Press release: Out of thousands of innovators from across the globe, Bangladeshi start-up SOLshare captured a place in the 2020 Global Cleantech 100

Dhaka, Bangladesh – 18 January 2020: SOLshare, a young Bangladeshi company dedicated to bring affordable, solar power to everyone in Bangladesh and beyond, was just named a 2020 Global Cleantech 100 company by Cleantech Group for the second consecutive time as the first company from Bangladesh ever.

The 2020 Global Cleantech 100 is the 11th edition of the respected annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent and for-profit companies best positioned to contribute to a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.

Having been able to defend our listing as a global cleantech 100 company gives all of us at SOLshare immense pride and underlines our determination and potential to help deliver the transformation to a sustainable future we’re all waiting for," says Dr. Sebastian Groh, the managing director of SOLshare.

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 80-member expert panel of leading investors and executives from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The Global Cleantech 100 program is sponsored by Chubb.

It feels right that our first list of the future-defining 2020s, should see a continued strengthening in the representation of truly impactful and necessary innovations to transform our diets, to enable a more renewable-heavy energy system, and to capture and utilize the vast levels of CO2 we have been freely emitting for decades,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “Also included in our 2020 list are some big and critical shots at solving global problems – from proving out fusion and next-gen batteries to zero carbon aviation.”


About Cleantech Group

Cleantech® Group provides research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, we bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the access and customized support they need to thrive in a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

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About SOLshare

SOLshare has created a revolutionary new approach to bring affordable solar electricity to everyone in Bangladesh and beyond. We believe that our smart peer to peer grids can be the future for energy utilities globally.


Karishma Fatiha

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