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Solarnative is for sale

The Green­Tech com­pa­ny, found­ed in 2019 and based in Krif­tel near Frank­furt a. M. (Ger­many) with cur­rent­ly around 130 employ­ees around the founder and solar pio­neer Henk Old­enkamp did not only devel­op, patent and com­mer­cial­ize the small­est invert­er in the world in recent years, but it also cre­at­ed the nec­es­sary pro­duc­tion and sales struc­tures. Now a strong investor or buy­er is being sought to ensure the con­tin­ued exis­tence of the unique tech­nol­o­gy. Inter­est­ed investors are wel­come to ini­ti­ate dis­cus­sions with CEO Dr. Julian Matthe­is at the Solar­na­tive booth B4.370 at the “Inter­so­lar” indus­try trade fair that start­ed today in Munich (June 19th to 21st).

Solarnative for sale

“We’ve reached a point where we have to rely on a new major investor or buy­er to actu­al­ly bring the world’s small­est PV invert­er into the rooftop mar­ket,” sums up Dr. Julian Matthe­is, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Solar­na­tive GmbH.

High-tech patents, functioning factory, US suitability: “Everything is set – Solarnative is presented on a silver plate.”

At Hofheim near Frank­furt, next to a ware­house with sev­er­al thou­sand pre-pro­duced invert­ers, there is a ready-to-go and run­ning fac­to­ry with 80 skilled employ­ees and a pro­duc­tion capac­i­ty of 50,000 micro-invert­ers per month. Matthe­is: “The feed­back from the mar­ket is over­whelm­ing – from whole­salers to small instal­la­tion com­pa­nies there is great enthu­si­asm for the advan­tages of our tech­nol­o­gy, and we expect well-filled order books as soon as we can give the start­ing sig­nal for our rooftop sys­tem. Every­thing is actu­al­ly in place for a ramp-up and glob­al roll-out. To secure the urgent­ly need­ed liq­uid­i­ty for the mar­ket ramp-up, we are now try­ing to very quick­ly find a buy­er for our com­pa­ny and our tech­nol­o­gy, which, by the way, is also pre­pared for the US mar­ket. We have now decid­ed to go on the offen­sive and make our chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tion pub­lic at the start of the world’s lead­ing indus­try trade fair “Inter­so­lar”. Ulti­mate­ly, all poten­tial inter­est­ed par­ties or investors are more or less direct­ly on site here. We are already in dia­logue with some of them, but I think it makes sense to expand the cir­cle a lit­tle more.”

The entire Solar­na­tive team is look­ing for­ward to an excit­ing “Inter­so­lar”, where Dr. Julian Matthe­is is avail­able for per­son­al dis­cus­sions at booth B4.370. Ide­al­ly, the investor/buyer should be found by the end of the week.

Contact:

Julian Matthe­is
+49 172 1815519
j.mattheis@solarnative.com

Winner haustec award

We are delight­ed to announce that we have been nom­i­nat­ed for and won the haustec read­ers’ poll for the best prod­uct of 2024 in the “Ener­gy” category.

Cooperation with Meyer Burger

Solar­na­tive announces a part­ner­ship with Mey­er Burg­er, a lead­ing Euro­pean man­u­fac­tur­er of pre­mi­um solar mod­ules, to intro­duce bal­cony pow­er plants ‘Made in Germany’.

Financing Options

Solar­na­tive is con­sid­er­ing the issuance of a high-yield cor­po­rate bond to accel­er­ate its growth and diver­si­fy its cap­i­tal struc­ture by adding anoth­er financ­ing component.

Balcony system shipped

We are pleased to inform you that we have reached a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone: The first deliv­ery of all com­po­nents of our inno­v­a­tive Bal­cony sys­tem to our Ear­ly Bird sales part­ners has now been suc­cess­ful­ly completed!

Interview with photovoltaik at the Intersolar Europe

At Inter­so­lar 2023, the pho­to­voltaik edi­to­r­i­al team vis­it­ed us at our booth as part of the “PV Guid­ed Tours” to ask us some ques­tions about the ben­e­fits of our microin­vert­ers. You can see the most impor­tant take­outs as well as the entire inter­view here.

Is Europe ready for a shift to micro-inverters for residential rooftop installations?

In the cur­rent issue of PES Solar/PV you’ll learn more about the advan­tages of micro-invert­ers com­pared to string invert­ers — from high­er ener­gy yield to max­i­mum safe­ty — explained in sim­ple terms. Read the full arti­cle here!

Solarnative wins Best Pitch contest at Infineon Startup Night 2022

At the Infi­neon Start­up Night on Novem­ber 9th, 2022 in Munich, Solar­na­tive won the Best Pitch com­pe­ti­tion in which 5 star­tups from Infineon’s Co-Inno­­va­­tion Pro­gram pre­sent­ed their tech inno­va­tions to an audi­ence of more than 650 peo­ple who elect­ed the win­ner in a live vote.

Total success: First test charging of an e‑vehicle with our wallbox

On Sep­tem­ber 28th, 2022 we rent­ed an e‑vehicle for a very spe­cial occa­sion: the first test charge with our self-devel­oped wall­box. A com­plete suc­cess: Our EV Stick not only works, but the vehi­cle could also be charged with the max­i­mum per­mis­si­ble pow­er of 22 kW.

Building Opening: All Set for our Future Production Site in Hofheim

On July 22, doors opened at the mul­ti­mi­ni Hofheim am Taunus, the all-new indus­tri­al park where we will be set­ting up our pro­duc­tion site in the upcom­ing months. Like all ten­ants, our founder Julian Matthe­is was hand­ed a sym­bol­i­cal “Key to Suc­cess” by Hofheim’s May­or, Chris­t­ian Vogt.

Solarnative’s Power Stick Featured in German Magazine photovoltaik

In the 3‑page arti­cle pub­lished in the cur­rent issue of pho­to­voltaik, the indus­try experts focus on the lat­est inno­va­tions in the micro-invert­er mar­ket pre­sent­ed at Inter­so­lar Europe 2022, includ­ing our Pow­er Stick – the small­est micro-invert­er in the world – and its unique technology.

Solarnative’s Chief Developer Interviewed by Dutch Solar Magazine

Henk Old­enkamp, inven­tor of the world’s first microin­vert­er and Chief Devel­op­er at Solar­na­tive, tells us all about the tech­ni­cal and com­mer­cial build­out of the ground­break­ing “Pow­er Stick” in his inter­view with the Dutch Solar Mag­a­zine. Read the Eng­lish trans­la­tion here…

Out now: Presentation Video from Intersolar Europe 2022

At the Inter­so­lar Europe 2022, a pre­sen­ta­tion video was also shown at Solarnative’s booth. A dynam­ic visu­al lan­guage reflects the verve with which Solar­na­tive will place the unique micro-invert­er on the mar­ket. It’s all in a stick — It’s all in this clip.