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TEAM LEADER
SOLIXI LTD
Jyri Jaakkola, CEO

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES
Leading designer and director of Solixi Energy equipment with professionals and specialized companies 2010-2020:
Patented Solar Concentrator prototypes in 2013-2018. Early D3 models were drawn with lithuanian designer Darius Duoba 2010-16, improved versions with chinese D3 professional Peter Yan 2016-18. First proto was made by Elmertech 2013, second and third prototypes 2015-2018 in cooperation with Chinese partners and ME Solution Ltd.
Already with the first Solar Concentrator 2013 highly improved heat production and high winter temperatures were achieved.
Since 2013 innovating and testing water boiler automation. The unique system with automated heat circles was installed in 2018 in two locations.
The various materials and parts were tested in actual use with subcontractors; Alanod, Germany and 3M, USA  / mirror plates, controllers by three designers, pumps connected to the controller, manifolds, collectors etc parts by dozens of manufacturers worldwide.
Controller in co-operation with Microteam/Comatec in 2016-2019. Unique IoT Controller (tailored hard- and software) makes the Solixi Solar Concentrator and the large Solixi boiler to work. It orientates the mirrors and optimizes energy storage charging and discharging.
The operations and benefits of the Solixi system have been monitored by various consultants, such as Bassiouni Group, USA and organizations such as Business Finland (Finance 2016).
An article by Industry Era Magazine, Oct. 2020, describes the system and Jyri’s role.

EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Participated in the innovation and solution of the energy sector and climate change challenges with experts in the field since 2005.
Jaakkola has been an active participant in many events. Hundreds of meetings, events and pitches. For example; invited to 3 trips/events to China,  Business Finland events, Slush 2018 and 2019, Scandinavian CleanTech Days, Barcelona Smart City Expo, Sitra events, 6aika, Energiaviisaat kaupungit, Arctic15, Vaasa Energy Week, KasvuOpen and plenty of meetings with investors, companies and customers.
Wide global network and ecosystem with a dozen of MoU’s or agreements.

IPR in the words of the Patent Attorney:
“Solixi / Jaakkola has a patent portfolio with patents already granted by or applied from the Finnish patent office, European Patent Office and the USPTO (USA).
The patent portfolio contains one patent family for efficient and distributed solar energy harvesting and another patent family for space and cost efficient energy storage that enables transition to solar heat collectors for virtually all buildings.
Both patent families rely on a number of robust and tested technical building blocks that possess remarkable potential in terms of both business and patenting. AI, IoT, automatisation and remote control are part of all Solixi innovations and provided by Solixi Controller. Moreover, the technical elements are very understandable.”

The first Jaakkola’s patent application was filed in 2011, the patents was granted in 2013-2017 and a few are still pending.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Solixi’s owner, founder, inventor, CEO
www.solixi.com

R&D and IPR manager.
Leading the ecosystem of 20 companies and organisations.

Energy system calculations; 

  • sizing; energy and power yield and demand in different seasons
  • profitability; energy price forecasts, COP and efficiency, heat recovery
  • location; heating and cooling days, solar orbit 
  • different combinations; regulations, security
  • compatibility with current system and equipment
  • Calculations for cities 2020; 2TWh and 7.5TWh per year heat consumption without emissions

2016 – 2018 Solixi web calculator designer. It is based on intelligent algorithms that quickly model all buildings globally. The calculator calculates the size of the optimal Solixi equipment in a given building. Clean heating and cooling at minimal cost.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
Solixi solves the biggest challenge of modern and future energy systems – fluctuation; wind and solar energy production, peak consumption, seasonal variation.
Innovations are protected with two patent families.
Scalable TWH- and  MWh-class energy storage capacity and low cost are value propositions that no other can provide.
Solar Concentrators produce hot water and orientate rooftop solar collectors and mirrors towards the sun, enabling hot temperatures all day long during all seasons.
All devices can be controlled with a unique AI & IoT Controller.
The efficiency of devices already on the market can be lifted to a new level; heat pumps COP, heat recovery price, energy efficiency, grid stability and security.
Another increase in profitability can be achieved with integrated Solixi devices.

