Solar­na­tive Wins Best Pitch Award

Solarnative wins Best Pitch Award

At the Infi­neon Start­up Night on Novem­ber 9th, 2022 at Campe­on in Munich/Neubiberg, the pho­to­volta­ic start­up Solar­na­tive won the Best Pitch competition.

Five star­tups from the Infi­neon Co-Inno­va­tion Pro­gram pre­sent­ed their inno­v­a­tive tech solu­tions in 5‑minute pitch­es to the audi­ence of more than 650 peo­ple made up of Infi­neon Tech­nolo­gies AG employ­ees and some exter­nal guests. After­wards, a live vot­ing, in which all guests were invit­ed to use their smart­phones to vote for one of the star­tups, brought out the win­ner of the evening: Solar­na­tive con­vinced the biggest num­ber of guests with its Smart Ener­gy Home and the Pow­er Stick, the small­est and fastest invert­er in the world, in which 8 chips from Infi­neon are cur­rent­ly incor­po­rat­ed. In a short award cer­e­mo­ny, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Julian Matthe­is was pre­sent­ed with the prize of the evening: a chal­lenge tro­phy in the shape of a rock­et, which had already been award­ed to the star­tups Dryad (2021), Breeze (2020) and Innat­era (2019) in pre­vi­ous years. In his short accep­tance speech, Matthe­is promised that he would not launch the rock­et into space – and if he did, then it would only use solar ener­gy gen­er­at­ed with their own prod­ucts. Solar­na­tive will hold the tro­phy for one year – then it will be passed on to a new up-and-com­ing com­pa­ny from the Infi­neon Co-Inno­va­tion Pro­gram at the next Start­up Night.

About Solarnative

Solar­na­tive is a start­up com­pa­ny in the pho­to­volta­ic indus­try based in Frank­furt a. M., Ger­many. With its Smart Ener­gy Home, the com­pa­ny aims to rev­o­lu­tion­ize the mar­ket: the mod­u­lar plug & play sys­tem ensures max­i­mum yield and safe­ty at the same costs, com­pared to stan­dard PV sys­tems. Found­ed in 2019 by Henk Old­enkamp and Julian Matthe­is, the com­pa­ny cur­rent­ly employs 12 peo­ple at two loca­tions. In Hofheim am Taunus, Ger­many, Solar­na­tive is now set­ting up their own pro­duc­tion facil­i­ty aimed to become a Smart Gigafac­to­ry with an annu­al capac­i­ty of 3M invert­ers with­in the next years.

About Infineon

Infi­neon Tech­nolo­gies AG is a world leader in semi­con­duc­tor solu­tions that make life eas­i­er, safer and green­er. Micro­elec­tron­ics from Infi­neon are the key to a bet­ter future. With around 50,280 employ­ees world­wide, Infi­neon gen­er­at­ed rev­enue of about €11.1 bil­lion in the 2021 fis­cal year (end­ing 30 Sep­tem­ber) and is one of the ten largest semi­con­duc­tor com­pa­nies worldwide.

Infi­neon is list­ed on the Frank­furt Stock Exchange (tick­er sym­bol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter mar­ket OTCQX Inter­na­tion­al Pre­mier (tick­er sym­bol: IFNNY).

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’.

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!

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.