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About Black Photon

About Black Photon

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About Black Photon Instruments

Black Photon Instruments was founded as a Spin-off from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in July 2010 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. The company's main office, lab and production facility is located adjacent to the historic part of Freiburg next to the University of Freiburg, the Freiburg trade center, the Fraunhofer ISE and the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM).

It is our goal to supply advanced solar measurement technologies to the photovoltaic and solar thermal industry. Our main customers are developers, manufacturers and operators of solar power plants as well as research institutes involved in solar energy development and atmospheric research. The company is financed by private investors and has R&D contracts for sensor technology development by the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the German Environment Federation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU).

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Joachim Jaus

  • Founder and CEO of Black Photon Instruments GmbH
  • 5 year experience as development and production engineer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany
  • Postdoc at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy in Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Ph.D. Thesis at Fraunhofer ISE & University Freiburg on "Development of Photovoltaic Concentrator Modules with Fresnel-Lenses and Reflective Secondary Optics". Supervisors: Prof. E. R. Weber & Prof. H. Reinecke
  • Former positions at Siemens (Key Account Management), Hewlett-Packard (Sales) und Hoffmann-La Roche (Computational Pharmaceutical Molecule Development)
  • Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. degree at University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe institute of Technology) and M.S. at Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 16:05