- NexWafe has announced appointment of Dr. Dirk Habermann as the company’s new CTO
- Habermann has worked with a number of technology companies, including Meyer Burger where he worked in a similar position
- NexWafe CEO Davor Sujita said Habermann will be instrumental in speeding up the company’s wafer development
Dr. Dirk Habermann has been announced as the new chief technology officer (CTO) of Germany based ultra-thin, high-efficiency monocrystalline green solar wafer startup NexWafe GmbH that was spun out of German research institute Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) in 2015.
“NexWafe recently completed a €10 million round of funding, putting us on our way to pilot production and beyond,” said NexWafe CEO Davor Sujita. “Habermann will be instrumental in accelerating the pace of our wafer development so manufacturers can start building even more efficient photovoltaic cells into their solar panels as part of the global energy transition.”
Habermann has been consulting with NexWafe as the head of Switzerland based PV and storage company H2Gemini Technology Consulting GmbH. Previously he was the chief innovation officer and CTO with Meyer Burger Technology AG. Habermann has also worked with Schmid Group and Rena GmbH.
NexWafe has been working on mass production of its EpiNex solar wafer technology for which it raised €10 million in February 2021 from a number of investors including Fraunhofer ISE, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, among others (see NexWafe Raises €10 Million For Production Activities).