As the F1 W03 car makes its official debut this morning, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS is delighted to confirm a new partnership with ISOFOTON, a specialist in the design, manufacture and delivery of solar energy solutions.
Based at the Andalusia Technology Park in Malaga, Spain, ISOFOTON began operations in 1981 producing photovoltaic cells based on silicon wafers. Thirty years on and now employing close to 800 people, the company expects to increase its manufacturing capacity to one GW over the next three years.
The company’s mission is to be the world’s leading developer of solar energy solutions, providing an efficient, clean and economical source of energy. Its innovative products include solutions for the automotive industry such as electric vehicle solar charging stations and batteries.
The partnership agreement sees ISOFOTON branding feature on the helmet visors of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg.
Ross Brawn, Team Principal of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS said: “We are very pleased to confirm our new partnership with ISOFOTON and to welcome them to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. Formula One is frequently the proving ground for new technologies, both automotive and on a wider scale, and we are always pleased to partner with companies who share our innovative approach and excitement about revolutionary technologies. ISOFOTON, at the forefront of solar energy solutions, provides the perfect match at a time when the Formula One community, including MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, are working to make our sport more environmentally efficient and socially relevant.”
Ángel Luis Serrano, President of ISOFOTON said: “This strategic partnership between ISOFOTON and the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team was formed through values shared by both organisations; a commitment to high quality, cutting-edge technology, and environmental sustainability. ISOFOTON is a pioneer in the PV sector and has been at the forefront of solar innovation for over 30 years, and we look forward to entering Formula One with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS as the sport enters an era of improved environmental efficiency.”