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FOURDEG LTD
Markku Makkonen

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES
Fourdeg Smart Energy™ is a Service for energy companies. It supports the energy transition, improves the competitiveness of district heating compared to alternative heating methods and enables new business models.
The service supports the transformation from bulk heat production to digital services that engage customers and it enables real-time data usage.
Demand-Side Management provides an intelligent energy system when buildings operate as heat storages and are heated as needed. The efficiency of energy production is intensified and the property owner benefits from improved indoor conditions. Service enables Demand-Side Management on room-level accuracy, which is multiple times more efficient than a centralized solution.
Fourdeg Smart Energy™ enables new business models, such as delivering a stable and individual temperature instead of megawatts, additional sales and an expansion outside from own region.

EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Accomplishments

  •  Cleantech Venture Day 2018 Diploma The best pitching company in dealflow “Future Home – Created by People”, Lahti Finland, June 2018
  • WWF Climate Solver, Malmö Sweden, May 2018
  • OP Smart Living Program Challenge Week, TOP 10, Helsinki Finland, November 2017
  • Winner of Dragons Nest, the innovation race at Axpo Nordic Forum 2017, Malmö Sweden, November 2017
  • Green Tech Challenge, Helsinki Finland, May – June 2017
  • Future Planet Capital nominee, May 2017
  • EnergySpin’s Top 30 Most Promising Energy Startups, Vaasa Finland, March 2016
  • Winner INCENSe II Open Call, 145k€ funding, Rome Italy, January 2016
  • Finalist EDF Pulse, France, January 2016
  • Winner Kasvu Open Start-up, Jyväskylä Finland, November 2015
  • Finalist pitching competition, The Annual Convention of Property Investment Prospects, Finland, November 2015
  • Finalist EIT Digital Smart Energy Challenge, Berlin Germany, November 2015
  • Winner Lassila & Tikanoja Corporate Development Program, Helsinki Finland, June 2015
  • Winner Arctic15 OP Pitching competition, Helsinki Finland, May 2015
  • Finalist The Nordic Cleantech Open Top 25, Malmö Sweden, April 2015
  • Winner, Fortum Corporate Venture Program, Espoo Finland, January 2015
  • Winner Midnight Pitch Fest B2B category, Oulu Finland, June 2014

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Fourdeg and Solixi have developed a common -ready to pilot- scalable concept to provide cleaner energy for heating of buildigs (Solixi) and peak energy management, heating element level energy measurement and better perceived heating quality for consumers (Fourdeg).
As a part of Solixi Ecosystem which provides state of the art solutions to wide deployment of cleaner and digitally managed energy for the built environment to tackle the need of fast cutting the greenhouse emissions. The collaboration will be implemented in means of a) creating an ecosystem of players with coherent targets b) study and serve the market need by running adequate field pilots with customers for technical and commercial evidence c) strengthen the teams to support a steep ramp-up.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
Fourdeg Ltd, Kalevankatu 13 a 4 00100 Helsinki (Finland), SME founded Jan 2013, In the business of energy efficiency and better perceived quality for water radiator heating of buildings, current annual revenue rate 400 000 €, holder of two EU patents for a) artificial intelligence method and system of learning and controlling the heat transfer function of single radiators from the remotely collected data and providing predictive controls b) bi-directional demand response for district heating. Getting innovation support from Business Finland and EU Horizon 2020 FIWARE and Light House programs.

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ME SOLUTIONS
Jouni Heikintalo

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES
Solixi has licenced and contracted component procurement and imports from China to ME Solutions Ltd in 2015.
ME Solutions is a procurement company that consults Solixi with component selection and handles bidding, quality control and shipments.
ME Solutions has operated in the Dongguan area for eight years, the staff has 17 years of experience in the China trade. Their team has already drafted the base for Solixi pricing. Boiler tanks, solar concentrators and other components such as pumps, heat pumps, electrical resistors, pipes and connectors will be bought directly from manufacturers for very competitive prices.

