Solar nanowire start-up Sol Voltaics appoints industry veteran Arno Stassen as director of product marketing

Sol Voltaics improves the efficiency of solar PV energy capture, generation and storage through the use of nanomaterials
Sol Voltaics improves the efficiency of solar PV energy capture, generation and storage through the use of nanomaterials

Swedish advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) materials company Sol Voltaics (Lund) has named experienced solar technology leader Arno Stassen as their new Director of Product Marketing.

Dr. Stassen, who most recently was Head of Business Development of the solar energy division at German technology group Heraeus, will oversee Sol Voltaics' product marketing as the company nears commercialization of its highly anticipated solar nanowire technology.

“I am very excited to join Sol Voltaics at such a promising time for the company,” commented Stassen.

“Having worked in advanced PV for the past 10 years, I fully understand the current limitations for the industry in achieving breakthrough efficiency technology at low costs. Sol Voltaics' compelling tandem-layer technology and novel ‘Aerotaxy’ nanowire manufacturing process show enormous potential to enable module efficiency improvements up to and above 30 percent. I believe Sol Voltaics is one of the only companies that can deliver a revolutionary change in solar technology, which the industry needs to fully mature into a mainstream energy solution.”

Stassen has over 10 years of experience in the global solar energy industry. Prior to his role at Heraeus where he was instrumental in growing the company's leadership in metallization of silicon and 3rd generation solar cells, Stassen was project leader and part of the consultancy team at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), where he led several large research and development programs in crystalline silicon solar cells.

Dr. Stassen also contributed towards the 2014 and 2015 International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV), the leading organisation in crafting the technology roadmap and driving future innovation in crystalline silicon PV.

Stassen's appointment follows Sol Voltaics' record USD 17 million series C funding round in May, the largest European solar technology funding round secured by a start-up in the past two years.

 

2016-10-18 | Courtesy: Sol Voltaics | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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