-oriented pioneer in the chemical industry

Gunter Erfurt meets Dr. Tobias Brandis, head of the WACKER POLYSILICON division at Wacker Chemie AG. With over 100 years of company history and more than 15,000 employees, WACKER is a technology leader in the chemical industry. The polysilicon produced by WACKER is used in both the semiconductor and solar industries and meets the highest purity standards.