ENF's database of over 28,000 photovoltaic companies is a great tool for use by company sales and
The database has been built up by dedicated research over a period of 11 years by people whose
full-time job is to continuously correct and update existing companies and to research new companies.
ENF will provide the complete database of information to be found on our website industry directory.
The information will be provided in Excel format, with each main category shown in a separate tab –
making it easier to manage communication campaigns.
"Thank you very much. I think you have collected very valuable information."
- Dr. Tassos Golnas, Solar Technology Analyst, SunEdison
"We are using the database quite heavily these days, I have to say the database is very comprehensive. All in all it was money very well spent."
- Simon Schulz, Sales Manager, Platinum GmbH
"The ENF database on PV companies is a good addition to our market knowledge as it helps us keep
track of new companies entering the ever-growing PV sector. The fact that ENF was able to make
modifications to the product to suit our needs was a very positive point."
-Tomasz Slusarz and Michael Annett,EPIA
Some key virtues of ENF's database over popular databases:
--ENF actively invests time in finding new companies. Many other website directories wait for companies
to come to them and submit themselves, which means they rarely get more than 50% of companies in a
--ENF checks the details of new companies who submit their details. A small trading company may decide
that they get more sales leads by 'accidentally' submitting themselves as manufacturing many types of PV
products. ENF staff will spot the discrepancy while other websites will simply automatically list the company
--ENF rechecks and refreshes data on a regular basis. Companies regularly expand their activities or change
their contact details, but they usually forget to update these details on 3rd party internet sites. Through manual rechecking of all companies in our database we keep our data much fresher than other sources.
ENF Database contains over 28,000 PV manufacturers in the following main categories:
Solar Components (e.g. inverters, batteries)
Sellers (e.g. distributors and wholesalers of panels and components)
Solar System Installers
Each of these major categories is comprised of different sub-categories, with companies being filed
accurately according to what they do.
ENF Database provides you with the entire information of every manufacturer active in the PV industry.
Key information shown includes:
Detailed products information (panel technology, power range, production number…)
In addition, the component seller list contains details of what brands each wholesaler and distributor
carries – a very relevant tool for sales teams and researchers.
ENF database is the most valuable database throughout the PV industry. The information is acquired through
the following steps:
As the world’s most popular solar website, a large number of companies are attracted to submit themselves on the ENF website.
Solar industry news is reviewed each day to find mentions of new solar companies.
Exhibitor lists of the key solar exhibitions are carefully checked to discover new companies.
As ENF database experts check manufacturer sites, they gather information on their distributors. Also as the experts then check the distributor sites they collect details on all new manufacturer brands that are discovered.
Company lists are found through government organisations and general deep web searching techniques.
Advanced scanning software automatically checks key companies for updates and flags up changes for ENF’s experts to check. Further automated internet scans watch the whole database for signs that companies have ceased trading.
Email addresses are checked through direct emails to all companies in the database.
In order to filter out-dated information, ENF's database experts continuously recheck companies to ensure their information is still current.
Updates and additions made by ENF’s solar experts are quality checked by others in the team to ensure the highest quality levels.