Fronius has been engaged in the field of
renewable energy, and in particular solar energy, since 1992. The first
Fronius inverter, the “Sunrise”, was developed in 1995, marking the
birth of Fronius Solar Energy. The third and youngest of the three
Fronius Business Units was responsible for a revolution in 2001, when on
the roof of the former production site in Pettenbach, the Fronius IG
came into being. This was an immense, innovative leap forward in the
field of inverters. For the first time plug-in cards were used to
upgrade the device, for example with a WLAN module, giving it a
future-proof feature that had never before been deemed possible. The
product lifetime of the inverter clearly demonstrates its exceptional
quality; it was not until the end of 2015 that the Fronius IG was
As well as manufacturing inverters, Fronius has also been consistently working on different research projects right from the start, always with the aim of making renewable energy future-proof. The Fronius Energycell, which first went into development as early as 2002, is one of these projects. This system has been designed to convert solar energy into hydrogen and then store it. In 2009 it was certified as the world’s first system of its kind anywhere in the world by TÜV Süd.
The VISION OF 24 HOURS OF SUN IS THE FOUNDATION OF WHAT WE DO
We believe in a future in which we cover 100% of
our global energy requirements from renewable sources: the world of
24 hours of sun.
We call this energy future 24 hours of sun. In this future, renewable energy will be intelligently and economically generated, stored, distributed and consumed with unprecedented efficiency. In this energy world, renewables are the most independent, effective and cheapest energy sources. This will make energy available in a sufficient quantity to everyone, anywhere and at any time. Solar energy plays a leading role in the mix of renewables that supply us with energy around the clock. 24 hours of sun will bring us:
We are obliged to ensure the world still holds a worthwhile future for our children. 24 hours of sun is the solution for an economically and ecologically sustainable energy supply for us and future generations.
The transformation of our energy supply and grid infrastructure will provide strong impetus for growth and with it many jobs worldwide. We will all profit from the technological innovations that will turn renewables into the cheapest form of energy production in the world.
24 hours of sun will liberate us from fossil fuels and energy imports. At the same time, it frees us from the vulnerability of a central energy system. In the world of 24 hours of sun, we will be able to choose where our energy comes from and, above all, we will all have access to clean energy.
HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY, 24 HOURS OF SUN?
The key lies in technologies and solutions that, step by step, allow renewable energy to be generated and stored ever more efficiently, as well as to be distributed and consumed intelligently and cost-effectively. We are working on this, day in day out, to drive the transition towards an energy future with 100% renewables with our technologies and energy solutions.
To achieve this, we at Fronius are focussing on the
following three principles for every product, service or technological
innovation relating to the generation, storage, distribution or
consumption of renewable energy:
- Reliability of supply: does the innovation ensure long-lasting, reliable operation?
- System optimisation: does the innovation optimise performance in terms of efficiency or scope?
- Future-proofing: does the innovation contribute towards fulfilling future demands today and can it be upgraded to accommodate further functions in the future?
Applying these principles guides our decision-making process in
making energy from renewable sources more competitive with our
technologies and energy solutions: step by step, until they become the
most cost-effective forms of energy in the world and 24 hours of sun
become a reality for us all.
We at Fronius know that we cannot achieve 24 hours of sun alone. This is why we are cooperating with other innovators who share our passion for this vision of a clean energy future. And we know it will take more than just technology: it will require people and companies who actively choose us and support us in our goal of a safe and clean energy supply. Only by working together can we make this visionary goal a reality for us all.