Berlin – The market is huge: there are around 19 million private homes in Germany, at least 100,000 are added every year, and each one has a roof that Mario Kohlen is after. The Berlin start-up he founded, Enpal, installs solar systems and lends them to homeowners. In this way, coal wants to become, in its own words, the largest energy producer in Europe. Green electricity from the swarm power plant. Investors believe in it.
After the company, which was founded in 2017, initially collected 120 million euros from donors and later an unquoted million amount was also added by the Zalando founders, a further 100 million euros have now flowed into the start-up. The main investor is once again the venture capitalist Holtzbrinck Ventures and is extremely hopeful. “Enpal is well on the way to changing the future of the energy industry forever,” says Christian Saller from HV Capital. Peter Rive, cousin of Elon Musk and co-founder of the solar system provider SolarCity, as well as Hellofresh co-boss Thomas Griesel and the former Auto1 board member Christopher Muhr have also participated.
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