Peter Yan
Mechanical Engineer
I joint Solixi’s ME solution team in December 2017. My responsibility is to turn Solixi ideas to production details and parts, and following up any design changes occurred in the R&D process.
My job is to create 2D drawings of all the components and 3D models of rooftop solar concentrators, PV frame and water boilers.

Felix Tao
Warehouse and Delivery Manager.
I joint Solixi group in 2017. I focus on finding better material for Solixi and quality control.
My responsibility is as following:

  1. to ensure the Solixi materials which delivered to ME solution warehouse are exactly with properly Qty and Quality according to order.
  2. to assort individual Solixi materials into complete set by different model according to BOM.
  3. to make sure Solixi material from supplier is in good quality.

Lucy Pan
Assistant. Supplier contacts. Translations english – chinese.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Mr. Jyri Jaakkola, the CEO of Solixi, sees many advantages in the co-operation agreement with ME Solutions. In addition to competitive pricing and consultation, the ability to deliver large quantities of big and small Solixi-systems as nearly plug&play –ready cargo containers is a huge advantage. Even smaller shipments can be packed directly in China.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
ME Solutions is a procurement company that consults Solixi with component selection and handles bidding, quality control and shipments.

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COMATEC AUTOMATION LTD
Peter Lillqvist

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES
Comatec Group is an engineering company that provides engineering design, project management and expert services. It employs more than 600 experts. Whether you need help with ideas for a new product, basic design or project management, we can provide the expertise and manpower needed to resolve challenges in many industries.

Multidisciplinarity and genuine industry knowledge is a challenging equation – and this is what we do well at Comatec. We have decades of experience and expertise from several technology industries. We are at our best in projects related to mobile machinery, commercial vehicles, industrial automation and modernisation, material handling, production systems, power plants, and boilers.

EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Comatec Group and its affiliate Rantotek Oy in particular have extensive experience in international boiler and power plant projects. Our core competences include optimised electrical and thermal power plant solutions, steam boiler plants, high-pressure pipelines and tanks. By combining the Comatec Group’s versatile know-how and technology development, we offer an extensive overall service to meet the needs of the energy industry. Customers base on us particularly in the area of implementing boiler plants, from investment and decision making to commissioning. We offer a wide range of services from the design of a single sub-sector to comprehensive EPCM projects.

  • Our know-how and services
  • Process engineering
  • Concept design, initial and detailed design
  • Thermal power plant solutions and Calculation services
  • Strength calculation
  • Material selection expertise
  • Automation design
  • Instrumentation design
  • Electrical design
  • Site services
  • EPCM project services

Comatec Automation to supply Solixi electronics
The unique IoT Controller makes the Solixi solar concentrator and the large Solixi boiler to work. It orientates the mirrors and optimizes charging and discharging.
The controller works independently, but its smartness comes from Solixi cloud service. This password protected service is used to input the controller parameters, as latitude used to calculate the sun’s position, to the desired temperature layers in the boiler, which also change dynamically with weather and energy price forecasts.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Comatec Automation has designed the unique IoT controller Solixi needs in 2015-2020. Both the software and the I/O, which includes a processor, a memory and a GSM, has been designed with lessons learned from prototypes. The system can be expanded easily by adding new controllers to the Solixi Network.
Additional water pumps, water heaters, heat pumps, heat recovery and cooling devices can be connected to Solixi Boiler simply with pipes. The controller can be used to start and stop these as well at the right times and optimize the efficiencies of the heat pumps. The biggest savings in a hybrid system can be reach with accurate control of timing and temperatures.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
Four decades of expertise
Established in 1986, Comatec Group’s turnover was some €40 million in 2019. Today, you can avail of the experience of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in nearly twenty locations in Finland, Estonia and Poland.
The Comatec Group consists of subsidiaries which are leading companies in their own sectors: Insinööritoimisto Comatec Oy; Comatec Poland Sp. z o.o., Comatec Estonia OÜ; Comatec Automation Oy; Deemec Oy; Oucons Oy; and Rantotek Oy.

