SolTech Energy was born at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, where researcher Peter Kjaerboe and biologist Arne Moberg developed a patented invention: the Light Absorber! Or, to give it its more technical name, Swedish Solar Thermal Light Absorbation Technology.

After a few years of technical development, SolTech Energy Sweden AB was formed in 2006 with the aim of making the invention available to the general public.

The solutions offered by SolTech transform solar energy into something more than merely a separate add-on project to appease a guilty environmental conscience. With its unique glass tiles, SolTech’s offering also provides a solution for anyone who needs to re-lay a roof or build a new roof. Not only do you get a functional roof, but also an efficient, attractive and intelligent way of harvesting the energy of the sun’s rays.

Every year, some 30,000 households in Sweden alone fit new roofs, which could easily be substituted for a roof with an integrated solar system. Used in conjunction with a heating pump, solar energy can make a household self-sufficient in terms of heating and hot water. Add to this all companies and public sector organisations that review energy requirements and property renovation requirements.

SolTech has solar energy solutions that are suitable for all types of property. In addition to roofs, the company has also developed complete solutions for wall installation and unique thin film solar cells for building integration. Thanks to agreements with Woody Bygghandel and Benders, SolTech products become more widely available to the general public in both Sweden and the Nordic region as a whole during 2015.

SolTech currently has installations in eight countries and has made significant advances in the Chinese market through a joint venture company run in conjunction with China-based Advanced Solar Power. China is already the world’s biggest solar energy market and the political drive to expand use of the technology is enormous.

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In 2014, SolTech acquired Wasa Rör, a subsidiary dedicated to the installation and servicing of heating and sanitation systems. This expansion has enabled us to go with our customers’ focus on energy efficiency and take responsibility for a larger part of the business. You can read more on the Wasa Rör’s website.

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Solar conquers the world

The amount of energy that the earth receives from the sun over the course of an hour would be enough to cover people’s energy requirements for a whole year. The technology for capturing solar energy using solar cells was discovered as early as 1839, and has been used in space travel since the 1950s.

So, you might wonder, why aren’t all buildings and energy-hungry activities powered by solar capture technology? The reason is that, up to now, the solutions have been too expensive and inaccessible to make them financially viable.

That’s no longer the case. The problems posed by global climate change mean that we are imposing ever more stringent requirements on the ways in which we generate energy. Technological advancements, coupled with the demands of politicians, have made solar energy profitable and enabled it to grow on a broad front. Between 2010 and 2015, the price of solar energy fell by 50%.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar energy will be the biggest source of electrical power generation by 2050.

Careers

SolTech Energy is currently undergoing significant expansion and will need to recruit people to a number of key positions in order to meet the challenges this expansion brings. We will publish details of the roles we need to fill here on the website.

For more information, or to express your interest in becoming part of our team, drop us a line at info@soltechenergy.com or call us on
+46 (0)8 441 88 40.