Dr. Michael Bauer – CEO
Since 2005 Dr. Bauer has held several leadership positions in the solar industry. Within the R&D centre of the former Q-Cells SE, he was responsible for the crystalline silicon solar cells process development departments. Under his leadership Q-Cells expanded into ingot growth and wafer preparation as well as into module manufacturing.
In 2008 Dr. Bauer lead the German CdTe Thin Film module start-up CALYXO as general manager and CTO from ramping-up the first pilot line to entering the market with several product generations. Dr. Bauer is a member of the industrial advisory board to Fraunhofer CSP in Halle. For several years he served as an industry advisor to ECN, the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Bauer studied Process Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in Germany and in the USA. His first professional positions brought him to Bayer AG and McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Michael Harr – CTO
Dr. Michael Harr was the driving force behind the creation of CTF Solar.
He was previously a founder and the general manager of ANTEC Solar GmbH in Arnstadt, Germany. There, he successfully managed the construction of the world’s first commercial CdTe solar module factory.
In 1993, with a team including Dr. Dieter Bonnet, he set up ANTEC GmbH as a management buyout from the Battelle Institute with the aim of applying CdTe and other technologies to an industrial production process.
Dr. Harr was a member of the scientific advisory board of ipht (Institute of Photonic Technology) in Jena, Germany, from 2002 to 2008, and holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Göttingen.