7 March 2024

Solnet Group appoints Simo Hakkarainen as Head of Utility-Scale PV to drive the growth of solar utility business

Solnet Group is actively investing in the advancement of solar parks and has initiated the establishment of a new business segment called Utility-Scale PV, aimed at expanding its presence in offsite solar projects. 

Simo Hakkarainen has been appointed as the Head of Utility-Scale PV and a member of the management team to lead this strategic initiative. The role of the Head of Utility-Scale BA is to spearhead the implementation of groundbreaking offsite solar projects first in Finland but also the other market areas in Europe. 

Simo Hakkarainen has a strong background in the international construction sector and project management. He has a long experience in business development and sales enabling international business for more than 30 countries. Hakkarainen joins Solnet Group from Peikko Group, an international growth company where he served as a Business Director and held various positions for nearly a decade. 

“We are delighted to get Simo Hakkarainen to complement our team. He will be collaborating closely with our development team focusing on leading co-development and execution of large-scale solar projects with our partners and customers, positioning Solnet as the preferred EPC provider for utility-scale projects in Finland and soon in the other markets as well”, says Kaj Kangasmäki, CEO, Solnet Group.

Simo Hakkarainen will start in his new position on 15th March 2024.

Further information:
Joanna Viileinen, Head of Marketing and Communications, Joanna.viileinen@solnet.group, tel. +358 405383366

Solnet Group
Established in 2014, Solnet Group is a rapidly growing solar energy company with offices in the Netherlands, Germany, and Finland. In 2020, the company was listed as the 59th fastest-growing company in Europe on the Financial Times' FT1000 list and ranked third in the energy sector. As early as 2016, Solnet Group received the WWF Climate Solver award. Solnet Group provides comprehensive high-quality services ranging from consulting and design to installation across Europe. To make the project as easy as possible for our customers, we also offer services for project financing and the maintenance and repair of solar panels. Solnet's customers include large investment funds, retailers, manufacturers, as well as warehouses and logistics companies. For more information, please visit www.solnet.group

Joanna Viileinen,
Head of Marketing and Communication