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Representatives of European policy have met in Brussels last month to discuss and develop a strategy to build a supply policy for European clean energy sectors. A maximum of three years have been set in order to put this procedure into operation.

The CEIF is a direct result of the lobbying initiatives of SolarPower Europe over the past 18 months The Clean Energy Industrial Forum (CEIF) has been set up by the Commission to develop a strategy to build a supply side policy for European clean energy sectors.

The CEIF comprises three pillars: one is on batteries; one on renewables; and one on construction. SolarPower Europe is active in all three areas, as we were instrumental in calling for, and getting the CEIF off the ground.

The three year plan for the CEIF:

  1. Year one: Development
  2. Year two: Implementation
  3. Year three: Monitoring and evaluation through KPIs – that are being developed with the input of SolarPower Europe.

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The industrial strategy must involve the whole value chain, including work streams for operations and maintenance, from developers to installers. The European Commission supports this approach, as they also recognize the need to have a voice from the downstream sector in any industrial policy discussions. This creates a more holistic approach to the industrial strategy and increases the chances for it to be successful.

Given the improvement from 2016-2017, with a growth of around 20%, we believe that the trend will continue and that we could get close to double digits once again.

SNEC China

China’s share in the global Solar PV market has hit a tremendous high, with Chinese technology companies holding a record 60% of the annual global solar manufacturing capacity.

China’s bid to regulate and suppress the dangers of a polluted environment can be traced to the country’s 13th five-year plan to 2020.

China has already exceeded its 2020 PV target and its 2019 wind target. Even with the pace at which solar is growing, accelerating solar PV growth, especially in China, rests upon addressing key issue like grid integration. Photovoltaic energy is flexible to supply all industrial and consumer sectors.

The need for flexibility that PV will also drive this energy shift: buildings and transport will provide a source of flexibility that the sole electric load could not provide today. In that sense, PV integration in the electricity system at large will benefit significantly from these two sectors.

Solar Manufacturing Equipment in conjunction with Solar turnkey manufacturing lines are the key to achieve that goal.

Behind China, the US and India are thrusts of global clean-energy expansion.

Mondragon Assembly has a solid presence in these three markets. Together, the three countries make up two-thirds of the renewable energy expansion worldwide.

Deploying offices and direct presence in China, Mondragon Assembly establishes as one of its objectives to be part of the expansion and growth process, thinking of a future based on renewable and pollution-free energies.

Almost 165 gigawatts of renewables came online in 2016, of which the expansion was majorly influenced by China. For a country with desperate concern for air pollution and environmental degeneration, China has the largest market for solar and was responsible for half the solar panels installed. In the words of Paolo Frankl, head of the IEA’s renewable energy division, “The solar PV story is a Chinese story.”

To get more information about please read our previous article Solar power Fastest-growing source of new energy

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The future of renewable energy is bright, with PV likely to represent the largest chunk of additional renewable energy, far beyond hydro and wind. India is on the right path to experience a solar boom over the next five years with the country’s clean energy capacity predicted to double by 2022. Mondragon Assembly awares about the importance of offering the best technological solutions to make this growth solid and feasible. China, USA And a large number of countries from all continents bet on solar energy as the most profitable solution today and in the future.

According to recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar is the fastest growing source of power in 2016 and will remain so in years to come.

Behind China, the US and India are also major advocates of global clean-energy expansion.

Mondragon Assembly has a solid presence in these three markets. Together, the three countries make up two-thirds of the renewable energy expansion worldwide.

The long-standing prediction on technology dominating renewable energy in the near future is beginning to materialize.

The Paris-based institution (IEA) underestimated the speed at which green energy was growing and are expecting that photovoltaic (PV) solar will dominate other renewable energy sources by 2022.

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The three-year long COMBILASER European research project which focused on development of advanced laser welding and laser cladding processes that combine monitoring and NDT technologies with a Self-Learning System algorithm, has ended. In December the industrial partners tested the developed solutions in industrial environment trials, assessing the viability and practicality of the developed solutions.