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PILASTER LTD
Janne Kantola

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES
Pilaster is a Finnish modular building service system that is implemented on the exterior of a building. The Pilaster solution has been patented in more than 35 countries.
Our mission is to improve residential comfort and indoor living. We are also committed to minimizing the carbon footprint caused by the heating of buildings and to reusing waste heat effectively.
With Pilaster building service technology, you can renew plumbing, ventilation, heating, electrical wiring and drainage at your building site, as well as promote residential wellbeing and improved digital connectivity. Solixi Solar Concentrators and intelligent water heating circuits require upgrades to plumbing, ventilation and drainage. 

  • A building service solution that help fight climate change
  • The CO2 emissions of a four-storey residential building were 39,000 kg per year before the Pilaster energy renovation.
  • After the Pilaster energy renovation, the same building produced only 4,250 kg in heating related CO2 emissions per year.
  • A 90% reduction in CO2 emissions in one year.
  • The Pilaster system enables an emission reduction of more than 1,241 kg per apartment and 34,750 kg per building.

EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Pilaster is  involved in the development of future energy solutions and sustainability models in cooperation with, among others, VTT Technical Research Centre Of Finland’s and Smart & Clean Foundation’s Renovation Leap project, VTT’s and Smart & Clean Foundation’s Good Indoor Air service project, the City of Turku’s sustainable energy project, the Business Finland Smart Otaniemi project and Nordic Smart Building.
Pilaster Oy received The Strongest in Finland certificate in 2018 for being a powerful influence in the Finnish economy now and in the future, and is supported by Business Finland, the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) and Finnvera.
The Pilaster building service system was developed in cooperation with experienced marine, mechanical and electrical engineers and construction professionals.
Pilaster has also partnered with companies specializing in sustainable development and the use of renewable energy sources.
The development of the Pilaster system focuses on three main objectives:

  •  Meet national and municipal targets for climate change, energy efficiency, increased use of renewable energy and emissions reduction.
  • Modernize building service technology and improve indoor air quality
  • Improve modern renovation techniques and quality

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Solixi Solar Concentrators and intelligent water heating circuits require upgrades to plumbing, ventilation and drainage. Both Pilaster and Solixi are mainly installed outside the building. We share common values. We can see a lot of common interests.
Building technology modeling, profitability calculations, logistics and wider integration require financing. The first step is to install the piping required by Solixi and supplied by Pilaster on the exterior wall of the pilot buildings. Pilaster also offers a number of other energy efficiency solutions and digitalisations that will be considered in the next steps.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
Pilaster building service solution is a game changer for excellent reasons:
Heat recovery pumps reduce the carbon footprint of a property and boost energy efficiency radically
Apartment-specific ventilation units improve indoor air quality and living comfort
Apartment-specific heating and cooling units save energy and gives residents better control of their indoor environment
Innovative building service technologies enable the use of solar energy throughout the building life cycle
Digital building services allow building managers and residents to monitor and manage properties remotely and to receive detailed reporting on air quality and energy use
The digital building services comes with a smart home device for residents. It’s the intelligent way to monitor and manage your living environment.

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ONNINEN LTD
Arto Koivisto

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES
Onninen delivers products and service packages to contractors, industry, infrastructure building and retail dealers. Onninen has operations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
Onninen is part of the Finnish K Group. Kesko and K-retailers form K Group, the sales (pro forma) of which were approximitely €13 billion in 2018.
 K Group is the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest in Northern Europe. The company employs some 41,000 people. Kesko operates in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade and the car trade.
 K Group’s building and technical trade division has operations in eight countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Belarus. We serve customers in 420 stores and extensively in digital channels. Customers include technical professionals, professional builders and consumers. We serve our customers under the Onninen, K-Rauta, Byggmakker, K Bygg & Grund, K-Senukai and OMA brands. In 2018, the division’s retail sales totalled €4.9 billion.

