about glint solar
February 9, 2023
Glint Solar introduces their latest intern duo, Are and Rémi, who bring a unique perspective and passion for green energy to the team.
Excited to add some new energy to the mix, Glint Solar presents Are and Rémi - our latest intern duo! These two bring a unique perspective and an unwavering passion for green energy. Let's dive into our Q&A session with them, where we'll get to know both the serious and fun sides of these fantastic additions to the team. Welcome aboard, Are and Rémi!
We're excited to have Are return as a Business Development Intern after his exciting exchange experience in Tokyo! At 22, he's nearing the end of his bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration at NHH and balancing that with remote work for Glint Solar in Bergen. Hailing from Verdal, Norway, Are has a passion for the great outdoors, from swimming in his youth to hiking, skiing, and relishing fresh air today. He has an adventurous spirit, with a dream to travel and discover Central and South America through backpacking or a camper-van. When he's not busy, Are adds a twist to his pizza with his favorite topping of pineapple and favors Pepsi Max over Coca Cola. We're thrilled to have Are back on board and can't wait to see what he'll bring to the team. Are’s responsibilities at Glint Solar includes assisting Norwegian customers looking for the good sites.
I was drawn to them for several reasons: I'm interested in the intersection of innovation and technology, passionate about renewable energy and their vision aligns with my beliefs. After being introduced to the company in business school, I saw an opportunity to learn from a skilled team in a field I was interested in and put my studies into practice. Plus, I'm pursuing a Masters in Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment at NHH and Glint Solar is a perfect fit.
When researching the solar market, I was impressed by its expected growth compared to other energy resources in the coming decades. I was also amazed at the length of time it takes to finalize a solar park, and how Glint Solar’s products will greatly enhance the process. I was surprised to learn that solar panels are most efficient at low temperatures, making solar installation relevant even in cold and freezing Norway.
Prices on solar are dropping and it is basically the fastest growing energy resource right now - and that it’s also highly relevant in Norway!
How to combine farming and solar, also called Agrivoltaics. We have a world population expected to grow by 1.2 billion people within 15 years, meaning that there will be many more mouths to feed. However, the world is also witnessing an electricity demand that’s growing even faster than population growth. Agrivoltaics is a very promising concept that has the potential to kill two birds with one stone: helping our food supply and transitioning us to a cleaner energy source.
Last summer, I sailed across the Philippine Sea on a Norwegian Sailing vessel called Statsraad Lehmkuhl chasing a typhoon in order to get to our destination.
As a kid I used to watch Man vs. Wild by Bear Grylls. He is maybe not a fictional character, but a born survivor and a person I look up to. No matter the physical challenge or extreme situation he faced, he managed to find a way to navigate home safely through his knowledge of nature, persistence and motivation.
Rémi’s joining us in France as a Business Development Intern. He is a well-traveled individual with a diverse international background. Having lived in Germany, France, and the United States, Rémi brings a unique perspective to the table. Currently, he's completing his bachelor's in Finance and Accounting at Grenoble Ecole de management. An avid skier and lover of all things mountain-related, Rémi is taking a break from the slopes this winter due to a knee injury. Instead, he's focusing on expanding his knowledge in renewable energy sources and delving into the world of electronic music. From Grenoble, France, Rémi helps guide Glint Solar's expansion in the country by helping French customers find prime solar project sites, driving growth and solidifying the company's foundation in the French market.
I have been fortunate to spend lots of time outdoors growing up, hiking around the mountains and the coast of France. The growing amount of unusual and large-scale environmental events that I have witnessed in recent years made me think about what kind of impact I want to have. The startup environment also intrigued me. I liked the idea to be part of a smaller structure where your actions matter more, surrounded by bright individuals from around the world. I heard about this opportunity from an Alumnus, met some of the other employees, and decided to go for it!
France is home to the world’s first agrivoltaics installation, in Tresserre, in the south of the country.
The durability of solar panels. New ones last up to 30 years!
It would be solar, specifically agrivoltaics! While I have learned a lot since I started working with Glint Solar, it is a complex and rapidly evolving technology, and I am not an expert yet.
I have a brother who was born on the same day as me, but six years later.
It would be Neil Armstrong. Being the first human to see our planet from the moon must have been a unbelieve experience… Especially knowing the technological feat that it was for the time.
Are and Rémi bring new perspectives, skills, and passions to our team, and we are so grateful to have them as part of our mission to transition to a more sustainable future.
So, are you interested in making a difference and joining a team of bright and passionate individuals dedicated to the transition to green energy? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Apply to join the Glint Solar team today.