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«Solar energy is bound to be in
our future. There’s a kind
of inevitability about it»

Jim Inhofe

About us

Founded in 2020, Solgrid aims to become a leading Nordic producer of solar energy

In cooperation with power producers, public authorities and grid operators, we develop, build, operate and own industrial scale solar power plants

Solgrid has a project portfolio of more than 300 MW in Norway and Sweden in different stages. The construction of our first plant started in 2020

Our team and owners have a long track record from the Nordic and international energy and solar power industry

Together we will accelerate the transition to clean energy based on sustainable solutions

Management Team

Kristin Melsnes

CEO

kristin@solgrid.no
+47 952 95 342

MSc from NTH/NTNU with More than 20 years of executive experience within the power
and renewable energy industry as well as start-ups and consultancy

Former Group Manager of Stange Energi AS and CEO og Elverum Energi Nett and Deputy Manager Elverum Energi AS

Long track record as board member of various companies such as Stena Renewable AB, Melbye Scandinavia, Nordkraft AS (CoB), Østerdalen Kraftproduksjon AS

Lars G. Dysterud Hansen

Head of Development/ Founder

lars@solgrid.no
+47 974 03 702

First mover and serial solar energy entrepreneur since 2004.

Founder of Norsk Solkraft (2005) and established foothold from the very infancy of the solar industry in Italy. Founded AEGA Solar (2013)-listed on Oslo Stock Exchange, Mypower AS (2017) and Switchr AS (2018).

Experience from PV projects (development, construction and operations) in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Norway and Sweden

Bjørn I. Bjørnnes

Project Manager/Founder

bjorn@solgrid.no
+47 934 49 916

Bachelor from BI Norwegian Business School with experience in financial management, software, business counselling and with more than 13 years experience in solar energy.

Business advisor for entrepreneurs and start-up companies, and co-founder of Norsk Solkraft AS (2005), Mypower (2017) and Switchr (2018).

PV advisor and/or Project Manager for the development and construction of PV projects in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria,
Norway and Sweden.

Edwin Cunow

Consultant

Consultant

edwin@solgrid.no
+47 934 49 916

Edwin has been an independent consultant, exclusively and successfully engaged with many large scale projects. He has nearly 30 years of experience in PV with more than 300 MWp designed and installed around the globe. He is one of the world’s few pioneers in the solar industry. From 1986 till the end of 2005, he has been in charge of several leading positions within the PV business. Since 1996, he served as sole Project Manager, responsible for all Megawatt ventures of Siemens Solar and Shell Solar.

Board of Directors

Thorvald Steen

Chairman of the Board

thorvald@solgrid.no
+47 934 21 940

Thorvald is working as a business advisor. He is graduated from Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has more than 30 years of experience from industry and finance.

He worked for almost ten years in Norsk Hydro, before establishing VentureLab AS, which for ten years assisted start-up companies with fundraising. The last ten years he has worked with corporate finance, mainly equity and bond financing aimed at SMEs.

Thorvald has experience from CEO positions and as board member from various industries.

Martin Vatne

Board member

Martin Vatne is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in Østfold Energi. He has a MSc in Computer Science and Innovation from NTNU and 15 years’ experience from management consulting.

Vatne is a board member in several startups related to Greentech and Renewables and is an expert on strategy execution, business development, growth and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Østfold Energi Vatne was leading 90 consultants across 4 countries and a part of the EMEIA management team in EY.

Frank Sagvik

Board member

Frank Sagvik is the leader of Akershus Energi’s investment in the business areas solar, hydrogen and green infrastructure. He has a degree in engineering and has broad experience from the energy sector at the interface between public authorities and private business.

Through board positions in both industry and business clusters as well as in solar companies such as Otovo and Solenergi FUSen, Sagvik has solid knowledge of the solar industry.

Lars G. Dysterud Hansen

Board member

First mover and serial solar energy entrepreneur since 2004.

Founder of Norsk Solkraft (2005) and established foothold from the very infancy of the solar industry in Italy. Founded AEGA Solar (2013)-listed on Oslo Stock Exchange, Mypower AS (2017) and Switchr AS (2018).

Experience from PV projects (development, construction and operations) in Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Norway and Sweden.

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