Alight’s CEO Harald Överholm was interviewed and featured in an article in Sifted about the European solar energy startup frontrunners. Excerpts from the article:
Solar power has recently increased in popularity, in part because many see it as a key way that
Europe can wean itself off Russian gas. One of the solar superfans is Harald Överholm, CEO and cofounder of Swedish solar startup Alight.
“The energy transition is closely linked to the situation we have now,” Överholm says. (Europe
currently relies on Russia for around 35% of its natural gas.) “Distributed energy supplies and
energy transition are core solutions.”
Alight customers pay a fixed price for the electricity when the solar panels are installed and produce electricity. In the past, solar energy prices were seen as expensive, but now, with a hike in energy prices as well as carbon pricing, they suddenly look very competitive.
“If you compare the fixed price of solar energy with the price of electricity on the grid, the price is fantastic all of a sudden”
“If you compare the fixed price of solar energy with the price of electricity on the grid, the price is fantastic all of a sudden. That is also because the cost of producing solar energy is diminishing,” says Överholm.