Solliance appoints new director for solar research
As of 1 April, Ronn Andriessen has taken over the role from Huib van den Heuvel as an interim director of Solliance, the solar research organisation based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Andriessen has been a driving force since the start of Solliance, as programme manager of the Perovskite Shared Research Program. More recently Andriessen has been assigned as technical director, overseeing all Solliance programmes and projects. The company states that he is well positioned to lead the team in realising its shared vision ‘Thin Film Solar has the future’.
Also on 1 April, ECN has joined TNO as the ‘Energy research Centre of The Netherlands, part of TNO’. This is intended to provide the opportunity to benefit from additional synergies in the PV domain whilst maintaining the Solliance partnership.
Huib van den Heuvel will focus his attention on the launch of the first Solliance spin-off called Solarge. Solarge will be developing and manufacturing composite solar building components, a new breed of BIPV products. Solarge is currently in the phase of securing its first investment round. When Solarge is fully established, van den Heuvel will make the full transfer to the new company.
Caption: Solliance is based at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (photo: High Tech Campus Eindhoven)