Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning
born: 1969 in Leonberg (Germany)
Professor for renewable energy systems at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, spokesman for the renewable energy programme
Project manager for solar system analysis at German Aerospace Center DLR, Plataforma Solar de Almería, Spain
Habilitation at Berlin University of Technology TU Berlin on system technology of a climate compatible electricity supply for Germany
Doctorate at Berlin University of Technology TU Berlin on shading analysis of photovoltaic systems
Studies of electrical engineering (degree: Dipl-Ing.), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
Some hundreds journal papers, conference papers, lectures, talks and interviews on radio and tv
Operation of the independent web portal www.volker-quaschning.de
on renewable power and climate protection with about 3,000 visitors daily.
Operation of an own youtube channel: youtube.com/c/VolkerQuaschning
Scuccessful sicence communication award 2018 of the HTW Berlin
Energieheld of the Facebook group Europäische Energiewende
Research award 2012 of HTW Berlin
Scuccessful sicence communication award 2012 of the HTW Berlin
We need a real energy revolution not only a slow energy transition. A revolution can be only made by the people.
For an effective climate change we need not later than 2040 an energy supply based on 100% renewable energy.
Until 2040 a totally renewable energy supply is technically and economically feasible.
Phase-out of coal power production should be made until 2030.
Phase-out of nuclear power in Germany is possible before 2022.
Photovoltaic systems with an installed power of 400 GW can cover 30% of Germany's total energy demand until 2040.
A fast energy transition is possible even ist there if no ambitious transmission power line construction.
Without the installation of storage solutions the energy transition will stop soon. Decentralized storage system has the most interesting potential.
The importance of transmission lines for the energy transition is overestimated.
The competiveness of photovoltaic systems in the end consumer market will initiate a global energy revolution. More than 30% of pv power are possible until 2040.