Stefan Larsson originally wanted solar energy to work in extreme conditions like the arctic and antarctic. He and his team concentrated sunlight 3.5 times using reflectors that follow the movement of the sun throughout the year without the need for expensive heliostats, instead of using thin film optics. His designs generate heat and electricity in the coldest corners of the world. Mr. Larsson went on the create Solarus AB, and while he and his team perfected the technology combining multiple functions into one panel. He also spent considerable time securing a supply chain of core materials by recycling carbon fiber from the aerospace industry and accessing silicon ribbon manufacturing technologies. It is the combination of the multifunctional solar cells and the use of recycled carbon fibers that allows Solarus to offer solar energy to the market cheaper than fossil fuel based energy supply without requiring subsidies. The combination of ingenious geometrical designs, the recycling of discarded high tech materials, a decentralized production model, that competes on the market without the need for subsidies (while still welcoming any assistance) makes this a prototype of The Blue Economy.