The CEO of the company shares the history about how he has founded Textil Energy.
Everything started to develop in the master’s degree course of Nano science and molecular nanotechnology in the beginning of 2012. In said master’s degree, Juan Toribio, CEO and founder of Textil Energy, had the chance to distinguish and unravel the basic physics and chemistry with help of the engineering technology of the university, so he could apply a worldly and practical sense to any area of the sciences.
Due to the fascination of renewable energies and towards R&D, that our CEO always had, and the urge to create a company, that is based on high-quality technology, he started the project “Textil Energy”.
To begin with, he wanted to focus on an area that already was a bit known in society, but would gain more knowledge in the next 10 years and that also would allow to generate economic benefits from an early stage. All of this thinking led to the decision, to specialize in 3rd generation photovoltaics, with which Michael Graetzel emulated the photosynthesis in semiconductor materials in the 80s.
Once, the sector to work in was chosen, he required a specialization in both theoretics and practice in the area of 3rd generation photovoltaics. For the realization he worked in the research team of the University of Jaume I (in Spanish). This time lasted for one year. A time, where he reached a gran depth on an international level in the area of photovoltaic in the 3rd generation.
In February 2013 it was time to form a multidisciplinary team of high quality and to create a business model to start the adventure.
A big help was the participation in a theoretical and practical course organized by the CEEI of Castellón called ‘Onda Factory 2013’, where they learned how to accelerate a company from the roots, with special help in creating, networking, co-working and housing.
October 17th, 2013 is the date, where Textil Energy wasn’t only existing as idea, but became real on paper, as it got established as Limited Society.
In January 2014 the number of business partners increased. All of them are now forming the management team:
Juan Toribio (CEO): Responsible for the photovoltaic area, electronics and optoelectronics.
Juan Demetrio Chillarón (COO & Export Manager): Responsible for the Product Design and Relationships with clients.
David Montoro (CMO): Responsible for Marketing and Sales representative.
Juan Martínez (CFO): Responsible for Finances and eBusiness
Intenanomat SL (CTO): Responsible for the Area R&D
Thanks to all of the team, Textil Energy is no longer only an idea or a concept, but it got reality. We already started to consolidate sales throughout Spain with loyal customers, that believe in our growing and are proud to be part of a different movement and to distinguish themselves from other distributors.
In the moment Textil Energy is situated in a university atmosphere, as the office is located on the campus of the Polytechnic City of Innovation of the UPV and our research unit in the Scientific Park of the University Valencia, where we nourish from the grand know-how they have in the investigation centers in the community.
The business plan has changed over time, due to changes in the market, but the general idea is still unchanged. Those are to continually generate innovative products with integrated solar technology that improve the quality of life of the user. They also keep our own production of solar modules of the 3rd generation in mind.