Category: Powerlab


Elestor BV hires Business Development Executive

On June 1, 2015, Guido Dalessi (53) joined the Management Team of Elestor BV, in the position of Chief Business Development Officer. With this step, Elestor BV expands its Management Team in anticipation of business creation and commercial introduction of its flow battery technology.

Originally graduated in Physics, Guido joined in 1996 a Dutch high-tech start-up, OMP BV, which had just reached the prototype phase of their so-called mastering system (i.e. capital equipment for professional optical disc production). The fast success of this company did not remain unnoticed, and within 6 years the company was acquired by the German public listed Singulus Technologies AG.

Guido served the last 7 years of his career as CEO of the new daughter company, Singulus Mastering BV. The company grew to an annual turnover of around 50 M€, 120 FTEs, and gained recognition as the global market- and technology-leader. Now, returning to his real passion – developing high-tech startups – Guido accepted the offer to join the Management Team of Elestor BV.

In his words: “I am impressed with Elestor’s unique technology approach, enabling the supply of electricity storage systems at an unrivaled low cost-level. By doing so, Elestor anticipates the fast growing demand for economic medium and large scale electricity storage solutions. At this moment, the first prototypes are operational and field tests will start soon on a number of locations. Therefore, this is exactly the right time for me to join the company and start working on ramping up its business. It leaves no doubt that Elestor’s proposition for electricity storage contains all essential preconditions to become a great success, commercially as well as ecologically“.


Elestor moves to new facility and becomes first user of Powerlab

Elestor will move to the newly developed ‘Powerlab’, located at the Arnhem Buiten Energy Business Park. The 1500 m2 facility is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories originally developed by DEKRA. Powerlab will become a cleantech innovation hotspot, combining the efforts of Alliander, Tennet, DNV GL and NRG (all located at the Energy Business Park).  Knowledge exchange and education form an integral part of Powerlab. The HAN University of Applied Sciences, SEECE (Sustainable Electrical Energy Centre of Expertise) and Kenniscentrum Bètatechniek will join forces to allow students to get hands-on experience in developing clean energy technology.

Elestor founder Wiebrand Kout commented: “It is really exciting to be the first user of Powerlab. The facilities are perfect for what Elestor does, and there are many relevant industrial and academic  partners involved. Powerlab is the right place to be for Elestor and I am looking forward to a  succesfull cooperation.”