Dipl. Electrical Engineer
Senior Technical Consultant
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Peter Toggweiler was involved in the area of photovoltaics right from the beginning, and since graduating in 1979, the qualified electrical engineer has been working as a specialist planner in this area. Alongside projects such as solar-thermal power plants, electric mobility and energy engineering for buildings, he has remained loyal to this area of specialisation. Thanks to his extensive and diverse experience, Peter Toggweiler is known and appreciated both nationally and internationally as an expert in technical and economic issues surrounding photovoltaics. In addition to the technological side, he is also always interested in the aspects of entrepreneurship and research, and has been involved in various company foundations and patent applications. He represents the solar industry in national and international standards committees on behalf of Swissolar, and supervises various training and development courses in the field of solar energy.
What fascinates you about your work?
Photovoltaics is a simple, groundbreaking and multifaceted technology for electricity generation. Having followed the development of photovoltaics from the first applications in Switzerland to the global mass product of today, I still find it exciting, challenging and fascinating, even after more than thirty years in the field.
What do you find makes a project particularly enjoyable?
When I can work – alone or as part of a team – towards finding solutions for a complex, interdisciplinary and difficult task!