PV Magazine: Solar industry pioneers and IoT specialists are bringing Solar PV to the digital age with Solnet Group

Solar industry pioneers and IoT specialists are bringing Solar PV to the digital age with Solnet Group

European solar industry pioneers Dr. Winfried Hoffmann, Philip Wolfe, Dr. Tapio Alvesalo have joined the Board of Directors of Solnet Group B.V., a company headquartered in Amsterdam offering utility scale Smart Solar solutions for corporate customers across Europe.

”Solnet Group is a company focusing on the digitalization of solar electricity production and management. Redundancy, remote management, low O&M costs, system integration to building automation, energy procurement and utilizing production statistics in marketing; these are all benefits of IoT and the Smart Solar solutions we offer. We are thrilled to have such industry heavyweights to support our expansion into new markets” says Arttur Kulvik, CEO of Solnet Group B.V.

Dr. Winfried Hoffmann is a solar industry veteran with 30+ years of experience. He served until 2016 as a Member of the Supervisory Board of SMA Solar Technology AG and SolarFabrik AG. He served as Chairman of the Board of RWE SCHOTT Solar GmbH, as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of the Solar Business Group at Applied Materials Inc, as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (FhG-ISE) in Freiburg, ISFH, ZSW and NEXT-institute.  He had a leadership role with the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) and was a long time board member and President of EPIA (today Solar Power Europe).

Philip Wolfe is a pioneer of the renewable and community energy sectors. He was the first Chief Executive of BP Solar; and a founding director and former president of both the European Photovoltaic Industry Association and Community Energy England. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2016.

Dr. Tapio Alvesalo is the founding pioneer of Finland’s solar electricity business. He is a New Energy Technologies & Environment Professional who has previously acted as founder and CEO of NAPS International, Vice President, Corporate Technology Officer at Fortum PLC  the Secretary General of the Millennium Prize Foundation. He has also acted as the President of EPIA.

Solnet Group B.V. is expanding the successful business model of Finlands leading solar company Solnet Green Energy Ltd. Solnet Green Energy Ltd. is a company focusing on Smart Solar and energy storage IoT solutions and has installed 20% of Finlands total grid connected solar PV capacity.  Solnet Green Energy Ltd. founding partners Arttur Kulvik and Kaj Kangasmäki have extensive experience in technology based business development and IoT platforms.

Solnet Group B.V. solutions bring solar PV to the digital age securing investors and customers ROI through optimization, efficiency, predictability and transparency.

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