Global Solar PV Brain Trust

The Glo­bal Solar PV Brain Trust is a loo­se asso­cia­ti­on of experts com­mit­ted to the future of solar power world­wi­de. It is a non-pro­fit group sup­port­ed by the Rei­ner Lemoi­ne Foun­da­ti­on in Ber­lin, Germany. 

The Foun­da­ti­on was estab­lished by Rei­ner Lemoi­ne short­ly befo­re his death in 2006. Rei­ner was one of the lea­ding figu­res in Germany’s ear­ly deve­lo­p­ment of solar PV tech­no­lo­gy. He was born in 1949, stu­di­ed aero­space engi­nee­ring in Ber­lin and went on to found seve­ral com­pa­nies in the solar sec­tor, inclu­ding Solon in 1996 and Q‑Cells in 1999. The Foun­da­ti­on awards scho­lar­ships to doc­to­ral stu­dents who wish to stu­dy rene­wa­ble ener­gy technologies. 

As part of its work, the Foun­da­ti­on funds a ran­ge of pro­jects on the ener­gy tran­si­ti­on, inclu­ding the Ger­man-lan­guage group, the “PV Think Tank”, as well as the work of the Glo­bal Solar PV Brain Trust.

About the Global Solar PV Brain Trust:

  • The PV Brain Trust is inde­pen­dent and acts informally
  • Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on is pro-bono, and invitation-only
  • The PV Brain Trust fol­lows Chat­ham House Rules
  • We are solu­ti­ons-ori­en­ted and publish short reports on the trends and deve­lo­p­ments sha­ping the glo­bal solar sector.