Dr. Robin Hirschl studied physics in Vienna, Austria, and Lyon, France, and holds a PhD in Computational Materials Science from Vienna University. He started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton (today Strategy&), joining the European Utilities Team, where he lead energy projects throughout Europe as Senior Project Manager. Since 2007 he has held management positions at Kioto Photovoltaics and KPV Solar, before co-founding ENcome Energy Performance in 2012. As managing director of ENcome Robin built the company up to what is today one of the largest independent technical service providers for PV worldwide. In early 2019 he ceased his operational involvement with ENcome and later started to support the Danish investment company Obton as Technical Director.
This panel will look at the reality of some of the new technologies hitting the solar market and assess challenges of applying novel technologies to projects, their bankability and the real impact they can have on project yield. We will consider this through the frame of post subsidy projects and see what the industry is truly excited about.