Philipp is an international expert in island energy supply and rural electrification. He conducted a PhD in engineering about 'Barriers to implementing renewable energies on Caribbean islands' at the TU Berlin. In 2011, he joined the Reiner Lemoine Institut and he started to develop the Off-Grid Systems Research Unit, which he is currently heading. Within the Unit, he develops and manages projects and strategic processes. In 2019 Philipp was appointed Visiting Scholar in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) of the University of California, Berkeley as part of the C-BEAR+ project and he is a selected member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Since 2020 he is also leading the RLS-Graduate School on Energy System Transition with currently 6 PhD students.
09:00 am - 09:05 am
PV Technology is developping rapidly. This relatively new kind of electric power supply offers new possibilities and requires new solutions.Innovations and a new way of thinking are needed. In this session, new solutions are presented and experiences made are shared.
11:00 am - 11:05 am
The development of off-grid projects is highly complex and requires detailed local data as well as sophisticated sizing tools in order to identify the ideal supply system from a technical and a financial perspective. To determine sustainable delivery models for off-grid electricity, socio-political conditions also need to be taken into consideration. In this session, we will showcase a range of approaches and tools for improving demand assessment, system optimization using solar-home-systems and mini-grids, as well as best practices for successful delivery models. The cases are based on the three-year research and development project "People Power: Optimizing off-grid electricity supply systems in Nigeria" (PeopleSuN).