The developed solutions were studied in the 3 different use cases and facilities:

  • Hidria AET (HAET) automotive industry use-case, applied in Tolmin, Slovenia
  • Orkli (ORK) white/capital goods industry use-case, applied in Ordizia, Spain
  • TMCOMAS (TMC) oil and gas industry use-case, applied in Blanes, Spain

The COMBILASER consortium has had a very intensive final project year. The COMBILASER consortium held two consortium meetings in third project year. The first consortium meeting was held on 9th and 10th May 2017 at Mondragon Assembly premises in Orange, Provence, France and the second at IK4 LORTEK facilities in Gipuzkoa/Ordizia, Basque Country, Spain on 4th and 5th December 2017.

Orange consortium meeting,
9th-10th May
Ordizia consortium meeting,
4th – 5h December


In addition to intensive work being done in the field of COMBILASER solution implementation and validation in real industrial environment, the COMBILASER consortium also took care of intensive dissemination reaching-out. In 2017 the COMBILASER project published its project video available on Youtube since July 2017.


Prior to the final industrial validation, the COMBILASER consortium provided laboratory scale tests for the developed systems and solutions. After the final setups for each separate use-case have been validated and their operability confirmed, they were transferred to the respective industrial partners. Lab-scale tests for Hidria AET use-case were carried out at Laser Zentrum Hannover facilities, whereas both Orkli and TMComas cases were performed at IK4-LORTEK facilities.

The main feature of the developed solutions is the Self-Learning System (SLS). The completely from-scratch developed algorithm developed by University of Sheffield has shown great potential in numerous ways:

  • as a machine learning tool,
  • as an information input tool,
  • as a process optimization tool.

The SLS was also tested in combination of numerous NDT technologies such as Laser Ultrasound, Acoustic Emission, Post-Welding inspection. Their compatibility with the developed SLS was thoroughly tested as well and HAS shown significant potential.

SLS – Training and testing accuracy using a single model of the RBF Neural Network
SLS – Graphical User Interface



The conclusion of the validation stage also marks the successful end of the COMBILASER project. The partners are now preparing for their final project review meeting by the European Commission, which is scheduled to take place in Brussels in February. Experience and knowledge gained throughout the COMBILASER project, as well as information exchange with other similar projects funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme, provides much incentive for the project partners to seek further cooperation. First talks in this direction have already taken part and the COMBILASER consortium is firmly convinced that the established partnerships and mutual trust among partners both form a solid base for further cooperation activities; bilateral, within H2020 or the upcoming FP9 research perspective.

2018 begins as one more year of growth for Solar sector and renewable energies.

IHS Markit is predicting another recording breaking year for solar in 2018, forecasting installations to hit 108 GW by the end of the year and Mondragon Assembly will be part of the core in the scene.

The latest edition of IHS Markit’s PV Demand Market Tracker highlights how China has now become the priority market for domestic manufacturers, something likely to shape the market in 2018. “Short supply and higher than anticipated module prices in the first half of 2018 will impede many market outside China, due to worsening project economics, Projects in some regions might be delayed or even cancelled, because market prices are higher than were estimated during the planning phase.” said Edurne Zoco, Research and Analysis Director at IHS Markit.

The analysts state that continued demand from China will be the key driver behind this growth, as the country has successfully diversified its market and achieved strong momentum in the distributed generation segment. While demand from China is expected to remain stronger than U.S. industry and India. These two to remain the second and third largest PV markets, respectively.

Mondragon Assembly is present in all international markets, China, U.S., India and Latin America, being the executors of projects for the government as of projects for the private sector.

Mondragon Assembly offers capacity to deploy and serve the necessary needs to improve de PV growing process.

With production lines of 100 and 200Mw as those offered by our company, reaching the production expectations necessary to supply market demand is a viable, possible and realistic option.

This forecast will leave little room for unexpected demand increases – as occurred in 2017, unless polysilicon is also able to quickly grow. We have been providing innovative manufacturing technology for more than fifteen years and can confirm that PV solar solutions are one of the responses that future contains.

“Exceeding 108 gigawatts of PV installations is close to the top-end of what can be achieved, based on the global polysilicon manufacturing capacity,” said Zoco. “Supply will therefore be tight throughout the first half of the year at least, resulting in stable to higher prices across the supply chain.”

