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Solarlite is the “Fastest growing Cleantech company in Europe”

(PresseBox) (Duckwitz, ) GP Bullhound announces the Cleantech Connect TOP 30 fastest growing and Award winning Companies at Cleantech Connect 2011 at the award ceremony in London. Solarlite GmbH, based in Duckwitz Germany, is the winner of the award category “Fastest Growing Cleantech Company in Europe”. Moritz von Plate, CFO of Solarlite, accepted the award yesterday evening in London.

Solarlite is awarded with the Cleantech Connect award in the category “Fastest Growing Cleantech Company in Europe”. Solarlite has participated for the second time. Last year, the company made it onto the “TOP 15 Ones to watch list”. Moritz von Plate, Managing Director, said: „This is a confirmation and recognition of our performance. Solarlite has grown within a very short time to a major player in the concentrated solar power industry. In the coming years this positive development will continue. For the management this growth represents a big challenge. Therefore, we are particularly proud to receive this award and to be TOP 1 in Europe”.

For the third year running, GP Bullhound has published a list of the 30 fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe, based on their financial performance between 2008 and 2010. The award winners for fastest growing, leadership, potential, and innovation, including an award for younger companies in the category ‘Ones to Watch’, were announced at an invitation-only Cleantech Connect Awards dinner on 10 November in London. Cleantech Connect features the hottest and fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe and has become one of the key events for CEOs and industry leaders to network and share their experiences. Companies featured come from a wide variety of sectors including energy efficiency, solar, smart grid, water and transportation signalling a growing momentum across the Cleantech Sectors. To see the full list:

Andre Shortell, Partner, GP Bullhound, and a member of the Judging Panel, said, “Cleantech is such a fast moving space, and there are many innovative players entering each year. We have found the quantity and the quality of this year’s entries to be extremely high and this is really challenging our judges. It speaks volumes about the coming of age of a number of Cleantech sectors.” Keynote speaker for this year was Anton Daubner. Anton is CEO of, one of Europe’s leading companies in biogas and biomethane. owns and operates nearly 100 sites in Germany, Italy and Austria and is the market leader in this segment.

About Cleantech Connect

Cleantech Connect features the hottest and fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe. For the third year running GP Bullhound publishes a list of the fastest growing Cleantech companies. From this list the most outstanding companies are nominated to present to the high profile judging panel from within the Cleantech industry. The companies will be ranked by their annual revenue growth rate between financial year ends 2008-2010. Cleantech Connect is an invitation-only awards ceremony held for industry leaders and the CEOs of those companies listed in Cleantech Connect. The 2011 awards ceremony will be held in London on the 10 November at Sketch.

About GP Bullhound:

GP Bullhound is a leading investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions and institutional capital-raising to emerging growth companies in the Technology sector. The firm was established in 1999 and has a proven track record with over 100 completed M&A and Private Placement transactions on behalf of leading global entrepreneurs and business builders. The firm’s international team, comprised of some of the most experienced technology advisory professionals, together with its dedicated approach has helped establish its leading global position. GP Bullhound has strong domain expertise in the areas of Internet and Digital Media, Software and Services, Cleantech and Hardware, with a focus on providing pre-eminent advisory services to some of the best entrepreneurs, management teams and investors around the globe.

Solarlite GmbH

Solarlite GmbH develops and builds decentralized solar-thermal parabolic trough plants (CSP - Concentrated Solar Power) for combined heat and power generation (steam, thermal energy and power). These power plants have an electrical output in the range of 500 kWe up to more than 30 MWe. Solarlite is globally the only supplier of parabolic trough plants that can be used in different applications such as electricity production or for the stand-alone electricity consumption of small and medium-sized industrial facilities. Compared to traditional parabolic trough collectors that use thermal oil and an additional heat exchanger, the direct steam generation implemented by Solarlite is more efficient, less expensive and more environmentally friendly. Solarlite was founded in 2007 by Joachim Krüger.