Jürgen Kleinwächter

Jürgen Kleinwächter

Born in 1944, brought up in France, Germany and Egypt, studied physics and astro-physics in Grenoble and founded together with his father Hans Kleinwächter the institute KLERA: “Kleinwächters Entwicklung und Forschung, Raumfahrt und Atomtechnik” [Kleinwächter’s Development and Research, Space.] They investigated light weight optics, thermo- dynamic and concentrator photovoltaic systems and their application. Wishing to develop a peaceful technology which really helps people to improve their living conditions he has been dedicating himself to the research and application of Solar Technology for 30 years.

The observation of nature and its functionality has been a continuous source of inspiration for Jürgen's inventions and patents, namely the "Solar Power Village". This technology is decentralised and predominantly independent of large industry, producing energy for cooking and pumping water, for electricity production and water disinfection.

The Solar Power Village is the technological core of the first model of a SolarVillage planned to be built in Tamera, Portugal. Jürgen is a consultant of the UNESCO, member of EUROSOLAR and technical director of COMPLES (Mediterranean Solar Energy Society).