Christian Pho Duc

Managing Director, Smartenergy Projects
Christian Pho Duc
Christian heads Smartenergy’s hydrogen activities and is also in charge of solar projects in Germany. His many years of international management experience, specialist technical background and last but not least, multicultural roots make him ideally suited for this task. After years spent expanding electric mobility on the water as VP Sales at market leader Torqeedo he is now eager to provide clean energy to installations world-wide. Christian’s 5 years’ experience in the Solar Industry include tenures at Smartenergy Renewables, Nanosolar and Solyndra developing solar projects as Managing Director and VP Sales in EMEA and India. Prior to his engagement in the renewable energy space, Christian worked for 15 years in the semiconductor industry, always at the leading edge of technical innovations launching what was then the most highly integrated memory chips. He marketed high-end products for Infineon, Giesecke & Devrient, and Siemens on the international stage, holding a number of key management positions. Christian holds a Master’s Degree in Semiconductor Physics and Semiconductor Engineering from Cambridge University as well as a Master’s Degree in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich where he showed early interest in the market potential for new technologies. He undertook research at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics into high –resolution detectors that today orbit the earth in satellites.
22 May 2020, 12:30
 - 13:30 BST (UTC+01:00)
European Solar Markets Updates

This session will give the audience insight into the auctions planned for June 8th and update the audience on how to do solar business in Portugal. We will also look at the potential for green hydrogen with Portugal as a centerpiece for a huge investment opportunity.

  • Upcoming tenders in Portugal
  • The impact on the Portuguese market of C19
  • Adding H2 generation to PV power plants as hedging mechanism
  • Investors expectation of Solar PV with H2 generation business case
  • Required support mechanisms and off-taker options