Meet a Nilar employee – Anders

How would you describe yourself?
I’m very result oriented, analytical, and calm. I like transparency and teamwork.

What led you to work in the energy storage industry?
It was appealing to me to be a part of the journey of transitioning to renewable energy. There’s so much innovation and things happening in this industry; I appreciate feeling like I contribute to a positive societal development.

What appealed to you most about becoming a Nilar employee?
Nilar is in the industry which I was looking to join. Aside from that, I was looking to work for a company where I thought that I would fit in and be able to contribute. I thought that Nilar was in the perfect expansion phase where my knowledge and previous experiences would allow me to contribute a lot; I’ve experienced leadership roles in expanding phases before. I find it very satisfying handling the different problems and possibilities that comes going from a startup phase to a more mature company.

What do you think are small things that everybody can do to live more environmentally friendly? How do you set an example?
The biggest transition is that we need to step away from thinking through a consumer perspective. Focus needs to change from purchasing new things to instead repairing and maintaining the items that we have already purchased. We need to, in a sense, go back to how we lived about 100 years ago. Back then, we didn’t have any other alternatives but to take care of our possessions; now we need to do that for the environment.

What are the most critical changes you see that need to be done to slow down global warming?
I think what is being produced on larger scales also needs to be reparable. It can be more expensive to produce something with a longer lifespan, but I believe we all need to step in that direction. I think Nilar sets a good example here; our batteries last. All companies will have to adapt a similar strategy to compete in the future. In the big picture, the answer to this question is that we all must take this seriously; it should not just be for the sustainability representatives of a company. It seemed like companies were working towards solutions to these questions just to look good before, but now companies are doing it because the situation is serious.

What do you look forward to the most with joining the journey Nilar is on?
To handle the growth journey, build up our teamwork and doing this journey together.

What motivates you?
I am motivated to reach goals and acquire great teamwork in different aspects. I want to build a good team that helps each other develop and learn. What we can accomplish together is truly motivating; we can achieve so much more as a team than on an individual level.

What is the most common misconception about your role?
When it comes to Nilar, one common misconception could be that we are only delivering batteries. All products today have services around them in one way or another. To be able to truly enjoy your battery, you should use consulting, support and monitoring services. The ample support available allows you to get the true value of the hardware.

Early mistakes that you learnt from in your career?
Since I graduated as one, I was very “engineery” when I first started working. I had believed there was only one truth and solution. However, the more I’ve worked, the more I’ve come to understand that it is about creating a workplace where you constantly learn and develop. The world is ever-changing. It’s not most important to find one perfect solution; it’s more about finding a solution that is good enough to tweak. It should be fun to have different ideas and we should pick the best idea to try out, regardless of who came up with the idea. There should be no prestige in it but rather the solution that evolves to be the greatest one.

Your favorite book?
It’s hard to pick one favorite. However, a good book that I read recently was Ålevangeliet. It’s a book about the world’s most enigmatic fish – the eel. I liked it because it was exciting to read about different things being highlighted about the eel. I like to read or listen to stories where someone passionately talks about a subject that is new to me; it’s like being introduced to someone else’s small little universe.

A secret talent?
I’m very good at sailing. In fact, I recently joined the World Cup in ORC Off shore sailing.

What’s the best thing about working at Nilar?
That there’s always a lot of things happening. We are in a great phase of expansion. Plus, there’s a great sense of togetherness within the company.