We build technology to accelerate the transition towards a 100% sustainable energy system.

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About Spectral

As Spectralites, we are united in our mission to rapidly transform the global energy system towards a fundamentally sustainable state. Achieving such wide-scale system change will require immense effort from all of us – and it certainly brings significant obstacles to overcome. Rapid upscaling of renewable energy generation and the electrification of heating, mobility, and industry is creating challenges due to grid congestion and growing complexity in keeping electricity networks balanced. And despite improvements in building efficiency standards, many modern buildings waste vast amounts of energy due to suboptimal control of climate systems and a lack of data visibility. These are some of the exciting challenges that our team is working on solving every day. By developing and deploying next-generation tech platforms, we propel the transformation of the real estate and energy sectors – making assets more connected, sustainable, and valuable.

Our journey began in 2015 when we spun off from our sister company, Metabolic. Over the years, we have grown exponentially, both in terms of impact and numbers. We are proud to have built a strong community of like-minded Spectralites and strategic partners who are together pushing the boundaries of innovation in the sustainable energy transition.

Our Story

2015

Spectral set up as a spin-off of Metabolic

to focus on accelerating the sustainable energy transition

January

a trailer with a solar panel on top of it.

First Project Launched- Solar Transformer

March

a picture of a building with a lot of windows.

Breakthrough Microgrid Project at Blijburg

July

2016

Spectral Enterprise Blockchain Showcase B.V. Incorporated

The year Spectral became officially independent from Metabolic . A milestone! We started with only 3 people on on the team

March

an aerial view of a canal with many boats.

Start Development Schoonschip Smart-Grid

May

2017

First Software Product: Smart Meter Data Tool

February

Globally Visible Blockchain Showcase

June

2018
a large building with many windows on the side of it.

Launch of Smart Building Platform (SBP)

January

a wind farm next to a river and a train track.

Launch of Spectral Energy Control Systems (SECS)

Greenchoice Hartel II wind farm + battery as flagship project

June

a group of people standing next to each other.

Moved to Spectral’s first official HQ

We reached 20 people!

November

2019
an aerial view of a farm and a truck.

Scaling up SECS with Greenchoice’s Total Battery and Renewable Energy Asset Portfolio

February

a close up of a white box on a white surface.

2nd Generation Embedded Systems Products

We develop our own hardware products for robust data logging, sensing, and control.

May

2020
a large office building sitting on the side of a road.

Scaling up SBP with Portfolios of Leading Real Estate Companies in NL

January

an elephant on the side of a blue container.

Realization of “Rhino” – the Most Powerful Battery in NL

September

2021
a screenshot of a computer screen with a bunch of data on it.

2nd Generation SECS Platform

March

a group of people standing in front of a building.

Solidified Position as Market Leader in Smart Energy Innovation in NL!

July

a screen shot of the dashboard of a computer.

2nd Generation SBP Platform

October

2022
a computer screen with a picture of a man on it.

Raised €4 million in Crowdfunding to Further Scale Up!

April

Rebranded SBP to BRIGHTER

November

Rebranded SECS to STELLAR

November

2023
Top 250 Scaleups 2023

Spectral Recognised in Top 250 Scale-ups

For the third time!

August

ABN Amro Invests Into Spectral

Successful Series A Investment Round

November

Our Team

Philip Gladek

Founder & CEO/CTO

Floortje van Bovene

Co-Founder

Tom Westra

Co-Founder & CCO

Hans Mart Groen

Strategic Advisor

Andrea Lamelas Puga

COO

Frits Rasing

CFO

Gerard Boor

Lead Software Architect

Emil Römer

Software Developer

Milan Milinković

Smart-Grid Architect

Peter van Duijn

Field Ops Specialist

Tiago Rocha

Embedded Systems Engineer

Geert Litjens

Energy Consultant

Tristan Volk

Front-End Team Lead

Dylan Morroll

Software Developer

Stefan Kop

Energy Consultancy Team Lead

Dmitry Surugin

Smart Building Control Team Lead

Julian Croker

Technical Project Manager Team Lead

Jac Thomas

Software Developer