As energy will be one of the most expensive resources in the coming years, the demand for solar panels is growing. However, installation of solar panels do come with a cost, and not all homeowners can afford it. This is where Solease, a Dutch solar startup comes into the play.
Founded in 2011 by Pierre Vermeulen and Roderick van Wisselingh, Solease leases solar panels to anyone with a private rooftop for a monthly fee, which is relatively lower than the electricity bill. The Utrecht-based startup intends to accelerate the energy transition by renting solar panels to customers.
In a recent development, Solease secured instant funding of €2 million through the crowdfunding platform DuurzaamInvesteren.nl. Given that it has secured instant funds from the latest crowdfunding round, here are interesting things to know about this Dutch startup.
#1 Secures €2 million in six hours
This is the fourth project of Solease on the crowdfunding platform. During the recent funding round, the first million was secured in just 8 minutes, and the startup took only 6 hours to raise €2 million. The company aims to use this funding to rent solar panels to 450 homes. Back in 2017, the startup raised €1 million in 7 hours. In June this year, it raised €1 million in as soon as 30 minutes.