Christoph Podewils

Job Title
Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications
Meyer Burger Technology AG

Christoph Podewils has been working in the PV and renewable energy sector since 2005. After working as science editor for the national daily Berliner Zeitung, he joined the Agency for Renewable Energies. From 2007 to 2012, as deputy editor-in-chief of the solar power magazine Photon, he reported on the international and German solar industry and observed energy policy in Germany and the EU. Since 2013, as Head of Communications, he has been involved in setting up the think tank Agora Energiewende, which in recent years has put forward many well-founded proposals for the further development of the energy transition in Germany. Subsequently, Christoph Podewils was in charge of communications for the Global Solutions Initiative, a network of think tanks that brings solutions to global problems to decision-makers in the G20 and G7 and makes research-based recommendations. Christoph Podewils joined Meyer Burger in 2023 as Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications.
Christoph Podewils holds a degree in geography from the University of Münster and is the author of "Deutschland unter Strom", a book that describes Germany's transition to green energy for a broad audience.

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Further Content

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO

CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

Market Trends

PV Production: Can Europe Keep Up With the Rest of the World?

September 7, 2023

Even though the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is predicting that its own annual production capacity goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) will actually be exceeded by 2025, there’s still no guarantee that Europe will be able to catch back up with the international competition and secure a leading position again when it comes to PV production.

Dr. Hamed Beheshti and Ahmad Sandid

How Solar PV Is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

The smarter E Podcast Episode 149 | Language: English

September 7, 2023

Africa has a huge untapped solar potential. The integrated solar water desalination project at Lodwar Hospital in Kenya is a flagship project that contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals.


PV-Symposium Brings Together Optimistic German-speaking Solar Industry

March 3, 2023

Innovations at the PV Symposium: Solar technology, sector coupling, promotion of renewable energies


EU energy transition initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE present themselves

March 1, 2023

The EU initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE will present themselves at a joint booth at EM Power Europe 2023.

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