ABOUT BRC SOLAR

Foundation history

BRC is a start-up from Karlsruhe, Germany, founded May 2018. Starting as a research project to design an optimization circuit by Prof. Dr. Rainer Merz of the Karlsruhe University Of Applied Sciences in 2016, the technology emerged which BRC Solar are currently developing for mass production.
As part of his student project while studying electrical engineering at the Karlsruhe University Of Applied Sciences, founder Timm Czarnecki designed the first prototype of the circuit BRC Solar are distributing. Building on this work he presented the first research findings at the 32nd Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Further publications followed, which can be found under research.

In early 2017 Timm Czarnecki’s founding wish arose and he intensively started dealing with setting up his own company. After starting alone the first half of the year, his two fellow students Richard Brace and Pascal Ruisinger joined in summer.
Richard Brace has since been responsible for the development of the products, Pascal Ruisinger, as a graduate industrial engineer, takes care of the finances and administration.
Timm Czarnecki has since been responsible for sales and production.

Milestones

March 9, 2018 Supported by the start-up incubator innoWerft
05/2018 – 04/2019 EXIST foundation grant of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy
May 18, 2018 Foundation of BRC Solar GmbH
June 1, 2018 Joining of the energy accelerator Axel
June 27 – 28, 2018 Booth at the CEB in Karlsruhe, Germany
October 11, 2018 Move to new office at Technologiefabrik Karlsruhe, Germany
February 2019 Received “Start-Up BW PreSeed” financing
April 2019 First own testing plant put into operation
March 19 – 21, 2019 Exhibitor at PV Symposium/Bad Staffelstein, Germany
May 15 – 17, 2019 Exhibitor at InterSolar/Munich, Germany
November 21 – 22, 2019 Exhibitor at 20th “Forum neue Energiewelt”, Berlin
June 2020 Rooftop testing plant at the University of Karlsruhe put into operation
September 1 – 2, 2020 Participation in PV-Symposium/Online
BRC Solar founding team

BRC SOLAR TEAM

Richard Brace
Richard BraceTechnical Manager
Research and Development
Pascal Ruisinger
Pascal RuisingerCommercial Director
Financing, Controlling and HR
Timm Czarnecki
Timm CzarneckiTechnical Director
Development, Production and Sales
Burak Bakir
Burak Bakir
IT and Infrastructure
Steffen Beck
Steffen Beck
Research and Development
Jonas Burkhard
Jonas Burkhard
Research and Development
Myrtille Fortin
Myrtille Fortin
Research and Development
Jonathan Mader
Jonathan Mader
Research and Development
Patrick Mader
Patrick Mader
Research and Development
Elke Meyer
Elke Meyer
Marketing, HR and Accounting
Michelle Ngueya
Michelle Ngueya
Research and Development
Florian Schneider
Florian Schneider
Technical Business Development
Julia Strehl
Julia Strehl
Sales and Marketing
Stefan Weller
Stefan Weller
Research and Development

MENTORS

Arnulf Haemmerle
Arnulf Haemmerle
Mentor power electronics
Sven Haewel
Sven Haewel
Mentor business model development and sales
Christos Klamouris
Christos Klamouris
Mentor corporate development
Dr. Thomas Lindner
Dr. Thomas Lindner
Mentor corporate development and financing
Prof. Rainer Merz
Prof. Rainer Merz
Mentor R&D
Claus-Joerg Ruetsch
Claus-Joerg Ruetsch
Mentor for legal issues
Wilhelm Rupp
Wilhelm Rupp
Mentor finance
Udo Teubert
Udo Teubert
Mentor executive management
Frans Wegh
Frans Wegh
Mentor hardware development

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