Shining Like the Sun

GEA Solaris

7. Affordable and Clean Energy 10. Reduced Inequalities 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 13. Climate Action

Overview

GEA Solaris is a Mexican company specialized in integrated photovoltaic solutions, from the design and customized installation of industrial, commercial and residential systems to the maintenance and long-term service of them.

Authors

Karla Fernanda Garibay Peñaloza

Karla Fernanda Garibay Peñaloza

Nelly Escobar

Nelly Escobar

Giovanna Michelle Galvan Martinez

Giovanna Michelle Galvan Martinez

School

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Professor

Lilia Patricia López

Lilia Patricia López

Innovation

GEA Solaris is a Morelian company that arises from the initiative of several people interested in creating a profitable company that could also contribute in a positive way to society. "The business model is quite attractive because of the fact that it is a global trend and because there is a strong environmental impact," Juan Marín, an important member of the company that offers integral solutions in renewable energy, proudly mentioned. GEA Solaris, however, did not always dedicate itself to the installation and customer service, it started with the idea of being a wholesale reseller but they needed to change when they detected a more profitable business.

Installations of solar panels, provision of street lighting and solar lamps, among others, are the main products and services they offer. They take special care in the installation services and in following up their clients with constant maintenance of the systems. GEA Solaris is also characterized by having several international partners and unique designs patented with the best technology.

Shining Like the Sun

Inspiration

It is worth mentioning that the success of this company was not easy, it requiere the perseverance and motivation of a group of people like Juan convinced that green businesses are necessary and the most profitable option in many aspects.

The members of GEA shared the thirst to launch something that would make them grow economically and also represent something positive for society. Goals, ideals and inspiration are some of the qualities shared by partners and employees. Each member has a story to tell behind their motivation. Juan talked about living in China for about three years, where a friend invited him to work in a solar panel company near Shanghai, there he helped in several aspects and found that in Mexico there was a great opportunity for this type of business because of the radiation level and geographical characteristics necessary for that business in Mexico. So GEA arises from the combination of the right people who pursue the same objectives.

Overall impact

For GEA Solaris, innovation is key in having a competitive advantage since they have manufacturing suppliers in China and a development department. Because technology is continuously improving they try to implement it quickly in the design of their systems and their facilities, thanks to this the prices go down and allowing more and more people being able to afford this kind of technology.

Business benefit

This innovation benefits the business because GEA Solaris is the only business dedicated to renewable energy in the whole city and the most important one in the state of Michoacán. They are committed in bringing people the best technology to keep on reaching new families and businesses. GEA Solaris also takes advantage of the several suppliers they have around the globe to give the best prices and the best quality in their products.

Social and environmental benefit

The greatest long-term impact is to increase the speed of the transition to renewable energies and in the short term to include Mexico in this transition. "Our contribution to society today can be equivalent to if we had planted a field with 25,000 adult trees, each saving 20 kg of CO2 per year"

Interview

Juan Francisco Marín Ávila, Mr

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GEA Solaris

GEA Solaris

Morelia, Michoacán, MX

Business Website: geasolaris.com

Year Founded: 2016

Number of Employees: 11 to 50

GEA Solaris is a mexican company specialized in integrated photovoltaic solutions, from the design and customized installation of industrial, commercial and residential systems to the maintenance and long-term service of them.