DR. FRANK FALLER, VP TECHNOLOGY AT 8MINUTE ENERGY
Frank is a solar PV industry veteran with over 23 years of experience in research, manufacturing, sales, business development and management across the PV value chain, including crystalline-silicon wafer, solar cell and PV module technology, starting with industry pioneers like Astropower and Shell Solar.
Over the past 13 years, Frank worked for industry leaders including Deutsche Solar, Centrotherm and SCHMID in wafer supply and manufacturing equipment. Frank also ran his own independent consultancy for 4 years and is active in the field of PV module reliability. He is a member of the International Photovoltaic Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT), which leads global efforts to craft quality and reliability standards for solar energy technologies.
Frank is a physicist by training and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg, in conjunction with the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy, ISE in Freiburg, Germany. Prior to his career in PV, he was also a researcher at two laboratories for “elementary particle research” at Fermilab near Chicago and CERN near Geneva, Switzerland.