SolarExcel, a Dutch producer of an energy enhancing foil for solar panels, was acquired by DSM in 2013. In 2007 they commenced with the development of a textured surface that significantly increases the energy output of existing solar panels. Depending on the specific type of panel, the additional output varies between 6 to 12%.
To facilitate an efficient market introduction, SolarExcel wanted to join forces with a large strategic player with the right distribution channels and large-scaled production facilities. DSM brought the network and financial means to realize these goals.