General Manager, Mobisol GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Gottschalk is founder and managing director of Mobisol GmbH, a company that combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microcredit to provide high-quality solar home systems to developing countries. He is a visionary entrepreneur with a solid background in renewable energy technologies.
Gottschalk implemented solar thermal systems in Egypt and spent 18 months driving around the world in a solar-powered car called Solartaxi. Gottschalk holds a Master's degree (Dipl-Ing. FH) in renewable energy engineering from the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. From 2009 to 2010 he worked as a project manager for Al Shorouq and from 2007 to 2009 as head of engineering for the Solartaxi initiative.