With Microsoft, Solytic gains a strong technology partner through the “Microsoft for Startups” initiative.
“The partnership gives us access to the cloud technology Azure and other benefits allowing us to continue our rapid growth,” said Steffen Mangold, CTO of Solytic. “Currently, more than 100,000 PV plants send us their data on a regular base, some of which going back up to two decades. In the coming years, we aim to grow our reach to over one million solar plants. For this, we need an infrastructure that empowers us to analyze those data volumes safely and reliably. A strong technology partner like Microsoft is a huge advantage.”
Solytic appears to be the right fit for Microsoft in terms of their agenda. Not only do they plan to become carbon-neutral, but carbon-negative. In their recent announcement on their on their blog, they say, “While the world will need to reach net zero, those of us who can afford to move faster and go further should do so. That’s why today we are announcing an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove Microsoft’s carbon footprint.”
“This is an ambitious but necessary vision. We are proud our partner is dedicated to play a pioneering role here and words are followed by actions,” says Mangold.
Solytic’s solution also pleased the expert jury at the Handelsblatt Energy Awards 2020. They voted the Berlin-based company into the top 5 out of 152 contestants in the category “Start-ups”.