27 June 2023

Solnet Group board strengthened

Solar energy company Solnet Group which operates all over Europe continues its growth and international expansion and has now appointed two new board members; Bruce Douglas and Martin Baart.

Bruce Douglas brings extensive experience in the solar energy sector, having served as the Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Solar Power Europe for a long time. He was the founding Chairman of The Global Solar Council (GSC), an umbrella organization for solar energy associations, as well as RE-Source, the world’s premier business event and platform for corporate sourcing, held annually in Amsterdam.

Martin Baart’s strong background spans over multiple international leadership roles in various companies, including ABB. He has specialized in renewable energy throughout his career and has led the market development of several renewable energy companies. Currently, he also serves on the advisory boards of two different energy storage technology companies.

"Bruce Douglas has dedicated his career to promoting solar energy, renewable energy and 24/7 electrification. Martin Baart, on the other hand, brings excellent experience in company growth, internationalization, and energy storage technologies. We are delighted to have these two industry veterans join our board. They will further strengthen our competent board with their expertise in the solar energy sector and international expansion," says Arttur Kulvik, co-founder of the company and Chairman of the board.

“It is fantastic being able to support the internationalization and growth of an already successful company. I believe by joining the board, Solnet Group can leverage from my experience to increase their international footprint.” says Martin Baart.

The renewed board members include Arttur Kulvik, Kaj Kangasmäki, Kalle Kekkonen, Daniel Pasternack, Bruce Douglas, Martin Baart and Heli Kerminen from TESI as an observing member. Dr Winfried Hoffman, Dr Tapio Alvesalo, and Philip Wolfe will continue as advisory board members.

"We are extremely pleased with our experienced advisors and have received a lot of support from Dr Winfried Hoffman, Dr Tapio Alvesalo, and Philip Wolfe in the company's growth and development over the past years. It's great that we can continue our collaboration with them," says Arttur Kulvik.
Solnet Group has been growing at fast rate of 30–40 % annually. In 2022, the company's revenue doubled, and the goal for 2023 is to double the previous year's revenue once again.

Further information:
Joanna Viileinen, Head of Marketing and Communications, Solnet Group,, tel. +358 40 538 3366

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, shopping centers, stores, as well as warehouses and logistics companies. For more information, please visit

Joanna Viileinen,
Head of Marketing and Communication