Dr. Gunter Erfurt

Job Title
Meyer Burger Technology AG

Gunter Erfurt occupies the position of Chairman of Meyer Burger Research AG and Chief Executive & Technology Officer at Meyer Burger Technology AG.

He is also on the board of Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd., Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft eV and Fraunhofer Institut für Elektronenstrahl und Plasmatechnik.

He previously held the position of Global Head-Planning & Investment at SolarWorld AG Project Manager-Planning & Investment at Deutsche Solar GmbH, Head-Planning & Investment at Solarworld Industries America LP and Managing Director at SolarWorld Innovations GmbH (which are all subsidiaries of SolarWorld AG), Research Associate at Saxon Academy of Sciences, Chairman-Management Board at Meyer Burger (Germany) AG and Director & Managing Director at Meyer Burger GmbH.

He received an undergraduate degree from Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau and a doctorate from Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg.

June 14, 20232nd Block: High Level Panel Discussion With Representatives of the Different Parts of the Supply Chain


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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