She would prefer to have all roofs decked out with solar panels. In any case, the aim is to have at least 1 in 4 households covered. Roebyem Anders (51), founder of Sungevity and BNR entrepreneur of the year 2019, does not want to stop before that happens. One thing is for sure, thinking on a grand scale is not strange to her. But things shouldn’t just end with major plans. Zonline, the company that she first set up back in 2012 and which has since merged with the American company Sungevity in 2014, currently boasts around 20,000 customers. Anders likes to think big and wants to make a real impact.

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Author profile picture Erzsó Alföldy is a versatile and experienced journalist with a background in science and culture. Writes about sustainability, the energy transition and equal opportunities for women in the labour market. Follows closely the developments in her native Hungary. For Innovation Origins she is currently producing a series of articles on female entrepreneurship and the funding gap'.