Leasing of solar PV systems

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2011

Location: The Netherlands

Home solar systems on average earn themselves back in less than 10 years but have a technical lifespan of 30 years or more. That means 20 years of free electricity against future electricity prices.

In addition a home solar system for an average household can save more than 2 ton CO2 per year. Still globally the penetration of home solar systems is below 1%. The three barriers for mass conversion of home solar in our view are: cost, hassle and risk.

Solease solves these three problems by leasing solar systems in the same way as you would lease a car. They buy, install, finance and insure the system and are also responsible for monitoring and repair. All at a monthly cost that from day 1 is lower than electricity price charged by the utility.


Pierre Vermeulen
+31 6 51 13 74 47

Team Members: Pierre Vermeulen (Business Administration, MSc/ International Management, Master); Roderick van Wisselingh (Business Economics, MSc); Loes van Petersen (Business Economics, MSc); Eduard Gradenwitz (Science and Business Management, MSc)