By Deborah Sunter (Tufts University), Sergio Castellanos and Prof Daniel Kammen (University of California, Berkeley)
More than a billion people around the globe do not have access to electricity. In the vast majority, this is not because of a traditional lifestyle, so not by choice.
Founder & CEO, Zolar
Alex career has always been dedicated to the solar industry: He worked as a Product Manager at Solarwatt AG, before moving to Canada and becoming Managing Director at Soventix Canada Inc., a global solar project developer. In 2016, he founded the Greentech Startup Zolar together with his Co-founder and friend Gregor Loukidis. His vision: Changing the world’s energy generation to 100% renewable.
Professor Solar Economy, LUT University
Christian Breyer’s major expertise is the integrated research of technological and economic characteristics of renewable energy systems specialising in energy system modelling for 100% renewable energy, on a local but also global scale. He worked previously for Reiner Lemoine Institut and Hanwha Q Cells. He is chairman for renewable energy at the Energy Watch Group and reviewer for the IPCC.