Maria Yetano Roche

Job Title
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Maria is a researcher at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. She has twenty years' experience in sustainable energy and climate policy, of which five in Nigeria, with active involvement in the country's NDC, renewable energy, industrial decarbonisation, and clean cooking policy spaces. Maria also collaborates with the WISIONS of Sustainability programme, a long-term initiative of the Wuppertal Institute which empowers people and communities in the global South to be the drivers of the energy transition. Other fields of research include just transition in coal- and carbon-intensive regions, and circular business models and policy for the solar off-grid sector.

María is a member of the Division 'Future Energy and Industry Systems' of the Wuppertal Institute. She holds a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

June 14, 2023Knowledge Sharing to Accelerate the Energy Transition - The Nigeria Off-Grid Solar Knowledge Hub


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.

Webinar Collection

Opportunities for Green Hydrogen in Brazil

April 06, 2023

The international green hydrogen market is on the rise. Due to Brazil’s geographic and climate characteristics, it has a huge potential to become one of the largest producers and exporters of green hydrogen in the World.

Prof. Dr. Peter Dold

Are We Experiencing a Successful Renaissance of PV Production in Europe?

The smarter E Podcast Episode 131 | Language: German

April 13, 2023

Prof. Dr. Peter Dold, Head of the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics.

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