Solar panels with record efficiency

Features

What makes Insolight unique
OUR CONCEPT

Insolight’s new module architecture disrupts solar energy harvesting

EFFICIENCY

Our technology makes the most efficient existing solar cells affordable

BEST VALUE

Boosting the energy yield reduces solar electricity costs

EASY TO MOUNT

Insolight’s modules can be easily installed on any PV mounting rack

RELIABILITY

Radically new approach conceived with reliability and simplicity in mind

COMPATIBILITY

Easy manufacturing integration into existing PV-production lines

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 in solar energy and realized the need for innovation in this field. His various experiences in biomedical (Biocartis), watchmaking (Rolex) and automotive (Melexis) industries has given him exposure to multiple technologies and business models. He is responsible for defining and executing 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 for four 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 in 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 supervises the daily operations and product architecture and construction, while supporting business development.
David Schuppisser
David Schuppisser
Chief Business Officer
David is responsible for Insolight’s business strategy (together with Laurent) and leads tech. transfer partnerships. Prior to joining Insolight, David was an associate at McKinsey & Co where he conducted projects in strategy, operations and transformation management for a variety of organizations ranging from electrical power players to international public organizations. He holds a MSc. from EPFL & LBNL in Physics, has academic research experience focused on novel solar energy harvesting, and has experience in diplomacy at the Swiss embassy in Venezuela. He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and German.
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 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 five 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.

Board members

Rainer Isenrich
Rainer Isenrich
Board member
Rainer is the CEO and President of Edisun Power Europe AG, a listed European solar energy producer that finances and operates solar power installations across Europe. He is also involved in several boards, including Insolight since January 2018. He formerly held senior managing positions at Georg Fischer, Stäubli or Fischer Söhne. Rainer brings strong industrial experience, a deep knowledge of the European solar market and a large network among EU PV players. He is also founder of VR group, an independent group of experienced board members.
Alan Rosling
Alan Rosling
Board member
Alan is the Chairman of Griffin Growth Partners, a strategic advisory firm focused on growth markets, especially India. He is also a director of several technology driven companies, including Insolight since January 2018. He was previously Executive Director at Tata Sons and co-founder at Kiran Energy, one of India’s pioneering solar power developers. Alan brings key business and management experience to Insolight, knowledge of the solar market in Asia and a broad network of contacts internationally.

Advisors

Daniel Brandenburger
Daniel Brandenburger
Advisor
Daniel is Insolight coach at Innosuisse, the Technology and Innovation Commission from the Swiss Confederation. He has a 25 years of experience at acquiring, restructuring and managing sales, engineering and production organizations of several companies such as Bobst, Bühler, Outotec, mainly in China. His strong industrial background, management and sales experiences bring continuous advices to Insolight. Daniel is also fluent in Chinese and has connections with the Chinese PV industry.
Marie Ivorra Grosse
Marie Ivorra Grosse
Advisor
Marie is chairwoman and advisor of several technological startups, including Insolight since 2017. She was previously CEO Ruag Space Nyon, active in the field of electromechanical devices for space applications. Thanks to her strong space industry background and senior managing experience, she brings key advices to Insolight on the technology development, specially for the interactions with the solar cells suppliers. She also has a strong network among the startups and investors community in Switzerland.

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