Hannes Kirchhoff

Chief Technical Officer

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Hannes grew up in Germany and the U.S. and has lived in South Africa, Tanzania and Bangladesh. He is an energy and process engineer by background, holds a master’s degree in renewable energy systems engineering and pursues a PhD on DC microgrids. As the CTO of ME SOLshare he is responsible for the provision of prepaid and energy-trading platforms for energy access technologies. Hannes has worked as a technical consultant for MicroEnergy International (Germany) on a number of projects in Asia and Africa undertaking technology, supplier and value chain assessments. Previously, Hannes worked for CAMCO (Tanzania), Schott Solar CSP (Germany) and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (Germany). Hannes has authored multiple technical and non-technical international publications on the topic of swarm electrification. He was the awardee of the German National Academic Foundation as well as a scholar of the national PhD program of the Federal Ministry of Education Germany.

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