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.
Wasa Rör T Mickelsson AB
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.