Arto Koivisto job title is International Category Director
Energy, A/C & Refrigeration

EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Present across the Nordic and Baltic region, Onninen is part of the building and technical trade division of Kesko Group, the building and technical trade market leader in Finland and Europe’s fifth-biggest operator in the sector. The division operates chains in nine countries, with retail sales of €4.4 billion.Kesko and more than 1,100 K-retailers form K Group, the pro forma retail sales of which were around €13 billion in 2018. K Group is the third largest retail operator in Northern Europe and it employs approximately 41,000 people.

Benefits for partners

  • We support and advice our partners to select environmentally sustainable solutions.
  • Development of environmental affairs within Onninen
  • Environmental management is important for our company.
  • We have integrated environmental management as a part of the operational management system.
  • We train and motivate continuously the employees to conduct their activities in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • We work to minimize and prevent emissions and waste in our own activities and services.
  • We take environmental aspects into account when selecting and evaluating suppliers, and when managing our product assortment.
  • Environmental laws and regulations
  • We meet and exceed the requirements of environmental laws and regulations.
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO14001 standard for environmental management system is implemented to all Onninen countries.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Solixi has entered into a provisional agreement with Onninen to distribute the Solixi system through Onninen’s distributor network.
Solixi will work closely to incorporate Solixi Intelligent Energy products into Onninen’s extensive distribution network. Through this network Solixi can have access to European distributors which is in line with its current global and regional activities. This relationship will act to support Solixi’s sales, marketing and distribution efforts throughout the region.
Onninen invests heavily in renewable energy know-how and systems and is the largest player in the field in Finland.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
About K Group’s building and technical trade
Onninen is part of the Finnish K Group.
K Group is the biggest trading sector operator in Finland and one of the biggest in Northern Europe. The company employs some 41,000 people. Kesko operates in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade and the car trade.
K Group’s building and technical trade division has operations in eight countries. We serve customers in 420 stores and extensively in digital channels. Customers include technical professionals, professional builders and consumers. We serve our customers under the Onninen, K-Rauta, Byggmakker, K Bygg & Grund, K-Senukai and OMA brands. In 2018, the division’s retail sales totalled €4.9 billion.

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XORTEC LTD
Joni Kääriäinen

EXPERTISE RELEVANT TO THE SOLUTION THE TEAM PROPOSES

Customer Cases: 

  • Kojair Tech Oy
    Superior clean air technology for safe, quiet and shadeless working.
  • ROGER GNSS repeaters – Comprehensive satellite signal coverage everywhere
    Extensive satellite signal coverage inside structures, such as tunnels, shops and transport vehicles.
  • eTolppa – Innovative car heating
    The eTolppa remote control system for outdoor power outlets is an energy-efficient solution for electrifying parking spaces and charging hybrid and electrical vehicles.
  • Mitron / Teleste Information Solutions – Innovative information systems for public transport
    Xortec participates in upgrading the passenger comfort of public transport.
  • Case: Kojair Tech Oy
    Superior clean air technology for safe, quiet and shadeless working.

EXPERIENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Xortec is the hardware manufacturer of Solixi’s second prototype controller 2016-2018 and member of the serial production controller team 2018-2020. Xortec services cover the entire lifecycle of a Solixi Controller from design to production, assembly, testing, and component maintenance.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SOLIXI TEAM
Xortec helps Solixi and Comatec find the most efficient production solution and choose the right materials and components. The Xortec process ensures that the Solixi Energy System is based and secured with high-quality, long-lasting Solixi IoT-Controllers and that the manufacturing and assembly process is fast.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISATION / COMPANY
Xortec offers Finnish expertise in electronics technology, design and manufacturing at internationally competitive rates. Our modern production line scales freely from prototyping and short runs to mass production.