SunHelp International e.V.


The founding members

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We are a young, committed team with a great interest in other countries and cultures, charitable thinking and ... solar energy! Together we cover a broad spectrum of knowledge and benefit from each other’s experience. Whether it’s technology, economics, media or IT: we have the right expert for every question.

Would you like to support us and become part of the team? If so, then register as a supporting member now! Or would you like to get involved and help actively to implement projects? If so, then write us a message:


We look forward to hearing from you! =)

Sebastian Haffner

Linkedin LogoM.Sc. Energy

Founder & Chairman

Sebastian is a committed solar energy expert. During his studies he specialized on sustainability and environmentally friendly energy supply and gained valuable experience working as an international energy consultant. He is the author of several green-energy-related papers. Since July 2016 he is travelling the world and implementing new solar projects. His mission: Around the World in 100 Solar Systems!

Anne Duchstein

Linkedin LogoB.Sc. Business administration

Treasurer/Member of the Board

Anne is our financial expert. In the active implementation of projects, she deals with funding, cost calculation, PR & media as well as invoicing. Anne is responsible for the association’s bank account, incomes and expenditures. Since July 2016 she is travelling the world and implementing new solar projects. Her mission: Around the World in 100 Solar Systems!

Riccardo Meyer

Linkedin LogoB.Sc. Industrial engineering

1st Deputy Chairman

Riccardo is working in the sales department of the german solar company Mobisol in Kenia. Since July 2014 he is living in East-Africa and has gained valuable experience in off-grid solar technology as well as in sales and sourcing of suitable solar systems. He supports our NGO in matters of product sourcing and in terms of development cooperation.

Armin Duchstein

Linkedin LogoM.Sc. Facility Management

2nd Deputy Chairman

Armin is a very experienced energy expert who has worked in the energy sector for over 25 years. The association benefits greatly from his knowledge in the fields of energy supply, project management and organisation. He also advises the association on all issues relating to energy technology and the energy industry.

Eric Falk

Linkedin LogoM.Sc. Information technology

Founding member

Eric is our IT specialist. He is currently studying for a doctorate in Big Dataand Data Analytics at the University of Luxembourg. As a supporter of renewable energies, he assists the solar association with a lot of technical questions and contributes to the successful implementation of projects with his innovative ideas.

Dorothee Haffner

Linkedin LogoM.A. Journalism

Founding member

Dorothee is a graduate conference interpreter and journalist. She is currently working as a reporter and presenter for the Franco-German broadcaster ARTE. She has previously worked for Deutsche Welle in Berlin and the news broadcaster France24 in Paris. In the association, she is responsible for PR and media issues. 

Stefan Fischer

Linkedin LogoB.Sc. European Management

Founding member

As the manager of Farbraumdruck GmbH, Stefan contributes goal-oriented experience in the fields of corporate management, strategy advice and international business sector development. The association benefits from his broad range of knowledge, particularly in issues related to contractual and commercial matters.

Eugen Klink

Linkedin LogoB.Sc. Industrial engineering

Founding member

Eugen is an online marketing and SEO expert. As the head of the marketing company KKP, he has a wide range of experience in marketing, company presentation and business strategies. He actively supports the association in fundraising activities and campaigns.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Leprich

Patron of SunHelp International

Dr. Uwe Leprich has been a professor at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (HTW Saar) since 1995. He is the co-founder of the Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme (IZES gGmbH) in Saarbrücken and has been the Institute’s technical director since 2011.

Among other positions, Dr. Uwe Leprich was the expert member of the 14th German Bundestag’s enquiry commission into sustainable energy supplies and has provided a great deal of expert advice to the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Economic Affairs. He is also the spokesman for the Renewable Energy Research Association (FVEE).

Prof. Dr. Leprich has been the patron of SunHelp International since it was founded.

Prof. Dr. Volker Quaschning

Honorary member of SunHelp International

With well over 100 contributions to journals and conferences and more than 100 speeches and appearances on radio and TV, Dr. Volker Quaschning is one of the leading German experts in renewable energy.
Since 2004, he has been a professor of regenerative energy systems at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Berlin and a spokesman for the regenerative energies discipline. From 1999 to 2004 he was the project leader for solar systems analysis at the German Aeronautics and Space Research Centre.
Dr. Quaschning has been a honorary member of  SunHelp International since it was founded.

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