Michael Knap appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Solarus

Michael Knap was recently appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Solarus is a private company that develops and manufactures hybrid solar collectors, headquartered in Venlo, the Netherlands. Michael Knap succeeded Göran Lundgren who stepped down as Chairman, but continues to act as member of the Supervisory Board.

Connection with renewable energy

Michael Knap: ‘I am very much looking forward to serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of such an innovative organization as Solarus. I accumulated over 15 years of experience in the alternative energy sector and I am impressed by the highly efficient Solarus systems, which produce up to three times more energy than standard PV panels. I am confident that the innovative technology of Solarus will make a real contribution to a more sustainable future.’


In 2007, he joined AtlasInvest to support investments in alternative energy and sustainable agriculture and forestry. In relation to his position at AtlasInvest, Michael Knap serves as board member of various alternative energy and sustainable agro companies. He has been working in forestry and alternative energy since the early 1990s. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1988 with a Master’s Degree in Geology.

About Solarus

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 an R&D group in Gävle (Sweden). Solarus works worldwide with local distributors and installers and is now mainly active in Europe, (South) Africa and India. 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