Once an importer of Germany's solar technology, South Korea is now partnering with the world champion to help build up its own home-grown photovoltaic (PV) industry with an eye on supplying the growing Asian market in the future.

"The more players, the more dynamism, the better for Germany because it creates an incentive to go for even better technology and build on our solid foundation." Tobias Homann, PV Expert, Germany Trade and Invest