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Universal Solar America

ABOUT US

COMMITMENT & COMPANY VALUES

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From an Environmental Perspective

Responsible Land Planning

Since land is an essential resource, Universal Solar is committed to an environmentally friendly land use in agreement with local communities.

Rooftop solar panels as well as ground mount and solar parks are evaluated by Universal for their benefits to local planning and development objectives. The aim is to provide a customized resource for individuals, communities, cities and utilities looking for a local, sustainable development project.

Solar also provide polluted sites and former industrial areas with a unique and profitable opportunity for reconversion.

Integration into Landscapes & Buildings

For each project, Solairedirect aims at ensuring a perfect integration into an urban or countryside environment. This integration requires a thorough selection of the sites at the development stage and a precise landscaping of all solar farms.

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Environmental Management Standard: ISO 14001

Universal Solar, utilizes ISO 14001 certification standards for the construction phase of all its solar installs. Such certification implies daily control over all construction processes focusing on continuous improvement. The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include:

  • Reduced cost of waste management
  • Savings in consumption of energy and materials
  • Lower distribution costs
  • Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

 

Energy Positive Building

Universal is developing partnerships with property developers and contractors for the construction of energy positive buildings, which combine energy efficiency with renewable energy generation. This will provide a long lasting impact on our environment and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels creating a sustainable environment for future generations.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

Universal Solar carries out a systematic assessment of the carbon footprint for each solar project and is in the process of assessing the overall carbon footprint of its own business.

Strategic Partnerships

Right from the beginning, Universal Solar has taken care to build up strategic partnerships essential to the development of solar power, ensuring that its operations are compliant with sustainable development principles. This strategy means Universal Solar can secure high quality supplies, control equipment prices and tailor each project design to installation requirements for each customer.

Mentoring and Sponsoring

Universal Solar is, both through its policies and partnerships, getting involved with local communities where solar facilities have been built. Universal Solar is dedicated to help facilitate the development of a local sustainable environmental policy around these projects and, in this way, to combine private initiatives with public interest, in a consistent, community based approach.

Compensation Schemes

In order to offset the residual damage (which can be mitigated but not avoided) to the environment, Universal Solar is dedicated in an effort set up environmental and agricultural offsetting policies with a number of specialized firms. The offsetting measures are designed to respond to locally-identified needs and are implemented in cooperation with the authorities involved. Universals long term goals are to bring renewable energy and sustainability to the forefront of our energy production

Target-Based Contracts

Universal Solar aims to serve the interests of all of its customers, whether in the field of solar power plant safety, energy performance or environmental performance.

These aims have been converted into targets with real figures and we guarantee that they will be met.

Performance Guarantees

All the facilities designed and built by Universal Solar are covered by a performance guarantees for generation, operating time and contract-secured energy performance.

Excellence in Health and Safety

Universal Solar is always striving to improve its health and safety performance by applying strict industrial standards. It has a policy of Zero Tolerance for work safety targets.

 

OUR VALUES

The Key to Delivering Smart, Sustainable Energy = Smart, Sustainable Values. Our values are the foundation of our company. They define who we are and how we work, and they never change. Our decisions are grounded in these values, and they guide our relationships with customers, suppliers, shareholders, the community and each other.

"We live these values every day"

Integrity: We are trustworthy and we honor our commitments. Our commitment to integrity is a cornerstone of our success. This drives our dedication to uphold ourselves to the highest standards of business conduct. By acting with the highest standards of conduct – even when it means making difficult choices, we will deliver sustained value to our customers, employees, communities and shareholders. Team Work: We are a team based organization built on trust. All associates are part of a global team, committed to working together across countries and throughout the world. We foster an environment where communications are open, where people feel free to take risks, to share their points of view and to speak the truth as they see it, in an environment free of politics. Only by sharing ideas, technologies and talents can the company deliver compelling products and solutions, and achieve and sustain profitable growth. Diversity: Diversity is a strength that unlocks our full potential and helps us achieve our goals. We believe that having a diverse workforce helps us capture a wealth of unique perspectives, experiences and talents providing for a synergistic workforce that is better than the sum of its parts. By promoting diversity, we continue to create a culture of inclusion, take the best of each culture and further strengthen the workforce that builds our brand. Performance: We are a highly focused team of individuals who drive to succeed, and who value results. The Company's success is founded on talented employees effectively applying services and advanced technology, innovative and efficient manufacturing and sound business management. We aim to add more value at lower cost with faster response. Internally, our team members are recognized for the same things for which sets us apart in the marketplace: leadership, innovation and results.

COMPANY PROFILE

Our aim is to generate energy for the future. We set global standards in achieving this goal. We develop, plan, build and operate solar plants and systems up to the multi-megawatt range and are a specialist wholesaler of turnkey photovoltaic plants and systems, solar modules, inverters and all other components of photovoltaic plants and systems. Solar power remains the most secure source of energy for the future. Components & Systems In our capacity as a specialist wholesaler in our Components & Systems segment, we offer customised system solutions for grid-connected photovoltaic systems and components, while also supporting our partners with a wide range of services, including planning, logistics services and technical training for sales and assembly as well as operating a service hotline for specialist firms.

PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS

As a system integrator, we provide full-line consultancy and other services in our Power Plants segment from development and planning across turnkey implementation through to the operation of large-scale rooftop or ground-mounted photovoltaic plants. Our portfolio includes support with financing as well as maintenance and repair. With our Operation & Maintenance team in Ulm, we generate performance and yield data in real time for remote accessing and ensure steady and uninterrupted yield and return through our 24/7 stand-by availability.