New manager for On and Off-Grid Projects at Donauer Solartechnik

Donauer Solartechnik is expanding its management team.

In the light of its successful business development Andreas Fornwald (46) will lead the business area On and Off-Grid Projects. In this newly created position he is responsible for the acquisition of solar projects worldwide, the creation of new concepts for off-grid solar systems and for the commercial launch of innovative solutions for local energy. "It is one of my most important goals, to position Donauer Solartechnik as market leader for off-grid systems", underlines Fornwald.


The qualified electrical engineer with an MBA from Stanford University has held various management positions at Siemens AG. Most recently Fornwald was the director of Ormazabal GmbH, the former F&G AG and now subsidiary of the Spanish Ormazabal group, which offers products and solutions for energy distribution.

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