Reiner Lemoine Institut

Reiner Lemoine

Reiner Lemoine was born in 1949 in Berlin. He studied aerospace engineering and graduated from the Technical University of Berlin in 1979. Reiner Lemoine is considered as one of the main pioneers in the field of renewable energies in Germany. Together with friends and business partners he founded a number of innovative companies, inter alia, 1978 Wuseltronik GbR, an engineering office for measuring technologies and renewable energy technology, 1996, the Solon AG and 1999, Q-Cells AG, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance solar cells.

His commitment

As a visionary and advocate of the “Energiewende”, Reiner Lemoine contributed with perseverance and exceptional willingness to take risks to establish renewable energies in our society. By his work he developed renewable energies from a “niche” technology into a rapidly growing industry for the long-term benefit of mankind. Although Reiner Lemoine focused on technical aspects of renewable energies he kept social and political aspects in mind: Renewable energies strengthen the independence of nations, they reduce conflicts for fossil fuels, secure the life environment of millions of people and protect nature. His commitment was deeply ethically motivated. This is illustrated in the way he managed his companies: For example, he founded the Wuseltronik GbR as a "collective" with equal remuneration for all employees and joint decision-making. Even in later and larger companies a positive working atmosphere for all employees was one of his priorities.

Core values of the Reiner Lemoine Institute

We are committed to the philosophy of our founder Reiner Lemoine. With our work we contribute to a transformation towards a sustainable energy supply based on 100% renewable energies. This transformation shall be designed by the participation of all citizens and thus contributes to a fairer society. We pursue this goal by conducting systemic research on renewable energies and implementation strategies. Our research results and findings are validated if ever possible in real world conditions if possible and they are made available to the public. As a non-profit and independent research institute, we are working self-critically, transparently and we are committed to scientific research ethics. By encouraging open and equal atmosphere, a trustful and respectful way of working with each other and participatory collaboration, we foster the creative potential of each of our employees.