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The roots of AZUR SPACE Solar Power

The roots are closely linked to more than 100 years of industrial history of AEG-Telefunken.

Founded in 1964 as a part of Telefunken, the company developed and manufactured solar cells for the first German satellite "AZUR", launched in 1969. Since that time, more than 10 million Si as well as 1.5 million GaAs solar cells have been provided for more than 400 space projects.

Please find below the video from the start of the first German satellite in 1969: 


The technologies initially developed by AZUR SPACE for space applications, are now used in terrestrial PV manufacturing and made AZUR SPACE to the pioneer of European photovoltaics.


  • 1964 Telefunken GmbH
  • 1982 AEG
  • 1989 Daimler Chrysler Aerospace
  • 1994 Angewandte Solarenergie ASE
  • 2000 RWE
  • 2002 RWE Space Solar Power GmbH
  • 2006 AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH (100% owned Generali Group)

In 2007, AZUR SPACE transferred its latest space technology based on high performance multi-junction solar cells for the terrestrial concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) market. Over the last years, the emerging CPV market has become a continuously growing business division in the AZUR SPACE product portfolio.

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