Photowatt has been a pioneer in the solar-energy industry for over 35 years. The company designs and produces photovoltaic modules using crystalline silicon for different applications ranging from residential equipment to solar-power plants and Off-Grid.
Employees in France
Of offices, workshops and cleantooms on two sites in Isère
Annual production capacity
Total equipped installed capacity of Photowatt modules
Solar panels manufactured
Pilot cell-production line (fab lab)
Persons with disabilities'
Crystal Advanced® Technology Modules and cells
Photowatt reopens a module assembly production line in France
Photowatt & PVA (355 employees) are fully owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles
Launch of PV Alliance with EDF ENR & CEA within Photowatt factory near Lyon (1.000 employees at max) to develop high performance cells (> 20 % efficiency)
Photowatt is 3 worldwide behind Siemens & BP (Solarex) on Mono and Poly crystalline cells technology.
ATS (Canada) purchased Photowatt, and invested over €100m to increase its production from 3MW to 70MW.
Photowatt is created as a research center from a Philips spin off (solar cells for NASA satellites)