Our story is not just about a company that produces solar solutions. It is also a story of passion, an innovative drive and optimism and a strong belief that we can make a difference. It is a story about having respect for the planet and the people who live on it.
At Solarbus.pro, responsibility is an important cornerstone and therefore we also have growth targets that support not just one but 9 of the UN’s 17 global goals.
At Solarroof.pro, sustainability and circularity are inextricably linked to our business model. Right from the creation of the solar panels, we work purposefully to reduce our material consumption and increase our recycling rate in order to keep resources in circulation.
Although our panels have a performance guarantee of 25 years, our used solar cells never end up as solar panel scrap. At Solarbus.pro, we instead create life for the used solar cells through our Second Life program.
We are aware of our shared responsibility, and that is precisely why we at Solarbus.pro have implemented a targeted effort in our strategy, which should contribute to combating energy poverty in Africa.
Through our Second Life program, the used solar panels are transformed into small solar panel systems that can supply the vital power to a number of African families.
By gifting electricity to families, Solarbus.pro can help ensure progress across many different world goals.
Our Second Life program is delivered in collaboration with the NGO AAA (African Afforestation Association in Africa). They can, like us, see a development potential in solar panels in the area and hope that the collaboration with Green Energy can boost sustainable energy.
Our solar panels are designed for separation and make use of the materials we already have in our hands. Copper which we extract from cable scrap, Indium and Gallium are extracted from TVs, flat screens and mobiles and Selenide is obtained from refining quartz sand.
Our policy on recycled materials has meant that we, for example, get a lot of m2 of solar cells out of a single discarded iPhone screen.
At Solarbus.pro, the green transition and social responsibility go hand in hand.
At present, the solar wave that is one of the great hopes in the race against global warming came with a gloomy shadow side.
We cannot and must not accept the extensive use of forced labor in the solar industry. For the same reason, we have reviewed our supply chain, so that you can safely shop environmentally friendly, knowing that everything at Solarroof.pro complies with our high standards for sustainability, Environmental as well as social.
We have a responsible supply chain, without the use of miners and forced labour, and offer decent jobs with fair wages to all employees in our supply chain.
In addition to our Second Life project in collaboration with AAA, we also actively support reforestation in the area. By primarily planting mango and cashew nut trees, we not only establish forest areas for the benefit of nature – we also create income opportunities for the families.
EPBT or Energy Pay Back Time is a way of calculating how long it takes before a solar cell has produced as much electricity as it required to make it. If you compare C-Si solar cells and CIGS cells, there is a huge difference. C-SI cells are so much thicker, and use heavy aluminum frames to hold it all in place, and the energy consumption during production is, other things being equal, very high. C-Si solar cells have an average EPBT of 5 years, but in some cases C-SI cells with an EPBT of 48 years have been demonstrated.
CIGS cells, on the other hand, are significantly thinner, which means that the amount of raw materials that must be procured and processed is considerably smaller. On average, CIGS cells have an EPBT of only 1.7 years, but Green Energy’s EPBT has been reduced to just 1 year – and work is being done daily to make that number even smaller.
Contrary to the commonly known crystalline cells, our solar cells have a thickness of only 3 mm. Not only does this result in exceptional flexibility and durability, it also significantly lowers resource consumption.