Hannes Kirchhoff
Chief Technical Officer


Why SOLshare? – "Because Bangladesh is the right place to plant the seed for a sharing-based energy access solution. About 20 million people use a SHS in this country every day!"

Hannes is an energy and process engineer by background, holds a master’s degree in renewable energy systems engineering. Previously, Hannes was a technical consultant for MicroEnergy International (Germany) on a number of energy-access projects in Asia and Africa undertaking technology, supplier and value chain assessments. He  worked for CAMCO (Tanzania), Schott Solar CSP (Germany) and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (Germany).

As the CTO of ME SOLshare he is responsible for the provision and continuous improvement of prepaid and energy-trading platforms for energy access technologies. Hannes is involved in standardization work in IEEE and IEC , has co-authored the VDE DKE “Low-voltage direct current standardization roadmap”, has served in IEC system evaluation groups and is a member of the IEC System Committee Low Voltage Direct Current (SyC LVDC). Hannes is affiliated with the Department for Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy at the Technical University Berlin and has authored multiple technical and non-technical international publications on the topic of swarm electrification.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanneskirchhoff/