Strong believe in disruptive solar energy technology - Solarus
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Strong believe in disruptive solar energy technology

Strong believe in disruptive solar energy technology

VENLO/ROTTERDAM – January 9, 2018 – In December 2017 Solarus conducted its second successful equity crowdfunding campaign. The company organized this crowdfunding, which has attracted a lot of attention all over the world, to be able to implement its growth strategy quickly, and herewith, participate in the acceleration of the energy transition. In just two weeks’ time the company already raised the initial target of €500.000. After one month, the company collected a total of €900.000. Leen Zevenbergen, CEO Solarus: “This result exceeded our expectations and shows clearly that the general public is willing to change to sustainable energy sources and believe in the power of solar energy.”

2018 will be the change
Zevenbergen: “We are confident that we can make a change in 2018.” The company will cooperate intensively with the South African team to manage and extend the local sales funnel in this country. South Africa is a country with excellent conditions for our PowerCollector and a high demand in C-PVT in the hospitality industry. Recently Solarus also started a cooperation with an Indian partner in the Mumbai area and together they will further increase sales activities in India. And even more Indian parties in other regions are looking forward to cooperate with the Dutch company. Next to that corporates are starting to implement their renewable energy strategies that were developed in the aftermath of the Paris Climate Agreement. Zevenbergen continues: “Our sales team is dedicated to find openings to get in contact with corporates in hospitality and (food)industry to introduce Solarus and its disruptive solution that delivers more energy than traditional PV-systems. ” 

Company of the people
Solarus vision is ‘sunpower for the people’, but as B-Corp the company is also a company of the people, who likes to share its successes. With a stable product, international market presence, high volume production facilities and professional investors showing their believe in the company, Solarus wanted to give the public crowd a final opportunity to join the company and become a shareholder. Solarus’ achievement is already widely recognized by the market. Over 40 projects with no less than 1.500 collectors have been contracted in 15 countries and in addition to the Accenture Innovation Award in 2016 for clean and sustainable energy, we have also won some award in 2017. Company growth will

be realized through a fast growing international network of distribution and assembly partners. Collaboration helps the company to make impact: one roof at a time with the aim for 250.000 PowerCollectorsTM over the next three years.

Company background and mission
Solarus is a private company founded in 2006 and it develops, produces and sells hybrid solar PowerCollectors with a peak efficiency up to 70%. The company is headquartered in Venlo (The Netherlands) and has a R&D group in Gävle (Sweden). Solarus works worldwide with local distributors and installers and is now mainly active in Europe, (South) Africa, India and Turkey. The company’s vision is ‘Sunpower for the people’. The mission of Solarus is to fight energy poverty and decrease the emission of CO2 and pollutants that come from burning fossil fuels. By being good Solarus is doing good, which is a reason for Solarus to be a certified BCorp

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