Recently, in its 4Q Global PV Market Outlook, Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicted similar installation numbers. With stabilization of the polysilicon market expected, improved cost-efficiencies on the upstream side and increased efforts to meet 2020 energy targets in Europe, demand in 2018 should be between 94 and 111 GW; and 107 and 121 GW in 2019, it said.

We design and provide turnkey production lines and machinery for photovoltaic systems. We have been providing innovative manufacturing technology for more than fifteen years.

At Mondragon Assembly, as an internationally recognized producer of solar panels, we believe that the development of renewable and sustainable energy is the key that opens a future for the environment and sustainable growth.

Interview in which our International Sales Manager, Daniel Ariznabarreta, analyses the Indian market and the opportunities that may arise in it.

The Indian government is promoting the local manufacture of photovoltaic modules in light of the import of modules from China. For this reason, Mondragon Assembly expects to carry out several operations in the coming months in the country, through the Indian branch located in New Delhi.

With the beginning of this 2018, we enter a new era, the era of sustainable solutions. Energy Storage is going to be one of the bets of the future and, in part, it is already a reality.

In Energy Storage, batteries will play a prominent role, and Mondragon Assembly, as an innovative company, wishes to be a part of it. Applying the knowledge obtained over decades in the manufacture of machinery for the automotive and photovoltaic sectors, Mondragon Assembly will present this year its new jewel.

A compact, automatic, fast and flexible solution, which, of course, features the excellence in quality that characterises this brand. Able to manufacture batteries up to 19” in just 5 minutes, and not only that, equipped with a cell classification and subsequent configuration system, in order to manufacture high-performance batteries for mobile and stationary applications.

With all that, the manufacture of batteries of the highest quality will be available to everyone. Intuitiveness, ease of use and autonomy are its ultimate hallmarks. A solution that will be the envy of its predecessors.

On 3rd and 4th of October, Mondragon Assembly participated in the launch of LAY2FORM, a Horizon 2020 European project. The meeting took place in Porto (Portugal), at the facilities of INEGI, the coordinator of the project. The project will have a duration of four years and aims to manufacture a pilot line for manufacturing hybrid parts, composed of sheets of metal and composite sheets. In the pilot line, several technologies will be integrated to perform non-destructive tests in line with the zero-defect targets. Furthermore, simulation and online monitoring technologies will be used to make corrections to the process parameters using self-learning technologies.

The members of the consortium are: Ineg (Portugal), Aimen (Spain), Rescoll (France), ESI (France), Fagor Arrasate (Spain), IK4- Ikerlan (Spain), Mondragon University (Spain), V2i (Belgium), Inapal (Spain), Mecasonic (Spain), and Mondragon Assembly (Germany).

On 16 September, Mondragon Assembly celebrated a commemorative event for these four decades, with the attendance of approximately 300 people and a very familiar atmosphere.

The event, which was attended by the President of the Mondragon Assembly, José Mari Eizaguirre and the CEO, Luis Mari Imaz, featured a guided tour of the facilities of the Cooperative and ended with a lunch accompanied by live music and inflatable balloons for children, to celebrate more years of success and growth.

NTN-SNR has honored MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY FRANCE  as “Best Supplier of the Year 2016” in the category of Special Machinery and Assembly Lines. NTN-SNR  is a World Leader in the design and manufacturing of high technology bearings. The ceremony was held last June 29th at the Imperial Palace in Annency, France, with the participation of a pretty big number of invited Companies as well as top representatives of NTN-SNR.

This prize recognizes the excellence achieved by Mondragon Assembly France in the design, manufacturing and delivering of Assembly Lines as well as its quality, innovation, competitiveness and service. During the event, those attending were privy to NTN-SNR’s vision of the automotive sector as well as its strategies for the future, especially in matters concerning quality and competitiveness. Awards were given following 11 categories to Suppliers that, as Mondragon Assembly, have exceeded the Company’s expectations.

M.Bardet kindly gave the trophy to M.Sebastien Barde and M.Félix Remírez. We are proud of this honor and it encourages us to achieve excellence in all our works. The day ended with a jolly very good lunch.

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