Mr. Stanislas Merlet
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
With more than 10 years of experience (in the solar PV industry since 2008), Stanislas is now at the forefront of solar PV innovation.
He is currently undertaking an Industrial Ph.D. together with Multiconsult and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on the design and optimization of hydropower-connected floating solar PV plants. He conducted a research stay at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore during Q1-Q2 2020.
He has been awarded the prizes "Norway’s Young Consultant of the Year" by the Norwegian Association of Consulting Engineers (RIF) in 2017 and "Europe’s Young Professional of the Year" by the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA) in 2018.
Stanislas has been one of the founding members of Multiconsult’s solar energy advisory team. He specialized in solar PV projects in emerging markets: due diligence, development, planning, design, yield assessments, structuring, engineering, construction supervision and commissioning.
In addition to a wide range of projects in Norway, all related to solar PV, Stanislas has extensive international experience from solar projects ranging from Eastern/Southern Africa and Central/Southeast Asia to Antarctica. His solar energy competence is matched by his language skills in French, English, Spanish and Norwegian.
Stanislas has also been board member of the Norwegian Solar Energy Association as well as Engineers Without Borders Norway (IUG), where he still leads the Solar Energy Working Group.