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Roland Reichel

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Roland Reichel is Honorary Chairman, of the German Solar Association (Bundesverband Solare Mobilität e.V.). He is also Publisher and chief editor of the “Solarmobil Zeitschrift”.


Mr. Roland Reichel got his first degree in electrical engineering at the Technical University

Wolfenbüttel / Braunschweig in 1968. He worked as lecturer for high voltage and electric power at the Cairo Institute of Technology in Helwan/ Egypt from 1969 to 1973 and at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania from 1974 to 1979.


In 1978 he made his Masters of Science (Eng.) degree at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Dar Es Salaam with the thesis “Wind Power and Rural Electrification in Tanzania”. In 1978 he participated in one of the first photovoltaic projects in Tanzania (2 x 300W at the Mount Kilimanjaro).


In 1980 he worked in a consultancy team on the master plan for renewable energies for Kenya (GTZ project). From 1980 to 1997 Mr. Reichel worked for Siemens in Erlangen and Nürnberg, first in the field of system engineering for photovoltaics and later in design and planning of computer controls for electric distribution systems (SCADA systems). Starting with the Tour de Sol in 1985, Mr. Reichel got involved in “Solar Mobility”.


He was co‐founder of the Solarmobil Verein Erlangen in 1985 and of the German “Fahrer und Konstrukteursverband Solar‐ und Elektromobile” in 1989, which later changed the name to „Bundesverband Solare Mobilität“. He was chairman of the Bundesverband Solare Mobilität (German Solar Mobility Association) from 1991 to 2006 and is at present the “Honorary Chairman”.


Mr. Reichel is publishing the German magazine “Solarmobil” since 1987. He is also involved in Internet publications on Solarmobil websites (learn more here) and in world‐wide projects and presentations in the field of “Solar Mobility”. His private electric vehicles are at present: City‐El, Citroen AX electrique, Citroen Berlingo electrique, Simson electric scooter plus a solar‐boat, and his house has a 4 kW photovoltaic power plant on top of the roof.