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Sebastian Groh


Sebastian Groh is a 2013 Stanford Ignite Fellow from Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a PhD from Aalborg University and the Postgraduate School Microenergy Systems at the TU Berlin where he wrote his doctoral thesis on the role of energy in development processes, energy poverty& technical innovations, with a special focus on Bangladesh. He published a book and multiple journal articles on the topic of decentralized electrification in the Global South. Dr Groh started his career and received his DNA at MicroEnergy International, a Berlin-based consultancy firm working on microfinance and decentralized energy. In 2014, Dr Groh founded SOLshare, acting as its CEO since then. He is also an Associate Professor in the Brac Business School at BRAC University in Dhaka (Bangladesh). On behalf of SOLshare, he received numerous awards, among them Tech Pioneer ‘18 by the World Economic Forum and best energy startup in the world by Free Electrons.

Seminar about cyber-physical P2P solar sharing

In this seminar, I will talk about the 5D’s fuelling our energy future: Decentralization, Decarbonization, Disruption, Democratization and Digitization. In line with these beliefs, together with my colleagues at SOLshare, we installed the world’s first cyber-physical P2P solar sharing grid in a remote area of Bangladesh.