Solrico network partners

solrico has teamed up with independent solar thermal experts in major international markets. The solrico partners offer services in several different languages: German, English, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Russian, Hungarian and Polish.  

Journalist and engineer from Germany

The journalist and editor Stephanie Banse is based in Hamburg, Germany and joined solrico at the beginning of 2010. After her studies of environmental engineering she worked for 15 years as an editor for various trade magazines. She supports the international surveys for the World Map of Solar Thermal Industry and the ISOL Index.
Stephanie Banse, Germany, office: +49/(0)40-2788 4696, Mobile: +49/(0)179-120 4236, Email: banse@solrico.com

Researcher, consultant and policy advisor from Italy

Dr Riccardo Battisti is Senior Consultant since 2008 in Ambiente Italia after five years as Secretary General respectively adviser of Assolterm, the Italian Solar Thermal Industry Association. He was involved in a big number of research and consultancy projects covering solar obligations, Life Cycle Assessment and certification.
Dr Riccardo Battisti, Italy, Email: riccardo.battisti@gmail.com, Phone: +39 3494277098

Service provider for the solar sector

Actively involved in the solar industry since 2005, Alejandro Diego Rosell has extensive experience in international business development, market research and journalism regarding renewable energies. Alejandro based in Spain collaborates with several renewable magazines and private Clients focusing on solar thermal and solar PV. Since 2013 he contributes news related to the Spanish and Latin-American markets for Solarthermalworld.org. Alejandro Diego Rosell, Spain, email:
kidale@hotmail.com, phone +34-658-713-223, skype: aledieros

Journalist and expert on international trade

Vanessa Kriele worked for the trade promotion agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) as author and editor with a special focus on Latin America before she joined the solrico network. She has work experience in Mexico and covers the Brazilian market for solarthermalworld.org.
Vanessa Kriele, Germany, office: +49(0)2103-9786 484, Mobile: +49(0)179-5418 318, Email: kriele@solrico.com

Solar Thermal Expert from India

Jaideep N. Malaviya, a well known solar thermal expert, represents solrico in India. He looks back at more than 15 years of market research and journalism in the field of solar thermal technology.

Malaviya Energy Consultancy, Jaideep N. Malaviya, Pune, India,, Office: +91/20-26166162, Mobile: +91/9890033399, Email: malaviya@solrico.com

Research Assistant in China

Yaping Zhang is in the solar business since more than 10 years, started her carrier in the Linuo Group and today she is head of the sales and engineering office of the German company Aschoff Solar in Jinan, Shandong. Yaping Zhang and her team supports the research and surveys of solrico in China.
Yaping Zhang, zh.yaping@aschoff-solar.com

Technology consultant from Toronto

Dr. Lucio Mesquita works for governments, trade associations and private companies on topics such as solar thermal market analysis and policy, technology evaluation and development, and training. As a mechanical engineer, he has worked on the design and commissioning of more than 180 commercial solar thermal projects in several countries. Dr. Mesquita is also an expert in solar cooling, having written his PhD thesis on the topic at Queen’s University - Canada. Dr. Mesquita is a former vice-chair of the Brazilian Solar Thermal Trade Association ABRAVA and former secretary of Solar Energy Society of Canada.
Dr. Lucio Mesquita, Thermosol Consulting, phone: 001 647 338 5204,
Email:
mesquita@thermosolconsulting.com

Journalist and former editor of Sun & Wind Energy

Eva Augsten-Alves contributes news to www.solarthermalworld.org. She is a freelance journalist focused on renewable energies, especially solar thermal. Eva Augsten studied environmental engineering and worked as an editor of Sun & Wind Energy and Sonne Wind & Wärme (deputy editor in chief) until 2011.  She joined solrico when she started to work as a freelancer in 2011. Eva speaks German (mother tongue), English and Spanish.
Eva Augsten-Alves, Germany: +49 – 40 - 60 94 19 12, mail@evaaugsten.de, www.evaaugsten.de

Professional journalist from Portugal

Filipa Cardoso is editor of the Portuguese special interest magazine Climatização with a focus on the solar thermal sector since the beginning of 2010. Filipa Cardoso contributes news from Portugal for the solarthermalworld.org newsletter and takes care of the solrico surveys in Portugal.
Filipa Cardoso, Revista Climatização, Phone: +351 214118360/4 , email: filipacardoso@medialine.pt, www.climatizacao.pt

Balkan correspondent

Frank Stier is Balkan correspondant for political and economical issues focusing on energy policy and solar thermal. He is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, reporting on a large number of East and Southeast European countries for solarthermalworld.org.
Frank Stier, Bulgaria: 00359/897479739, frankstier@socb.de, www.socb.de

Author, lecturer and trainer from Great Britain

Chris Laughton is an author and lecturer in the UK solar thermal industries and trainer in solar simulation software. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Domestic Heating and Environmental Engineers (FIDHEE) and Chair of the National Standards Committee for Solar at British Standards Institution (BSI). Chris Laughton is a regular contributor to solarthermalworld.org. He authored the international book Solar Domestic Water Heating published by Earthscan.
Chris Laughton, chris@solardesign.co.uk