Prof. Dr. Jan Hanno Carstens ist founder and managing director of CES.


He has profound technology and market knowledge in wind energy, photovoltaic, electric mobility, converter and energy storage industry, combined with comprehensive functional knowledge of strategic business model and business development as well as R&D and project management.

Before establishing the CES Jan Hanno Carstens has had more than 20 years in various positions of academia and industry.

After working as research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin, he began his industrial career at Alstom Power Conversion as project manager and later as manager of technology and sales. With these activities he also dealt with the successor company Converteam, main activities were grid and machine converters as well as generators for the wind energy industry.

Subsequently, he managed for Solon as director of system technology and energy management systems and acted as head of PV power plants. He represents renewable energy at HTW Berlin.


Jan Hanno Carstens has completed his studies in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen and received his doctorate at Technical University Berlin.