Who Are We - Solarus
We develop, produce and sell hybrid solar PowerCollectors™ and integrated project solutions. Hybrid means that the PowerCollector™ combines generation of thermal (T) energy with the photovoltaic (PV) generation of electricity.
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Who we are


Solarus is a new kind of company.

We have an important story. In fact, we have two stories to tell.


Our product

 

We develop, produce and sell hybrid solar PowerCollectors™ and integrated project solutions. Hybrid means that the PowerCollector™ combines generation of thermal (T) energy with the photovoltaic (PV) generation of electricity.


Our business

 

Solarus is a private company, founded in 2006. We are headquartered in Venlo, the Netherlands, with a Research & Development centre in Gävle, Sweden. We operate worldwide with business development, assembly distribution and installation partners. With these licensees we provide innovative local solutions to local needs.


Our mission and promise is Sunpower for the people.


Solarus is a certified B corp

 

We are a Benefit Corporation. We do good by being good.

Creating general public benefit means contributing to a material positive impact for society and the environment. We are part of a fast growing global community of more than 1400 B Corp companies, all with this same mission. We are a for-profit organization, yet we will always consider society and the environment in balance with profit in our decision making.

 

People, Planet, Profit.



Organisation


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Jacqueline Lunenborg

PR/Marketing Officer & Office Manager

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Why Solarus? Never a dull moment, energizing, always going for the extra mile and doing good by being good. It is all also in my DNA.

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Leen Zevenbergen

CEO

Why Solarus? >

Why Solarus? Never a dull moment, energizing, always going for the extra mile and doing good by being good. It is all also in my DNA.

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Jacko D’Agnolo

COO

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Why Solarus? Never a dull moment, energizing, always going for the extra mile and doing good by being good. It is all also in my DNA.

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Francesco Mazza

Sales Engineer

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Why Solarus? Solarus is a challenge! It is a continuous opportunity of enhancing my technical, commercial and sales skills, never getting bored!

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Geerd Schlangen

Director Communications & PR

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Why Solarus? I joined Solarus by the end of 2013. At that time I was already aware of Solarus’s hybrid technology from presentations from professor Gunter Pauli. The beauty of the concept and the high efficiency struck me right away. As a storyteller I immediately felt that there was a great world improving mission ahead and a compelling story to tell.

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Heidi Slaats

Administrative and Purchasing Assistent

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Why Solarus? I like to work for a company, which is good for the people, environment and future.

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Jacko D’Agnolo

COO

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Why Solarus? Solarus thinks different and acts different. With our unique geometrical designed hybride solar PowerCollectors and decentralized production model, Solarus is a sustainable, purposeful and profitable organization. Solarus is a certified B-corp and Blue Economy company and I am very proud to work for this relevant organization for the world.

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Jacqueline Lunenborg

PR/Marketing officer & Office Manager

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Why Solarus? Never a dull moment, energizing, always going for the extra mile and doing good by being good. It is all also in my DNA.

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Joost Brinkman

Director International Accounts

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Why Solarus? I work for Solarus because I want to accelerate the transition towards a clean, sustainable and affordable energy system.  I believe in the potential of the innovative powercollectors of Solarus. They will have an enormous impact on this energy transition and I want to be part of this journey of positive change!

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Joost Derks

Director Finance

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Why Solarus? Working for Solarus means working for a young and dynamic company in an international environment together with a team of enthusiastic people. The Solarus PowerCollector TM offers the highest return of energy per m2 at a competitive cost. Thus making the world a better and greener place for all of us and future generations.

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Kees Onstein

CCO

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Why Solarus? I have started working for Solarus as we have the opportunity to build one of the largest corporations in the world in delivering highly efficient and green energy solutions with a highly superior product.

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Leen Zevenbergen

CEO

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Why Solarus? I want to work for a company that has a real meaning and purpose. Solarus is such a company, building a better world and being a force for good.

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Manuel Vargas

Solar Engineer

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Why Solarus? I joined Solarus to drive meaningful change. Solarus Sunpower finds itself at that exact place where it is dynamic, highly intellectual, challenging and about to go from prototypes and tests to large-scale change world-wide with a product which at its core is all good for everyone.

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Munish Katiyar

Solar Engineer

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Why Solarus? It offers me challenge; It offers me an opportunity to grow; and most of all it gives me a chance to experiment and learn new things. I work alongside a group of very motivated people and their enthusiasm is contagious. I enjoy my responsibilities and look forward to continue this endeavor every day.

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Paulo Costa

Solar Engineer

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Why Solarus? The reason I joined Solarus was the opportunity to work in a Solar Energy Company which produces an innovative hybrid collector. I have developed my career solar energy, as I think it is our best solution for a long-term sustainable supply of energy.

