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Press release: Out of over 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries, the Bangladeshi start-up SOLshare secures a place in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100

Dhaka, Bangladesh – 28 January 2019: SOLshare, a Bangladeshi start-up providing sustainable energy access through its peer-to-peer platform, was named by Cleantech Group in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.
The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.
“We strongly believe that the new energy world is fuelled by the 5 D’s: Decentralization, Decarbonization, Digitization, Democratization and Disruption. We are extremely honoured and grateful that SOLshare, as a Bangladeshi company, has made it into the “Champions League” of Cleantech! Our aim is to create efficient and dynamic local energy markets that empower households and encourage solar entrepreneurism, starting in Bangladesh, followed by India and eventually on a global scale. The future of energy has started in Bangladesh!,” said Dr. Sebastian Groh, founder and managing director of SOLshare.
The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgments from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts 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 list is sponsored by Chubb.
Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.” 
The complete list of 100 companies will be revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

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.
Media Contact:
Laura Dolby 
Cleantech Group
Email: laura.dolby@cleantech.com

About SOLshare
SOLshare is making affordable clean energy accessible to those underserved by the national energy grid and power generation system by offering the world’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform for off-grid households in Bangladesh. SOLshare’s platform interconnects users with and without solar home systems (SHS) to a smart direct-current grid, while empowering communities to be solar entrepreneurs by selling their excess energy. The company strongly believes that the smart peer to peer grids it is building in Bangladesh and India can be the future of utilities globally. – www.me-solshare.com
Source: SOLshare

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