Educated as Physicist and Ph.D. in electrical characterisation of high resistivity silicon. Worked in the European manufacturing industry between 1992 and 2010 on product development, process optimisation, cost modelling, R&D, sourcing, and Quality Assurance.
Professional in almost all steps of the PV value chain including:
Silicon Feedstock; Elkem Solar (production of upgraded metallurgical grade Silicon), Norway + various start-up projects. Technical and commercial business manger, 2005-2007.
Crystal growth; Topsil Semiconductor Materials (Float-Zone silicon monocrystal), Denmark. Responsible for build-up of a PV business division. 1992-2005
Wafering; Topsil Semiconductor Materials (slicing of monocrystals), sole-supplier to Sunpower’s high efficiency cell pilot plant in Texas. 2002-2004.
Solar glass; Vetro Solar, Solar Valley, Germany. R&D Manager responsible for Antireflective coating, 2007-2010.
Utility scale PV; European Energy (design, engineering, construction, financing and O&M of PV projects. 2007.
Advisor on regulatory topics, (Danish PV Association, SolarPower Europe, Semi standard, Danish Energy Agency and member of IEA PVPS Task 13 on Performance and Reliability of PV systems)