Prof. Dr.

Volker Wachenfeld




Expert on hybrid energy system technologies and battery storage integration.

Prof. Wipl.-Ing. Volker Wachenfeld studied Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electrical Power Engineering. From 1998, he worked at SMA Solar Technology AG, a leading company for photovoltaic system technology, as the Director of Product Management and later as the Senior Vice President of Hybrid Energy&Storage Integration, being responsible for the design and development of hybrid energy system technology as well as battery storage integration. As his final position at SMA Solar, he became executive vice president of the Business Unit Off-Grid&Storage. He was thus in charge of the overall storage system technology business of the company.

Since 2018, Volker Wachenfeld is a professor of Electrical Systems at HBC Hochschule Biberach. In 2021, he was announced the director of the Institute for building and energy technologies (IGE) at HBC. Further projects and details can be found here.

Course Module taught at Solar Energy Engineering

Introduction to Power Grids