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Ram Ramachandra

Project Manager

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Why Solarus? The atmosphere is exciting and full of challenges that a young company faces. At the same time I work towards making energy sustainable. Being at Solarus gives me the best of both worlds.

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Robert Hermkens

Manager Production & Manufacturing

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Why Solarus? My ambition fits Solarus’s mission. Also, an important thing for me is the way we think, we think in what if and not in yes but, in other words: thinking in solutions.  Solarus combines design & innovation to make the world a better place.

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Ron Coolen

Director International Business Development

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Why Solarus? Solarus offers a unique combination of being good for our planet, and a huge business potential. Leveraging both is an incredibly attractive challenge for me.

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Sathish Srinivasan

Solar Engineer

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Why Solarus? Solarus is capable of contributing on a huge scale for mitigation of climate change and I want to partake.

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Tim Zijderveld

Director Research & Development

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Why Solarus? The sun is by far the most powerful force of energy we have. I love to work on the latest technologies to harvest this energy. That combined with our international staff and mix of cultures makes working at Solarus a great experience.

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Diogo Cabral

Solar Engineer

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Why Solarus? I was looking to specialize in solar energy when Solarus unique C-PVT technology came along. The Solarus team gave me a fantastic welcome and my path was clear.

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João Gomes

Research Director

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Why Solarus? I choose to work at Solarus because Solar is a fundamental step for the development of humanity. My aim is to develop a ground breaking solar panel that revolutionizes solar energy: We have done much already, but much more can be done and will be done!

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Olle Olsson

R&D Solar Specialist

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Why Solarus? The sun is by far the most powerful force of energy we have. I love to work on the latest technologies to harvest this energy. That combined with our international staff and mix of cultures makes working at Solarus a great experience.

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Tony Björklund

Product Development Specialist

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Why Solarus? I began to follow the development of the Solarus collector long before I became an employee. I was drawn to the possibility of combining several technologies of producing solar energy. This way, I have been a part of building the first prototypes of hybrid receivers, even before being an employee. The natural next step for me was to continue with Solarus.

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David Fortune

Sales Engineer

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Why Solarus? The reason I work for Solarus is because the company aims to make a difference in the world and I am happy to be a part of that.

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Henning Brand

Business Development Manager

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Why Solarus? The sun is by far the most powerful force of energy we have. I love to work on the latest technologies to harvest this energy. That combined with our international staff and mix of cultures makes working at Solarus a great experience.

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Kim Whitmore

Finance Manager

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Why Solarus? Solarus is paving the way to a brighter, cleaner and more sustainable future for our communities and environment. I am excited for the opportunity to make a contribution with our dedicated team in South Africa.

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Miles Oates

Director Solarus South Africa

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Why Solarus? Positive people, positive technology, making a difference to everyone we touch!

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Stefano Semprini

Project Manager

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Why Solarus? To learn, to be proactive in the renewable energy sector, to contribute my efforts to advancing energy independence and all its potential benefits to society.

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Sami Nethaji

Business Development Manager

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Why Solarus? Solarus is a place which provides opportunity to enrich values in people’s lives and this suits my goal to build values in my community, for a better world.


Board Members


Göran-Lundgren
Göran Lundgren

Chairman

Extensive international energy experience with both Vattenfall and ABB

Catharina-Ringborg
Catharina Ringborg

Board Member

Senior consultant to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris and international experience with ABB

Anders-Wijkman
Anders Wijkman

Board Member

Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and former positions within Red Cross, UN and European Community

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Gerrit-Jan Baars

Board Member

CEO of Thermaflex with 30 years’ experience in thermal energy and actively involved in the development of Solarus’ production capability

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Robert Beens

Board Member

General Manager of StartPage/Ixquick

Past

 

Our story begins in 1998 when the Research and Development wing of Vattenfall, an energy utility operating primarily in the Nordics, Germany and the Netherlands, began research into solar heat collection technologies. In 2006 this activity spun off as Solarus became the vehicle for taking the R&D product to market.

 

Mastering this hybrid technology was not easy. It took several years to develop a stable, market-ready product. Now, we are ready.


Future

 

Research and development is the backbone of our success, this will not change. Solarus is continuously innovating to improve our core technology. We will continue to listen to the local, specific needs of our partners. In response Solarus will create innovative solutions.

 

Implementation of environmental impact mitigation schemes for our complete product lifecycle.

 

We commit to investigating and understanding our social footprint. As hotspots are identified we will prioritize future development and refinement of our operations to address these.


OUR COMPETETIVE ADVANTAGE

 

Cost-effective proprietary C-PVT technology

Established partnerships

Customized decentralized solutions

Patented technology