Jos has been trained as an aeronautical engineer in the Netherlands. After finishing his degree he started traveling around the world and ended up working for Greenpeace in Australia and New Zealand.

Back in the Netherlands he started working as a logistics manager on relief projects for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), mainly in Africa. Later on he continued doing the  same work for the British charity Oxfam.

In 1999 Jos decided to do a post-graduate course in Sustainable Energy Systems at Oxford Brookes University. He left for India straight after graduation and started installing solar PV and solar thermal systems in remote off-grid locations in India, including Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

In 2007 he relocated to Singapore and joined SunTechnics´ new South-East Asia team for a year. After finding that job too much office-bound, he decided to start working as a independent solar energy engineer, with a particular interest in remote, small-scale PV projects. The most recent solar project he worked on was on the outer islands of the Federated States of Micronesia in the north Pacific.

Jos is passionate about the benefits solar energy can bring to remote off-grid communities and is in particular interested in the training of end-users and the long-term sustainability and maintainability of solar systems. Issues that are often forgotten or at least under-estimated.


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