Envelon, part of Grenzebach Group, opened its new automated facility for solar glass production at its headquarters in Bavaria, Germany.

This September, solar panel production was launched at the Envelon headquarters in the Bavarian town of Hamlar.

Grenzebach founder Rudolf Grenzebach, principal shareholder Sonja Grenzebach-Proeller, Dr Steven Althaus, CEO of the Grenzebach Group, and Hans-Peter Merklein, General Manager of Grenzebach Envelon, opened the new production facility in the presence of numerous guests from business and political sectors.

Dr Althaus said: “With its photovoltaic façades, Envelon can make a major contribution to the energy transition in Germany, Europe, and overseas. This will help effectively combat climate change, which is an urgent necessity for all of us – and set the course for the future direction of our company.”

The new facility will create numerous new jobs at Grenzebach’s headquarters, and increase solar façade panel production capacity up to a total of 300,000m2 per year.

Demand from countries such as China and the United States highlights the need is for solutions in the energy sector.

Increasing technical efficiency and expanding public funding are essential steps for the further development of this sector.