CTO Thomas Beindorf about the mission of bringing clean energy to emerging countries
With its wide range of competences and top-tier solar turnkey solutions, The meeco Group, a Swiss-based clean energy provider, has evolved into one of the worlds leading clean energy company. Trough its local subsidiaries, located all around the globe, the group achieved to create customized solar ene rgy systems, that address the requirements of varied countries and different types of customers such as businesses, communities, individuals and utilities.
The engineering of these clean energy solutions is the responsibility of meecos Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Thomas Beindorf. The experienced expert is to date working for 30 years on the development and management of technical installations, the supervision of respective teams of engineers and workers and the installation of facilities worldwide. He has been engaged as Managing Director since 2000 in several companies of up to 450 employees. Since 2008, Thomas Beindorf is working with meeco and is occupying the position of the CTO. As CTO, he has to streamline processes, fertilize the exchange of information and control the achievements of projects. He is in charge of steering technological processes of selecting the right components and interacts with the sales force to meet the customer requirements.
By entrenching new standards and sharing its know-how, meeco supports countries such as Pakistan, Zimbabwe or Antigua and Barbuda concerning their power supply and encourages a sustainable development. "As meeco is mainly focused on emerging countries, the special challenge, the company is exposed to is caused by the different markets we are tackling", states Thomas Beindorf. "In order to be successful in emerging markets, where the cultural background is often different and where technical stand ards and other benchmarks are not as defined as in Europe, we need to train employees in our various subsidiaries. These skills are of paramount importance to generate a common understanding of the groups needs to supply the quality level of work we have to ensure and stand for."
As meeco exclusively utilises German-engineered top-tier products for its projects, the material used for the installations benefits from a safe warranty background based on third party insurances. Being mainly present in developing countries, meeco has to adapt its products to the different climatic conditions. Thus, for every project, meeco implements tailor-made solutions, designed to meet local needs.
"Bringing solar solutions to emerging countries requires hard work and patience", explains Thomas Beindorf. "But I strongly believe, that there is no way without renewable energies and especially none without solar. New developments and innovations will decide about the competition between the several sources of renewable energies. However, solar power will stay a reliable source of energy as it is unlimited and easy to install in all sizes and at all locations."
About The meeco Group: The meeco Group was consolidated in 2000 and oriented its main focus towards the energy sector. With world headquarters located in Zug, Switzerland, the group currently has over 50 employees working across 4 continents. Thanks to a structured but flexible approach based on its core competencies, meeco has delivered over 370 MWp of clean, renewable energy solutions across four continents. The meeco Group accomplishes its mission by providing project developers, investors, governments, and private businesses with the services necessary for timely financing, installation, and operation of clean energy assets.