Thomas Nordmann is working for solar energy for 40 years by now:
1974 he was working in the development, research and conversion of thermals and later photovoltaic applications in the government research (Paul Scherrer Institute) and for the Swiss energy industry.
In 1985 Nordmann founded his own enterprise named «TNC Consulting AG»
He developed and built the world’s first 100 kW PV noise barrier installation along a Swiss motorway (1989) and has since planned, engineered and installed a total PV-capacity of approx. 3 MWp in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg.
He was president of the Swiss Solar Industry Association (SOFAS) from 1992-1999 and vice-president of the Swiss national organisation «Swissolar» till March 2002.
For his contribution to the development of solar energy he received three times the Swiss solar price (1994, 1998 and 1999) and the European solar price (1997). At the 3rd PV world conference Osaka in May 2003 he received the paper award for the best presentation/paper in section 7 national strategies and policy of PV. He was an invited keynote speaker at all PV world conference.
Since 2004 Nordmann and his Company are Swiss Expert in PVPS Task 2 now Task 13 for Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems. (§1)
Thomas Nordmann has published more than 110 Papers and publications in his career since 1974. He was Chairman of the PV Symposium Staffelstein/Germany 2008 and 2013