Bright Sunday partners with SPLux

Bright Sunday partners with SPLux

PHOTO: SPLux

The Portuguese company SPLux is as the name implies primarily focused on LED lighting. As it turns out, partnering with Bright Sunday has led to a lot of new business where LED lighting is combined with solar energy to make the climate impact even greater. What’s more, in many cases this means the Host company will get its LED lighting effectively for free as the revenue from the solar energy pays for the lighting. It’s truly what the dictionary calls a win-win: climate and commercials both benefit.

If your looking to partner with Bright Sunday to boost your sales or if you’re a company looking to lower your CO2 footprint, we’re here for you.

Bright Sunday partners with Trina Solar

Bright Sunday partners with Trina Solar

Photo: Trina Solar

Trina Solar is one of the leading solar photovoltaic manufacturer in the world. The company is based in the Chinese province Jiangsu, but have branches across Asia, Europe and the US. Since 2006 Trina is listed at the New York Stock Exchange.

Bright Sunday has a frame agreement with Trina Solar to be able to get high quality products while also getting the economy of scale. The capital cost of solar panels makes up the majority of the total cost and getting the panels on time at the right price is crucial to being able to deliver on time. This benefits local sales partners as well as the Host companies where the systems are installed. Lower prices, better quality, renewable energy – what’s not to love?

Bright Sunday has strict requirements on the products being installed and Trina Solar’s emphasis on lowering their own climate impact is an important factor. As Trina Solar is truly a global player, it’s the perfect partner to realize Bright Sunday’s ambition of making investments in cleantech where it makes the most sense for the climate as well as the wallet.

Niklas Engström new CEO of Bright Sunday

Niklas Engström new CEO of Bright Sunday

Today Niklas Engström joined Bright Sunday as our new CEO. Niklas has 20 years of experience equally split between management consulting and from C-level positions in large cap Nordic companies. Niklas holds a Ms.C in Industrial Economics and Management from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

-I’m excited to join Bright Sunday at this point. Not only is it an amazing business model, the timing in the market is perfect with solar energy now being competitive without subsidies. For me personally, the chance to be a part of making sure we get less CO2 in the world on commercial terms made the decision to join easy, says Niklas Engström.

Niklas focus will be building on the strengths of Bright Sunday’s offer, which means making sure we have a strong flow of projects in markets where there is a lot of sunshine and where the climate impact would be strong, while also securing attractive terms for our Enablers – companies and individuals who want to invest in cleantech. Niklas has a proven track record of delivering on a promise and the rest of the Bright Sunday team will work together with him to continue that tradition.

Contact Niklas directly for general corporate matters and specifically regarding investment inquiries in the Contact us.

It’s all about location

It’s all about location

Where you put up your solar panels makes a whole lot of difference. Let’s say you invest in solar in Portugal instead of Sweden. What would the difference in energy generated, global CO2 reduction and return on investment be? We did the math so you don’t have to.

Solar energy
Energy: The amount of electricity produced is calculated based on the IEA-PVPS figures for mean yield on selected markets. Prices on different markets may differ and if the price to buy and install a system in Portugal is lower than in Sweden, the energy output from your investment will be even greater.

Solar energy
Revenue:Replacing the need to buy electricity from utilities is one of the key benefits with solar energy. When calculating savings we consider a set up with 100% self-consumption. Incentives may change over time, therefore we consider an incentive-free investment.

Solar energy
CO2-reduction: Calculating the reduction of CO2 from a solar installation depends on what kind of energy you replace. We look at a macro market level where we replace the current electricity mix on the market. The calculation does not include lifetime cycle analysis of the panels due to the lack of updated information sources. Panel emissions vary between around 39g to 49g CO2/kWh for an irradiation of 1700 (Sweden has 950). Price is also a factor when considering which panels give the highest CO2-offset for your investment.

Sources:
Yield: IEA-PVPS
Price of electricity: Eurostat
CO2 in market: EEA