About us

Solen was first imagined on the terrace of a café: Clément, Enzo and Thomas were looking for seats in the sun. They meet each other for the first time at HEC Paris and they leave nothing to chance. In the framework of a school project, they start to develop an algorithm to measure the natural light and the sunshine of Parisian terraces from a simple picture.

Following their HEC qualification, they want to continue on the entrepreneurial path. They start thinking about a business model. Natural light is one of the three main choice criterion of buyers but is not subject to any scientific measurement system today. They improve their technological innovation and decide to develop it for the real estate sector. They create the first sunshine and natural light indicator with the Solen certificate.

In 2021, Solen joined the groupSepteo in order to benefit from significant synergies with the group's innovative solutions.

Our ambitions

Create a new indicator

Natural light is the third criterion for choosing a home. We want to create the first objective indicator of sunshine and natural light in the real estate sector.

Build an innovative technology

The Solen technological innovation is:

  • Astrophysics to predict the sun paths
  • Optics to adapt to smartphones' focal length and simulate sunshine
  • Augmented reality to assist users when taking measurements on a smartphone
  • Artificial intelligence to analyze images
  • And above all, a team totally dedicated!

Develop an intuitive solution

We wanted to simplify the daily life of real estate agents and developers by providing scientific answers to popular ideas about natural light and sunshine. Our certificate is an additional selling point which allows to obtain the exclusivity of mandates. Solen is an intuitive and easy-to-use tool with a bright story to tell!

They support us

Solen was awarded the 2016 RENT Innovation Fair Trophy, the PEPITE 2017 prize
of Web2Day 2017 and the Jules Vernes Summer Universities Trophy MEDEF 44.