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The Suntrace team provides an exceptional blend of solar and conventional power expertise. Our experts can look back at over 100 years of professional work experience. During the last 5 years, Suntrace has supported more than 2,000 MW of large scale solar CSP and PV projects across the globe. The management adds a personal track record of over 4,000 MW capacity in developing, financing, operating and managing large scale power projects (both renewable and conventional). Our clients include leading investors, utilities, Technology providers, Research institutes, Government agencies and development finance institutions.

The team's set of skills ecompasses the entire project value chain: solar CSP and PV technology know-how, site assessment and project development experience, international project administration and financing.

Suntrace combines leading independent solar know-how with the professionalism of conventional power companies.

The Management Team

Boris Westphal

Boris Westphal

Founder and Managing Director (Suntrace GmbH)

  • over 25 years of professional experience, over 16 of which in international project and structured finance
  • financing of over 3 000 MW power plant capacity
  • in-depth expertise of energy and power industry, both conventional and renewable
  • management and implementation of projects in Asia, the Americas and Europe, with a strong focus on emerging economies
Boris Westphal
Martin Schlecht

Martin Schlecht

Founder and Managing Director (Suntrace GmbH)

  • more than 17 years international experience in conventional and renewable energy projects
  • acknowledged independent expert for large scale power projects, covering PV, CSP and conventional (oil/gas and coal)
  • supported >1500 MW solar projects in India, South Africa, Chile and MENA region
  • board member of Deutsche CSP and lecturer at Hamburg University of Technology
Martin Schlecht
Dr. Richard Meyer

Dr. Richard Meyer

Founder and Managing Director (Suntrace GmbH)

  • more than 19 years of professional experience, of which >14 years in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) research, engineering and project development
  • expert for solar resource assessment and GIS-based site selection
  • developed internationally accepted methods and lead standardization of processes to provide solar energy production data matching finance criteria of CSP
  • independent expert for CSP and PV projects
  • co-founder of the IEA Task on solar resources, which is now under the lead of the International Energy Agency’s Technology Cooperation Programme PVPS
Richard Meyer
Maximillian Strauss

Maximillian Strauss

Managing Director (Managing Director Suntrace Prisma S.L.)

  • 4 years advisory for solar projects in India, South Africa and Latin America, managing director of Suntrace Prisma in Spain
  • 3 years Head of CSP Spain at EPURON Spain S.L.U, development of a pipeline of 350 MW CSP, heading a team of 8 professionals
  • 5 years Business Development and Project Management at Naturener S.A., Spain, responsible for development and operation of 14 mini hydro power plants (totaling 55MW), and development of a 12 MW PV plant
  • General Manager of power trading company Nuenex, Spain
  • 2 years at Interprospect, development of real estate and farming
  • MBA from Instituto de Empresa. Madrid, Master in Civil engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Maximillian Strauss