Thomas REINDL is Deputy CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and
Principal Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
He started with photovoltaics (PV) in 1992 at the SIEMENS Corporate R&D Labs. After holding several
management positions at SIEMENS and running one of the leading German PV systems integration
companies as Chief Operating Officer, he joined SERIS in 2010 and soon became Director of the Solar
Energy System cluster. During his time at SERIS, he won public research grants in excess of SGD 20
million, founded 2 spin-off companies and authored strategic scientific papers such as the “PV Roadmap
Dr. Reindl holds a Master in Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and an MBA from INSEAD, all awarded
with highest honors. His research interest are high-performance PV and embedded systems, techno-
economic road-mapping and the reliable integration of renewable energies into power systems.
He is also the Principal Investigator of the “Floating PV testbed” project in Singapore.
Topic: Floating Solar: Status, Trends and Challenges
Floating Solar is on the best way to become the 3rd pillar of the PV industry after ground-mounted and rooftop installations. The global installed capacity has surpassed 3 GWp in 2021. The talk will summarise the current status and show upcoming trends in Floating PV. It will also address some of the technical challenges observed from real-world projects and proposes ways for greater knowledge exchange amongst the Floating Solar community.
Founded in 2008, the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research.
SERIS is supported by NUS, the National Research Foundation (NRF), the Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). It has the stature of an NUS University-level Research Institute and is endowed with considerable autonomy and flexibility, including an industry-friendly IP policy.
SERIS conducts research, development, testing and consulting on solar energy technologies and their integration into power systems and buildings. The Institute’s R&D spectrum covers materials, components, processes, systems and services, with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic cells, modules and systems. SERIS is globally active but focuses on technologies and services for tropical regions, in particular for Singapore and South-East Asia.
SERIS collaborates closely with universities, research organisations, government agencies and industry, both locally and globally.
Tel: (+65) 6516 4119