Who We Are - 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



Management Team

Supervisory Board
Leen
Leen Zevenbergen, CEO

30 years’ experience in being an entrepreneur, 20 international start-ups in advanced technologies besides leading several multinationals


Göran-Lundgren
Göran Lundgren, Chairman

Extensive international energy experience with both Vattenfall and ABB

Jacko
Jacko D’Agnolo, COO

25 years’ experience in international entrepreneurship, specializing in technology and technology start-ups


Catharina-Ringborg
Catharina Ringborg, Board member

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

Geerd Schlangen2
Geerd Schlangen, CMO

30 years’ experience in international marketing and brand building


Anders-Wijkman
Anders Wijkman, Board member

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

Joao
João Gomes, Research Director

Extensive experience in solar research, both in Swedish universities and at CERN


Gerrit-Jan-Baars
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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Joost Derks, Director Finance

20 years experience in international high-tech corporate environment in finance & accounting


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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