Ad Musters Talk on the Power Electronics 2024

Ad Musters talking at The Power Electronics 2024

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Thal-news-ad-musters-talkIn the world of Thermal Engineering an abundance of different materials are available. But what is the right material for you application? What factors do you need to consider? Heat Management is very important for safety but also for the lifecycle of your product Solving the challenges today for removing excessive heat in electronic products, now and in the future. The combination of an extensive range of the most innovative thermal products and a high level of experience and know-how is required. Thal Technologies is helping you to find solutions for heat problems in electronics.

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Stella Terra is presented!


The world’s first off-road solar car: Stella Terra

Student team Solar Team Eindhoven of the Eindhoven University of Technology has developed the first off-road car powered by the energy of the sun, making it independent of charging stations. Stella Terra is robust enough to navigate not only on paved roads but also on rough terrain. Through the various landscapes of Morocco, Stella Terra has driven over a thousand kilometers on the power of the sun.

Stella Terra collects solar energy using the solar panels on the roof. With these solar panels, and its robust construction, Stella Terra achieves complete independence in a sustainable manner, anywhere in the world. The solar car, which is road legal, has a top speed of 145 kilometers per hour, weighs only 1200 kilograms, and has a range of 710 kilometers on a sunny day. On average, the off-road range is 550 kilometers depending on the type of surface.

Pictures taken by Bart van Overbeeke, Chris Rooijakkers & BINDING7.

A difficult challenge

Building a self-sustaining off-road vehicle presents new challenges. As far as known, it is the first of its kind worldwide. “Stella Terra must withstand the harsh conditions of off-roading while remaining efficient and light enough to be powered by the sun. That is why we had to design almost everything for Stella Terra ourselves, from the suspension to the converters for the solar panels,” said Wisse Bos, team manager of Solar Team Eindhoven.

According to Bos, Stella Terra is five to ten years ahead of the current market. “We are pushing the boundaries of technology. With Stella Terra, we want to demonstrate that the transition to a sustainable future offers reasons for optimism and encourages individuals and companies to accelerate the energy transition.”


Stella Terra has been tested extensively in Morocco. Starting from the north of Morocco, Stella Terra has driven over a thousand kilometers through various landscapes and terrains. “The efficiency of Stella Terra was hard to predict, meaning we were not sure whether we would make it on solar energy. While driving, we found that Stella Terra is 30% more efficient than expected. Therefore, we could complete the journey to the Sahara, all powered by the sun.” according to Bos.

A vision for the future

Mobility expert and professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, Maarten Steinbuch, is impressed by the team. “It is already difficult in normal conditions to build an energy-efficient car that can handle rough conditions, let alone to integrate solar panels into the car as well. I haven’t seen anyone do that yet. I expect that in 5 to 10 years electric cars will be part of our entire energy grid system. And when the home battery makes its appearance, it will even be possible to generate energy via a solar car and deliver it back to your home. Solar Team Eindhovens innovations could change the future.”

About Solar Team Eindhoven

Thal-nieuws-stella-terra-4Solar Team Eindhoven builds innovative, efficient cars powered by the sun. The team has previously won the World Solar Challenge in Australia four times in a row, competing in the family car class (Cruiser Class). With the Stellas, the team wants to demonstrate that the transition to a sustainable future offers reasons for optimism. And encourage individuals and companies to accelerate the energy transition.

More facts about Stella Terra

Stella Terra is road legal, has a limited top speed of 145 kilometers per hour, weighs only 1200 kilograms, and has a range of 710 kilometers on a sunny day. The battery capacity is 50 kWh. The off-road range is 550 km on a sunny day. Stella Terra has a size of 5.4 by 2 meters. The self-developed converter for the solar panels has an efficiency of 97%. Stella Terra has 444 mono-crystalline silicon solar cells on the roof, which can be expanded by 576 when standing still.

Entrepreneur of the Year 2023-2024


Entrepreneur of the Year 2023-2024!

Nine companies in Almere have been nominated this year for the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2023-2024’ award. This prize is awarded in three categories: Starter, Small Business and Medium-Sized Business. The nominees have been selected by a professional jury, chaired by councilor Maaike Veeningen (Economic Development).

The starters have been selected on the basis of potential, courage, innovation, commercial talent, financial position, vision, growth strategy, knowledge of the market and creativity. The small and medium-sized companies have also been selected based on other criteria such as distinctiveness in the market, image and working area, sustainability in the areas of people, planet and profit, social involvement in Almere and innovation.

THAL works together with Tomingroep


About Tomin at THAL Technologies

Tomingroep-logoAt Thal we believe that everyone deserves a chance to work and contribute to society. That is why we are so happy to be working with the Tomin group. Their hard work and precision are invaluable to our company and we are proud to be part of their inclusive work experience.

At Thal, we strive to create an inclusive and diverse work environment. We are excited to partner with the Tomin group and bring their talented employees to our company. Their contribution is invaluable and we are honored to to be part of their professional development.

Thal sees diversity and inclusion as an important core value in our company. Collaborating with the Tomin group is therefore a natural choice for us. We are impressed by their skills and hard work, and we are grateful for their contribution to our organization Together we continue to strive for a more inclusive and diverse society.

Thal is proud to work with the Tomin group and in this way contribute to an inclusive society. It is wonderful to see how these people contribute to our company with such precision and pleasure. We greatly appreciate the collaboration and are grateful for the educational and pleasant atmosphere they bring to our organization.

The visit

It was a great experience to host the Tomin group and give them an insight into our company. We are impressed by their employees, their enthusiasm and their talents, and we are grateful for their contribution to our company. We look forward to Looking forward to further collaboration and successful projects in the future.

The Tomin group’s visit was a highlight for us at Thal. It was a fantastic opportunity to express our appreciation for their work and to show them how important their contribution is to our company. We hope this visit will be a is a great start for further cooperation and mutual success.

At Thal we believe it is important to involve our partners and stakeholders in our company and our mission. It was therefore an honor to welcome the Tomin group and show them how important their work is to us. We are grateful for their contribution and hope for a long-term and fruitful collaboration.

We were delighted to receive the delegation from the Tomin group and give them an insight into our company and how we work. It is a real pleasure to see how the employees use their skills and contribute to our company. We are very grateful for the collaboration and look forward to a successful continuation of our relationship.


About Tomingroep

Tomingroep is the work-training company of and for 8 municipalities in the Gooi and Vechtstreek, Eemnes and Almere. Within our organization, people with a distance to the labor market can discover and develop their talents. With our business activities we create opportunities to help them find and keep work.

Ellen Vaders @ Power Electronics 22

A woman stands in front of a seated audience in a modern conference room, illuminated by LED lights, presenting information displayed on a screen. The room has a high ceiling with a skylight that lets in natural light. Audience members face the presenter, listening attentively.

Presentation Ellen Vaders

This year, Thal was also present at the Power Electronics and Storage Event 2022. In addition to the introduction of a new product, our own Ellen once again gave a lecture.

New this year was the combination with the Energy Storage event. Power electronics and energy storage have many intersections and are often inseparably linked. Thus, attendees benefited from the combined expertise in both power electronics and energy storage during this edition.

We thank everyone for visiting our booth and attending the presentation, and we hope to see everyone again next year!

Ing. Ellen Vaders