SolarWorld AG is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and sale of solar power solutions. It operates through the following segments: Production Germany, Production U.S., Trade, and Others. The Production Germany and Production U.S. segment comprises regional production activities. The Trade segment focuses on the distribution of solar systems and solar modules, and the sale of wagers and cells. The Others segment involves business activities which does not materially affect the firm's financial position and financial performance. The company was founded by Frank H. Asbeck in 1998 and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.