About Solarif

Solarif is a worldwide independent insurance advisor protecting PV assets, a risk assessor of solar panels and inverters for manufacturers willing to become Solarif-certified and a professional matching service for PV project buyers and sellers.

History

In 2009 Harry Wolkenfelt established Solar Insurance & Finance. With his company he aimed to reduce the risks of an investment in a solar installation as much as possible, and to secure the revenues of the installation to make financing a solar installation simple and easy.

At first, Solar Insurance & Finance was mainly active in Belgium. Reason for this, was the stimulation of the purchase of solar installations in Belgium with so called green certificates, a specific subsidy. More countries decided to provide subsidies in order to stimulate sustainable energy, such as solar energy. This caused the development of an international market, which led to more and more international customers from a growing number of different countries. Since then, Solar Insurance & Finance has grown into a leading worldwide insurance specialist for solar insurances.

Since 2015 Solar Insurance & Finance has got a new name: Solarif.

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The Management

Solarifs management team is very experienced in insuring PV-installations worldwide. Harry Wolkenfelt and Tim van de Molengraft form the management.

Tim van de Molengraft is business administration economist, who graduated from the VU in Amsterdam. By now, Tim has got more than 15 years of experience in business and financial services. Tim has been involved in the digitalization of ASR’s extensive pensions portfolio. He then switched to software development and started as a project manager and consultant at a startup. In his current function as operational director, Tim is responsible for all operational processes and the commercial results of the business unit Risk Management. Having to switch fast, and utilizing all opportunities provide just the variety Tim seeks in his work.
M: +31 (0)6 2114 2487
E: 
tim@solarif.com

Harry Wolkenfelt studied Facility Management at the Hogeschool Diedenoort in Wageningen, the Netherlands and became a Registered Investment Analyst (RBA). For many years, he worked at ING Bank and Van Lanschot Bankiers as investment advisor, Head of stocks and bonds advisory and Director Private Banking.  In 2004 Harry left the bankers world in search of a new challenge. After several interim-management functions, he became partner at Exté Ventures, where he was responsible for managing three start-up funds. In 2009 Harry founded Solarif, and left Exté to spend all of his time, energy and money in the development and growth of Solarif. With a lot of passion, commitment, perseverance and knowledge Harry leads the growth of Solarif.
M: +31 (0)6 1012 5563
E: 
harry@solarif.com

Business Activities

Solarif knows three core business activities., together the form Solarif Group.

Solarif Insurance advises developers, EPC contractors and investors about all necessary insurances to protect their PV-projects. Manufacturers are advised about insuring their warranties and product liability. Solarif Insurance also takes care of the placement, the administrative process and handles the claim on your behalf.

Solarif Risk Management regulates and performs factory risk assessments for inverter and panel manufacturers willing to become Solarif-certified. Furthermore, Solarif Risk Management performs independent PV quality inspections and checks to secure PV-assets and project returns by assuring the quality of the PV installation.

Solarif Matchmaker provides professional matching services between buyers and sellers of PV-projects. The projects can be in different phases: early development, ready to build or operational.

 

Do you want to read more about Solarif Group? Download our Solarif Group brochure here.

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Working at Solarif?

Vacancy

At the moment there are no open vacancies.

Internship and graduation assignment

Are you interested in an internship at Solarif, or are you looking for a company to complete your graduation assignment? Please sent your resume, motivation and short explanation to info@solarif.com. Do not forget to mention the (intended) length of your stay.

Experiences with Solarif

 Ludo Timmerman

 

” Insuring your solar panels at Solarif happens fast and efficient. You know right away what amount of premium you ought to pay. It’s just a matter of answering questions on the request form and your insurance policy gets send to you almost immediately. When you have questions or problems, help comes fast.”

S.G. Bootsma, Solar Farmer

 

“We have planted solar panels on different locations. In the first instance we asked our own  insurer about the possibilities to insure PV-installations. They couldn’t really offer us anything good. Someone tipped me to check out Solarif Insurance, they had people with knowledge, and everything would be taken care of quick and good.”

A satisfied customer from Vorden

 

 

“Because insuring my solar panels with my own home insurance was very expensive, I was looking for an alternative. Solarif seemed the perfect insurance concerning coverage and costs, which was confirmed by the friendly insurer. Applying was very easy, everything was taken care of within a day. Now let’s hope I never need the insurance.”