Unique track-record in the pioneering of solar power development within emerging markets in the position of Senior Vice President for Business Development at Scatec Solar AS, from 2009-2017. Extensive executive management experience from the Oil & Gas sector and diverse engineering and publishing industry platforms. Seasoned board member, including seats on infrastructure investment companies and clean tech companies. Chairman of Caritas, Norway. Background from politics and government, including the Prime Minister´s office. Ph.D. from the schools of Political Science, Economics & Law.
As a solar consumer Europe already plans to re-establish itself as a leader. European solar’s share of total consumption, 5% in 2018, is set to be 36% by 2050. There are three main drivers for progress: increasingly ambitious national targets, the rise of low-cost solar helped by the increase in CO2 costs, and digitalisation. But what about manufacturing? Practically all Europe’s solar cells are bought in cheaply from China and the Far East. … [Read more...]