Today, the use of solar energy is completely standard and general knowledge. For sailboats and motorhomes, a solar module has become a standard product. It is impossible to imagine life without it.
25 years ago, this was quite different. Although there was already a relatively large selection of solar modules, the benefits were unknown to most people. Hardly anyone could imagine that electricity could come from anything other than a socket. Self-generated electricity from solar cells seemed unrealistic, except for pocket calculators. The prevailing opinion was that the amount of sunshine at our latitude would not be sufficient and that the technology was not yet fully developed.
“Education was necessary and would already convince people of solar energy,” said Thomas Rudolph, founder of SOLARA.