Making solar energy affordable

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What makes Insolight unique
OUR CONCEPT

Insolight revolutionizes sun tracking with a simple concept which opens new perspectives for solar energy

EFFICIENCY

Our technology makes the most efficient existing solar cells affordable, which boosts the generated electrical power

EASY TO MOUNT

With Insolight, solar concentrators can be easily installed with standard mounting systems

BEST VALUE FOR MONEY

Our technology reduces tracking overheads, which has the potential to decrease the cost of solar electricity

OUR TEAM

Laurent Coulot
Laurent Coulot
CEO & Co-Founder
Laurent obtained his master in Micro and Nanosystems at EPFL in 2012. During his master thesis at Logitech USA on indoor photovoltaics, he developed a strong interest for solar energy and realized the need for innovation in this field. His various experiences in biomedical (Biocartis), watchmaking (Rolex) and automotive (Melexis) industries allowed him to work on multiple technologies and problems, while giving him some business insights. He is responsible for supervising the execution and defining the strategy of Insolight.
Mathieu Ackermann
Mathieu Ackermann
CTO & Co-Founder
Mathieu graduated in 2010 with a Master of Science in Micro and Nanosystems at EPFL. He accomplished his master thesis at UC Berkeley on microfluidic devices for biomedical applications. After a first entrepreneurship experience in web development, he worked during 4 years as an application engineer at Melexis, where he developed a broad set of technical skills, while co-authoring several patents and publications. As the CTO of Insolight, Mathieu is responsible for supervising R&D and IP management
Florian Gerlich
Florian Gerlich
COO & Co-Founder
Florian graduated at EPFL in 2013 with a master in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and a minor in Space Technologies. He worked for Veolia Water Technologies (UK) where he took part to the development and production of water purification plants. Besides his deep technical skills in robotics, programming and strong organizational sense, Florian is also fluent in three languages. As the COO of Insolight, he is taking care of supervising the daily operations and product architecture and construction, while supporting the business development.
Hélène Monari
Hélène Monari
Business Development Lighting
Hélène holds a B.Sc In Physics and a M.Sc. in Energy Management and Sustainability from EPFL. During a first experience in the UAE, she worked on building energy management and solar energy harvesting concepts. She successfully completed her master thesis at Insolight, where she explored the co-integration of our technology on conventional modules. Due to her strong drive and organizational skills, she is now responsible of managing marketing, business development and ongoing projects with lighting customers.
David Olsommer
David Olsommer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
After 20 years in the automotive field at Michelin R&D, working among others on fuel cells encapsulation, David decided to join Insolight team. His strong experiences in mechanical design, prototyping and assembly methods are key for mastering the transition from a prototype to an industrial product. His main roles include designing the solar panel encapsulation and define the industrial product architecture. David holds a Master of Science from EPFL in Mechanical Engineering.
Laetitia Anglade
Laetitia Anglade
Mechanical Engineer
Laetitia holds a M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization in control and mechatronics and a minor in Energy. During a first experience at a solar installer company in Laos, she developed her skills on PV system design, monitoring and maintenance and a passion for the field. She successfully completed her master thesis at Insolight, redesigning the actuation system and its control algorithm. She then joined the team to work on mechanical design, manage modules, pre-series construction and their installation on pilot sites.
Noé Bory
Noé Bory
R&D Manager Lighting
Noé holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization in Energy Integration. After working two years on a R&D project on energy storage for Alstom Energy, Noé joined Insolight as its first employee in 2016. His main responsibility is to adapt our optical technology for lighting products, following customers’ needs. Beside his strong technical skills in mechanical design and system optimization, Noé brings a strong enthusiasm and a passion for products.
Gaël Nardin
Gaël Nardin
R&D Manager
Gaël is an optical expert, holding a M.Sc. in Physics and a PhD in Photonics from EPFL. He worked for five years as a research scientist in the USA and Switzerland, developing optical metrology systems (Fourier-Transform spectroscopy, quantitative phase microscopy). He then worked in the industry at Intel, where he was responsible for the characterization of optical components for AR glasses, developing a tool successfully deployed on a production line at contract manufacturer. At Insolight, Gaël is responsible for the design and test of optical elements and manages several R&D projects with partners. His solid background and creativity will also be key to reinforce our IP.
Alvaro Fernando Aguilar
Alvaro Fernando Aguilar
Electronic Engineer
Alvaro has a background in electronic engineering, with a master at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia. He then worked more than 5 years on automotive sensors at Melexis, mainly on tests, characterization and qualification. At Insolight, he is responsible for all the electronics design, layout and validation, ranging from power electronics to control boards. His dexterity and a precision are also key during modules construction.

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