Our team

Soladvent was founded by Thierry Lepercq

Our team

After a 15-year career in technology finance, Thierry Lepercq founded Solairedirect in 2006, a pioneer of competitive solar globally (France, India, US, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, South Africa…) with 3 GW+ built and pricing levels as low as 20 $/MWh. The company was acquired in 2015 by energy giant Engie, and Thierry Lepercq joined its Executive Committee in charge of research, technology and innovation. He then established Engie Fab, an incubation unit for mass-scale projects in the areas of shared and electric mobility, digital energy platforms, dispatchable renewable power and green hydrogen.

Thierry Lepercq left Engie in October 2018 to launch Soladvent. He is the author of “Hydrogen is the New Oil”, a book published in March 2019 in French, English and Spanish, which describes how seven energy revolutions are opening the gates to a zero-carbon world based on hydrogen. The book has received significant media coverage and critical acclaim, in a context of fast mounting public interest for hydrogen.

Our team

Soladvent brings together top talent and key stakeholders


• Industry associations, think tanks
• Hydrogen technology players
• Renewable energy developers
• Experts and consultants
• Banks and infrastructure investors
• Governments and international organizations
• Gas infrastructure companies and utilities
• Industry and power users

Since October 2018 Soladvent has mobilized a dozen professionals and several consulting firms to conduct strategic analysis an modeling, investigate the technical and regulatory challenges of mass-scale green hydrogen, and to design business models. The team includes professionals with senior backgrounds in the following areas: renewable energy development, hydrogen and industrial gases, oil & gas projects and infrastructures, energy market platforms, chemical industry research and technology, structured financing and M&A, public affairs.